“Time doesn’t change us. It’s what we do with that time that changes us,” Dr. Phil argues.
If you are interested in learning how to change yourself, read on! Here are 26 ways to get your life back when you are down, and change for the better.
1. Get Fit
The mental and physical well-being are inseparable, so it`s no wonder that as the body physically strengthens, so does your mental state. “Fitness isn’t about a crunch or a push up. It’s about taking your power back,” Jillian Michaels says.
Visiting a new place and experiencing a new environment, whether it is for a day or a month, will positively affect you in multiple ways and bring the positive change you need.
3. Think about the present most, the future next, and the past the least
While learning from your past experiences is very important, this doesn’t mean that you should dwell on the past. You need to focus on the things that affect the present and future happiness, instead of reviving the past.
4. Meet new people
Meeting new people brings new perspectives to light, which can be then applied to your life in order to realize the necessary, positive changes.
5. Be open and honest
Being open and truly genuine is extremely beneficial and brings more advantages than you have ever imagined.
6. Be cognizant of long-term health
Make sure you stay home from work when you feel ill, whether the issues are physical or emotional.
7. Be yourself in appearance
Style your hair the way that fits you the most and wear clothes that represent you the best.
8. Walk away from negativity
Stay away from the things that give off negative vibes, whether it is a bad job or a bad relationship.
9. Allow yourself to release
Let go of the things that negatively affect your personality, such as the regret, pain, and irritation from the past.
10. Reach out to new peers who have lived through similar experiences
Particularly the ones who have gone through similar experiences.
11. Take a week off (no travelling necessary)
Take some time to relax! Don’t answer calls, texts, or emails… During the days off, just do you.
12. Throw some things out
De-clutter your space and get rid of the things you no longer need.
13. Strengthen your good relationships
Work on your relationships and look for ways to change them to the better and get the most of them.
14. Eat really healthy for a month
Follow a healthy diet for a month, which is based on proper amounts of fruits, veggies, meats, and grains.
15. Enroll in a course or workshop.
Enrolling in a course or a workshop will benefit you in the long run even more than you can imagine.
16. Make and keep a budget
While this might seem difficult in the beginning, it is definitely a hell of an experience.
17. Seek validation
Seek validation from your loved ones and converse with them in order to see how much they think you are succeeding.
18. Base success on change, not outcome
Accept, understand, and embrace this as making the needed changes is the key to positive outcomes.
19. Be forgiving
This will help you move on and spend more time and energy in positive way.
20. Be proud of yourself and your accomplishments
Value yourself and respect your accomplishment, no matter how big they are.
21. Do something that terrifies you
Stepping out of your comfort zones will help you become stronger and more productive.
22. Eliminate a bad habit for at least three months
Whether it is drinking, smoking, or gambling, giving it up will benefit your health in multiple ways.
23. Be happier than you think or feel that you should be
Don’t enjoy life less than you deserve due to modesty.
24. Make and keep boundaries
Maintain your territory, defend your integrity, and don’t let yourself to be taken advantage of.
25. Learn a second language (or third, or fourth, etc.)
Never stop learning! Learning a foreign language will allow you to think about your life in quote a beneficial way.
26. Start a new, positive habit
Start a positive habit in order to bring positive changes in others aspects of your life.