MANILA, Philippines – When you start something new, expect changes to happen – in your lifestyle, schedule and maybe even your habits. Unexpected things will happen along the way. As much as you want to be prepared for anything and everything, it is inevitable that you will be caught off-guard.
This is why welcoming change is an important factor when you start something new. It will entail sacrificing some things (READ: What’s stopping you from something new) but it will open up more opportunities for you in the future. It’s a matter of perspective and attitude. And of course, how badly you want something.
But keep in mind that with a new start, you will learn new lessons, gain new friends and have a better outlook in life.
The starter lifestyle
Let’s say you want to start traveling. Not only do you have to manage your finances better, but you will also have to learn how to adjust easily to different cultures and even the different personalities of people you will meet along the way.
Are you a starter? Figure out what type of starter you are by taking our quiz here.
If you’ve already determined what type of starter you are, here is a list of the essentials to better prepare you for things to come. Match your personality with these starter kits:
1. The cautious go getter
You work for what you want and you want everything planned out. You take every opportunity life throws at you as long as there's direction and it’s not in conflict with anything you do.
Planner – List down important dates like meetings and get-togethers and make a more organized schedule.
Satchel – Getting OC about the documents that you have to bring? You need a bag to keep things arranged and hold everything from meeting to meeting.
Red coffee tumbler with a stick of full flavored coffee – Drink, refill, and wake up, all in one go!
Passport holder – Traveling to another country? Keep your passport handy at all times.
Laptop – Dump your photos from one adventure after the other. While you’re at it, research on new places you can discover.
Waterproof point and shoot camera – Document every travel experience. Take it to the mountains or to the beach, on both sunny and rainy days.
Budget app – Even when you’re on the go, you still want to get your budget nailed down.
Tablet – If you want to be absolutely sure of what you’re getting into, you can research anything anywhere and at any given time. Something easier to hold on to as well.
Monopod – Traveling alone? You can still take that perfect selfie.
Portable speakers – Play music anywhere you go – on the train, boat, plane or while you chill by the beach.
Portable wifi – Always be prepared for emergencies. The online kind, that is.
Power bank – Never be low on battery. Very convenient for frequent travelers in places where plugs are just not that reliable.
2. The risk taker
You like trying out new things, discovering new places and meeting new people. You like spontaneity, and it excites you that you get the chance to take a leap of faith.
Waterproof bag – Keep all your essentials with you, rain or shine. You never know what next sport you’ll be trying out.
Tumbler of coffee – Stay active and awake. Never leave home without your tumbler. You need that extra push for that fresh start. Stopover = full flavored coffee refill.
Tablet – Keep a list of everything that you’ve already done and plans you want to start as soon as possible. This way you can always check out what new thing to try at the same time keep track of what you’ve already done.
Watch – Always on the go? Busy multitasking? Need to be on time for all of your presentations and meetings? Sometimes looking at your wrist is all the help you need to get things done on time.
GoPro with monopod – You need a heavy duty camera if you plan on doing extreme sports.
Budget app – Having fresh starts are great but you should also keep in mind your budget for everything that you do to be on the safe side.
Medicine kit – Injuries can happen. Best to have this one in your bag at all times since you always want to be prepared for anything.
Mint – You’re always ready to meet new people and go wherever so why not make the right first impression?
3. The late bloomer
You dream of so many things that you want to do but you don’t necessarily push for it or start right at this moment. You’ll be able to do it someday but right now you have to focus on other things. So you may postpone most of your plans.
Tablet – If you can’t bring thick books around, keep them all in your tablet so you can research on your dream vacay or about that sport you've always wanted to try.
Mug of coffee – Stay alert. Drink your slow-roasted, fuller-flavored cup of joe to start your day right.
Notebook and pen – A must for all. Take down notes, doodle, write down your dreams, maybe.
Self-improvement books – Escape reality and read stories that can inspire you to become better.
Planner – Planners are highly recommended especially if you like to plot dates of your future travels. Fingers crossed!
Magazines – Your source of inspiration to start something. Maybe cut out your favorite images or articles and use them as motivation to do what you’ve always wanted.
Now that you have your starter kit, #StartMoNa and seize the day! – Rappler.com
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