From weddings and first homes to new jobs and starting fresh in different cities, our lives are filled with new beginnings. Each day is a chance to wake up and approach the world in a new way.
Whether that involves embarking on a new personal development journey or celebrating a major milestone, there are countless ways to experience new beginnings in your life.
Unfortunately, we often fail to observe the fresh starts we perceive as less important than things like graduations, weddings and other life events. But, in reality, every new beginning is worthy of celebration.
Whether you’re starting a new job, getting out of a bad relationship, enrolling in a class or doing anything else that will give you a fresh start (even a minor one!), there are many fun ways to celebrate new beginnings.
From filling your new apartment with the fresh aroma of scented candles to hosting parties with loved ones, here are a few of our favorite ways to honor both large and small fresh starts.
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1. Celebrate with Candles
We use candles to commemorate everything from birthdays and weddings to funerals. It only makes sense to make them an integral component when celebrating a new beginning.
If you are hosting a going-away party in honor of your upcoming move to a new state or city, fill the air with the aromas of your soon-to-be new home with state or city candles.
Infused with fragrances associated with locations spanning the globe, they’re a great way to get a small taste of your new home before arrival. Are you excited about a new relationship? Buy a zodiac candle inspired by your sweetie’s sign.
There are candles featuring scents reminiscent of weddings, birthday parties, tropical vacations, new homes and just about everything else imaginable, so they’re the perfect means of celebrating life’s big and small moments. And if you aren’t a fan of traditional candles, reed diffusers are an excellent alternative.
2. Let Go of the Past
It’s difficult to enjoy a fresh start when the past is holding you back. This doesn’t apply to every situation, of course, but when your new beginning involves overcoming a difficult situation, finding ways to let go of the past can be a fun way to celebrate and move forward.
Have you recently gotten out of a bad relationship? Get rid of things that remind you of your ex. If you were married, consider booking a “trash the dress” photoshoot.
Have you embarked on a journey to improve your mental health? Write down all of your negative thoughts, and burn them. There are several things you can do to let go of the past, and most can be transformed into fun ways of celebrating new beginnings.
3. Write a Personal Mission Statement
Think mission statements are just for businesses and charitable organizations? Think again! Writing a personal mission statement is a fun way to give yourself some direction as you embark on a new journey in life.
Your mission statement will help you understand your values and goals, and it will serve as a roadmap as you move forward.
To craft your personal mission statement, think about the value you provide to the world, who you’re providing it to, and the expected outcome.
For example, if you are getting married, your mission statement may look something like: I work with my spouse to build an amazing life for our future children and ourselves.
Or, if you’re embarking on a new career path, it might say something like: I use my passion for writing to inspire others to live their best lives.
Keep in mind that your mission statement will evolve as your life changes, so you may need to create a new one every time a change takes place in your life.
Hang on to every version of your mission statement, and look over them as the years pass as a fun way of seeing just how much you’ve grown as a person.
4. Don’t Wait for Major Milestones
When working toward a major goal, you may be tempted to hold off on celebrations until you’ve gotten there. But who decided that only major milestones are worth celebrating?
By all means, plan to have a huge party when you graduate from college, but don’t be afraid to have smaller celebrations for all the milestones you’ll reach along the way.
Enjoy a nice dinner out to celebrate the end of your first semester. Treat yourself to your favorite self-care activity before starting an internship. Celebrate every step along the way, and the entire process will seem much more fun and less overwhelming.
Other small beginnings are worthy of celebration too. Whether it’s joining a gym to take control of your health, making plans to hang out with a new friend or trying your hand at a new hobby, give yourself some credit and celebrate as you please.
5. Change Up Your Look
Freshening up your look is a fun way to commemorate new beginnings in your life. Start your new job with a new haircut or color, or change your wardrobe when moving to a new city. Have fun with it, and make changes that align with the latest version of yourself.
Even if you are celebrating a relatively minor fresh start, changing your look can help make you feel more like a new person. Plus, doing so will give you the confidence boost you need to fully embrace your fresh start and move forward.
There is never a wrong way to celebrate a new beginning. Whether you enjoy an all-out bash with family and friends or prefer something a bit more low-key, it’s all about honoring your accomplishments, letting go of the past and looking forward to the future. Start planning your celebration today!