Baby Steps to a Better Life

Want a better life? Big changes are difficult, and take time, but there are many easy steps you can take right now. Take many steps, even small ones, and pretty soon you are getting somewhere.

It is easy just to look, right? Start looking for specific ways to make your life better, and to improve yourself. Even if you do not accomplish anything immediately, you are preparing yourself. Thinking about change sets your mind and your motivation in motion.

You are not looking for an excuse to avoid difficult tasks, but you would not expect to quit cigarettes, alcohol, caffeine and complaining all at once, right? Just make things better today, in any small way. Seeing results will motivate you for the more difficult steps. Consider some of the following simple actions.

  1. Write down some things you would like to change. This makes the possibility more real, and gets your mind working. Eventually you can make this “wish list” into real goals, with a specific plan.
  1. Close your eyes and breathe deeply through your nose, whenever you feel stressed. Stress is one of the biggest impediments to a better life. Simple stress-management techniques like this can help a lot, if you make them a habit.
  1.  List the good things you have. This may seem trite, but a good mood makes life better. Ever thought of buying a van and you start seeing vans everywhere? The same thing happens when you buy an idea. Imagine how it will affect your frame of mind to start seeing good things everywhere.

I can go on, but I do not know what your goals and needs are. The point here is to get you thinking, and then taking whatever actions you can. If you thought about the whole process, you might never build a house. But, it is easy to nail one board in place, right? (And then one more, and one more…)

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