Updated: Apr 12
Want a better life? Big changes are difficult and take time, but there are many easy steps you can take right now. Take many steps, even small ones, and pretty soon you're getting somewhere.
A Better Life Today.
It's easy just to look, right? Start looking for specific ways to make your life better, and to improve yourself. Even if you don't accomplish anything immediately, you are preparing yourself. Thinking about change sets your mind and your motivation in motion.
You're not looking for an excuse to avoid difficult tasks, but you wouldn't expect to quit cigarettes, alcohol, caffeine, and complaining all at once, right? Just make things better today, in any small way. Seeing results will motivate you for the more difficult steps. Consider some of the following simple actions.
Write down some things you'd like to change. This makes the possibility more real, and gets your mind working. Eventually, you can make this "wish list" into real goals with a specific plan.
Whenever you feel stressed, close your eyes and breathe deeply through your nose. Stress is one of the biggest impediments to a better life. Simple stress-management techniques like this can help a lot if you make them a habit.
List the good things you've got. This may seem trite, but a good mood makes life better. Ever bought a van and started seeing vans everywhere? The same thing happens when you buy an idea. Imagine how it will affect your frame of mind to start seeing good things everywhere.
I could go on, but I don't know what your goals and needs are. The point here is to get you thinking and then take whatever actions you can. If you thought about the whole process, you might never build a house, but it's easy to nail one board in place, right? And then one more, and one more at a time.
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