10 Ways to Reinvent Yourself When You’re Stuck in Life

Being and feeling stuck in life is an awful place to be.

When you are stuck, it feels as though you are literally just spinning your wheels in the mud and running around in circles.

It also feels as though no matter what you do or say, nothing will ever change for the better and you’ll be stuck in a rut forever.

If you’re not careful, being stuck in life can magnify the fear, guilt, shame, and/or apathy you’re already feeling. You can become even more stuck than you already are.

So rather than doing nothing and allowing yourself to get sucked into a really terrible rabbit hole, let’s explore 10 ways to reinvent yourself so you – and your life – can start to become unstuck.

How to reinvent yourself

When life feels a little too sticky, try these ways to reinvent yourself:

1. Focus on the Good

Reinvent Yourself by focusing on the good

Whenever things aren’t going so well for me, I realize it’s time to stop and take stock of what’s happening in my life.

Usually, while some of it isn’t going so well, a fair amount of it still is.

Focusing on what is going well will help you take your mind off what isn’t going well and allow you to quickly get yourself out of your rut.

What you focus on magnifies.

So you might as well focus on the good stuff.

2. Change Your Diet

Reinvent Yourself by changing your diet

Since 20 – 30 percent of us are obese and most grocery store aisles are packed with processed foods, I think it’s safe to assume that we can all benefit from making healthier choices with our diets.

Even if you aren’t overweight, incorporating healthier choices into your diet will only have positive results.

Not only might you lose a few pounds, but eating more fruit will increase your happiness and resilience levels, making it easier for you to naturally reinvent yourself to become a healthier, happier, and better version of yourself from the inside out.

3. Clear Out Physical Clutter 

Want to reinvent yourself?

Get rid of anything you no longer like, use, or need.

Clutter is just stuff that isn’t the best of you, so why keep it around?

To complicate your life any longer than you have to?

By donating, selling, and recycling your old stuff, you’ll be able to find the real you, which is a really easy way to reinvent yourself as the person you always wanted to be.

When you de-clutter properly, you’re left with the best possible version of yourself.

Living surrounded by the best of who you are right now is motivating.

4. Clear Our Emotional Clutter

It’s easier to deal with physical clutter because you can see it.

Therefore, you know it’s there.

Emotional clutter is much more difficult because it affects how you think and do everything.

Yet, often, you’re not even aware of it at all.

You conquer emotional clutter by noticing your actions and being aware of how you feel throughout the day.

This means asking yourself a bunch of questions like:

  • How am I feeling?
  • Why do I feel this way?
  • Is there anything I can change for the better at this moment?

This will help you become more aware of yourself, your actions, and your feelings.

It will also help you make small changes and feel like a newer version of yourself.

5. Change Up Your Routine

Reinvent Yourself Change Up Your Routine

An easy way to get stuck is to get into such a routine that you’re always on autopilot.

Your life has become so systematized you don’t even need to think about it anymore.

That’s when life becomes boring and monotonous; you feel and look stuck.

While I’m all for systematizing the easy stuff, it doesn’t mean you can put it all on autopilot and never look at it again.

Look at your life and see what can be eliminated, changed, or added to help you reinvent yourself.

6. Make Yourself Uncomfortable

People get stuck when they become too comfortable with their lives.

We are meant to challenge ourselves!

So try to do something daily that takes you slightly outside your comfort zone.

It can be as simple as eating alone in a restaurant if you’re naturally shy or finally wearing that teeny-weeny-yellow-polka-dot-bikini despite knowing everyone is looking.

Whatever it is, challenge yourself in some small way.

You’ll find that you’ll feel more confident and that new opportunities will appear.

7. Reinvent Yourself – Get Up and Move

Move something – whether it’s your body, mind, and/or spirit get something moving because you cannot resolve your issues with the same energy you created them with.

Be open to new ideas and new ways of doing things.

Try reading a book, joining a meetup, or attending church to get your mind moving.

Get your body moving and the blood pumping by doing Pilates, running, or gardening.

If you need a big change to shake things up, consider a physical move into a new home, city, or job.

Whether you choose to move a little or a lot, moving anything will help you get unstuck and on your way to reinventing the way you show up in your own life.

8. Express Yourself 

Paint.

Do yoga.

Sing.

Play an instrument.

Write a short story.

It doesn’t matter: just get creative and express yourself somehow.

This is a great method to get unstuck and reinvent yourself because creativity is the truth of who you are.

It’s safe and healthy and can be a wonderful new exploration avenue.

