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  • Writer's pictureRoberta Whitney Hughes

Embracing Change: The Courage to Pursue New Beginnings

Updated: Apr 9

In the journey of life, there are moments that demand us to take a leap of faith, to step into the unknown, and to embrace change with open arms. These changes typically feel the scariest when we are faced with choices that will impact our work, education, or relationships.


At PeaceFull Living, we believe that living a peaceful life requires us to cultivate the tools that will help us remain connected to our deepest self, so that when the call for change beckons us forward, we can ignite the courage and confidence needed to leave behind what feels comfortable and familiar. 


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New beginnings can feel both exhilarating and daunting. When the path ahead is filled with uncertainties and risks, it is easy to lose sight of the promise of growth, fulfillment, and endless possibilities if we stay the course.


The key to embarking on new beginnings lies in having the confidence to trust your abilities, to believe in your vision, and to remain steadfast in the face of adversity.


Confidence is the driving force that propels us forward, enabling us to overcome obstacles, navigate challenges, and seize opportunities with conviction. It's the unwavering belief in ourselves that empowers us to take that first step, to pursue our passions, and to pursue our dreams with unwavering determination.


So how do we cultivate the confidence needed to embark on a new beginning in life? 


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  • Begin with self-reflection. Take some time to reflect on where you are and how far you have come. Acknowledge and celebrate all of the things you have accomplished. Make a list of your accomplishments and read them out loud. Visualize what’s ahead: Close your eyes and take a few deep breaths. Picture yourself on the other side of this new beginning. What will it look like, sound like, and feel like? Picture it with as much detail as possible and spend time sitting with your vision.


  • Understand your strengths. Make a list of all of your strengths. Include your talents, personality traits, knowledge, and abilities. Keep writing until you have listed ALL of your strengths. Keep this list in your phone so you can pull it up any time the clouds of doubt creep into your head.


  • Know your weaknesses. Better said, where will you need the most support on this new journey? Do you need friends and family to send words of encouragement? Do you need a network of people to support you through the transition? Do you know how to recognize when you are falling into self-defeating cycles that will prevent you from succeeding? When you know your weaknesses, you will have the ability to reach out and ask for help along the way.


  • Trust the process. Any new journey is going to feel scary and exciting from the very beginning. Be willing to trust in your decision and stay the course. Trust that you will get to the other side, just the way you visualized it. So as winter fades and Spring blooms with new beginnings, this just might be the time to take a chance, embrace change, and write the next chapter of your story. Remember, confidence comes with intentional practice. Build your practice, create your vision, and go for it!


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Roberta Hughes is a certified meditation, Pilates, and yoga instructor and the owner of PeaceFull Living, which specializes in helping individuals with personal growth and self-care. Roberta provides customized guidance so students can make the most of their practice and reach their unique goals. She also offers a complimentary Discovery Call to help new students identify their goals and choose the best program for their needs. She is opening her new studio location in Parker, CO so be sure to visit the website for more details! If you're looking for personalized instruction from an experienced teacher, contact Roberta today through the PeaceFull Living website.

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