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How To Change Your Life For The better – 33 Things You Can Do
1. To Change Your Life – Get Up Early
Own Your Mornings.
Almost all successful people start the day early.
When you get up early, you’re more likely to feel in charge of your day as opposed to struggling against the clock. You will get more done.
Chief among the success habits of high achievers who rise early are morning rituals.
What is a morning ritual?
It can be as simple as having a 15 min walk outside, drinking a cup of bulletproof coffee, or spending an entire hour practicing morning meditation.
If you have the space go outside into nature, walk barefoot on the cool grass, and begin your meditation in nature.
2. To Change Your Life – Cut Out Negative Mental Chatter
Our mind is like our inner child.
If you ignore it, it will start to pull on you even stronger just like a little kid.
Also, if you keep ignoring it, the kid will lash out, it will do whatever it takes to attract your attention.
The same applies with our minds.
Identify the thoughts that surface regularly. Perhaps it’s something like, “I’m not good enough!” or “I can’t do this.” Some people think negative thoughts about their bodies, their skill-sets, or their ability to be loved. Often negative mental chatter swirls below conscious recognition: it is so second-nature that you don’t even know it’s there. So when you start feeling badly, take some time to observe the thoughts that are going on in your mind.
3. Change Your Life – Eat Real Food
When eating, pause after every bite.
Food is our main energy supply, and its importance to maintain a healthy life is always overlooked. You should eat real food that is nutrient rich, unprocessed, and free of chemicals.
Stay away from processed food, since they offer zero nutritional value to nourish your body. It is also be a trigger for diseases like obesity, hypertension, cancer and mental diseases.
4. Let go of the past (Be present to the moment)
Let’s face it, the past cannot be changed. Whatever happened cannot be undone. We’ve all made mistakes, but letting go of them can be really difficult. It’s difficult to let go of past failures, false beliefs and toxic relationships.
Most people hold on to the past, clinging to the things that are not relevant in their lives. Getting stuck in the past can create tremendous pain and suffering. We should embrace our past, take our lesson and move on for what’s ahead.
Nothing is permanent in this world, not even our troubles.
Don’t let one bad chapter ruin your entire story.
5. Go Device Free
Have a device free day and enjoy the space it offers.
If you are someone who thinks that you can’t do that – then all the more reason to do it!
Be “attached” to devices is not good for the mind and soul.
6. Write Down Everything | Create Things To Do Lists
Ideally start each day with a TTD list that you wrote the night before – starting with the most important first.
A lot of energy is wasted trying to remember things. That is why you should write it down!
Writing things down will give you a clear mind that you can use for more important activities. I highly recommend reading “The Art of Stress-Free Productivity” written by David Allen. It is a solid book that explains why and how you should implement active note taking in every aspect of your life.
7. Exercise Regularly
Sweat everyday to boost your mood.
There are many benefits of exercising that I cannot mention all in this post. However, here are a few reasons why you need to exercise regularly. A regular exercise regimen will help your circulation, balancing blood sugar levels and your improve the response of your body to deal with stress better. You will feel better, happier and probably longer if exercising is your routine.
Try going barefoot.
8. To Change Your Life For The Better – Sharpen Your Mind
We work out our muscles, doing aerobic training to condition our body’s’ fitness levels.
That is all fine and necessary for us to live a healthy life.
However, not many people specifically exercise their brain to improve their cognition, memory and creativity. The older we get, the less effective our brain can become. However, it shouldn’t be the fate of our mental abilities.
Here are a few ideas to keep your mind sharp:
Play chess, solve puzzles and math problems. You can take up cognitive training exercises. Ditch sugar, and take fish oil supplements. There are many things you can do in order to keep your mind sharp.
9. Relax & Rest
Almost all of us stayed up late to finalize an important project. That can be fine if it is on rare occasions in our lives. However, if you inhabit compromising from your rest time, you will have hazardous health consequences over time. Not sleeping enough puts your brain and body to an ineffective state.
It will also expose your immune system more vulnerable to diseases. Inhabit going to bed early, and taking a complete rest every night. As the old people say, nothing good happens after 12 AM.
10. Drink Water
According to H.H. Mitchell, Journal of Biological Chemistry 158, the brain and heart are composed of 73% water, and the lungs are about 83% water. The skin contains 64% water, muscles and kidneys are 79%, and even the bones are watery: 31%.
Drinking water helps our body to maintain a healthy balance of body fluids. These fluids can play an important role for the vital activities like digestion and absorption of foods, blood circulation, salvia production, transportation of nutrients, and to maintain our body temperature.
