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

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We all want to reinvent ourselves from time to time.

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

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

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

Tell us about a time you reinvented yourself in the comment section below.

This is a good time to reinvent yourself

If you’re not careful, being stuck in life can magnify feelings like:

  • fear
  • guilt
  • shame
  • apathy

You can become even more stuck than you already are.

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

For more inspiration, be sure to check out our list of motivational moving quotes to help you make progress.

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 so well and allow you to get yourself out of your rut quickly.

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 

Reinvent Yourself 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

Reinvent Yourself 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’s affecting how you think and do everything.

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

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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 in 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.

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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 has become 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 each day 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 going to 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, then consider a physical move into a new home, a new city, or a new 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 coming out.

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.

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

Often making small, slow changes are the best way to become a new, better version of yourself that is easy for you 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.

Cut out 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 looks like, a vision board or brainstorming can help you clarify what you want out of life.

Reinvent Yourself Quotes To Gain A  Refreshed Enthusiasm

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

12. “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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

20. “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

Reinvent Yourself Quotes To Become Better

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

22. “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

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

24. “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

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

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

27. “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

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

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

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

Reinvent Yourself Quotes To Be a Better Version of Yourself

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

32. “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

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

34. “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

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

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

37. “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

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

39. “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

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

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 smooth.

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 than if you choose to get out of the situation by using panic and fear as your motivating factors.

In the comment section below, let us know any other tips you have for inventing yourself.

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  1. Olive

    December 13, 2022 at 8:23 PM

    What planet are you from? Most, if not all fruits are low in sugar.

    • Danielle Dahl, Lead Contributor

      December 14, 2022 at 12:57 PM

      Actually, fruits can be high in natural sugar. Some are very low, while others are not. Check out this article for more about the sugar content of different fruits. https://www.livescience.com/which-fruits-are-low-in-sugar#:~:text=While%20fruit%20can%20be%20a,bananas%20and%20grapes%20are%20all

  2. Rhitah

    July 31, 2019 at 2:53 PM

    Hallo…so thankful .I ve bin depressed and wanted ideas to get me moving.but the last is the best ..identify wat yr good life and work towards it.

  3. Kevin

    July 28, 2019 at 6:33 AM

    Don’t eat more fruit. The rest is fine. Fruit is just sugar with some fiber. And while there are many healthy attributes in fruit, sugar in any form can be a serious enemy to weight gain. Try fasting and meditation. 18 hour fast days. (3 times per week) Occasionally 24 hour fast days. (once or twice a month) Other than that, I agree with your blog.

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