Positive life changes you will never regret

Life 365    24-Mar-2020
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LIFE ISN’T ALWAYS about big, bold milestones. It’s also about the little things that can bring you a more positive and fulfi lling lifestyle. If you feel the same way, then you should know that there are small positive changes you can still do to make your life better. It's natural to resist change but that doesn't have to be the case. Far from it; change is actually good for us in both our personal and professional lives since it makes us more fl exible, exposes us to new experiences and people and opens up the doors to more chances
 
There are many positive actions and habits we know we should do, like working out, eating healthily and not spending beyond our means. We know the big things that will make our lives better but the fact that they’re big tasks means they can feel daunting or overwhelming and so we easily give up on them. That's why you must lead with intellect rather than feelings when it comes to affecting positive change.
  
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When you're honest with yourself, your intellect will reveal your true desires for the life you want and the person you wish to be. Step outside of your feelings of fear for a minute and ask your intellect what you really want. Having said that, there are certain positive life changes most people never regret making. Here are few of them and the best thing about these small changes? They require no extra money or prep time. So, what are you waiting for? Read the list, pick a number and start making positive changes:
 
Find and chase your passion
 
Are you passionate about your life and work? Are you doing what you love and wake up with enthusiasm to start your day? If not, you will certainly regret it — if you don't already. Accepting a life that is less than your potential,
inauthentic or boring isn't really living. You may think you don't have options or that change would be too diffi cult or upsetting to others. But change is possible. There is a way to fi nd your life passion and recreate your life to make that passion a centrepiece.
 
Change your diet
 
Do you eat plenty of fresh fruits and veggies daily? Do you choose whole grains and lean meats? Do you consume very little sugar, processed foods or high fat foods? Do you have a moderate intake of alcohol and a high intake of water? If not, you will regret your diet choices. A poor diet will make you unhealthy, lethargic, overweight and potentially lead to a variety of diseases. We all love to eat delicious foods. We love the convenience of fast food and processed foods. But you can retrain yourself to love foods that are good for you and your body. Taking care of your health is something you'll never regret.
 
Cherish simple joys

 
Yes, it may impact other areas of your life. It may be challenging and require short term sacrifi ces. But the positive impact of living your passion is so profound that those challenges and sacrifi ces will quickly fade away. If you don't know what your passion is, right now is not too soon to start seeking it. This is a keystone change that will make all elements of your life better.
 
Move and live uncomfortably
 
Do you absolutely love your home, your community, the city you live in and the people in your circles? If not, then it's time for a big change. You spend so much time in your personal environment and if you don't love it, then you're accepting less than you deserve in life. You do need a home that feels like you — one that refl ects your tastes and personality. You need to be in a community that supports your ideal lifestyle, surrounded by your 'tribe' of people. You don't want to feel like a square peg in a round hole in your own environment. Moving might require time, money and energy. But do what needs to be done to make it happen. Life is too short to live uncomfortably.

 
Release a relationship
 
Is there someone in your life who is causing you grief, heartache or stress? Is this person someone very close to you — a spouse, signifi cant other, family member or longtime friend? Have you tried everything to make this relationship work? Have you sought counsel and support? If you've tried your best to improve the relationship but things are still bad, then it's time to let go. Of course this will cause pain and unhappiness in the short term. But your long-term happiness is at stake. Remaining in a bad relationship infects everything else in your life. It takes courage to step away but your mental, physical and emotional health depend on it.
 
Reduce technology
 
How much time do you spend watching TV, surfi ng the net, hanging out on social media, texting or playing games on your phone? Be honest — count up the hours in the day. Technology has many positive benefi ts in our lives but it insidiously takes over until it strangles out everything else. We become addicted to the instant gratifi cation and narcotic eff ects it has over us. Real life and real relationships are far more interesting and fulfi lling. It will take discipline to limit technology in your life but taking a break from it provides a liberating peace because you aren't constantly tuned in to what's happening in cyberspace or TV land. You are simply living and enjoying the real world. You'll never regret not spending more time in front of the TV or on the computer. But you will regret missing out on relationships and experiences.
 
Find your adventure time
 
Do you regularly travel to exciting, interesting places? Are you constantly learning new skills, meeting new people or trying something diff erent and exciting? Life is meant to be lived — not passively but actively with gusto and enthusiasm. You have a fi nite number of days on this planet. The world is fi lled with extraordinary sites, opportunities and people. During your years here, don't you want to have as much fun as possible? Don't you want to experience as much as possible? Adventurous, new experiences are far more fulfi lling than material things or hanging around the house cleaning, watching TV or doing nothing. As Helen Keller reminds, “Life is a daring adventure or nothing at all.”