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Outgrowing Familiar Spaces: The Key To Starting Your Self-Growth Journey & Recognizing When You Have Outgrown Experiences.

Out With The Old And In With The New!

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Welcome Back Lovelies

As the seasons change and we enter a new era, I want to discuss a sensitive topic that I know many of us may struggle with. For this week's blog post, let us discuss how to recognize when you have outgrown familiar spaces. Before we begin, I want to take a moment to thank you for your continued support. For the past few months, I have struggled to find a writing schedule for LWL that also fits into my schedule. Nonetheless, I am back and better than ever! I am ready to provide the best articles that I can!

“Make every effort to change things you do not like. If you cannot make a change, change the way you have been thinking. You might find a new solution.”

Maya Angelou

To begin, personal growth is defined as "the process of an individual becoming aware of the 'self' in its entirety, followed by taking steps to address the behavior, attitudes, values, actions, and habits that they wish to change." according to The key to bettering oneself is through personal growth and that is because it is so important that we are constantly trying to grow in all aspects of our lives. Personal growth can lead to changes in romantic relationships and experiences. That is completely normal and should not steer you away from beginning your journey of personal growth. It can often be hard to identify when you have outgrown certain romantic relationships and experiences. It can also be hard to decipher whether you should move on or continue to stay in these relationships or experiences. The natural process of outgrowing familiar spaces is apart from evolving.

When you begin to outgrow relationships and experiences there will always be signs even if you do not want to see them, they are there. Read the list of a few possible signs and determine if you must end a relationship or experience.

1. ) A lack of emotional connection or fulfillment.

If you no longer feel connected to a relationship or experience that is typically a sign that you are ready to move on. Connections are the basis of every relationship or experience and without them what do you have? Consider this as you revalue various aspects of your life.

2.) Difference in values, goals, or priorities.

When you notice a difference in values, goals, or priorities in your partner, that is another sign. You and your partner should be like-minded individuals who share the same ambitions and passion for your goals.

3.) It is time to move on from an experience when you begin to feel stuck or unchallenged

This can look different depending on the experience you are applying this tip to, but it is important to always feel motivated and challenged within your relationships and experiences. For example, if you feel stuck at your job you should consider exploring new opportunities.

Now that you have examined aspects of your life that might need a change, you might be wondering,

"How should I handle outgrowing familiar spaces?"

The first step is acknowledging and accepting your feelings without guilt. You are entitled to your feelings, and you should listen to them. Only you are in control of your life and can make decisions that impact your life. If your life needs redirection whether that is in your relationship, education, career, or any other aspect of your life then you should redirect it without fear. I am aware that this is easier said than done. It is a daunting task to redirect life especially if it has been your norm for so long but once you do, you will feel so much better.

Once you make your decision communicate openly and honestly with those that it might impact. It will be tough especially if you are choosing to end a relationship or quit a job, but you will get through it. After doing that there will be a gradual transitional period where you are rediscovering yourself. You will learn so much about yourself that you will hardly recognize yourself, which may be scary, but it is the opposite. You will get to experience new relationships and experiences as well within yourself. During this time, set new goals and explore new interests as well.

In conclusion, embrace these new changes with positivity. You owe it to yourself to start your journey of self-growth. Life is too short to not incorporate some type of change into your life. You will thank yourself later when you do.

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Lindsay Mariah

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