If you’re waiting for your life to change, it’s not going to.
Changing your life is something that takes effort, even if it’s just one step at a time.
The worst thing you can do for yourself is wait…
Wait for things to change, wait for things to feel better, wait for your adventure to start. If you legitimately want to change your life, you’re going to have to put in some effort.
That being said, it doesn’t have to be a big change. You don’t need to make major decisions, at least not until you’re ready. You can start changing your life in ways that are so small, you might not even realize you’re putting in the effort.
1. Replace negative thoughts with positive ones.
Sometimes we convince ourselves that we’re not worthy, that we’re not good enough, that things will never be better. But that’s not true, and you know it! Any time a negative thought enters your mind, take a deep breath and replace it with a positive one. Your life is beautiful, you are making a difference, and maybe things aren’t perfect now – but they will be. Trust yourself and your positive thoughts.
2. Write down your goals.
Deep down, you probably know what your goals are. But when you write them down, you’re committing to them in some way. Not only are you more likely to remember them, but you’re also more apt to do what it takes to achieve them. It might seem a little goofy, but writing down your long-term and short-term goals will definitely help you change things for the better.
3. Eat things that are good for you.
Whether you realize it or not, what you eat has an impact on your behavior, your feelings, and your well-being. Healthy, whole foods give you more energy, make you more productive, and improve your mood. It might be the smallest shift you make, but it will have great effects on your day-to-day feelings and emotions. And when you feel good, you’re able to do what makes you happy.
4. Say goodbye to negative people.
If someone makes you feel bad about yourself, it might be time to bid them farewell. Your life is too important and too short to be spent trying to please and befriend people that have no business being in your life in the first place. So take a look at your circle of friends. Who makes you feel good? Who pushes you towards your goals? Who makes you smile? Then ask yourself who does the opposite and maybe steer clear of them. You’ll be amazed at how quickly your life changes when it’s filled with only the best people.
5. Limit the time you spend on social media.
If you panic the second your phone is gone, you’ve got a serious problem in your life. As humans, we were not built for constant interaction. We need time to ourselves and our own thoughts. We don’t need to be comparing ourselves to others on social media – it only makes you feel like crap. Try limiting the amount of time you allow yourself to scroll through socials. Yes, it’s great to stay in touch with friends, but it’s hurting you in the long run. Enjoy the freedom of life without your phone.
6. Listen to your gut.
Way too often, people let their brain control everything. But while that might be the most logical approach, it isn’t always the one that will make you happy. Instead, sometimes, try listening to your gut. It knows what you want, it knows what makes you happy, and it knows you better than you know yourself.