12 WAYS ON HOW TO CHANGE YOUR LIFE FOR THE BETTER
“You will never change your life until you change the things you do daily”—Mike Murdock
So you think you can change your life for the better, huh? Well of course you can, no one is doubting that! But have you got what it takes to change? Do you know how well you’ve to plan and structure your life so that it can totally get better and better, every single day that passes by?
Just like the opening quote of Mike Murdock I used, changing your life really involves changing the things you do on a daily—not weekly, monthly or yearly basis.
We all want to live a better life. We want to be so pleased and so happy with the kind of life we’re living for ourselves. But somehow we find it utterly difficult to change the little things in our daily lives that make it hard for us to live a better life.
Well, not to worry, because no matter how hard or miserable your life may seem right now, change can still happen. All you’ve to do is to be first willing to change for the better and every other thing will fall right in place for you.
So below are 12 practical ways that can help you elevate your life for the better, just be sure, whichever way you choose, to do it wholeheartedly.
Ok now, I know this is obviously what you want to hear first on changing your life for the better article. However, it is really important and it’ll also go a long way in affecting your cognitive functions and your behaviours.
Remember that only a healthy person can do stuff. So how do expect to begin changing your life when you feed your stomach with stuff that is not healthy? Your overall alertness and activeness are affected greatly by the kind of things you eat.
So from now on, be conscious of what you eat and develop the habit of always eating healthy meals every single day that passes by.
HAVE A REGULAR SLEEP ROUTINE
Remember that changing your life involves changing every teeniest thing you do on a daily basis and this involves sleeping on a regular too.
Our circadian rhythm, which is our internal body clock is really sensitive to little changes we make in our sleep and wake routine. You cannot just go to bed anytime you feel like it and expect your body to just adapt to your incessant, irregular sleep timing.
Develop a particular time—preferably an earlier time, that you can always go to bed. Make sure to clear off your head, and round off all activities for that day before your appointed sleep time.
HAVE A REGULAR WAKE ROUTINE TOO
As you’re planning a regular sleep routine, plan a wake-up routine alongside. I mean, you cannot possibly have a particular time you go to bed and wake up at any time you choose, trust me, it’ll only take a matter of time before you welcome back your irregular sleep routine, which connotes effort wasted and waste of time as well.
So what you do is set a particular time that you’ll always wake up. Mind you set an optimum time that suits your kind of body clock. It shouldn’t be too little or too much (that is the interval between your sleep and wake routine) and make sure to follow it through duly.
CULTIVATE THE HABIT OF READING
The cliché, “Readers are leaders” has proven to be true over the last century and presently. Show me a successful person and I’ll show you someone who is obsessed with reading.
Reading grows the mind. It teaches you things that you can’t seem to understand on an ordinary day. If as it is now, reading is not your thing, then you’ve really got to make it your thing because you really cannot know about so much with doing it on a regular basis.
Read books on self-improvements and other areas of your interest. You can as well read articles, just like the one you’re reading now.
If you’ve ever been engaged in any form of workout, then you would really know that working out recharges the body. There is no better way to start off your day than doing a little bit of exercise. It really doesn’t have to be much. If you seem to be lazy to start large, you can begin with a 5-minute workout routine.
The benefit of exercise can never be stressed enough. It is such a powerful tool to boot your brain for the morning. It makes you feel active and alert.
If you always have a problem getting active for the morning activities, then try working out once you wake and see how your day will begin to transform for the better.
Journaling is a way of keeping an account or rather record of your daily occurrences and happenings, more like keeping a diary. One thing you should know about journaling is that you don’t necessarily have to be a writer before you can write your own journal. I mean, it’s your personal stuff, no one has to read it, it should be between you and those pages.
Journaling is a self-reflective activity. You’ll begin to figure out more about yourself once you’re constantly writing a journal. Make it a habit. You can do it once or twice a day, whatever suits you. Preferably, you should write a journal first thing in the morning and the last thing at night.
DEVELOP TIME MANAGEMENT SKILLS
You know, in order to do anything and everything in this world, time is needed. Timing is everything. So, in changing your life for the better you’ve got to know and learn how to manage your time effectively.
A time wasted, is a life wasted. Don’t spend time doing nothing, rather always make judicious use of your time, for “he who masters his time, master his life”—Mike Murdock.
If you’re such a time-waster, you really don’t have to get it right at once. Just first be conscious of anytime you deliberately waste time, address that before any other time-related issues arise. Developing time management skills will help in improving your life and overall productivity.
We all know that nothing can be done without some level of self-discipline. You can be 101% motivated to do something and still end up not doing it after a while.
We know motivation is good and also needed, no doubt. However, what is left off when the thrills of motivation dwindle off? If there is no self-discipline underneath that motivation, then there’s no how you’ll continue to do that task because there must surely come a time when you totally won’t feel like doing it.
It’s your level of self-discipline that will determine how long you can stay doing anything. So in essence, learn to discipline yourself in whatever you do.
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In changing your life for the better, you’ve got to be confident in yourself that first, it’s totally possible to change for the better.
In the world we live in today, people can just say whatever they like, not minding how it affects others. So even around you, they don’t really mind saying things that’ll eventually lower your self-esteem and drag your self-confidence to the mud. Mean right?
Well, don’t take them too seriously, they are just a bunch of unconscious people. This is the more reason you’ve to build a fortified self-confidence that people cannot easily tamper with. They might try, but end up failing.
OVERCOME YOUR FEARS
Fear is an illusion. The thing we see as fear is not really there, it’s just in our minds. And obviously, we often tend to believe whatever stories and images our minds present to us.
Fear can be a hindrance to your progress, especially when your kind of fear is intensified. So, overcoming your fears is really that important. As it is, overcoming fear is not so much difficult, however, it’s not so much easy either, it’s just all a mind thing.
In overcoming your fears, just first work on your mind and its thinking. Make sure to be aware of your every thought so that you can be conscious of when fearful thought steps in.
You really cannot get or rather live a fulfilled life without having a vision for your life. And that’s why you’ve got to set goals. Set SMART goals for yourself; goals that are Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant, and Timely.
Don’t just live off your life haphazardly, living this way won’t take your further in life, all you’ll be doing is running around circles which are also known as stagnation, and I believe you don’t want that for yourself? Of course, you don’t!
Changing your life for the better will also involve you setting goals. And by setting goals, I really do mean writing every single one of them out.
BUILD YOUR SPIRITUALITY
We are quite aware that there is a spiritual realm beyond this physical and mundane world that we live in. And as it is, the spirit realm always overrules the physical realm. Depending on just your own physical, humanly strengths and abilities is useless because this physicality of ours has limitations and hindrances.
So in order to skyrocket your life and to live a better and fulfilled life, build your spirituality. It may be the last point in this article, but it should really be the first thing you do in living a changed life. Make it a daily practice to enlarge your horizon, spiritually.
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