Changing Your Life – Do Something Small

There’s no safe or effective way to wipe the slate clean and begin again. And, frankly, you wouldn’t want to. Do you really what to repeat all of the lessons life has given you? Do you have any reason to believe that you would do anything differently if you were to start over without holding onto the lessons of the first time round?

So, you want to change your life for the better. Great, below is a list of things that you can do that will improve the quality of your life. Copy the list onto a sheet of paper and a few times throughout the day do a couple of things. Keep the rest of your life the same. Basically, leave your life as it is but add in a few good habits. Add items to the list as you think of them.

  • Drink a glass of water
  • Eat a piece of fruit
  • Eat a green leafy salad
  • Give someone a heart felt compliment
  • Talk to someone without using “I” or “me” for 5 minutes
  • Hold a door for someone who really needs it held for them
  • Brush or floss your teeth
  • Use moisturizing cream on your face and hands
  • Turn off a light that doesn’t need to be on
  • Take 3 deep breaths
  • Listen instead of waiting for your turn to talk
  • Write down your goals
  • Try to remember the last 3 things you learned that made your life better
  • Leave for work, school, etc… 15 minutes early
  • Read 5 pages of a book
  • Write and mail someone a letter
  • Make your bed, do some dishes, tidy your house
  • Wash your hands
  • Smile
  • Call a parent, sibling or friend who you haven’t talked to in a while
  • Think of 3 reasons why you are grateful
  • Garden, cut the grass, water the flowers, do some yard work
  • Go for a walk or a hike
  • Spend some time with children
  • Go to a toy store, release yourself from the fear of judgment and play with some toys
  • Sing or dance
  • Skip the social media and have a real conversation with someone
  • Recycle some garbage
  • Pick up some trash
  • Observe some of the lies you tell yourself
  • Take a dog for a walk and let them lead you
  • Simplify your life by eliminating from it something that you don’t need
  • Write something
  • Make a To Do list
  • Clear off an item from your To Do list
  • Clean your kitchen, bed room, car, living room or do some laundry

The truth is, it doesn’t matter what you do as long as you are doing something. Improving your life requires action and often, any action will do. We all has stuff that would make us feel better or that is on our minds that we’d benefit from completing. If you want to feel better, close off some of these loops, but basically, just do SOMETHING!