Sometimes I wake up and think… this is me? In my twenties, but definitely not where I thought my life would be. It’s a terrible feeling to feel like you’re not living your best life possible. It’s something that makes you immediately want to change your behaviors and go do something that will make a difference in your life.
How to know when it’s time for a lifestyle change
When you come home from a long work day and break out takeout food, plop on the couch, and don’t move away from the TV again, it’s probably time for a lifestyle change. Then the next day you do the same thing again. There is more to life then this daily grind that leaves you beat and accomplishes little! You’re just trying to get through life and living for the weekend and not living the healthiest best life possible.
Believe me, I know. I’ve been there. I’ve done that for a long time. But I want more out of life!
It’s time for a lifestyle change when the life you’re living doesn’t make you happy.
That’s it! When you are just going through the motions instead of enjoying life and fulfilling your purpose – make a change! It’s something you can do. You don’t have to resign yourself to a life lived less fully.
Other signs you might need a lifestyle change:
- you can’t sleep at night because your mind is overworking
- you have a health crisis because you aren’t taking care of yourself
- you feel overwhelmed with your current life
- you feel like a robot moving through your daily life
- you dream about escaping it all via a vacation or retirement
- you are cranky and irritable with everyone around you
- you lie about your life to others
- you feel anxious all the time
- you talk about making changes all the time but don’t do it
Those are some of the things that you might be suffering from if it’s time for you to make a lfiestyle change.
What’s my lifestyle change?
What exactly about my lifestyle do I want to change? Well, a couple things!
Weight. I gained a ton of weight as a teenager who was very unhappy and unable to cope with a horrible home life. This isn’t how I want to live the rest of my life so I’d like to lose weight. Enter the “lifestyle change” king (or perhaps queen). I am starting my weight loss journey in an attempt to follow in the footsteps of many others who were once where I am and are now happily lighter and healthier. My aunt and uncle greatly influenced this decision because of their amazing success with the weight watchers program and their weight loss and healthier lifestyle. My goal, of course. is to lose weight. I want to wake up every day and think, “I feel amazing and strong. Today is going to be so much fun!”
Travel. I really want to see the world, but working a boring job with no vacation isn’t going to get me there. I need to get creative and find ways to travel so I can see more of this beautiful planet. Living in Europe really made me want to travel even more, so I’m hoping to do so!
There are other things but these two are big ones. They are both about being active and being in touch with myself and my surroundings. Being checked in to my life instead of checked out.
Other ideas for lifestyle changes
While my lifestyle change is focused on health and losing weight, you can change your life in a variety of ways.
Start a blog. Starting a blog is a great way to get out there and make a change. You can pick any topic you are interested in and create a blog on it. You never know where it will lead you or what opportunities will come from creating a blog and putting your ideas out there into the world. You could end up making money blogging or finding a new job or getting opportunities you never dreamed of previously.
Start a new hobby. If there is something you are interested in you should pick it up as a hobby ASAP. With most hobbies you can start small and try them out with a few ventures. That way you can try and play around with new ideas and things without getting too invested.
Set a goal. Pick a goal to achieve and start working towards it. For example, set a goal to run a marathon. Then you can plan out the mini chairs and how to get to them with smaller steps that are achievable in a daily and weekly basis.
Go do it! Make a change! Change your life! I’m going to do it and you can too. You never get time back in life so it’s important not to waste any of it doing things that you don’t like. If you’re unhappy for any reason then I think you should definitely make a lifestyle change. Life your life!