Starting A New Chapter In Life


“Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it” –Rumi

If you, like me, are looking to set yourself on a new chapter in life and on a path towards a positive life style that embraces self love as well as self acceptance- then welcome, and congratulations! Making a conscious effort to change your life is the first step towards creating an actual change.

Soon changes will start to enter your life from every direction- they will come naturally and will only make a difference if you choose to let them. If you are ready to embrace these changes and wish to start a brand new chapter in your life, here are some tips that I’ve followed through my own self journey.


Write Down Your Goals

Think about what it is that you want to achieve. It could be independence, to get a certain job, to move out from home- big or small, each goal is just as important as the next. It’s important to be aware of your goals so that you can stay focused and continue to remind yourself of what it is you are working for. A  new chapter in life means a whole lot of changes, new beginnings, and endings. Your goals should reflect those changes and new beginnings you’re working to start!

Make A Plan

Now that you know what you’d like to change in your life and what you wish to achieve, make a plan that can help you get closer to your goals on a daily basis. What small things can you start doing each day that will bring you closer to this new chapter? What are some bigger steps to follow over time that can help make your goals a reality? Create a plan that inspires you, and you’ll feel much more confident on the path that you’re following!


Let Go Of The Negative

If there are things that you do which make you unhappy, or people you surround yourself who no longer help you grow- let go of them. Certain habits like overeating, partying, or staying in bed feeling hopeless keep you feeling down, and a positive lifestyle has no room for them. If you surround yourself with people who do not make you feel good about yourself, it’s also time to let them go and make room for those who can bring positivity to your life.

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Embrace Your Past Mistakes

Sometimes, we spend so much time thinking about our past mistakes and failures, that we forget what lies ahead of us. Understand that your mistakes have made you stronger and have brought you to where you are now in life- trying to make a better future for yourself! That’s a great accomplishment on your own, and you should never let your failures overshadow the positive aspects of your life and the potential you have within yourself. Find that potential, and hold on to it.

Have you ever wanted to make a change in your life, or start over? How have you found your journey to be? I’d love to hear your stories!

  • Loved this!

    • Diana Maria

      Thank you love!

  • Great tips! Fantastic post, definitely saving x

    ALittleKiran | Bloglovin

    • Diana Maria

      Thank you Kiran! I’m glad you enjoyed reading 🙂

  • Caz

    Great tips – its definitely so important to make a plan to achieve your goals 🙂

    Caz | This is Caz

    • Diana Maria

      Thank you Caz, I couldn’t agree more 🙂

  • Loved this – so motivational!

    Hannah | Oh January

    • Diana Maria

      Thank you Hannah! 🙂

  • I couldn’t agree more with the points you’ve mentioned, everything you said is so true! 🙂 To me setting goals for myself is so important but reading this made me realise that I don’t always write down even though I think getting them down on paper really helps – thanks for reminding me x

    Sara / AboutLittleThiings

    • Diana Maria

      Thank you Sara, I’m glad you enjoyed the post! Writing things down makes you feel so much more secure and on the right track, so I’m constantly reminding myself to do it as well! Wishing you all the best with your goals!

  • amelia may

    This was so inspiring and very helpful. I am just exploring your blog and all your posts….And it’s lovely and uplifting. Xx very best wishes.

    Keep Calm & Start Writing
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    • Diana Maria

      Thank you Amelia, that is so sweet of you! I wish you all the best 🙂

  • This is so lovely and so motivating!! I’m going through some major changes in my life at the moment, starting a new job and going through a break-up, so I’m definitely going to follow these tips to help myself move forward 🙂 thanks so much for writing this xx

    Lauren |

    • I hope your ok going through your break up, sending good vibes ^_^ <3

    • Diana Maria

      Thank you Lauren! I’m sorry to hear about your break up, I recently went through the same as well. Time helps heal, and working on moving forward is the best thing you can do. Congratulations on the new job, I wish you all the best! Sending love and light your way 🙂

    • Diana Maria

      Thank you Patricia!

  • Beautifully written post & so inspiring. I’m always after change, right now in particular.

