you can change your life

Can You Really Change Your Life?

We all talk about the different aspects of our lives that we want to change on a daily basis. Whether it be complaining about a job, telling your friends that you want to lose weight, or a bad habit you want to kick, we can all relate to the feeling of wanting to change our lives for the better but not knowing how. We then complain about not having enough time or not being able to because of some obstacle along the road, but the truth is that change happens when we fully commit to it. 

Changing your life is a concept that can seem overwhelming, but small steps in the right direction will lead to drastic improvements. Changing little habits each day and incorporating tasks into your routine that lead you on a path towards your goals will make change seem much more tangible and reasonable. Below are a few techniques and strategies to help create new routines and develop them into habits.

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Change your mindset 

 Your mind can be your best friend or your worst enemy. When you change your outlook on change and learn to accept it, you will be more willing to take risks and step out of your comfort zone. There are many ways to change your mindset if you decide to put in the effort. Meditation is one of the best ways to change your mindset in order to take on new challenges and improve your life. Over time, you will find that you are more in control of your emotions and can make decisions to change without letting doubt and negative self-talk get in the way. Another way to change your mindset in order to change your life is to begin reading. Reading has proven to have tons of cognitive benefits and can significantly improve your mental wellbeing. When you are dedicating time to read and learn each day, you will develop dedication and determination that you will need to change your life for the better. 


Journaling is a great way to keep yourself accountable when trying to adopt new habits and change your life for the better. If there is something new that you would like to incorporate into your daily routine, writing it down is the best way to stay on track and see how far you have come over time. Writing each day develops great habits for controlling your habits and making sure you stay on top of your routine and responsibilities. For example, if you want to start exercising, you will feel more accomplished and motivated to continue each day if it is written down on paper and you look at it as a reward. This is a great way to incorporate change into your life over the long-term.

Set SMART Goals 

 When attempting to change your life, you need to have specific goals that you can plan for that are specific and achievable. This way, you can create a set plan that takes you from your starting point to success. You will stay committed and motivated if your goals are written out and you will be extremely focused on the change. Goals allow you to change your life and are known as the oxygen for dreams. When you want to change, quit bad habits, and improve your life, you must set goals that will get you there or you will give up when obstacles arise. Changing your life can feel very overwhelming and broad, but when you have specific goals in order to develop good habits, you will be less stressed and more dedicated.


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Going through change provides new experiences that allow you to see new perspectives and embrace new opportunities. These opportunities may alter your values as you adapt and incorporate new things into your daily routine. 

 When you choose to accept change rather than control and resist it, you will find that many benefits come your way. This idea of embracing uncertainty benefits you in all aspects of your life and allows you to strengthen your mind and emotional wellbeing. You will feel more stable and less stressed when you let go of expectations and stop obsessing over possible future scenarios and choose to stay present in the moment and flexible. 

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  • Angel Lewis

    Hello there! I'm Angel, an entrepreneur and writer who grew up in rural North Carolina and now resides in Virginia. My love for writing began during my time at Guilford College in Greensboro, NC. Over the past couple of years, I've authored two nonfiction books in the personal development genre. Along with writing for adults, I also created 'Ready. Set. Fly!', a children's book that inspires self-confidence and resilience. When I'm not writing, I enjoy gardening, reading, playing games, and spending time with those closest to me.

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5 thoughts on “Can You Really Change Your Life?

  1. Angel, another really well-written article! You are so right that all these tools will lead you/me/us to changes we desire. I do them all in my own ways, and my life is full of positive changes. Each successive year is the best of my life, so far.

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