We are surrounded by change, and it is the one thing that has the most dramatic impact on our lives. Usually, change comes into our lives as a result of a crisis, choice, or chance. In any situation, we are all faced with having to make a choice – do we make the change or not?
We cannot avoid unexpected events in our lives. What we can control is how we choose to respond to them.
Acting on our power of choice provides us with more opportunities to change our lives for the better. The more opportunities we create to change our lives, the more fulfilled and happier our lives become.
Don’t worry, there are many ways that you can do to change your life and you can start to do it today!
Create more free time
How do you get more free time? You have to create it.
Which means changing things about your life. This is something where sitting down with a pen and paper is really useful. Map out where all of your time is going. Find the areas where realistically you are wasting time, and that you would be happy to make changes to your life.
For some, this can mean changing jobs. Or moving closer to work.
It may also be that you need to do something bigger. Like creating a business that you can develop in such a way that it enables you to have a lot of free time, and work fewer hours (in the future). And if you think such life changes are hard, think again. There is a huge number of people who have done just this so that they can have more time with their partners or families.
Have more love
Loving yourself, appreciating yourself, understanding that you truly are valuable to the world and people around you will help you to attract more love to yourself.
Showing gratitude and appreciation though is a great way of showing love and people do appreciate it. It changes things in their life too. Softening their day and inspiring them to appreciate you in return. Love grows through gratitude and appreciation.
Everyone wants to be happier. This is probably the most common life change that people I meet want. The funny thing is, this is about the simplest life change you can actually make.
You can have this instantly. Why? Because it is a purely psychological state.
- You can start from manage your stress levels
If you have a lot of stress in your life, find ways to reduce it, such as learning a few time-management techniques. Introduce regular exercise and time to yourself. These are positive changes. Taking control of your time in this way can effectively reduce stress.
If you have feelings of anxiety along with your stress, breathing techniques can help. Try this breathing exercise for stress. Here for the UK National Health Service, you can find great tips on this topic.
- Enjoy yourself
Doing things that you enjoy is good for your emotional well-being.
Simple activities like watching sports with a friend, having a soak in the bath, or meeting up with friends for coffee can all improve your day. Doing something you’re good at, such as cooking is also a good way to enjoy yourself and have a sense of achievement.
Try to avoid things that seem enjoyable at the time but make you feel worse afterward, such as drinking too much alcohol or eating junk food.
- Surprise yourself
Life shouldn’t be all about knowing exactly what is coming next and planning for every eventuality. Sometimes it’s good to let life surprise you from time to time. This can be hard to achieve or allow to happen if you like to remain in control, but it is also necessary. Surprises are great for spontaneity, excitement, happiness, and they bring about some wonderful memories too.
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- Have a healthy lifestyle
Limit your alcohol intake. When times are hard, it’s tempting to drink alcohol because it “numbs” painful feelings. But it can exaggerate some feelings and make you feel angry or aggressive. It can also make you feel more depressed.
Choose a well-balanced diet. A good diet helps your brain and body work efficiently, too. Aim to have a balanced diet that includes all the main food groups.
Do some exercise. It can help you sleep better, have more energy, and keep your heart healthy.
Get enough sleep. Around 7 to 8 hours is the average amount of sleep an adult needs for their body and mind to fully rest.
- Talk and share
Lots of people find talking to a counselor about things that are troubling them very helpful.
Hope these basic tips will help you to feel better. You can always bring to mind positives for everything in your life. A quick change of perspective can bring happiness, and thus really change your life at the moment.