Change is Good! 6 Ways How to Do it Now
By Chris Savage // Reliable Strategies
Is it Time to Change?
Our lives are in a constant state of flux.
It's impossible to be static and unchanging because the world around us is always reshaping itself.
The question isn't if we should embrace change, but how we can change, to serve our greater good and happiness.
Sometimes people get used to being unhappy and they don't know how else to live.
But when is it time to change your goals and priorities so you can move towards growth and abundance?
Some people see change as bad, and as something to avoid.
They stick to the same routine day after day, repeating the same patterns again and again.
If your habits are productive and you're on your purpose, keep doing what you're doing.
But we all have parts of our lives that if we made a few changes, we'd be much better off.
Growth begins by being willing to try new things and live with an open mind.
Change is something to seek out, not something to avoid.
Is Change Really Important?
Why is change important?
The answer is that "change equals growth".
We find ourselves resistant when we are introduced to new changes because our lives have become comfortable and predictable.
But what many people don't realize is that comfort isn't always the best feeling.
You might feel comfortable now, and that you don't want to make any changes.
But eventually, If you never take on any risk or try anything new, life becomes stagnant and unfulfilling.
Sometimes people get used to being unhappy and they don't know how else to live.
When should you start looking at your life differently so you can make the necessary changes to find happiness again?
The 5 Most Important Life Changes to Make
1. Your Self-Image
If you want to start feeling better about yourself from the inside out, it's time to change your self-image.
Self-image is an important part of how we view ourselves.
It's the way our brain interprets the images it takes in and creates a representation of who you are.
That representation can be positive or negative, depending on how you're feeling about yourself at that particular time.
When you feel confident, your self-image reflects that confidence back to you.
Likewise, when you feel like you're not good enough, or that you're inferior in some way, your self-image will reflect that back to you.
Love yourself regardless, and if there’s something about your character you don’t like - CHANGE IT!
2. Your Health and Wellness
If you're not taking care of your mind and body, how do you expect to feel good about yourself?
It's easy to get caught up in your daily grind.
We forget about taking care of our health, but it's the most important thing you can do for your self-esteem and well-being.
Being healthy is not just about looking your best, but also feeling the best.
When you look better, you feel better about yourself.
When you feel better about yourself you do better in life.
3. Your Relationships
Your relationships and the people you spend time with have a massive influence on your self-image, your success, and your life.
Good relationships with the right type of people make you happy.
A healthy relationship is one in which people encourage each other to be a better version of themselves.
The best relationships are the ones you can be your true self and feel 100% accepted.
Toxic relationships or friendships do nothing but act as a barrier to your success.
You can have the best of intentions, but if your relationships are emotionally draining, or distracting, you'll never be as great as you could be.
Toxic relationships affect your mental health and lead to depression, anxiety, and stress.
Why would you put yourself through that?
Surround yourself with people who build you up and support you, and disconnect yourself from anyone who doesn't
4. Your Work and Career
Changing your career is a big decision.
It can be hard to know if you're making the right choice or not, but it's important to remember that every change has its upsides and downsides.
It's up to you to make it happen. If you never try you'll never know what could have been.
You need to take a calculated risk and put in the necessary work to make it happen.
Changing careers can be a daunting task, but it doesn't have to be.
You're the one in charge of your career and your life. Only you can decide what you want to do with it.
You know if you’re in the right career or not.
How do you feel about doing your work?
Are you passionate about what you do?
Do you enjoy your work and lose yourself in the task at hand?
Or do you hate what you do, dread doing your work, and curse your life?
Change your career and you change your life.
You leave a version of yourself in the past and move forward to become more of who you want to be.
We spend a large portion of our lives doing work.
Work is inevitable. It only makes sense to spend that time doing something you enjoy.
If you’re not in the right career yet don’t stress yourself out.
Keep moving in the right direction and before you know it you’ll be right where you want to be.
5. Your Goals for the Future
Setting new goals are vitally important when it comes to changing your life.
Goals can be the difference between success and failure, and everything in between.
Setting new and exciting goals gives you a fresh start, lets you refocus and reset, and puts you in a state of achievement.
