With the start of a brand new year already, it’s the perfect time to start making a new beginning in your life. Yes, it is possible.

 

It doesn’t matter how bad 2016 was, how 2017 turns out is entirely up to you – Vicky Meg

165059_482039898506179_1978834433_nMaybe this is the year you’ll learn a new language, or travel to the destination you’ve always dreamed of, or finally leave that awful job or that toxic relationship! To get you inspired, take a look at these great idioms – all about new starts. These might not seem like a big deal, but wait till you see what I have in store for you all…😎

To turn over a new leaf

This idiom describes beginning something again, especially after a change or period that you might want to forget. It’s a great way of expressing making a positive change in your life, after a negative period.

For example:

“Even though he lost his job, this year Tom decided to turn over a new leaf, and look for something new.”

To start anew

This idiom means to start again, in a different way. You might describe something that is done quite commonly, but in this case, it expresses that you’re approaching it in a new way altogether.

For example:

“After seeing how much weight she put on over the holidays, she decided to start her diet anew this month.”

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Nothing ventured, nothing gained

Sometimes doing something new and different means taking a bit of a risk into unknown territory, and this can be quite frightening!

This idiom gives a great boost of motivation if you find yourself in that position. It means that without taking a bit of a risk or facing a challenge, you can’t expect things to change or improve.

For example:

“I decided to take horse-riding lessons, even though I’d never ridden a horse before. After all, nothing ventured, nothing gained!”

To break new ground

vigo-lite_phase-4_inclusion_10x7-print_option-1-002_2_001.jpgThis fantastic idiom expresses the feeling of newness when something revolutionary and different takes place – it means that it’s not like anything else that came before it.

For example:

“The director’s latest film really breaks new ground – it’s the first time a film has been made in this way.”

Out with the old and in with the new

This classic idiom is all about making a fresh new start – by getting rid of old things, and replacing them with new things instead.

It could refer to anything – from objects to attitudes!

For example:

“This year I decided to go out with the old, and in with the new! I’ve given away all clothes that I don’t wear, and I’m going to get a fantastic new wardrobe instead.”

When one door closes, another opens 

This is a wonderfully inspiring idiom – and a great piece of motivational advice. It means that a setback or loss doesn’t always mean that you’ve lost all hope or opportunity for ever.

Instead, there may be a new opportunity that comes up, because of the set back you’ve suffered!

Winds of change

img_20160925_060138.jpgDo you have the feeling that some kind of change will happen soon – even if it hasn’t happened yet?

This idiom describes that sensation – the feeling of anticipation that something major will change or arrive.

For example:

“After the student protests were shown online, you could feel the winds of change all over the country.”

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

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