10 realistic ways to FIX your life, starting TODAY!
Do you feel like everything around you is so messed up and there is nothing you can do to fix it?
Well, there is. In fact, there are plenty of things you can start doing right now that will help you put your life in order. So, if you are truly determined that you want to improve your lifestyle, become a better version of yourself, and have a purpose, keep reading.
Here are 10 no bullsh*t ways to fix your life, starting today:
1. Use your time wisely.
Don’t be busy – be productive. Instead of doing a million things at once, focus on one thing that will bring value to your existence and make sure you are doing it right. No distractions, no procrastination, no overthinking. Time is not a neverending resource, so don’t waste it on things that don’t elevate your life.
2. Prepare yourself mentally for setbacks.
Life is full of ups and downs, and you know that. So don’t act so surprised when something doesn’t go as planned. Most importantly, don’t let one single failure stop you from moving forward and working on making your dreams come true. There will be times when you will feel frustrated, confused, messed up, but if you stay true to yourself, the challenges on your way will be worth it.
3. Have patience.
With patience and resilience comes success. Because when you are patient, when you work hard on achieving your goals, and when you don’t lose motivation, you thrive. Maybe you are not your best self today, but you never know what the future holds. As someone once said, “the future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.”
4. Don’t be afraid of change.
Change is a curiously strange thing. Sometimes it’s cathartic and turns your life upside down. Other times it’s inevitable, and there’s nothing you can do to stop it. So, instead of fighting it, why don’t you try embracing it? Doung so, you will open doors to opportunities you will never have access to otherwise. Moreover, you will have the chance to explore parts of your soul you never knew existed. That experience is definitely worth overcoming your fear of change.
5. Take responsibility for your life.
Just like every human being, you have made mistakes in the past. But you can make a difference by owning your mistakes, taking responsibility for them, and doing the best you can to fix them or at least to never repeat them. Simultaneously, you must take accountability for your future. Don’t let life happen to you. You should be the one making things happen. Because, after all, this life is only yours to live, and it is up to you whether it’s going to be absolutely magical or utterly mundane.
6. Break bad habits to make place for positive ones.
If you truly, wholeheartedly, genuinely want to fix your life, breaking bad habits is essential. Bad habits may vary. For example, yours could be grabbing your phone the second you wake up in the morning, drinking a bit too much on the weekends, or gravitating towards toxic people who bring no value to your life. Whatever it is, you should make effort to break it and welcome new, wholesome habits that will improve your quality of life.
You can start with micro habits, such as exercising for one single minute in the morning to get your blood flowing and awaken your mind. Also, you can write three things you are grateful for when you come home from work or after a long, overwhelming day to remind yourself that one bad day doesn’t define your whole life. You don’t have to make drastic changes. All it takes is a little motivation and a few teeny tiny new habits that will add up and create the positive outcome you seek.
7. Set goals and take action.
Are you in a position where you are not satisfied with your life, and you believe something needs to be fixed asap? Then you must take action. In other words, you should set goals and make a plan of the moves you should make to achieve them. It would be perfectly fine if you want to go a single goal at a time and take baby steps towards it, as long as you keep moving forward.
And in that plan, evaluate all the aspects that would make it SMART. First, be Specific about the exact outcome you want. Then, determine how this goal can become Measurable to help you develop a clear strategy for accomplishing it. Third, make sure your aim is Achievable. Next, be honest with yourself and see whether that goal is Relevant and will really help you fix your life. And finally, be Time-specific and set a realistic period of time in which you will be able to reach the desired results.
8. Work harder than ever.
Believe it or not, you can work much harder than you think. And that’s a superpower you should embrace if you want to fix your life. Dealing with problems every day surely takes a toll on your mental health and makes you feel helpless. But if you work hard enough, you can turn that desperation into motivation. Some hardships are actually lessons in disguise, and they bring valuable knowledge that can help you flip the script.
9. Accept that some things are beyond your control.
Unfortunately, not every problem can be solved, no matter how hard you work. There are times you just have to accept that not everything is under your control. You may be in charge of your own actions, but you can’t control other people’s behavior, for example. So, the best thing you can do is learn to be at peace with the fact that some things are beyond your power.
10. Celebrate your success.
You can’t fix your whole life overnight. However, as long as you are moving in the right direction, you will be able to notice the progress you make. And as you do, don’t forget to pat yourself on the back and celebrate those little victories. They may seem small, but when they pile up, you realize the amazing impact they have on your whole existence. So, with each goal you achieve, do something that reminds you how hardworking, devoted, and self-motivated you are.
These are only 10 of all the things you can do to reconnect with yourself and start living a purposeful life. Do you agree with the list? Is there anything else you would like to add? Let us know in the comment section!