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WORK-LIFE BALANCE / MAY. 24, 2015
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5 Ways to Change Your Life Around

There’s no time like the present to take your life to the next level. Maybe you want to be a happier person or perhaps you’re ready to make a career move. Whatever plans you have for yourself, here are five ways to turn your life around.

See also: 10 Ways You Can Change the World

1. Know Exactly Where You Want to Be

To change your life around, you need to know exactly where you want to be or who you want to become. Without a goal to work toward, you’ll aimlessly go about your days and weeks, and nothing will change. It’s also easier to create a plan of attack when you have clearly defined goals.

2. Make Decisions That Work in Harmony with Your Goals

In order for you to change your life around, you need to make decisions that work in harmony with your goals.

When you’re faced with a decision, consider whether your choices will get you closer or farther away from your goals. For example, if you want to improve your financial life and save more, frivolous shopping, keeping up with the Joneses and not having a budget can hinder your progress, and keep you stuck in the same spot.

Write down exactly what it’ll take to change your life, and then commit to making smarter choices. If you know what works, you’re able to move in the right direction.

3. Get a Support System

Sometimes, changing our life requires help from others. You might have every good intention, but if you’re not accountable to someone, you might fall off track after a few weeks or months. This doesn’t mean you’re weak, so don’t be prideful or afraid to ask for assistance.

For example, if you need to improve your financial outlook, it might help to work with a financial planner. Or if you’re trying drop weight and become a healthier person, get a workout buddy or a personal trainer so it’ll be easier to stick with a fitness routine and maintain healthy eating habits.

4. Step Outside Your Comfort Zone

Many people want to change their lives or situations, but they’re afraid to step outside their comfort zones and challenge themselves. Fear can be paralyzing, but once you start to have confidence in yourself and believe in your abilities, it’ll be easier to take on new challenges. It’s natural to be afraid of the unknown, but it’s even worse to let fear keep you stuck in the same place.

5. Get Up After Falling Down

Just about everyone experiences setbacks when working toward a life-changing goal. And, sometimes, setbacks are due to situations beyond our control. If you’re able to pick yourself up after falling down, you’ll eventually reach your goals and change your life for the better.

See also: 10 Secrets to Living a Vibrant and Healthy Life

Believe it or not, but you have the power to change your life around. Don’t let excuses hold you back. Whether you’re looking to improve your personal life, your financial life or your emotional health, you can find yourself in a better place by this time next year.

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