5 Simple Changes That Could Help Transform Your Life
As popular as goal-setting may be, sometimes it’s better to start small when you’re looking to make big, long-lasting changes. Small, easy steps – that is the key.
So, if you’ve taken a look at your life and decided that the time for change is NOW, start small. Try setting a goal to change as little as 3-5 things in your life one thing at a time.
Make it manageable. Want some suggestions?
Here are 5 simple changes that will help send you in the right direction toward positive, long-lasting change:
1. Invite More Love Into Your Life
A hug from a friend, holding your partner’s hand, a kind deed for a stranger; fill your day with love in all of its forms.
Feeling loved and offering gestures of love is known to release oxytocin in the brain, promoting feelings of comfort and relaxation.
So don’t just leave it up to others to give you the love that you crave, seek it out and create it for yourself.
2. Eat Clean
If you’re looking to create easy, positive change in your life – why not start with something for your health? It’s true what they say, ‘you are what you eat’. So why not try making your diet a little cleaner?
Even if you start by changing one single meal a day, add more veggies and salad to your plate or make sure that for at least one meal you are using fresh ingredients.
You’ll be amazed at how this one small change will impact your energy levels, health and overall mood for the better.
Likewise, why not make a change for your emotional health?
Tried mediation? Did you find it impossible to do? Don’t give up yet – you don’t have to be an expert or capable of meditating for hours on end to feel the benefits.
Simply giving yourself 5 minutes a day to quieten and still your mind will make all the difference to how you feel every day.
Whether you’re doing it whilst drying your hair, walking to work or sitting on the train, make this one simple change to connect with your breathing and you’ll be glad you did!
4. Enjoy Regular ‘Date’ Nights
And not just of the romantic kind… Simply set aside at least one night each week that can be dedicated entirely to your happiness. You’re probably thinking right now – shouldn’t every day be for that?
True, it should! But unfortunately, people can become so swept up in their hectic schedules and everyday stresses that taking time out for themselves has to be made a priority.
So whether it’s treating yourself to a night in of pampering, a movie night with friends, catching up with family or a hot date with your other half – fit it in.
It’ll give you something to look forward to each week and you’re guaranteed some much needed ‘feel good’ time. It’s a win-win!
5. Celebrate Your Success!
Finally, if you’re going to commit to any change, make it this one; celebrating your success. Make it an essential part of your every day to celebrate the things that are going right in your world!
Commit to looking for and appreciating reasons to be grateful in your life every-single-day.
This will not only help to make your world feel an all-around much better place but will also get your positive energies flowing in the right areas of your life.
Small steps are what make big changes. So what are you waiting for? Start reaching your goals and kick-start change in your life, beginning with any of the above.