Reinvent yourself with Cardenal Mendoza

20 February 2018
At some time during everyone’s life there comes a red light which shows us that we are spending too much time doing the same old things: going to the same places, ending up listening to the same conversations. It is perfectly normal and it happens to us all; however it is up to us to seize the initiative, try other things and seek new perspectives. Reinvent ourselves in fact.

To do this successfully, we at Cardenal Mendoza offer you the following advice to achieve the objectives you have set yourself so your life can take the direction of your choice. Let’s go!

Visualise the “new you”

To do this we have to look inward and ask ourselves honestly what changes we would like to make in our lives. Take a piece of paper and a pen and make two lists. On one write down the big changes (such as I would like to change my job, I want to go to dance classes, I want to get back in touch with certain people etc.) and on the other write down the small changes (like I want a new hairstyle, I want to do more sport, I want to visit a particular city etc.) This will help you to better visualise your objectives and organise them for the next point: making a plan to bring them about.

Making a plan for change

Now that you have clear objectives, it is the moment to set target dates and make those changes happen. Get out your diary and set the specific days when you will do what you have wanted to do for so long. If you want a new hairstyle, call the hairdresser and make an appointment. If you want to get back in touch with people you have missed for ages, call them and suggest meeting. And so on for all the objectives on your lists.

This is the moment to take the bull by the horns and start, little by little, to include these changes into your life.

Be motivated and keep going forward

Once you begin to achieve your smaller objectives, you will see your motivation increase and be more energised to go for the bigger changes you have decided on.

It is very important that once you have started you keep going and don’t let the idea drop. Don’t let anybody interfere with your plans; remember it was you yourself who chose to improve those aspects of your life you were unhappy with. In fact people who try to convince you otherwise don’t attach the same importance to what you are trying to do.

So come on, keep going!

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Tell people what course you want to take in your life

Talk to your family and friends about the plans you have made for yourself. They will respect your decision and be happy for you that you have chosen this path. Moreover it is very possible that many of them will offer to help you with anything you need. Help is never a bad thing, is it?

Optimise your way of thinking

One of the most important aspects of achieving what you have set out to do is your emotions. Making changes to one’s life is not easy and there will be times when you feel a little overwhelmed or feel that you simply can’t achieve some of the changes. Our advice is that you identify these emotions and accept them, it is perfectly normal to feel like that. But these are artificial obstacles and you can avoid them with a positive attitude:

-Surround yourself with people who share your objectives and they will encourage you.

-Remind yourself just why you undertook this journey to reinvent yourself.

-Write down the objectives you have achieved and how you felt when you achieved them.

The idea is to train your mind to think positively and distance yourself from those thoughts which distract you from your goal.

Look after your health

Take care of yourself. Doing some sport and eating healthily will not only keep you fit but also make you feel better within yourself. It has been proved that taking regular exercise and eating a balanced diet helps, among other things, to reduce stress, improve self-esteem, produce feelings of joy, alleviate anxiety….

Never stop learning

Acquiring new skills and knowledge can reinvigorate how you see the world and thus, yourself. Travel, learn a new language, read a new book, get to know people with other interests and immerse yourself in their knowledge and passion for them.

The foregoing is some of the advice which we at Cardenal Mendoza offer you so that you can be the person you really want to be. Like you, we also worry about being a little better every day, and that is something which is reflected in our brandies. Of course we are well aware that this is something which needs time, attending to every small detail day after day, and above all persevering, so we can achieve a better version of ourselves.

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