There always comes a point or points in our lives that we do serious introspections. These self reflections often lead to a realization that we need to do some change in our lives in order to be happier.
Realize. Knowing that you need to change several aspects of your life is certainly a big step for most of us. We are often scared of change, or are too lazy to make an effort to be better. Hence, most of us also live in denial of the fact that we do need change. Admitting the fact that things aren’t working anymore, or have grown stagnant is the first step.
Be positive. Self-pity, regret, feelings of worthlessness and other negative emotions will not help strengthen your resolve for change. Fill your mind with positive thoughts and your heart with positive emotions. Surround yourself with positive people. Have faith in yourself that you can do it.
Recognize challenges. Trying to change is not an easy task. Habits, especially those which we’ve developed for years can be very difficult to break. Identify these and other things that hold you back. Name your weaknesses and other factors (internal and external) that might hinder you from making that change.
Accept what life has to offer. Look at each opportunity that comes to you and don’t pass it up. Be grateful for these little blessings and explore ways of using them to benefit yourself and others.
Be responsible. Take control of your life. You are responsible for your own happiness and no one else. Act on your realization and don’t sit idly. You have your goals, and your pep talks to yourself. Now is the time to act on it. You can’t make changes without doing anything.