Sunday, 15 September 2019

Five Easy Ways To Improve Your Life

Are you feeling a little overwhelmed at the moment or perhaps you think that you are stuck in a rut? You don't need a complete overhaul to improve the quality of your life. Just a few simple steps can help to boost your wellbeing and make you feel more in control of your life. I have come up with five easy ways to improve your life starting from today.

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“Those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.” ― George Bernard Shaw. 

Do you feel like you could improve something or you would just like to change something? Or you just want the push in the right direction? Fear not, I've come up with some super simple ways you can improve your life today.

Five easy ways to improve your life today: 

1. Review your goals

The first easy way to improve your life is to work out if your goals are in alignment with living the life you love.

Did you achieve your goals? If not, why? Think - were they perhaps too wide? Could you narrow them? Or, are they even relevant if you have changed circumstances?

I checked my goals for this year, and they were focused on achieving my Master's degree, getting organised and improving my Pinterest and photography skills. I can quickly get in a pickle if I don't plan properly, leaving me feeling overwhelmed, so I always try to prepare as much as I can.

Fast forward a few months. The Masters is done, but life is still a little uncertain going forward. Pinterest I kind of get. Photography - I haven't done anything to improve my skills. Going forward, I know photography could be a valuable skill to hone. I need to figure out whether I will learn by doing a course or just playing around with the camera.

2. Manifest your dreams

As with the law of attraction, a manifestation is where you apply your thoughts and your energy and use it to create your reality.

If there were no limits on money, time or anything. How do you want your life to look like? How do you want your life to improve?

Spend some time self-reflecting and being honest with yourself. You could do this privately in your journal. Nobody needs to read, but acknowledge, accept and ask the universe. Or you could create a vision board or a Pinterest board to log your ideas.

When you have figured out what you want your life to look like, how will you achieve that? You can always make time by getting up an hour earlier. Decluttering to live a more simple life. Join a dating app. Whatever it is that you decided you want, think about how you can make it happen.

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3. Identify anything that is holding you back

What is holding you back from achieving something or living the life you love?

For me, this is clutter. I want to live more intentionally, to be more sustainable and work in a clear space. Therefore, I know that I need to declutter. Although I'm doing quite well on this. I am focusing on using up my "backups". Then going forward, I want to think more responsibly about the sustainable options available when it comes to replacing things like shampoo, shower gel, etc.

4. Set new goals

If you don't have any specific goals, why not mix it up? Find a goal that challenges you. A goal that makes you happy and a goal that sets a routine for the future. Remember that making things routine is what makes a habit stick.

Personally, I want to keep socially pushing myself out of my comfort zone. I would rather hide indoors, but I need to get out there. It mixes well with the goal to make me happy, as I can combine getting out there and meeting my fave peeps and meeting new peeps.

I've written a post on five things to start doing if you have social anxiety if you might find that interesting. 

For the future, I want to find a way of reducing plastic. I want to reduce waste and be more sustainable in the future. This means looking at single-use plastic and finding alternatives.

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5. Just crack on

The final easy way to improve your life is to just get on and do something.

Hands up, procrastination and a lack of confidence are the biggest obstacles that stop me achieving most of the things I want. For me, I just need to crack on and do!

Having a reset day whereby I dedicate time to writing to-do lists and organising is essential. I see reset day as a form of self-care as they're usually things on your mind. Something that if you're not careful can start to feel overwhelmed and stressed, I forget important things, and it all just feels a bit too much.

What do you need to just do? Is it something left unsaid. Perhaps have a chat you need to have with your boss about something that is concerning you. Write it out and work out where you are going with it.

When you're done, make sure to reward yourself. Celebrate the fact you have done something that scared you or made you feel uncomfortable. You're braver than you think!


How will you improve your life?

Lots of love, 
Helen x




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2 comments

  1. Helen , I love this, I am moving forward,
    Love your thoughts my friend, 😊👍💕🌹xxxx

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  2. Aww that's brilliant Christine! Thank you so much for your kind comments, as always my lovely friend xxxx

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