Looking for some motivation to change? Use these five easy times to transform your attitude on life for the better!
Change begets change. If you can change one thing in your life, like cutting down unnecessary spending, it will facilitate further change by the initial change.
Achieving the new and improved version of yourself that you long for requires planning and determination, but if you’ve got the will power the rest will be easier than you could have imagined.
Start A Budget
Budgeting will help you afford the things you want in the future more easily.
Saving and then buying something you have patiently waited for will give you an enormous sense of achievement.
It’s incredible how much we end up spending on food, drink, and other small purchases; making small changes to your shopping habits could save you a packet.
Everyone is different, so the first place to start is to look at what you currently spend money on and then assess where you can save money.
Go through your bank statements and identify every item on there. You’ll quickly see you’re spending in unexpected areas. After doing this, ask yourself if the amount you are spending is appropriate to proportionate to your needs. Watch your payments carefully, like every week.
Common to most people is unnecessary expenditure on lunches. Making your own lunch could save up to $50 a week.
Want to learn more about budgeting? Check out our guide on budgeting!
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Become Your Own Boss
Taking charge of your working life could be simpler than you thought.
If you have a clear objective, you can achieve anything. Becoming your own boss could help you re-balance your work/life split, achieve greater success in your personal and professional life, and help earn more money.
By working for yourself, you can concentrate on your strengths, and you can achieve this in several different ways to transform your attitude.
1.Become a freelancer and continue to do the same job.
2. Retrain in an area that greatly interests you.
For example, you may have always held an interest in beauty but never pursued it as a career. Look for make-up courses that teach the art of applying make-up and provide a good grounding in business practice.
3. Invest in a business that you can see the demand for.
This option is useful if you have a good head for business but don’t want to work ‘on the shop floor,’ so to speak—partner up with someone passionate about the industry to open a business. You might also sell a product that is not common or is challenging to find in your area.
An excellent example of this would be to supply financial backing to a talented chef to open a restaurant offering an alternative cuisine to the ordinary player.
Declutter Your Home
Clearing out or organizing your belongings will free up your home and your mind. A clean, organized home or workspace will be easier to manage.
After a clear out, you should resist the temptation to buy lots of new things. Begin by getting rid of anything that you haven’t used in over a year.
You should examine sentimental items examined too. There is little need to keep every Christmas card you’ve ever received, but you might want to keep the ones containing special messages.
Once you have reached a state of decluttered bliss, create a rule that you must get rid of something else if you want something new. This way, you’ll be less likely to keep old and worn out items and also less likely to buy unnecessary things.
Fitness to Transform Your Attitude
You may do this already, and if you do, you’ll know how great you feel afterward.
Doing exercise isn’t just about losing weight. Staying fit will keep you healthy and active for longer and ultimately both extend your life and ensure you’re able-bodied enough to enjoy that longer life.
Exercise is also a proven mood elevator and concentration aid. Chemicals known as endorphins are produced by our bodies when we exercise.
These are the miracle drugs we all have access to nature. Not only is exercise good for your health, but you‘ll feel good too.
Learn To Say 'Yes'
Saying ‘Yes’ more often will lead to unexpected adventures. It may sound scary but saying ‘Yes’ is about projecting a positive attitude.
We say ‘No’ too often in daily life because we feel tired, ‘not in the mood,’ and are afraid to try something new or through habit.
Rallying yourself to do something even when you would rather say ‘No’ opens you up to new experiences and people.
Try this for a fixed period such as a year, and see what happens. Saying ‘yes’ does, of course, come with a filter. You don’t have to say yes to unsafe or inappropriate things but try to be flexible and step outside your comfort zone.
Which of these tips resonates with you most? How do you transform your attitude on life to make your experience more enjoyable? Let us know in the comments!
Meet the Author: Paul Mera
Paul Mera is the President and Founder of Fine Design Kitchens Inc. – a Vaughan kitchen design agency.
His extensive knowledge, industry experience (home improvement and commercial renovation), and creative approach wow the customers with a cost-effective product as the outcome.