It can feel all too easy to fall into habits. Becoming a creature of habit can feel a transition that happens without any warning or notice; however, you may suddenly notice that you have been doing the same thing every day. It may be time to add some change or variety to your life. If you are tired of your routine, here are seven things that range from massive change to small improvements that you can do to shake things up.
Pack up and Embark on an Adventure
If you are tired of your life and your home, you might need an adventure. For those needing a drastic change and the addition of thrill and excitement to your life, it may be time to ask yourself the key question, “Is it time to sell my house?” While owning a home can feel like roots that you cannot easily pull up, if you feel that you are ready to completely start over and embrace adventure, take the leap.
Take Charge of Your Finances
If you have felt overburdened and overwhelmed by your finances, this is the time to take back control. Sit down and write out all of your expenses and sources of income. Once you have this, set a budget and then you can start establishing goals. While it will take time and commitment to make lasting, positive change, this is the year to start that change.
Start a Daily Writing Practice
One of the things that may be getting in your way of living your best life is a lack of connection to what is happening around you. If you feel like life is happening to and around you, rather than with you, it is time to slow down and take stock. Slow down the pace of your daily routine with a daily writing practice. Whether you start journaling with prompts, start a creative writing project, write with no purpose or take time to write and reflect, this can be a powerful and easy way to invigorate your life.
Embrace and Embody Gratitude
A powerful tool that is often overlooked is gratitude. Learning to be grateful can help you appreciate what is around you and be more observant in your days. If you find that the days are flashing by, spending time appreciating your life and its daily activities can slow that feeling down. You can vastly improve your mental and emotional health, while also improving the lives of those around you when you start practicing gratitude.
Make a Concerted Effort to Help Others
Another great way to improve your life can also impact others. When you engage in work that supports and helps other people, it has a profound and immense impact on your life. Helping others can give you the perspective and clarity that you are missing in your everyday life. If you want to take back your life and relinquish the mundanity, consider lending a helping hand.
Prioritize Your Own Needs and Establish Boundaries
While helping others is an admirable and valuable practice, it cannot come as a sacrifice of your wellbeing. You may unknowingly be causing that draining, blasé feeling because you have sucked up all of your energy serving others. It is time to set some boundaries and stop putting other people’s needs above your own needs. You need to commit to the long journey that this change will bring but ultimately will leave you with a happier and healthier life.
Sit With Silence
In a world that is constantly bustling and buzzing, you can take back control of your energy and time by unplugging. This may feel like a drastic shift to your routine, but you can do it. Whether you go for a walk in nature without your phone or smartwatch or sit outside breathing fresh air without the disruptions of notifications, sitting in silence can give you the stillness you need to find perspective.
While changing your life may sound intimidating, you too can improve your outlook and experience. Whether you choose to completely change your life or take small steps toward living a happier and healthier life, it is time to make a change.
Publish Date: September 11, 2021 6:39 AM