Time is not unlimited. Each of us is given a lifetime of time to experience, achieve, and create as much as we can. But the truth is that we often take this time for granted. We spend countless hours (and sometimes days) doing mindless activities like scrolling social media or binge-watching the latest shows… only to wake up each day feeling unfulfilled.
It’s time for you to start living with intention. Stop watching other people do the things you’ve dreamed of… and start doing them. By doing so you’ll start to create a life you love and have less and less time to sit and watch others chronicle theirs.
small steps… make a big difference
When making changes in life, remember that smalls steps can make a big difference. Sometimes we attempt to do too much and we can’t sustain it. We end up feeling defeated and overwhelmed and retreat back to old habits because we weren’t able to stay committed when actually our goals were unrealistic to begin with.
Be okay with starting small.
Make a list of the goals and dreams you have for your life and then start making intentional choices that get you closer to making your dream life your reality. Make choices that support the bigger goal you’ve set for yourself – ones that you can manage and build on. For example, instead of taking on a completely new diet, try making gradual changes in the foods you eat. Then, reduce the frequency so that you’re not eating mindless calories. Over time, you’ll find that you’ve completely changed your eating habits… for the better.
design a space you love
Your environment has the ability to leave you feeling inspired or blah. Have you ever walked into a room and instantly felt overwhelmed or tired? Spaces that are dark, cramped, or cluttered can leave you feeling the same. Most of the time we don’t even realize that the root of our mood is rooted in the space we’re in… literally. Take the time to decorate your space with furniture and accessories that make you feel good. Visit HomeGoods often… and find unique pieces that compliment your taste and don’t forget to add proper lighting and window treatments that from JCPenney or Montgomery’s to usher in the light during the day and help you create a relaxing atmosphere in the evening.
let go of what holds you back
Sometimes you feel stuck in life because of past experiences that have scarred you. And while we all have regrets about missed opportunities or things that didn’t go as planned, we shouldn’t hold ourselves hostage to things we cannot change. In order to start living a more fulfilling life, you may have to first come to terms with your past. Be open to forgiving, accepting, and moving on!