Some people are perfectly happy with their lives, and they love almost everything about them. They enjoy their work, and they have a great home life, they have fun, they are working for a better future, and so on. That’s wonderful, and it’s the kind of life that everyone should be striving for; being happy with what you are doing and where you are going is crucial. If you aren’t, you’re missing out on important elements that make life absolutely worth living. 

If you find you are not one of these people and that you aren’t in love with all (or almost all) aspects of your life, when why not change that life into something you do love? It may sound daunting, but by making small changes and then moving on to bigger ones, you really can find that your life turns into exactly what you want it to. Here are some ways to begin, and once you do start and you see that you’re going in the right direction, everything else will change around it, including your attitude. 

Pay Off Your Debts 

Having debts, even smaller ones but especially larger ones is a burden. You have borrowed money, and now you need to pay it back, but seeing that money leave your account and go towards those debts each month can be disheartening. Sometimes, if the debts are large enough, you might even find that you are spending most of your paycheck on paying them each month, leaving you with little to show for it. 

In order to have a happier life that is changed for the better, you do need to concentrate on paying these debts back as soon as you can. If that means making a larger payment each month – and you are able to, of course – then it should be done. Of course, sometimes, due to a variety of different circumstances, the debt just becomes too large to deal with, and problems can occur; you might even find yourself the subject of a lawsuit. If this happens, don’t panic; you can hire an attorney for a consumer protection related lawsuit to help you. The key is not to ignore the problem as this will only make it worse – you must do something about it in order to change your life for the better. 

Find People Like You 

The modern age is a lonely one. You might be in constant touch with friends and family online, but if you don’t leave the house very often and you hardly ever see anyone, especially if you work from home too, you might be suffering from loneliness without actually realizing that that is your problem. You might even tell yourself that you prefer being alone in order to combat these feelings. Of course, that might well be true, but it doesn’t mean you should never see other people; human beings just aren’t made like that. We are, instead, social creatures, and need to be with other people, at least on occasion. 

If you can find a group of people (or even just one person) who has similar tastes and enjoys similar things to you, you can start to become a lot less lonely. Mixing with others and discussing all kinds of interesting topics can be an ideal way to make your life much better, and take on another dimension. 

One way to do this is to join a group or club in your local areas. Whether it’s cooking, history, architecture, art, reading, dancing, or anything else, by joining this kind of club, you are automatically going to be talking to and interacting with other people, reducing your potential loneliness immensely. 

Positive Thinking 

Positive thinking is an art and needs to be practiced regularly in order to have it make a difference in your life and change it for the better. It’s a difficult thing to do, but once you get it right, positive thinking really can help you. Firstly, it will allow you to see the good in all situations (wherever possible) rather than immediately seeing the negative. As humans, we are programmed to search for the bad and the potentially dangerous; it is a defense mechanism. Yet by looking instead for the positive, we can be much happier and much less scared about all kinds of situations. 

Positive thinking also helps us to see new opportunities. There are, in reality, new and exciting opportunities all around us all the time. However, when we are in standard ‘negative mode,’ we either don’t see those opportunities at all, or we see them as being too hard, too different, too much for other people, and not for us. By thinking more positively, you can see the opportunities that will suit you the best, and not only that, but you will feel more confident in going for them. 

Change Your Job 

For many people, the biggest issue in their lives in their job. They don’t enjoy it, but they continue on because (as mentioned above) they don’t see any other opportunities and therefore don’t know what else to do. 

The truth is, there are many other things you can do. If you don’t like what you are doing, the best advice is to keep going for now. Not indefinitely, but just for the moment. If you suddenly quit your job without anything else to go to, you could find yourself in financial difficulties, and this will make life even harder. Instead of quitting, spend your time searching for other jobs to apply for. Once you get one, you can then leave your current job. 

If you can’t find the right job, you might be better off making one for yourself. Starting a ‘side hustle’ business and working on this alongside your current job can be ideal. It will give you a boost in confidence and happiness, it will bring you extra money, and it will change your life for the better. Over time, it might even become successful enough to replace your current job. 

By Erica Buteau

Change Agent. Daydream Believer. Maker. Creative. Likes love, peace and Jeeping. Dislikes winter, paper cuts and war. She/Her/Hers.

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