Is It Time To Reinvent Yourself?

Individual Counseling Insights From Westlake Village-Based Patricia McTague-Loft

There are all kinds of articles, videos and podcasts at the start of the year with advice on making resolutions. You can find valuable information on everything from choosing the right resolution to making a commitment that you can actually keep. But what if you have a suspicion that you need more than a single resolution? What if you have the feeling you really need to get on an entirely different path?

Podcaster and best-selling author Mel Robbins shares a phone call she received from a woman — Sarah — caught in a terrible state of affairs. Its poignancy stems from the fact that there is no one thing to focus on to make her life wonderful. There’s no single resolution that will turn her life around.  Sarah left the following voice message: “I turned 40 last year and my life is not okay. I’ve been in a toxic marriage for 11 years with a man who also has a lot of health problems — ‘hash tag guilt.’ I was laid off from a job I loved and I have gained a crazy amount of weight. That’s just the icing on the cake. I don’t even know where to start. I don’t even know if I have ever been truly happy. I would love to hear your advice on this topic. I want the second act of my life to be amazing. Help me!”

Now, you may not be in quite such a difficult spot in your life. But the fact is, if you’re not living the life you really want to live, and many factors seem to be conspiring to prevent you, then what you really might want to consider is stepping back and figuring out if you want a “reset.” Do you want to begin anew? If so, watch this in-depth video in which Robbins digs into the process of reinventing your life and creating the future you’ve only imagined.