Change isn't always easy, but you have to decide what you want from your life and go all out to make it become a reality.
Your new life begins by setting clear, meaningful goals.
If you want to change your life, you need to be willing to take a risk and put yourself out there, working towards something better.
Think about what you want out of life and what will make you happy.
The answer could be anything from getting in shape or going back to school, starting a business, or traveling the world.
The only criteria is that it gives you a sense of fulfillment in your life.
Once you have an idea of what makes you believe will make you happy, brainstorm a list of how you might be able to get there.
What skills will you need?
Where should you go to get started?
Who should you talk to?
You don't have to know all the answers off the top of your head.
But you do need to know what you want, how you intend to get it, and what you're willing to sacrifice in order to make it happen.
6 Ways to Change Your Life For The Better
1. De-Clutter Your Space
Cleaning out your home is a great way to de-clutter your life.
The state of your home reflects the state of your mind.
Cleaning out your place is a therapeutic exercise. Y
You’re getting rid of the past by throwing away stuff you’ve accumulated that doesn't add value to your life anymore.
A clean and tidy space creates positive energy and a comfortable environment.
2. Feed Your Mind
Your mind is the control centre of your life. How you think is who you become.
The more good information you put into your mind, the better your life will be.
By reading books, listening to informative podcasts, and attending workshops your brain makes new connections.
When you change how you think, the way you see the world changes.
Feed your mind, change your life.
3. Don't Take Yourself Too Seriously
People give too much importance to things that aren’t that important.
Obsessing over small details and having too rigid expectations leads to a life of anxiety and weakness.
Whatever situation you find yourself in, relax a little. Stay flexible in your approach and your expectations.
Next time you find yourself being too serious and getting worked up, ask yourself “Is this really worth getting worked up about?”.
Most of the time the answer is no.
4. Be Willing to Fail
Rejection and failure are invaluable experiences.
They teach you more about yourself than any success you might have.
People lose their goals and dreams just to avoid the possibility of failure and rejection.
Think of someone who can’t handle any setbacks in life, and allow their fears to determine their actions.
They’ll never experience the success they deserve, and they’ll miss out on golden opportunities and magical experiences.
Rejection and failure aren’t necessarily good or bad.
They’re simply what you choose to make of them.
5. Think and Plan Long Term
It's so easy to get caught up in the day-to-day.
You wake up, go to work, come home, then do it all over again.
But there’s a lot more to life.
There are dreams for the future as yet unfulfilled, and experiences yet had.
For your life to have any meaning, you need a purpose to live for.
Something bigger than yourself that makes all the trials and tribulations of life worthwhile.
Thinking long-term puts the universe on your side.
When your time frames are too narrow you put unnecessary pressure on yourself.
Things take time to mature, thinking and planning long term allows you more time for everything fall nicely into place.
6. Realize How Brief Your Life is
Life’s short and we’re all going to die.
At first, that sounds negative, even a bit morbid.
But when you stop and think about it, having that realization is empowering, and a great gift.
When you realize how brief and precious your time is, your life changes.
You spend less time doing meaningless activities, and more time doing things that actually matter.
Things that consume most people, you start to see as trivial.
Recognizing the brevity of life raises your level of consciousness.
You become more aware of the details of your life, as they relate to your long-term goals, instead of mindlessly living life on autopilot.
Time is the most valuable form of wealth, invest it wisely.
Things to Remember About Change
- Change is positive
- Progress in life requires consistent change and self-improvement
- The most important changes you can make are to your;
- Health and wellness
- Life goals
- Some of the best ways to change are to;
- De clutter your space
- Feed your mind
- Don’t take things too seriously
- Realize rejection and failure are a critical part of success, and you need them
- Think and plan long term
- Realize how brief your life is
Best Quotes About Changing for the Better
“Intelligence is the ability to adapt to change” - Stephen Hawking
“One day or day one. You decide” - Wayne Dyer
“If we don’t change, we don’t grow. If we don’t grow, we aren’t really living” - Gail Sheehy
““By changing nothing, nothing changes.” – Tony Robbins““The greatest mistake you can make in life is to be continually fearing you will make one.” – Elbert Hubbard