Do you sometimes yearn for a simple life? A life where time seems to flow slower. A life that is spacious where you have time to think, or even to dream?
I did. Until I realized that my life is how I create it. And that I can change my life if I want to.
I can live a simple life. Or I can live a busy life that includes spacious times. Here are seven changes that worked for me. I now enjoy life more, am less stressed, and sleep better. I’m a more relaxed companion and friend and more fun to be with.
7 Ways to Makeover Your Life Now. You don’t have to be stuck! You Have the Power to Change Your Life
1. Eat Better
This first step will make you feel almost instantly better. You’ll have more energy, sleep better, and have more clarity of mind to tackle daily tasks and problems. Drink only water, not caffeinated sodas or high sugar juices. You can control what you put in your mouth. You don’t to buy any fancy diet plan, just decide to eat healthy things like fresh fish, fruits, and vegetables. Stay away from processed foods. And try to eat several meals a day, each about the size of your fist. If you need help, look into a meal plan service for a few weeks until you feel you can go at it on your own.
2. Get Organized
They say that a cluttered house is a cluttered mind. Nothing can keep you from getting on with accomplishing your goals like having a huge disorganized mess all around you. The good news, though, is that procrastination ends by simply starting one simple task. So take it step by step. Put a load of laundry in the washer. Do the dishes. Shred all the junk mail piled up on your counter and file the rest. Sort through that junk drawer or garage. Take a 10-minute break every hour, but then get right back to the next task. Before you know it, your surroundings do not only clutter free, you’re mind will less be stressed and the sense of accomplishment will give your spirits the boost you need to move to the next step.
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3. Start Moving
You may lose weight, you may not, but get your blood flowing by taking a walk every day. It doesn’t have to be long or strenuous for you to feel the effect of releasing stress and clearing your head. If you can, wake up half an hour earlier and take your stroll. Start each day on a positive foot.
4. Get out of Debt
Suffocating under a mountain of debt is debilitating, I know, but there is no better time than today to start acting to get out of it. Stop spending on unnecessary luxuries like that $1 soda at the machine. Give yourself a weekly allowance in cash and write down every penny you spend in a little notebook. You’ll fastly realize how much you are throwing down the drain and are more likely to reconsider unnecessary purchases when you have to physically touch the money in your pocket. Then, make a list of all of your debts along with their interest rates. Rank them highest to lowest, and start paying whatever extra you can each month in that order. If you cannot handle the debts, try talking to the creditors to work out some sort of payment plan or lowered interest rate. There are also some very good credit counseling services that can help you sort it all out and negotiate with the creditors, helping you save your financial future and assets.
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5. Make More Money
Never be content with the status quo. You should always have your resume up to date and in the hands of potential new employers and headhunters. Even a lateral move can mean a huge salary jump. Look for new avenues to make money off of things you already own by selling it on craigslist or eBay. Use your spare time to pick up small “gigs”, like landscaping, cake decorating, handyman work, or dog washing.
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6. Fight for a Cause
We all need substance and relationships. Volunteering to help a good cause not only will give you something that’s good for your soul, it probably will lead to new fulfilling friendships. If nothing else, it will get you out of the house, away from you the people who want to spend hours draining your energy with their whining and make you feel important (because you are!)to a worthy cause.
7. Find Companionship
Even if you are married, you can benefit from added companionship. Make small simple “dates” with your husband, friend, or relative. Do something fun that makes you laugh and smile. If you want to meet someone special, you must get out there where the people are. Sign up for a dance class( yes, the solo is OK) or cooking class or running club. Don’t be afraid to talk with others, but always meet in public places!
If you’re looking to change your life, please know that it is possible to make a positive change. Not everyone around you will be positive. Sometimes people are like crabs; when they see one of the bunch climbing up, they all try to pull him back down. DON”T let that stop you. Show them they are wrong! Sometimes, you have to take a sort of hiatus or break away from everyone we know for a few months. Don’t worry, the people who really love you will understand and be there when you “return”. Good Luck, aw shucks, you don’t need luck, you have your self-power!