25 simple ways to change your life today

We are 6 months in to the year!  How is this year going for you?  If it's not going great, or even if it is, here are 25 Simple Ways Change Your Life Today and make this your best year ever!

25 Simple Ways to Change Your Life today

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If you've ever felt unhappy and powerless to change things in your life, this post is for you!  You don't need anyone to change your life for you.  You can make yourself feel better today.  You have the power to be happy!  You have the power to change anything!   These suggestions can help you on the way!

25 ways to change your life to make this your best year yet!  

Move more

Park further away at the store.  Walk around while you're on the phone. Do squats while brushing your teeth.

Goals for 2018, drink more water, metal water bottle

Drink more water

Drink a full glass when you wake up.  Keep a water bottle near at all times. Take a water bottle with you in the car. I love these metal water bottles to keep my water cold!

Connect with people in person

Invite a friend to lunch.  Have a family over for dinner. Go for a walk with your neighbor.

Get up earlier in the morning

Have some time to yourself before your family gets up.  Make goals for the day.  Decide how you want your day to go and set your day in order.

Stop saying can't and shouldn't

Both of these words are limiting you.  Rid your vocabulary of limiting beliefs and concentrate on the things you CAN do!

Goals for 2018, read more books

Read more

Check out books from the library.  Borrow good books from friends.  Visit a used book store.  Study a topic that interests you and increase your knowledge.  I especially like these books.  

Spend quality time with family or friends

Play board games.  Use questions to start conversations.  Go for a walk with your husband, kids and/or dog.  Put your phone down and spend time together.

Go to bed earlier

My mom used to say that nothing good happens late at night.  I totally agree.  Instead of staying up late to watch Netflix or scroll the internet, go to bed and get the rest you need.

Develop a positive morning routine

Stretch.  Breath.  Say nice things to yourself.  Be grateful.  Pray.  Drink a glass of water.  Start your day off on the right foot.  More ideas for a great morning routine here.

goals for 2018, develop a hobby, gardening

Find a fulfilling hobby

Take pictures.  Garden.  Do a craft.  Do a bullet journal.  Learn creative lettering.  Paint pictures or furniture.  Sew or crochet.  Develop interests and things to look forward to!

Say positive affirmations

Look at yourself in the mirror and say:
  • I am enough.  
  • I do enough.
  • I am brave.
  • I am strong.
  • I am capable.
  • I am the mother my children need.
Saying nice things to yourself doesn't make you prideful, it will make you feel better.  And when you feel better, you can do better.

Cultivate gratitude

Be fiercely grateful for everything in your life by focusing on everything you have!  Develop a habit of recording what you're grateful for daily in your journal.  More info on journaling here.

Develop a cleaning routine

No matter how much you clean, there will always be more to do.  Develop a schedule to work on a few things every day, then let the rest go!

Create a win list

Keep a daily list of everything you do right.  It's easy to remember all the times we've screwed up but that doesn't help us be our best selves!  At the end of the day, write the good stuff down and give yourself a pat on the back.

goals for 2018, listen to podcasts, favorite self help podcasts

Listen to inspiring podcasts

My favorites are:
  • Next Level Life 
  • The Life Coach School
  • Better than Happy
  • Oprah's Super Soul Conversations
  • About Progress
  • Therapy Thoughts
  • Beyond Good Intentions
  • Talk to me Tayla

Plan a vacation and start saving

Even if you don't have a ton of money, you can save $5 a week to give yourself something to look forward to.

Pray more

Find a quiet place and a quiet time in your day to communicating with our Father in Heaven.  Doing so helps us to be grateful and keep things in perspective.

Prioritize your time

No matter how much you do, you will never get it all done.  Make sure you're spending your time doing the most important things.

Live your dreams, not anyone else's

Stop worrying about what anyone else thinks!  No one is probably thinking of you anyway!  Do the things that are most important to you.

Goals for 2018, write in journal

Write in your journal

Journaling is a great place to set goals, record your gratitude, write about what went right in your day and so much more!  Pay attention to your thoughts and get them out of your head.  Giving your thoughts a place to go by writing them in your journal frees up so much head space!  Free journaling prompts here

Stay off social media

If you can't stay off, set some strict time limits.  It's easy to compare our behind the scenes to what is shown on the internet. Take a break to keep things in perspective!

Pay bills on time

Open bills as you receive them and write down the due dates.  Even better- automate as much as you can, so payments come out of your bank account automatically.

goals for 2018, make your bed

Make your bed every day

Right when you get out of bed, spend 2 minutes making it.  You'll have accomplished one thing right off the bat which starts your day off on the right note.

Put money in a savings account

Get into a habit of saving, even if it's only $5 at a time.

Use a meal plan

Having a meal plan is a life saver.  You won't have to have that 5pm what's for dinner panic!  You'll be able to shop for items needed.  You'll always know what's for dinner. You'll be able to save money
from not resorting to last minute take out.

None of these 25 Ideas for Making this Your Best Year Ever are difficult or ground breaking.  That's because improving ourselves doesn't happen with the huge things.  It happens with the little day to day things.  We each have the power to make ourselves happy!

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