Whether you do it for money or just the joy of being creative, we are all creative beings and thrive better when we express ourselves.

9. Take It Slow

We want to become unstuck as quickly as possible when we get stuck.

We don’t realize that sometimes, we get stuck for a reason.

When we take the time to look at our lives and how we feel about what’s currently going on, it gives us the ability to make small changes that can often have huge, lasting results.

You also don’t need to make dramatic changes to reinvent yourself.

Making small, slow changes is often the best way to become a new, better version of yourself that is easy to maintain.

This means you’ve taken the time to become a better version of yourself – rather than simply acting it out.

10. Create a Vision/Plan for Your Life

You may be stuck now, but a great way to feel you’re on a new path is to create a vision or plan of what you want your life to look like.

Write what it should look like and feel like.

Then, review that plan often.

Copy photos of your perfect life and paste them onto a vision board.

Every day, take steps to make those plans a reality and keep going until you become that vision.

Half the battle of reinvention is knowing where you want to be.

If you’re unsure what that is, a vision board or brainstorming can help you clarify what you want out of life.

Reinvent Yourself Quotes for Refreshed Enthusiasm

1. “The reinvention of daily life means marching off the edge of our maps.” — Bob Black

2. “Commit to reinvent yourself, to know that real growth happens in a place of discomfort.” — Les Brown

3. “If you are not where you want to be, do not quit, instead reinvent yourself and change your habits.” — Eric Thomas

4. “I believe one can live many lives through personal style. Every day is an occasion to reinvent yourself.” — Ralph Lauren

5. “Don’t ever feel like your best days are behind you. Reinvention is the purest form of hope. Make today your best yet.” — Phil Wohl

6. “Every day, you reinvent yourself. You’re always in motion. But you decide every day: forward or backward.” — James Altucher

7. “Reinvent yourself over and over and over and over and over until you find home. There is no timeline for the soul.” — Malebo Sephodi

8. “Just as established products and brands need updating to stay alive and vibrant, you periodically need to refresh or reinvent yourself.” — Mireille Guiliano

9. “Sometimes life requires more of you than you have to give & demands you plunge into the reinvention of yourself if you truly wanna live.” ― Curtis Tyrone Jones

10. “People who cannot invent and reinvent themselves must be content with borrowed postures, secondhand ideas, fitting in instead of standing out.” — Warren Bennis

Reinvent Yourself Continuously

11. “Reinvent yourself. Repeat.” — Alex Bogusky

12. “You are never too old to reinvent yourself.” — Steve Harvey

13. “Invent yourself and then reinvent yourself.” — Charles Bukowski

14. “I think you need to do something new to keep reinventing yourself.” — Gary Allan

15. “You have to be constantly reinventing yourself and investing in the future.” — Reid Hoffman

16.  “I am still making order out of chaos by reinvention.” ― John le Carre

17. “There comes a time in your life when you’re called to not only reinvent yourself but to rebuild your spirit. It’s so relevant today.” — Wilmer Valderrama

18. “Be prepared to reinvent yourself. Be prepared to go out on a limb occasionally, and be prepared to do the things that you feel strongly about.” — Hillman Curtis

19. “Your power to choose your direction of your life allows you to reinvent yourself, to change your future, and to powerfully influence the rest of creation.” — Stephen Covey

20. “The idea of reinvention has always seemed bizarre to me.” ― Robert Smith

Quotes to Be a Better Version of Yourself

21. “That’s what leads to a reinvention of yourself – being fully present and in the moment.” ― Oprah Winfrey

22. “It’s ok to reinvent yourself as many times as it takes to live out your most authentic self.” ― Nikki Rowe

23. “Reinventing myself is a result of not appreciating myself. As such, that kind of reinvention needs an intervention.” ― Craig D. Lounsbrough

24. “Many people come to reinvention when life changes around them, but people come in all different stripes. I’m oriented to change.” ― Jane Pauley

25. “We all get a little tired of being ourselves sometimes. The answer is to reinvent yourself, but how do you do that, and what is the cost?” ― Leos Carax

26. “Turning a breakup into a break-over … We want women to know that as bad as it can be, it can also be an opportunity to reinvent yourself.” ― Greg Behrendt

27. “I love acting because it’s a bit of an escape. It gives you the ability to reinvent yourself. They say that acting is the shy man’s revenge.” ― Hayden Christensen

28. “It takes courage to reinvent joys, to reinvent opportunities, to reinvent dreams, to reinvent connections, to reinvent hopes that you have set aside.” ― Mary Anne Radmacher

