Rebuild Your Life Month is observed each year in June and it allows people to take a moment to reflect on the way they’re living their lives. It is never too late to start living the life you have always wanted to. This could mean changing careers, taking a sabbatical, changing your education path, etc. As long as you believe in your dreams and follow what makes you happy, you can rebuild your life. Rebuild Your Life Month is the perfect way to start doing just that if you’ve been putting your life plans on the back-burner.
History of Rebuild Your Life Month
Most people feel the need to rebuild their lives when they go through a life-changing event such as the loss of a loved one or the loss of a job. However, rebuilding your life can take place whenever you feel like you need a change to live a more fulfilled life.
Rebuilding your life takes commitment and focus as you have to give up several old ways and incorporate new habits and routines into your daily schedules. Nevertheless, the end result is worth it as it will allow you to be truly happy and you’ll have something to look forward to every single day. Reading inspiring quotes can further motivate you to stay on your journey and maintain unwavering focus.
Donald Etkes, Ph.D., originally created Rebuild Your Life Month as an opportunity for adults who were neglected and/or abused as children to celebrate their self-worth and discover their inner power. Additionally, it was meant to encourage them to learn to heal their lives and pain by lending a helping hand to others going through the same thing.
Rebuilding your life can be an extremely enlightening process that allows you to dive deeper into your own mind and soul and catalyze emotional and spiritual growth. The confidence that you obtain from this can be used to not only rebuild your own life but aid others who are embarking on a similar journey.
Rebuild Your Life Month should be widely celebrated by individuals from all walks of life who are or will be stepping into a new world and changing the course of their life path.
Rebuild Your Life Month timeline
Oprah Winfrey is demoted from co-anchor at Baltimore's WJZ-TV, however, she continues working and, nine years later, the first episode of “The Oprah Winfrey Show” is aired.
After getting fired from a job, Mark Cuban creates MicroSolutions, which eventually generates revenue in millions.
After navigating personal loss, J.K. Rowling conceptualizes “Harry Potter” and works on her book every minute of every day, which eventually becomes a huge success.
After dropping out of college, Elon Musk builds Zip2, a successful online software company, which is later bought by Compaq for a deal valued at about $300 million.
Rebuild Your Life Month FAQs
How can I rebuild my life?
Rebuilding your life means developing a life for yourself in which you feel happy or content. This could mean making changes in your personal or professional life.
How do you rebuild self-worth?
According to TED Ideas, “Here are five ways to nourish your self-esteem when it is low:
- Use positive affirmations correctly. …
- Identify your competencies and develop them. …
- Learn to accept compliments. …
- Eliminate self-criticism and introduce self-compassion. …
- Affirm your real worth.”
How can I make my life out of nothing?
According to “Entrepreneur”:
- Identify exactly what you want. Though restarting from the bottom is scary, change your focus from what you lack to what you want to attract.
- Change your mindset about success. Most people equate success with making money.
- Rewire your input.
- Being at the bottom is the best place to start.
- Take your eyes off yourself.
How To Celebrate Rebuild Your Life Month
Make a list
Write up a list of things that are currently not working out for you or stopping you from truly being happy. In that list, write down things that would make you happy and then you can slowly start to replace the negative things with the positive things and set your life back on the right track.
Go to a support group
It’s completely okay to feel lost and directionless at any point in life. Just by acknowledging that you need to rebuild your life you’ve already won half the battle. Join a support group that will help you understand why you’re feeling stuck and help you navigate through challenges while you figure yourself out. It will also provide moral and emotional support from people who are going through the same thing.
Read a self-help book
There are many great authors out there who have written motivating and encouraging books on rebuilding your life or finding your purpose. Pick up a book that resonates with you the most and you might be able to take a leaf out of their book and understand how to deal with your current plans.
5 Inspiring People Who Rebuilt Their Lives
Steve Jobs co-founded Apple and was later fired — he is now synonymous with the Apple brand.
Owing to bad investments, Mark Twain was broke — but he rebuilt his fortune with his prolific writing skills.
After being released from prison, she planned her comeback, made her company profitable again, and now serves as the chairwoman.
His first company, an animation and film studio, failed — but he started his next venture Disney Bros. Studio, which created the famous Mickey Mouse character.
His early businesses had left him broke at least five times before he founded the successful Ford Motor company.
Why We Love Rebuild Your Life Month
It’s okay to want to change life paths
Everyone changes their life path at some point or the other and that’s completely okay. We can reflect on our past decisions and see what has worked and what hasn’t to move ahead and rebuild our lives. At the end of the day, you have to be satisfied with the course you are on to be happy and keep others happy around you.
It provides moral support to those feeling lost
The thought of wanting to rebuild your life can be intimidating and lonely. However, Rebuild Your Life Month can provide you with the necessary emotional and moral support that you are not alone. It can help you make the right decision and not be scared while attempting to rebuild your life.
Rebuilding your life can be liberating
When you have been living a certain kind of life that revolves around societal expectations, finally working towards rebuilding your life can be quite liberating. It could be a small step like finding a job that brings you true job satisfaction. Rebuild Your Life Month can give you that slight push that you need to live a truly content life.
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