20 Ways YOU Can Change Your Life

20 Ways YOU Can Change Your Life

Since the success of previous posts entitled 20 Ways to Change the World and 20 Websites That Can Change Your Life, I’ve decide to compile a list of 20 ways YOU can change your life.

Change is all over; it’s omnipresent. Our lives and the world are always changing, whether we are aware of it or not. However, the changes aren’t always what we want. This list will give you some ideas on how to change your life in a positive direction. Some are very simple and others take a lot of work.

1. Start a business

This is probably one of the more difficult ways to change your life. But if you become your own boss, you can control your own hours and control more of your life. Even if your business doesn’t succeed, you’ll have changed your life.

2. Start an exercise habit

Habits are difficult to break. If you can start an exercise regimen your life will change. You’ll be healthier, you’ll feel more productive which will motivate you to accomplish more, and exercise will help you live longer. Who wouldn’t want that?

3. Think differently

This may be the simplest way for some to change their life, while the most difficult for others. If you starting thinking about things differently and seeing them in a different way, that’ll bring immense change. Too many people make a big production out of the smallest things. When a difficult or negative event presents itself, take a moment and ask yourself questions like these:

– Is it really that bad?
– What can I learn from this?
– When will it blow over?
– Am I reacting the way I want to?

4. Get a new hobby

I’m sure there’s something you’ve always wanted to try. Maybe rock climbing or maybe surfing. Give it a go! Perhaps you’ll find a new passion, and in doing so, your life will change.

5. Read a good book

Books really do change lives. I know books have changed my own life. Such as To Kill a Mockingbird, Of Mice and Men, The Grapes of Wrath, The Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Night, Silas Marner, The Pursuit of Happyness, and many more. Grab yourself some books and get reading. They might not all leave a lasting impression on you, but if one does, it’ll be worth it.

6. Meet someone new

You never know what can happen when you meet someone new. It can lead to great things, including great opportunities. If you’re shy, you can even “meet” many people online.

7. Watch a good movie

Just like a book, a movie can certainly change your life. We suggest The Shawshank Redemption for a movie to make you think, and inspire and motivate.

8. Volunteer

Your life will change, along with countless others.

9. Do something different

If you can do something different each day or week to change things up a bit, you’ll be changing your life.

10. Go vagabonding

If you want to see different places and in a new way, try vagabonding.

11. Go on vacation

Don’t want go vagabonding? Then take a vacation. Go somewhere that’ll inspire or motivate you, and let your mind be free.

12. Get a pet

Dog, cat, turtle, whatever animal you may like. They can bring a lot of enjoyment to your life. If you can handle the responsibility, then get a pet.

13. Face a fear

Face whatever it is that you fear. Even if you can’t conquer it right away, at least give it a try.

14. Go green

Become a little more environmentally friendly.

15. Lose a bad habit

Habits are hard to break, whether they’re good or bad. Lose a bad habit like smoking and your life will change for the better.

16. Reduce negativity

Free your life from negative people, events, and negative thoughts.

17. Switch your career

If you’re bored with your current career, switch gears and get a new career.

18. Do a good deed

Do something nice for different people throughout your day and week. The good karma will bring positive change to your life.

19. See the sun rise

It’s free and can give you a whole new perspective on life and our earth.

20. Just live

If you don’t want to put forth any effort for positive change then you can just live your life. There will be changes no matter what but they’ll most likely be out of your control.

What are some other ways we can our lives? Post in our comments section below.

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  • http://www.lyved.com/ Andrew Galasetti

    I’ve mentioned it before on other articles and elsewhere, but one of my favorite quotes comes from Chris Gardner, author of “The Pursuit of Happyness” (book link: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B000G… ) His mother told him when he was young that “The cavalry ain’t coming,” meaning that if he wanted to change his life it was up to him. Remember that: It’s up to YOU to change YOUR life in a positive direction.

    *Edited 9/2/2014 to fix typos.