10 Ways To Turn Your Life Around
Life isn’t always smooth sailing – but there’s always a way to make a comeback. As the saying goes, when life gives you lemons, you make lemonade. Making lemonade while stuck in a rut is not the easiest thing to do. It is easy to think about things you’d like to change in your life, but actioning them is another ball game.
Take exercise, for example. The vice of many people, it is so hard to motivate yourself to exercise even if the willingness is there. Around 80% of people who have a gym membership don’t use it. Why? Because putting words into action is hard. We’re going to aim to change that today by giving you 10 easy, low-pressure ways that you can turn your life around.
#1 Start Loving Yourself
Take the time to start loving yourself. Because if you can’t love yourself, how will you love someone else? It is a saying that rings true for many people. Self-love is just as important as the love you share with other people. Here are some great ways you can start loving yourself:
- Nurture your body with the foods you enjoy
- Start journaling your day to offload weight from your mind.
- Wear clothes that make you feel comfortable
- Start focusing on your sleeping routine.
#2 Working Out (Without The Gym)
Working out is a great way to make you feel good. Even if you don’t feel your body needs to change, working out releases endorphins that give you a natural high. Try powerwalking. It isn’t something you see people do every day, yet powerwalking — especially on an incline — burns more calories than jogging.
#3 Yoga and Meditation
If powerwalking isn’t your thing, yoga is another form of exercise that’s therapeutic. The activation of your parasympathetic nervous system induces calm and relaxation – as does meditation with controlled breathing. There are guides for both on YouTube, for both amateurs and above. You don’t have to be able to touch your toes or silence your mind to do yoga and meditation.
#4 Work On Your Finances
One of the leading causes of stress is money – so much so that 72% of people say they stress over their money problems. Online personal loans are an easy safety net if you’re short for money, but they won’t solve the route of the problem. Why not work with a financial advisor to come up with a plan to manage your money more effectively. Some give free consultations – something that can put your life back on track.
#5 Make Meaningful Corrections
Meaningful connections are so important. They make your life far more precious, giving meaning to every day. There are tons of ways to meet new people, from dating apps to coffee shops – you just need to put yourself out there. Try joining a dating app. Ones like Bumble allow you to specify whether you want to meet a new best friend or partner.
#6 Consider A Career Change
Career burnouts are a 21st-century problem. A studied that followed 1 billion full-time workers found only 15% are happy in their roles. People fear change and the unknown, so instead, keep the same role. Consider what your passion is and whether there’s a career to match it. Career satisfaction could change your life.
#7 Take A Trip
After the last 18-months, everyone could use a trip. You don’t necessarily need to go abroad – just take a break away from normal life. Log cabins are the perfect escape from reality, especially forest log cabins. Why not even go by yourself. Solo travel is cathartic and freeing!
#8 Burn Some Bridges
Not everyone in your life is meant to be in your life. Negative relationships don’t serve you, and 2021 should be the year that you burn bridges. If you feel like a friendship, family member, or partner are bringing negative vibes into your life, consider whether they should be there.
#9 Start A New Hobby
A new hobby is a great way to bring a bit of variety into your life. A hobby doesn’t have to involve a sport or anything physical. It could be art, music, photography, sewing, etc. There’s an endless list of hobbies that will provide you with an outlet.
#10 Establish Routines
Routines are so important if you want to practice self-love. Many people thrive off routines – especially morning and evening ones. A morning routine is the best because it starts your day with the right intention. Try incorporating a cold shower followed by a skincare routine and 10 minutes of meditation into your morning routine.
So there you have it, 10 easy ways to turn your life around. We hold ourselves back by creating our own limitations, but you really can do anything you put your mind to. Take some time to focus on yourself and what you want out of life, and go out and get it!