Have you ever looked at yourself, who you are and the life you are living, and said "I wish things were different!"? If so, then this article is for you. Things can be different. All you have to do is find out what you want and then start working towards it.
Start with a blank sheet of paper. Forget about all the baggage you have and start writing about the person you would like to be and how you would like to live. Don't think about any of the negative, the hurdles, the things that currently stop this happening. Just write down how you would really like things to be.
At first you may find yourself sitting there, pen in hand, a blank sheet in front of you, and no idea what to write. Don't worry, that is very common. For some people it may be that they really don't know what they want. For others it may be they want so much they don't know where to begin.
If you simply don't know where to begin, then simply start writing. It doesn't matter where you begin. Just capture all those thoughts as they come to you and write them down.
If your mind is a complete blank, then just sit quietly for a while thinking about nothing at all.
You may find a trickle of thoughts about what you want begin when you do this. If so, start writing them down as they come to you. If the trickle turns into a gush, keep weriting, and if it seems too powerful a gush then don't worry but simply do what I have said a couple of paragraphs above. Sometimes, though, the trickle will peter out. Don't worry, just repeat the exercise with a still mind and keep repeating it until either you have a full page or the gush begins.
Some people will find even when they sit quietly for a few minutes no ideas at all come to mind. If this happens to you, don't panic. Quiet your mind again and then think back to all the times you were really happy. Go right back through your life as far as you can remember. Don't write anything at this point. Just keep remembering those good times. Start to feel them rather than just remember them. Feel a warm glow starting deep inside and then filling you as you add more and more of those good times. It is almost like building a fire within yourself, a fire bursting with joy. Then, while you are on fire with those memories, start writing them down on one sheet of paper. When that paper is full, take another piece of paper and use this to write down what you want to be. Use those memories to help you, but now you are writing about what you want to be and your life to become rather than what has happened in the past.
When you have filled your paper with future goals, go through it and find the ones that seem most important to you. Be careful when doing this. You are not choosing the goals you feel you should have but the ones that really resonate with you. Many people find this quite a surprising exercise, with goals that they would never have considered previously coming right to the top of the list. Don't lose the list, as you will need to come back to it later - perhaps even years later. But take two or three of the main goals, or maybe half a dozen or so, depending on the nature of those goals, and write them down on a separate sheet of paper. Don't write them as a future goal but as something already achieved. For example, if you want to be really fit and healthy you should write "I am really fit and healthy", not "I want to be really fit and healthy".
Focus on each of those key goals. Think about steps you can take now to get closer to them. Notice I have not said "to reach them". Just "to get closer to them". If you think hard there will always be steps you can take towards your dream, even if that dream seems impossible at the moment.
And that is how you create a new beginning. It is not rocket science. Every day is really a new beginning if you are open to the right leadings from within. I hope I have inspired you to take those important steps in the right direction so that you too can have a fresh start, a real new beginning.