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How To Start A New Life When You’re At Rock Bottom?

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By Anonymous February 12, 2018 - 5:05am

Hitting rock bottom in life can be painful. But you need to face it honestly.

The crash can be part of your journey. And like any journey, it has good and bad experiences.

While at the bottom, you’ll learn a lot of things and understand that the choices you made weren’t
sustainable. It’s at this moment that you declare not to accept this kind of mediocrity from you.

At the bottom, you’ll finally see your dysfunctional behavior. From there, you’ll realize that you need to build your life on an honest foundation, instead of big fat lie.
But after the crash, you need to start a new life. Even if you thought that it’s the end, it’s not. Life will always
go on.
1. Move on
As the saying goes, “everything happens for a reason.” All of us have to experience misfortune before we
can reach success in life. As part of moving on from your old life, you might want to consider moving to a
new place.

If you’ve hit the lowest point of your life because of your health and unhealthy habits, you should consider
living in one of the cities that are perfect for living a healthy and balances life . These towns can offer plenty
of ways for you to change your lifestyle. Move to a city that encourages more physical activity and better
health and food choices.

San Francisco is one of those cities that are perfect for those who want to start a new life. It has plenty of
farmers’ markets that promote healthy eating.

Most of the locals here are serious about staying healthy and fit. The city is also known for biking. It’s one of
the reasons its obesity rate is lower than other cities in the US.

2. Start a new healthy habit
When starting a new life, you need to make some changes. Sometimes, we need change, and we have to
embrace it.

After moving to a new city that encourages a healthy lifestyle , it’ll be easier for you to begin developing
healthy habits, like drinking tea, instead of alcohol.

You can also start walking or biking, rather than drive your car. Instead of binge-watching every weekend,
try to meet new people, who can boost your confidence into starting a new, healthy life.

But before you can start a new healthy habit, you need to find yourself first. You must know what you want
to do with this life. When you know it, you can easily start enjoying life. Dismiss all the bad things in life
and embrace all of the good things that the world has to offer.

3. Begin doing small things every day
Most of us hit rock bottom because we’re no longer happy with our lives. That’s why, if you wish to start a
new life, make sure to begin doing things that can provide you happiness.

But don’t focus on the big picture. Instead, look into the small things in your life that can help you cultivate
better rituals and habits. For example, you can start meditating after waking up. It makes you feel good. It
doesn’t matter how long you meditate each day.

Another way to cultivate more happiness in your life is to find support from your friends and family. Your
problems may seem to be too much to bear when you face them on your own.

That’s why you need your friends’ or family’s help for support. Because they love and care about you, they
can lend you a helping hand so you can have a shoulder to cry on, should you need it.

4. Set realistic goals
One of the reasons of hitting the lowest point of your life is that you’ve set lofty goals. For example, in
losing weight, you might want to achieve fitting into a small size but it’s not realistic for you.

But you must remember that losing just 10 percent of your body weight is already an improvement to your
health. Losing small amount of weight can boost your overall health, like lowering your blood pressure,
cholesterol levels, and blood sugar. That said, it’s always ideal to set your goals that are attainable. Aim to
lose at least a pound of weight per week. Remember that slow and steady always wins.

Just like in other areas of your life, you must always set goals that you can attain. Don’t force yourself to
achieve things fast. As mentioned earlier, as you go slow but steady, you’ll win the race. Learn new habits
that can last a lifetime.

5. Reward yourself
To keep on achieving your goal, you must reward yourself when you reach your mini goals. If your goal is to
stop drinking because that’s the reason you’ve hit rock bottom, you need to congratulate yourself after not
drinking for a week.

When you fall off the wagon, don’t berate yourself. Understand that slip-ups can happen. When they do, make sure to get right back on your track.

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