Things you can do to change your life

Updated: Dec 3, 2021

Tip #1 - Find your purpose and define your goals

Goals and purpose are not synonymous. Goals are more specific, finite accomplishments that serve your ultimate purpose. The clearer vision you have in your head of where you want to go, the easier it will be to strategies the path. But it doesn't mean that you must know all the answers before you start something. It's totally fine to change your direction along the way. But the more you know in advance, the better. Define your direction, at least the first few steps.

  • What are you willing to struggle for?

  • What makes you forget about the world around you?

  • What are you passionate about?

  • What will make you truly happy?

  • What emotional needs do you have?

Tip #2 - Be picky about who you keep around you

Who you surround yourself with is who you become. You should surround yourself with these types of people:

  • the inspired

  • the passionate

  • the motivated

  • the grateful

  • the positive

  • the open minded

But how do you find these types of people? It is absolutely essential that you keep your awareness open to these types of people. Once you begin to open your mind in regards to these people being out there and you put yourself in environments that are likely to have these types of people then you increase your chances of finding them. Also you must become what you want to be before you are "ready". You must act in the same manner as those who you want to become. As long as you start that process of becoming like the people you want to attract then you will find yourself meeting people who are exactly what you need in your life.

“The first step towards getting somewhere is to decide that you are not going to stay where you are.” - Unknown

Tip #3 - Get active everyday (exercise, meditate or take a walk)

Exercise in almost any form can act as a stress reliever. Being active can boost your feel-good endorphins and distract you from daily worries. Virtually any form of exercise, from aerobics to yoga, taking a walk everyday as well, can act as a stress reliever. Meditation offers time for relaxation and heightened awareness in a stressful world where our senses are often dulled. Research suggests that meditation has the potential for more than just temporary stress relief.

But what to try when you don't want to work out? We all have the days where we plan to work out and know that we should, but when it's time to lace up your shoes and just don't want to.

  • ask a friend along to the workout

  • take the dog for a walk

  • find something new to do

  • listen to some motivational speeches

  • do something light and slow (yoga)

  • put on a dance music

  • do it anyway because this is for you

Tip #4 - Set a morning and a night routine

Your morning routine is what you do from the moment you wake up until the moment you start your work for the day. It's how you get ready for the day. How you start your day is so important. It sets the tone for how your day will go. If you wake up and lay in bed for a while scrolling social media or watching TV, chances are you aren't going to want to have a super productive day.

Your evening routine is what you do in between your work and when you get ready for bed and sleep. The more you plan your evening routine, the more you will be in control of your time (which is something you probably wish you had more of). To get more time back and live intentionally (with meaning and purpose), you need to plan your morning and evening routines.

  • Write down what your ideal morning and evening look like

  • Evaluate what your mornings your mornings and evenings look like now

  • Create an outline of what you want your mornings and evenings to be like in the future

  • Implement your plan and monitor how it's going

Tip #5 - Do a random act of kindness

There seems to be so much negativity in the world today. It's easy to get bogged down in social media warfare or to close yourself off to those around you. It's important to remember that acts of kindness don't have to be extravagant. Often, they're just simple courtesies that can brighten someone's day.

But why should you do random acts of kindness?

  • Common courtesy is becoming uncommon

  • It can brighten someone's day

  • It makes the world a nicer place

  • It reminds people that someone cares

  • Our kids are watching

  • You never know what someone is going through

  • It makes you a happier person

Tip #5 - Leave your work out of the bedroom

Working from your own home means it would be effortless to spend all day in bed. But it's tough to separate work from your regular life because you both relax and work in the same place. It's easy to start mixing the two, but it's best not to. Unless you are careful to maintain boundaries, you may start to feel like you're always at work and losing a place to home home tu. Working right before going to sleep, and looking at a bright screen, reduces the melatonin you need to fall asleep. This means it will be more challenging to get a better quality of sleep, which will affect your productivity the next day. Not only does this not sound relaxing at all, but it seems like something that affects both your work and your relaxation, a lose-lose situation.

You should keep your devices far away from your bed and create a separate space for work.

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