If life has started to feel stale, here are everyday steps for how to improve the quality of your life.
Have you reached a point where you have a desire to aggressively bust out of your shell and release the other “you” within? Change is the only constant in life, so it’s smart to take stock of your life and decide how to reinvent yourself – whether it’s to kick bad habits, save money, or lose weight cause change is going to come.
Here are tips on how to improve your life, grab it by the horns and show it who’s boss!
8 Ways To Make Your Life Better:
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1. Whatever You Do – Make it Fun
For the cynics reading this, it’s not just cheesy — it’s science. Studies have shown that the more fun we have while working boosts productivity and reduces the chances of burnout.
It’s a huge reason why more and more businesses are incorporating ways to have fun at work. No matter what you do or how much you love it, work is work; eventually, you’re going to have days where you’re burnt out. However, the more fun you have, the less frequently it happens.
Apply this idea to any task or good habit you don’t really want to do but should do. A few of those tasks are probably on this list! Whether it’s monthly budgeting, throwing out the old treadmill, doing more cardio, or grocery shopping, there should always be an essence of fun.
🎶 In the words of a woman who had it together: “In every job that must be done, there is an element of fun. You find the fun and – SNAP – the job’s a game.” — Mary Poppins.
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2. How to Improve Your Life with a Notebook
Let’s be honest, the older we get the less reliable our brains are for storing much more than lyrics to songs we’ve heard too many times. Journals help to improve your life by setting goals, dates, marking achievements, tasks, recipes, literally anything.
Journaling isn’t for everyone, but you shouldn’t knock it till you try it. You can either use a physical journal or download a journaling app that has plenty of features to help you.
Here are ways you can use a journal to get your life together:
- Daily: a new routine, kids events, daily goals
- Weekly: recipes and dinners, grocery lists, plans, weekly goals
- Monthly: important dates, budgeting, goals for the month
- Bi-Yearly: birthdays, weddings, travel dates, check in on resolutions
- Work: daily tasks, important meetings, professional goals
Journaling helps you lay it all out and helps to track your progress on reinventing yourself. How active of a part you take makes a big difference in what kind of shifts happen, if they’re positive or negative, the sort of growth you gain, how they affect those around you, and more.
That may sound like a lot, but planning is the first step to gaining good habits and kicking out bad habits in an effort to revamp your life.
🧠Pro Tip: When writing goals, state what, when, where, how, but connect especially with why.
3. Benefits of Waking Up Early to Improve Your Life
If you feel like you don’t have time to tackle your goals — wake up earlier. The morning is the perfect time window to work on yourself before working for other people. Depending on what you’re trying to accomplish, try to wake up 2-3 hours before any of your obligations begin.
When you dart out of bed and rush into things like school, work, or dealing with kids, you’re more likely to waste time and feel unprepared, which gets mentally and physically unhealthy.
Popping out of bed early lets you use your morning to read a book, take your time getting ready, write a little bit, go to the gym, plan your day, watch tv, etc.
Whether you spend your time doing your hobbies or getting an extra jump on productivity, it gives you time to feel like yourself before going on to punch the rest of the day in the face.
4. Educate Yourself to Better Yourself
Learning keeps your brain refreshed and inspired, which tends to keep your life from feeling stagnate. Allow your curiousity to take you there. Take advantage of life improvement books, blogs, podcasts, YouTubes, documentaries, and classes.
There’s usually a free alternative to pretty much any class you’d like to take, so don’t let money hold you back from personal development.
If you love painting, the more you learn the more your techniques will improve. If you want to learn a new language, there are a million and one outlets dying to teach you. No excuses!
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5. Find and Follow Role Models
Think about what your ideal life looks like. Most likely you’ve imagined a similar lifestyle from at least one other person’s life. They may be someone you know, your favorite author, a celeb, or even someone on social media or YouTube.
Having role models, alive or dead, can also be extremely motivational. Pick up their book, examine their artwork, check out their latest video or post, just learn what you can about them. This will help to sustain your motivation as you keep chipping away bettering yourself.
Pull inspiration from their life or works. Notice habits that help them successfully navigate their days and see if that habit works to improve your life.
For example, if you run a business and are at a fork in the road, research what a successful business did or even reach out and ask what they would do in your shoes. Learn from them whether through talking to them, studying their content or researching their background.
6. Surround Yourself with Stuff that Motivates You
Your surroundings affect your motivation and happiness. We spend so much time at home so if you aren’t satisfied with the way it looks, it can make you feel lethargic and lazy. So if you’re going to revamp your life, create an environment that constantly propels you forward.
Pump energy into your environment by doing things like:
- Bring in live plants
- Display a dream board
- Rearrange your furniture
- Hang inspirational prints
If your budget allows, invest on some home improvements in the places you spend the most awake-time in, which tend to be the kitchen and living room. Not only will you create a space that inspires you, but you’re increasing the value of your home.
7. How Decluttering Improves Your Life
While we want an inspiring home, we also need it to be an oasis. Clutter kills inspiration and it’s been proven that clutter is a significant source of stress.
Decluttering can seem like a mountainous task, but it’s not so bad when you break it up by rooms and by days. You don’t have to overhaul your whole house at once. You can start with the kitchen and then move on to decluttering the garage another weekend.
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8. Listen to Your Body with the Rule of 3
Getting your life together requires enthusiasm. If you aren’t eating well or haven’t gotten any exercise in a while — you’re not going to have as much energy. While it is important to work out and eat healthier, having a balance increases the chances of lasting change.
Try out the rule of 3. One day is too short and it tends to make us really harsh on ourselves. Instead, ask yourself: In the past three days, how well have I been eating and exercising?
For example, you might not be doing so hot today but give yourself real credit if you killed it the previous two days. Staying in a realistic frame of mind helps better yourself.
By keeping track of a span of time rather than just how you felt in the morning versus at night, you can listen to your body better. It also tells you what recent habits are or aren’t working so you can modify your routines to foster a higher-quality, well-rounded life.
💯Did You Know: If you do just 1% better every 3 days, you’ll have improved by 121% over the span of 1 year. So, when in doubt — Just keep swimming, just keep swimming.
Always Look for Ways to Better Yourself
Every day is a chance to grow more physically, mentally, interpersonally, and professionally.
Salvador Dali is quoted saying, “Every morning upon awakening, I experience a supreme pleasure: that of being Salvador Dali, and I ask myself, wonderstruck, what prodigious thing will he do today, this Salvador Dali.”
What a way to say, YOLO! We all have amazing inside us — if we only try to unveil it a little every day. We hope you use at least one of our ways to improve your life as there are many, many, many roads to self-improvement. We wish you luck on yours!
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