According to WHO, 60% of health and quality of life are correlated to lifestyle. Our daily habits, routines, and choices shape who we are. They also steer us towards the future. Positive lifestyle changes help us approach life’s uncertainty and unpleasantness more positively and productively. For example, you should think the best is going to happen and not the worst. 

Who Needs Positive Lifestyle Changes? 

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Everyone! Yes, everyone needs change in life at some point. However, here are some of the signs that indicate the need for change in your lifestyle immediately. If you feel that you’re not living your best life physically, mentally, and emotionally, you need to consider making positive lifestyle changes to improve the quality of your life. 

  • Low energy
  • Lack of enjoyment
  • Abusive/unhappy relationships
  • Stress
  • Low self-esteem
  • Physical and mental health issues
  • Addiction

Easy, Quick, and Simple Ideas to Transform Yourself

1. Self-Inspirational Notes

Self-Inspirational Notes

Where’s the first place you go each morning? The bathroom? The kitchen? Wherever it is, stick some inspirational notes, self-help-quotes and self-appreciation captions. It is the first thing you see in the morning when your mind is clear. Whatever you see in the morning will stick with you for the rest of the day so, start your day with some inspiration and motivation. 

2. Appreciate the Little Things in Life

If you have been feeling low and left alone, show some appreciation. Appreciate your kid for helping you with the house chores, and appreciate your colleague for getting you a coffee. Enjoy all the little things people do for you because you are not alone. Expressing your appreciation means you get more help in the future and are less likely to feel lonely. 

3. Accept Responsibility

Accept Responsibility

You can improve the quality of your life if you take control of your life and accept responsibilities and challenges. You should start focusing on self-improvement to stay positive. Read books, join self-help groups, and think about a new hobby or learn something new at work. Whatever it is taking good care of yourself will make you feel good and positive. 

4. Focus on the Solution

Negative people complain and don’t fix things but positive people do the opposite. If your manager would say something demotivating in a board meeting, focus on the solutions and remain positive. 

5. Avoid Negativity 

Avoid Negativity

If you have the habit of watching the news as soon as you wake up in the morning, I suggest you stop doing it. Reading negative posts and comments on social media is only going to add more negativity to your life. Instead, do something more positive intentionally. You can read inspirational books, meditate, or watch a show. 

6. Make the Simple Change

Have you realised that making a small change like getting a tattoo or a new haircut can alter your entire outlook or at least the way people look at you? Small changes can bring in a lot of positivity and new energy. You can try a new hair colour, take dancing lessons, change your work route, and enjoy the simple changes. It doesn’t matter what it is but trying something new will make you feel good.  

7. Smile a Lot & Be Open to Humour

Smile a Lot & Be Open to Humour

Yes, a smile can bring a lot of changes. Start smiling at your colleagues, neighbours, or some random people you meet. Because smiling improves your mood and it will have a positive impact on your life. Take time to laugh and enjoy the humour in everyday happenings. 

8. Positive Self-Talk

Be gentle with yourself and keep encouraging. Keep thinking about what is good about yourself and be thankful for the great things in your life. Always have a positive attitude and keep negative thoughts away. 

9. Finally, Follow a Healthy Lifestyle

Follow a Healthy Lifestyle

Aim to exercise 30 minutes a day to reduce stress and fuel your mind and body. Sleep 7-8 hours a day, eat healthy food and rest when you can. Learn simple tips to manage your stress effectively. 

If you are struggling to adapt the positive lifestyle changes all at once, start small. Consider one activity a week or month so that you don’t overwhelm yourself. It is good to take one positive change at a time than never try something new at all.