The most powerful way to change your life is to change your mindset. If you want to make big changes this year or any year, start with yourself.
It’s easy to change your clothes, your hair, your home, or even your spouse but those are all outward changes. Unless you make inward changes in the way you think and your habits, you will continues getting same results and running into the same issues that you have been used to. To make real changes, you need to commit to improving yourself daily.
A year and a half ago, I made a big change in my life. I left my husband. After years of frustration, I finally decided to follow what I knew in my heart I needed to do.
It was scary. It was a new start. There were ups and downs of course. But in the end, I feel I did the right thing and now that some time has passed for the dust to settle, I realize that more changes are needed in order to achieve true empowerment for myself. For real life balance, there are physical, emotional, personal, and financial aspects that need to be brought into check. And in order to have success in ALL areas of life, it’s important to make big inner changes.
Change is hard. And especially big changes like ways of thinking or habits. So I have written down a few simple things that I am doing, and that you can do daily to start changing your life.
- Replace some (or all) of your ‘screen time’ for reading self development of personal growth daily. Even just a few pages. And do it either before you fall asleep or first thing in the morning because that is when it will have the most impact. Reading just a little bit every day will have a huge impact on the way you see things and on your life in general.
- Keep a gratitude journal. My friend recommended the “Five Minute Journal” to me the other day because it literally takes just a couple minutes each morning and evening, so it’s actually ‘do-able’. By doing this little journal last year, she has found success at work and in love, and didn’t realize what an impact the journal had had until she went back and re-read it recently. She literally manifested a better life for herself in about 6 minutes a day.
- Do something you love daily. You will enjoy life more and feel more confident overall. For me, that means either painting (something I had put on hold for practically my entire marriage), going to a yoga class, or getting outside to exercise in the fresh air. Whenever, I do any of these things, I am one happy momma!
Most people go through life without truly fulfilling their potential but it doesn’t have to be that way. By being the best person you can be, taking care of yourself, and working on changing your mindset, you can create a life you love, and I would love to be part of that with you.