1 August, 2014
Life consists of ups and downs. Sometimes you may face a moment when you feel that your life has hit a brick wall and you’re unable to feel happy until the main concepts of your life are changed for better. From time to time it’s desirable to set new priorities that will fill your life with interesting adventures and events. Moreover, new directions will bring new friends and acquaintances into your life.
The process of redefining your life can heal various mental problems and conditions and can stimulate your personal growth. Unfortunately, many people lose valuable opportunities, because they treat life changes as something unidentified and unsafe. I hope these pieces of advice will help you become a person you have always dreamt to be.
1. Get rid of one bad habit
Nowadays bad habits are peculiar to every personality. If you want to start a new stage of personal development, you should rid yourself of bad habits. Bad habits are the weak points of your character. Plus, they can be a silent killer of your body. I realize that it’s very hard to break all bad habits at once, but you can conquer one of your worst bad habits and say “goodbye” to it. It will give you the motivation to fight other bad habits.
2. Cultivate new qualities
I’ve found that cultivating new qualities is one of the most effective ways to redefine yourself. This step will develop all the qualities you would like to have. First of all, you need to create the list of qualities that you think will improve your personality. Some people want to become more active, while others prefer to be more brave and determined. This list will help you embody all desired qualities. Those people who know what they really want to become in their life usually have more chances to reach their goals.
3. What defines you?
There are many life factors that define you. You are the only one who can decide what changes you need. Some people believe that the family is the main priority in their life. Others find career the main defining factor. Take a moment and realize what things define you. You should focus more on the areas and directions that can change your inner world. These thoughts can create new interests that will inspire you to set new standards and help you enjoy your life with a smile on your face.
4. New friends
It’s not surprising that people can change the life of others both positively and negatively. If your current friends and acquaintances oppress you and fill you up with constant negativity, then you should break this cycle and change the circle of your contacts. The change of the atmosphere will make you feel free and refreshed. Furthermore, new people can help you become what you want to be and make your common dreams come true. If you have no idea where to find these people, you may try to join social networks. You should believe in something wonderful and people around will do their best to help you succeed in your actions.
5. Follow your old passion
Don’t say that you’re too old to follow your passions. I’m sure that everyone has an old dream that is forgotten due to the lack of opportunity to fulfill it. Now it’s high time to recollect those old passions and do all possible things to make them come true even if it requires you to step out of your comfort zone. Try to redefine your life with a help of your old passions. Life is too short to postpone your happiness for tomorrow all the time. You should understand that your old passions and dreams can open a new page in the book of your happy life.
6. Visual plan
Redefining yourself is a challenging thing, so you need to create a visual plan in order to achieve your desired changes gradually. This visual plan will motivate you to follow the instructions until you succeed. You can put this visual plan in front of your eyes. It will remind you about it every day.
7. Do what you love
The greatest pleasure in life is doing what you love to do. Unfortunately, life is so hectic and busy that you often find compromises and avoid things that make you happier. Take a sheet of paper and create a list of things that make your eyes shine with delight. Maybe you would like to work as a florist? Maybe you want to join a sports club? Don’t waste time dreaming and just do it! Don’t worry too much only about the size of your incomes. Just like Marsha Sinetar once said, “Do what you love and the money will follow.” If you do your job properly, you will succeed without a doubt.
8. Be realistic
When you decide to redefine yourself, you shouldn’t go into extremes. Changing the circle of contacts doesn’t mean that you should burn all bridges with the people around you. It’s better to change the atmosphere around you step by step in order to avoid stress both for you and your family. If redefining yourself means going in for sports then you should develop a realistic vision of the situation. Don’t overload yourself with hard and exhausting exercises. Try to do new things in a sensible manner.
9. Don’t mind what others think
Life is better when you care less about what others think and say about you. People will always judge you, because they have to react your actions. You need to ignore their comments and focus on your inner world. It will help you reach new goals and satisfy your needs. If you stop listening to the destructive criticism of others, you’ll live in harmony with yourself. Don’t even try to please people around you since it’s just a waste of time.
10. Try to be positive
One of the most effective ways to redefine yourself is to fill your life with positivity. If you want to be on the positive wave all the time, then you should make positivity a habit and replace negative thinking by a positive one. Soon, you’ll notice nice changes of both your life and your personality. Furthermore, it will be easier to find new friends, because nowadays people tend to communicate with interesting and positive personalities.
A frank desire to redefine yourself can overcome all barriers. Unfortunately, many things cannot be changed in a moment. You should be patient enough to wait and face all possible difficulties on your way. Have you ever tried to redefine yourself? What are your secrets to make a positive change?