Drink 8 glasses or more of water every day. Many people are chronically dehydrated without knowing it.
Don’t be one of them.
Losing as little as 2% of your body’s water content can significantly impair your physical performance.
Drink some water.
11. To Change Your Life For The Better – Choose Simplicity
Less is often more.
But it takes a great deal of time to come to this conclusion.
Many people spend their entire lives pursuing evermore, without realizing that the desires they seek to fulfill are limitless.
As a result of this, many are trapped in a vicious circle.
On the one hand, their possessions and accomplishments fulfill them only for a short while. On the other hand, they believe that adding more will miraculously keep them fulfilled.
That’s an incredibly difficult misconception to escape from. The vast majority never escape from it.
The exaggerated accumulation of possessions does not necessarily add any true value to your life. Similarly, the pursuit to fulfill all your desires and passions will most likely create an even more intensive yawing for them.
Simplicity can introduce welcome change. Not only will it help you to be more content with what you already have, but it also helps you to waste less time chasing things you don’t even need. Plus, simplicity helps you to live a much freer and happier life.
This does not mean that ambition and the desire to create a legacy is wrong.
It is one thing to work for the betterment of human kind. And another to keep chasing big shinny objects!
12. Always believe something wonderful is about to happen.
Optimism is essential. It is not naive to ‘feel’ that good things will happen.
It is however unwise to always be assuming the worse.
The reality is your thoughts control your destiny. So if you are going to be thinking anyway, you may as well be thinking something wonderful is going to happen.
13. Set Goals
Set Specific Goals. Your goal must be clear and well defined.
No one is going to push you except yourself.
You need to have goals in order to know if you are on the right track. Your goals should be relevant, measurable, specific, attainable, and time-bound. Have well-defined goals so that you can stay accountable with them in order to stay focused and committed.
14. Be overly polite
It is a wise thing to be polite; consequently, it is a stupid thing to be rude. To make enemies by unnecessary and willful incivility, is just as insane a proceeding as to set your house on fire. For politeness is like a counter-an avowedly false coin, with which it is foolish to be stingy.
15. Pay Off Your Debt
Debt is an important threat to your financial security since it stops you from making the most of your money. The money you pay for debt and its interest can be used for a rainy day, for your kids’ education or for your retirement.
Sure, some people leverage debt to create an incredible future in business – but in doing that, they also accept the risk it could all go wrong.
Borrowing money for things you can live with out is silly debt. Especially if all you are doing it for is to show off.
16. Have a Mentor
Mentors help you fine tune and and transfer your life vision.
They provide valuable ideas, insights and thoughts that challenge and enable you to discover your sphere of influence. A good mentor will amplify your life vision by elevating your thinking capabilities. They elevate you by making their shoulders your stepping platform.
17. Become A Good Listener
Most people are so focused on what they are going to say, while only a few percent are truly invested in listening to other people.
I remind myself every morning: Nothing I say this day will teach me anything. So if I’m going to learn, I must do it by listening.
– Larry King.
You know what you already know. Only listening to other people can make you grow. You need to learn to listen to other people with an open mind. Listen not only the words one saying but the feeling of what is being conveyed.
If you actively listen to people, they will feel more valued. As a result, you will be able to create more meaningful relationships with the people. If you are involved in any time of sales or persuasion it is essential you are a good listener.
18. Create Passive Income Streams
Passive income is the best cushion you can rely on to be financially stable. However, creating passive income streams will require you to take persistent action. You need to invest your time and efforts upfront in order to create it.
19. Introduce yourself
People are shy.
Other people are waiting for you to introduce yourself to them, they are waiting for you to send them an email, they are waiting for you to ask them on a date. Go ahead.
20. Don’t Procrastinate
Procrastination is a natural thing most we do sometime in our lives. However, it can create hefty consequences once you do it frequently.
You can schedule a specific time block for each task you want to accomplish. Also, you may want to set up a reward system to motivate yourself. Depending on the task, you can reward yourself with a cup of coffee, a day off or with an exotic vacation.
21. Maintain A Desire For Improvement
How many times we told ourselves with complete honesty “I am going to be more organized and never procrastinate again”?
We promise ourselves and then we break it later.
Unless you have a conscious desire to improve yourself you will not move very far.
Here are a few tips you can implement to keep your motivation fresh and alive.
- Get moving, a bit at a time.
- Have small, achievable goals.
- Be accountable.
- Keep doing it, no matter what.
