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Your Guide to a Fresh Start After a Personal Low Point

Updated: Apr 24

Life is full of ups and downs. Sometimes the lows are so significant that you feel like you need to start fresh in a new place. Relocating and starting over can be intimidating, but it also brings new opportunities that help you move past your personal low point. Here, Associate Broker Gino Tozzi, Ph.D. presents some tips for relocating and starting anew after a personal low point.

Pre-Move Research

Moving can be both exciting and overwhelming at the same time. Apartment Therapy notes that it’s best to start by researching potential places to live, researching job markets, making a budget, and gathering all the resources you need for the relocation process. The more prepared you are, the easier it will be to settle into your new home.

You’ll also need to decide what to do with your current property. If you own a home, will you sell it or rent it out? There are pros and cons to both choices. Selling means you’ll receive a large chunk of money that you can put towards a down payment on a new home. On the other hand, renting means you will have a steady stream of income (while continuing to accumulate equity) but increased responsibility to manage the house.

Check in With Yourself

Taking care of yourself during such an intense period is essential for maintaining good mental health throughout the process. Make sure to schedule regular check-ins with friends and family back home, as well as with yourself. Take long walks or baths, read books, practice yoga or meditation — whatever helps you relax and enjoy life again. This transition period does not have to be stressful — it can be thrilling, if you keep an open mind.

If you realize during this self check-in that you may be struggling with drug or alcohol addiction, make the difficult decision to seek help. It is hard to admit that you have a problem, but you can only really start to heal and move forward once you do. Review this list of the best rehab centers in the US to start this process. The list includes locations, services offered, and reviews to help you decide which facility is right for you.

Find the Perfect Property

Start by scouting neighborhoods where the amenities you need are available, such as good schools, public transportation access, shopping, and medical care.

Use online listings to browse through properties in your desired price range. Filter by parameters like number of bathrooms and bedrooms, pet-friendliness, etc. — whatever you and your family need. Before long, you’ll find the ideal home for your work and family life.

Realtor Gino Tozzi, Ph.D. can help you to find the right property in the right neighborhood. You don’t have to embark on your house-hunting process alone. Trust your fearless Realtor to get you in the right home!

Start Something New

There’s nothing more uplifting than doing something yourself. Whether it’s building a piece of furniture, creating a painting, or starting a business – or all of the above – consider starting something that is entirely yours. Starting a new business can seem intimidating, but it only takes a few steps to get started.

One of the first things you’ll have to do is weigh your options and choose a business structure. Each has its own pros and cons so consider carefully; you might also want to check with other entrepreneurs to see what works best for them.

Maintain Positivity

It’s natural to have mixed emotions when moving somewhere new after a tough life experience, so take time to focus on the positive aspects of your upcoming journey, such as the people you’ll meet and the places you’ll explore. The possibilities of what could come out of this fresh start are endless, so don’t get stuck in negative thinking. Instead, focus on what this move could bring into your life.

It helps when you live and perhaps work in a home that’s full of positive energy. It’s where you spend most of your time, after all. Be sure to clean and declutter to set the mood for positivity and productivity. Be sure to clean with nontoxic products so that you aren’t adding harmful chemicals to your positive space. You can even make great cleaning alternatives at home from things like baking soda, vodka, and vinegar. and further remove stress with the addition of a few houseplants. And don’t forget to let in as much natural light as possible.

New Connections

Making new friends in a strange city can be a scary prospect. However, don't let it stop you from trying. Bustle points out that exploring social media platforms related to your interests or hobbies is an excellent way to discover connections with people wherever you are who share the same passions. Furthermore, they can provide tips and advice on areas, such as where to live in your new city, the best places to visit, etc.

Embrace the Adventure

Beginning again following a challenging period can be both frightening and freeing. Preparing ahead is necessary for transitioning smoothly into new environments, but don't forget about self-care during the process, too. When you combine preparation with taking risks, you never know what incredible adventures await.

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