Are you really doing what you love with your life? If not, what’s holding you back? Often, if we feel like we aren’t achieving what we wanted or making a success of things, we automatically blame outside factors. The truth is, the power to create change is within us. You can transform your life into one you’re proud to live – with a little thought and a bit of dedication. And the best part? You can make a start today. Don’t wait for things to fall into your lap, or next summer, or hitting a certain age or weight. You can start living your best life immediately. It may not all come together straight away, but if you persevere, you may just be surprised by how quickly change comes and how it makes you feel.
Own Your Actions
Having a sense of empowerment and control over your destiny means also accepting responsibility for things in our life. No more blaming circumstances or the past – everyone had bad things happen to them occasionally, and you’ll never be able to control that. What you can control is how you react to things. Take responsibility for making things happen. Scope out the practical steps needed to make your dreams a reality. If you want to start a business! Start researching a business plan and looking into what finance you would need. Dream of moving abroad? Scope out visa requirements, see if there’s a chance to move your job or use reporting from ABODO to find out what rent you’d need to pay. Want to finally write that novel? Then block out some daily time in your diary to sit and write. Don’t let anything hold you back – especially yourself.
Learn To Forgive
It’s a fact of life that sometimes people won’t treat you right – they’ll lie to you, manipulate you and sometimes hurt you. Living with bitterness and hate is very easy to succumb to, but it will only destroy your life, not the life of the person who has behaved badly. So learning to forgive and let go is really important. It doesn’t mean that what the other person did is okay – forgiveness is entirely for your own benefit, helping you to let go of destructive negative energy so that you have more mental load to focus on the good things in life.
Buy Less Things
You may not want to embrace Minimalist practices entirely at this moment, but learning to be content with less is a huge key to happiness in the consumerist society we live in. Trying to keep up with everyone that you see on Instagram is a recipe for disaster, one that just leaves you feeling that you’re never good enough. Aim to become a conscious consumer – put real thought into the purchases that you do make. All the unnecessary possessions that we have create stress in our lives – it’s just more stuff to worry about. Make an effort to cut back and really question whether you need things before buying. This allows you to focus more on experiences, which actually will make you happy.