29. “To avoid becoming chronically unemployed, people need more than platitudes offering sympathy. Career reinvention requires encouragement and guidance.” ― Nina Easton

30. “Your passions will grow as you continue to grow, so remember, it’s never too late to reinvent yourself or pursue the latest things that make you light up.” — Kathryn Budig

Reinvent Yourself Quotes To Motivate Others

31. “Every day you have to reinvent yourself.” — Oscar de la Renta

32. “When things are bad, it’s the best time to reinvent yourself.” — George Lopez

33. “At 23, you can completely, literally reinvent yourself if you want to.” — John Darnielle

34. “Nothing in the universe can stop you from letting go and starting over.” — Guy Finley

35. “The true essence of fashion is being able to reinvent yourself with what you have.” — Melanie Fiona

36. “There’s nothing more addictive or incredible in life than reinventing yourself and allowing yourself to be different every day.” — Thalia

37. “It’s a lot of work to keep reinventing yourself and coming up with new stuff, but that’s what it takes to be in show business.” — Donny Osmond

38. “I thought, I need to reinvent myself. I want every day of life to be wonderful, fascinating, interesting, creative. And what am I gonna do to make that happen?” — Karen Allen

39. “I do think it’s important not to be absolutely sure, so sure that you can’t reinvent yourself in some way, or at least rediscover the truth of why you think what you think, and not just take it as an assumption.” — Stephen Fry

40. “Being an actor gives you a chance to play all kinds of roles, very moving and dramatic on one project, silly and girlish on another. That’s the most interesting thing about this business; you get to keep reinventing yourself.” — Sarah Michelle Gellar

Reinvent Yourself Quotes To Ensure Continous Personal Growth

41. “You can’t reinvent yourself for every movie.” — John Powell

42. “A little renovation and reinvention is a positive thing.” — John Rzeznik

43. “I think as an artist you have to reinvent yourself every day.” — Damien Hirst

44.“Every change is a challenge to become who we really are” — Marianne Williamson

45. “When people believe in themselves, they have the first secret of success.” — Norman Vincent Peale

46. “I always think that in a big city, anything is possible, including reinventing yourself.” — Caroline Leavitt

47. “The swiftest way to triple your success is to double your investment in personal development.” — Robin Sharma

48. Deborah Day“Recognizing that you are not where you want to be is a starting point to begin changing your life.” — Deborah Day

49. “If you’re going to stick around in this business, you have to have the ability to reinvent yourself, whether consciously or unconsciously.” — Dennis Quaid

50. “I actually envy actors who have a persona: ‘This is the way I am. This is the part I play.’ And do it over and over and over. To me, that’s a lot easier than trying to reinvent yourself every six months.” — John C. Reilly

51. “Every morning we get a chance to be different. A chance to change. A chance to be better. Your past is your past. Leave it there. Get on with the future part, honey.” ― Nicole Williams

52. “Challenge yourself everyday to do better and be better. Remember, growth starts with a decision to move beyond your present circumstances.” ― Robert Tew

53. “Sometimes you have to kind of die inside in order to rise from your own ashes and believe in yourself and love yourself to become a new person.” ― Gerard Way

54. “This is life. Things get taken away. You will learn to start over many times — or you will be useless.” ― Mitch Albom

55. “You’re always free to change your mind and choose a different future, or a different past.” ― Richard Bach

56. “You don’t learn to walk by following rules. You learn by doing and falling over.” ― Sir Richard Branson

57. “If I must start somewhere, right here and now is the best place imaginable.” ― Richelle E. Goodrich

58. “Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.” ― George Bernard Shaw

59. “Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.” ― Neale Donald Walsch

These tips should provide good guidance when you’re ready to reinvent yourself

Along the way, you’ll hopefully pick up some great habits to help keep you and your life running smoothly.

They will help you get through any tough times that may come your way in the future.

Life isn’t always easy.

But when you have the proper tools to navigate it, you can get through the tough times more quickly and with much more grace and ease.

Let us know if you have any other tips for reinventing yourself in the comments below!

We would love to hear from you.

If you found this article helpful, please share it with your friends on social media.

Long before decluttering expert, writer & speaker Alison Kero started her first organizing business in 2004, she searched for ways to make life easier. After much research she realized it came down to 2 simple organizing techniques: first to use self-love as her decision making tool so she can easily determine what she likes, uses and needs in her life and second to set boundaries so she doesn’t sabotage her efforts.
Search