Very Important: Separate the processes of creation from improving.
This is not a new idea, you probably have heard this before. However, Kevin Kelly’s pithy description is the best I have come across.
You can’t write and edit, or sculpt and polish, or make and analyze at the same time. If you do, the editor stops the creator.
While you invent, don’t select. While you sketch, don’t inspect. While you write the first draft, don’t reflect. At the start, the creator mind must be unleashed from judgement.
22. Cut The Time Suckers
It’s hard to put down the mobile phone and pick up a book when technology dominates our lives.
You do not need to quit using technology altogether. However, It is smart to reduce the time you invest on unproductive activities (eg randomly scrolling Facebook) and increase the time you put on to reach your goals.
Definitely limit the social media use, since it is one of the sneakiest time suckers of all times.
23. To be interesting, be interested
It’s all about human connections.
The more you are interested in others, the more interesting they find you. To be interesting, be interested.
Live for experiences not things.
24. Develop New Skills
In our lives, it is easy to become complacent, and content with our existing skills and abilities. Most of us are only skilled enough to get the job done and no more. However, the only way to achieve a better life is through building new set of skills.
25. Read a lot | Study for personal growth
We are told from a very young age that the path to success and fulfillment is achievable only through reading a lot. However, not many people really comprehend the real idea behind it. Maybe people are too lazy to read regularly. While being an avid reader doesn’t guarantee success, most successful people are assuredly avid readers.
When Warren Buffett started his investing career, he would read 600, 750, or 1,000 pages of a book a day. Even now, he says he still spends about 80% of his day reading – BusinessInsider.com
26. Have a vacation plan
We only have a limited amount of energy and willpower before we get tired of what we do.
Everyone needs vacation without any exception.
Even if you cannot afford to travel to different countries or pay for expensive hotels, you can still create a fun plan that will help you get completely rested.
27. Eliminate Bad Habits
Bad habits disrupt your life, and prevent you from achieving your goals. They jeopardize your health both physically and mentally.
All habits that you have right now either good or bad are in your life for some reason. In some way, these habits make our lives run more efficiently. However, you will very likely pay the price for your bad habits in the long run.
Take responsibility and don’t blame others.
28. Love Yourself
If you are serious about changing your life – love yourself!
The less you love yourself; the more confused, and frustrated your reality will be. You need to love yourself in order for other people to start loving you. Whatever the label you put on yourself it is your price. Label yourself with the most expensive price.
29. Appreciate what you have. Be Grateful For Your Beautiful Life.
Being grateful for what you have is perhaps the best way to change how you feel and change your outlook on life.
You should appreciate what you have. Because there are many people who would do many things in order to have the things you have.
Appreciating what you have doesn’t mean you stop working on your goals and be content with what you have. It means realizing where you are at, and working more to further improve your life.
30. Be Open To Constructive Criticism
Don’t take criticism personally. My life changed forever the day I stopped taking criticism personally.
Indeed, I starting thanking people for their feedback.
This does not mean these people are always correct – often they are not. What is important is that I am not too sensitive and I am open to the feedback.
Learn how to learn from those you disagree with, or even offend you.
See if you can find the truth in what they believe.
No one of us are perfect. We make mistakes, and learn from them. Sometimes other people will remind us what we are doing wrong. If the person who criticizes us for what we are doing, there can be some merit listening and thinking on that advice.
Keep in mind, not all critics carry the same intent. If you feel people have different intent when they criticize you, you can be deaf to that kind of criticism. However, be positive to receive constructive criticism that can help you to grow.
31. Donate To Charity
Giving is good for the soul. Helping others can boost your own well-being. Maybe you don’t have money or a gift to give someone. But you can always provide your support to others in different ways. People who help other people have less stress, and more happiness in their lives.
32. To change your life – set a deadline.
A deadline weeds out the extraneous and the ordinary.
It prevents you from trying to make it perfect, so you have to make it different. Different is better.
33. This Will Change Your Life – Quit Complaining
Perhaps we left the best to the end?
Seriously, stop complaining. It rarely does any good. If the only thing you implement from this article – is to stop complaining, then you will have changed your life for the better.
Conditions may not be ideal when you work to achieve your goals. In fact most great achievers succeeded in spite of the bad conditions appearing on their ways.
Once a person, or conditions are not in your favor you shouldn’t complain about them. You are the one who is supposed to find a happier life by embracing and finding the positive in people and conditions that maybe be against you.
Failure is a stepping stone to success. Don’t complain when things go wrong.