5 Ways to Change Your Life

We are always looking for ways to change our lives for the better. Here are 5 ways I’ve found that work for me.

1 — Make Exercise a Priority

Make exercise a part of your daily life. Being active makes us happier as well as healthier. Activity instantly improves your mood and can even lift you out of depression. There are tons of ways to be active — walk with a friend, take your dog to the park, try a small hike or walk on the beach. There are endless things you can do to be more active including spending more time outdoors, eating healthily, unplugging from technology and getting enough sleep. Change your life!

2 — Do Something for Someone Else

Studies show that doing things for others can have an immediate impact on your own happiness. Getting someone to unveil a big smile is extremely gratifying. Helping other people not only makes us happier and improves our health, it also makes others feel appreciated and loved. How do I help someone? Well, it is not all about the money — you can give your time, ideas and energy. Change your life!

3 — Live a Purposeful Life

When you live purposefully, you experience less stress, anxiety and depression. How do you find meaning and purpose? Living purposefully might come from doing a job that makes a difference, volunteering, your religious or spiritual beliefs or your family. The answers vary for each of us but they all involve being connected to something bigger than ourselves. Change your life!

4 —Have the Courage to Make the Switch

Is your job unfulfilling? Have you ever wanted to do something you loved? It may be time for a career change. Wisdom comes with age and experience, however, bitterness can develop if you are stuck in a job you dislike for years and years. If you want to avoid regret at the end of your life, make the switch. Don’t stay in a job you dislike. Change your life!

5 — Embrace Learning New Things

When we learn something new each day, it exposes new ideas and helps us stay curious and engaged with family, friends and life. Learning also gives us a sense of accomplishment and boosts self-confidence and resilience. You don’t have to go back to school for continuous learning. We can learn something new each day by asking a coworker a question, watching instructional videos on YouTube, listening to friends and peers you respect, reading a book or going on a weekend outing with a new friend. There are so many things to learn and do in this life — don’t miss out. Change your life!

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