When you have made the decision that you need to change your life, you are pretty much halfway there. The first step is the realization that something is wrong in your life and you need to change it or change something about it to make yourself happy.

There are many people who put off the idea of changing their life. Those are the people I am talking to. They may hold themselves back because of fear of the unknown or some other reason. It seems like a big task to find the courage and tenacity to just jump up and change their life.

Small changes are good so you have time to adapt to your new ventures. People are more comfortable sticking to what they know so taking change in small steps can be beneficial.

I have been there before. I knew I needed to change but it was just so much easier sticking to the norm.

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When I decided to break my mold and strive for something better, I started seeing better things come to me. Here are some simple guidelines that you can follow daily in order to improve your life one step at a time.

 

Create a vision board

Start mapping out your daily, weekly, and yearly goals. Print out photos and images of these goals and post them in a visible spot. Every time you look at them you will be motivated to remember your goals and where you want to be.

Think long term goals and create a plan

The only way you will know what to do today is if you plan your long term goals. It is then your job to break down long term goals into manageable bitesized chunks of knowledge and experiences accomplished over years, months, weeks, and days.

Daily affirmations

Doing affirmation daily will help promote a mindset of pride and strength. Here are a few daily affirmations I use…

“I am strong. I am wise. I will succeed today. I will accomplish my goals.”

“Money comes easily and frequently”

“I am loved. I am thankful. Thank you for the day.”

Enjoy the little accomplishments

Revel in your ability to accomplish the little tasks. If your goals is to write a book, it doesn’t have to be done in a day. Write a page and celebrate, whether in your mind or out loud. You took a step in the right direction!

Meditate

Spending time with yourself can help you navigate the right path for your life. When you meditate correctly you see your life from an outside perspective.

Meditate on simple things like gratitude and where you are in the moment. You will be able to find what is great about yourself and what needs improvement. A step back could clear your mind and allow you to see the bigger picture.

Drink tea

Drinking tea has so many health benefits, I don’t know where to start. It will make you feel more revived and you will be ready to get motivated. 

Reconnect with friends and family

There is always a peace that comes over us when we are around the ones we love. When it is time to make a change for your future, it is always good to revisit your roots and reexamine your core values. 

You can also trust family and close friends with your future plans. Bounce the idea of them to see if its a winner. You know they will tell you the truth. 

Take a Trip

A new scene in front of you can be exciting and exhilarating. A trip to a new place will be filled with mystery, curiosity, and wonder. Leave all the stresses of life behind.

When you come back you will feel a revived energy to move forward with your own life. Having survived your trip you will be more prone to trying without hesitation, without that fear of failing, and know there is more to life and more to the world.

Listen to Inspiring Podcasts

Podcasts are a great first step in making a change in your life. When I set my New Year’s goals, I said to myself January will be the month of inspiration to start off this journey, and I will listen to inspiring podcasts to get me motivated to make moves. 

I started listening to podcasts in January and it changed the way I thought about my life and goals. It gave me that confidence to take action on my goals after hearing the results the successful entrepreneurs had. Hearing them encouraged me to give it a shot and take action on my big goals. 

Improve your skills

The number one reason people don’t move into the next phase of their dreams is the lack of knowledge. They don’t know what is on the other side, how to get there, and what to do when you do get there.

Improving your skills in the area you want to provide a service for is highly important. You should be known as the expert in your field and then you will start seeing expert results.

Take time to become confident in your product knowledge. With the right knowledge about your area of expertise, you will be motivated to pursue your goals. 

Change doesn’t come immediately. You have to work on motivating yourself however you can, but when you get it, you will know what direction you need to go. 

These are the top 10 ways I motivate myself to make a change in my life. I hope you enjoyed these helpful tips.