    Katie | Words By Katie

    • Diana Maria

      Thank you Katie, I’m happy you enjoyed reading! I am in a very similar place, it’s comforting to know others are seeking change as well 🙂

  • This is an incredible post! And I couldn’t agree more with everything you have said. Setting a goal, plan is super important 🙂 x

    -Leta | The Nerdy Me

    • Diana Maria

      Thank you so much Leta, you’re too kind!

  • Embracing mistakes is often the hardest for me. Sometimes I cling on to things I did rather than moving forward. Wonderful inspiration. :]

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    • Diana Maria

      It can be hard to let go, when clinging on to things seems more comforting at times. It’s great that you’re trying to make a change Carmen, and thank you! 🙂

  • I think making plans may be the hardest for me. A lot of times, I can get lost on where to begin and what next steps to take. But I’m learning to look at things from both a bigger picture and smaller details.

    Thanks for the inspirational read. <3

    Minimalist Gal

    • Diana Maria

      I tend to do the same, which at times discourages me because I have no idea where to begin or how to get to where I want to be. It all begins with one step is what I try to remind myself! I’m so glad you enjoyed the post love 🙂

  • Yes, coming to terms with past mistakes is so important. I am constantly having to remind myself that mistakes I made in high school cannot be judged by the knowledge I have today, because I was young and less experienced then. So its not fare to be so harsh on myself.

    Great motivation!

    xo, mikéla /

    • Diana Maria

      I agree, it isn’t fair to be harsh on yourself for past mistakes, but can be hard to do at times. I’m glad you’ve realized this and feel the same way, we all deserve acceptance from ourselves 🙂 Thank you so much Mikela!

  • This is so wonderful. i love the idea of setting goals

    • Diana Maria

      Thank you Laura 🙂

  • Stunning images!! Such a refreshing style of blogpost 🙂

    Alice //

    • Diana Maria

      Thank you Alice!

  • Trang Do

    Love the location! Great read!

    Love from {a lifestyle, fashion, beauty, and food blog}

    • Diana Maria

      Thank you Trang 🙂

  • I love posts like this, as I set a lot of goals for myself. You’re right that having a positive frame of mind is so important to achieve them. Thanks for sharing!

    • Diana Maria

      Thank you Alice, that’s wonderful that you set all of these goals for yourself! I think that’s a great thing to do to stay grounded 🙂

  • Mademoiselle Coconath

    Love this post! Staying positive is so important!


    Mademoiselle Coconath

    • Diana Maria

      Thank you!

  • Just what I needed. Thankyou so much for the motivation & guidance <33

    Katie | Words By Katie

    • Diana Maria

      Thank you Katie, I’m so glad you enjoyed this post 🙂

  • Love this post! I am currently moving out on my own (no longer with roommates) and I am so excited and scared. A lady was like “Ohh.. well you might get lonely but you’ll get used to it” and now I’m imagining myself turning into a crazy person from solitude. Love everything on this list especially making a plan. It’s fun to wing it sometimes but having a plan is always a good thing to look back on if you get off track <3
    The Fernweh Wolf / Travel & Lifestyle Blog

    • Diana Maria

      Thank you! Good for you Shelby that’s so exciting! I’m doing the same thing this Tuesday and am terrified! I think she’s right, it can be an amazing experience once you get used to it and learn to live on your own. It’s such a brave thing to do, so I’m sure you’re going to grow to love it and do well for yourself! Wishing you the best of luck 🙂

  • Love this. I’ve recently started a journal to log all the goals I have and the plans I want to complete. Wish I was as positive as you, I sometimes have rubbish days! x

    Tamz |

    • Diana Maria

      Thank you Tasmin! That’s such a wonderful idea, I do the same thing as well! We all have our worse days I definitely have my share and those are needed too! 🙂 Hope all is well!

  • Love this! I find it so important to log goals and keep up to date with how they’re going. Not only do I feel accomplished if I can take stock of how far I’ve come but it also makes me feel a little prouder and happier too! And so, to the next chapter! Wishing you all the love & light! Here’s to the next 6 months 🙂 Ana xx

    • Diana Maria

      Thank you Ana! Agreed, writing down goals can make you feel so much more determined! Wishing you all the best as well love 🙂