You can change your life.
I know, I know, everyone says that. But how can you change your life?! Well, I’ve put some thought into it and I’ve come up with five things you can do right now to change your life. Not 5 epic, huge, big jumps, but 5 practical things you can easily apply right now.
Change the words you use. Use words that are positive and affirming. Think before you speak. Your thoughts become your words, your words become your actions, and your actions become your life. So speak the words you want to hear and speak the kindness other people need to hear.
Put Good In
What I mean is, eat good food, think good thoughts, watch good movies, and spend time with good people. Your body is what you feed it; if you eat a moderately healthy diet it benefits your energy levels, your cells, your sleep habits, so many things! This is true of everything you put in, on, and around your body. There’s a reason people talk about “Fresh air”, because good air is good for you! So think about what good you have around you, and where you can do better.
A little routine every day is really good for your mind and for keeping balance. It can be VERY small; mine little routine is making brushing my teeth the very first thing I do as soon as I get out of bed. It makes me feel ready for the day! So find a little something to add routine to your life, it will help you feel grounded.
Stop to smell the roses! Life moves at such a fast pass, if you don’t stop and enjoy it you’ll miss it. What are you rushing for anyway? The things worth doing are worth doing well and that means slowing down to put in the time. So put your phone down for a few minutes, take a walk, call your mother, and go to lunch with that friend you’ve been meaning to grab coffee with. You are not your accomplishments, so don’t make them the sole focus of your life.
Invest in relationships with people you care about. When you spend quality time with people it strengthens the bonds between you and allows you to connect. Try deepening relationships with a friend or relative, you will both benefit from it. There have been studies done that show people feel less connected, even though with social media we are more digitally connected than ever, but without actually communicating, seeing each other, or doing an activity together our brains are getting the same in person stimulation that humans crave from community.