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It's Okay to Start Over

It's okay to start over. I found myself saying that to myself on Friday evening. I don't even know what made the thought pop into my head. I was doing a little picking up around the house as I waited for my dinner to cook. I had Bruno Mars playing and I was putting some books on my bookshelf when the thought just popped into my head.

I immediately felt that this was supposed to be my topic for this weeks blog. So I stopped what I was doing and sat down to write. I thought about how many times I started a project, didn't like the way it was headed and never went back to it. Or I thought about the things that I had started over and over again. Not quite satisfied with the ending. I would often feel guilty about starting over so many times, but that little nugget that dropped in my spirit just confirmed for me that it is indeed okay to start over. And I can start over as many times as I need or want to.

Every day is a new day. A new beginning. Each hour is a new hour. I don't know about you, but I often get bogged down with the thought that I have to wait for the beginning. The beginning of the new year. The beginning of a new month. but no. I can start over whenever I feel the need. So if you are not happy with something, or you are tired of something or you just want a do over. Remember it is okay to start over. Right where you are. As many times as you like. Whenever you like.

You don't have to wait until the new year to start over. What areas in your life would you like a do over? Start there. Remember, just because you are starting over does not mean that you are a failure. It means that you are not satisfied with the results of where you are. Stop being so hard on yourself.

Sometimes starting over can seem a little scary. Especially when it comes to the relationship department. I understand. I am right there with you. But it can also be an exciting time. When you think about it that way, some of those anxious feelings start to go away and you actually find yourself looking forward to new beginnings.

As usual you know I always try to give you a tip or two on whatever topic I write about. I usually share something that I have done. So here goes.

1. Don't get stuck on perfect. Often we start over because we are looking for the perfect "something" There is no perfect. We can always find something wrong. So don't let perfect be a stumbling block.

2. Be a little selfish. It's not a bad thing to make sure that you are getting what you need from the relationship, or the job, or the activity. Whatever you are starting over from.

3. Don't be afraid to fail. Remember that start over option? Feel free to use it here.

So yes, it is okay to start over!

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