You know you want to make some life changes. Your life is not working out quite the way you expected it to. You are not at the place you planned to be by this point. Happiness eludes you.
Congratulations on knowing you need to take different actions than what you have so far in order to achieve new and different outcomes. After all, if you keep doing what you’ve always done then you’ll keep getting what you’ve always gotten.
Great. So you know you want to change. The questions is how in the world do you make those changes? How do you step out of your box and walk a new path?
How do you teach an old dog new tricks? One step at a time.
First decide what you want to change. How will your life look, what will your daily experience be like when you live with the new habits in place?
My guess is your list of desired changes includes more than one behavior. The thing is you will not succeed at all if you jump into many different new behaviors at once.
The only thing you will experience is overwhelm. And overwhelm quickly leads to quitting.
To really live the life you dream about you want to be persistent and consistent in acting on new behaviors while ceasing to perform all the behaviors that keep you stuck.
Sounds simple. The trick to accomplishing that desired result is to take just one small step at a time.
Start today by doing just one small action differently from how you used to do it. If you put your left pants leg on first then today put your right pants leg on first. If you take a right turn out of your driveway when you leave home then starting today make a left turn and create a new way to your destination. (Get the metaphor?)
You can do one small thing easily, right? You can commit to making one small change and follow through consistently, yes? I am talking about one thing.
Decide which one thing you will change this week and do it every day for a week and then, after successfully adding this one new small change – then add a second new small change.
If, for any reason, you find yourself forgetting to continue with either of the new behaviors then go back to doing just one.
You want to consistently repeat the new behavior for at least 28 consecutive days to instill a new habit. If two new action steps work then do two as described above.
Give yourself time. Remember that slow and steady gets you there – often more dependably than quick and impetuous. With each small success you feel encouraged to create another success with another new behavior.
As you see your stress level drop you will find all the motivation you need to continue on the slow and steady path to living in happiness now. I invite you to get quick stress relief to assist you on that new path by getting your FREE copy of my Special Report: 25 Tips To Eliminate Stress Now by filling in your name and email in the box on the right.
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