Dust off that 'Complete Works of Shakespeare' copy and find the line that matters most – ‘Change is the only constant’. Now, make it your motto and accept that you need change. To allow ideas to fester in your mind, you first need to open them to the possibility of change. New ideas cannot come while you’re leading your old life. Consider the best of these ideas and work on a strategy to implement them.
Change your routineGrowing fat while sitting at the desk? Watching too many late night movies/ sports matches? Yes, we all let go of ourselves after a while which is why it is important to jerk our bodies out of inertia. Put that annual gym membership to good use and wear those expensive Nike shoes for the reason you bought them; to go running in the morning. Use meditation techniques to strengthen your mind as well.
Rewrite your bucket listWhen you were a teenager, you probably wrote “MBA” or “MTV Roadie” in your list of things to achieve when you grow older. Today, at a more mature age, your list of things to do before you die will have changed. Write them down. You might be surprised to see some of the things you come up with. Prepare a way of getting those things done. Your life will already be enriched with all these experiences as you begin ticking them off.
Be happy everyday
Promise yourself that you will be happier today than you were yesterday. It is incredible how simply our lives can change if we keep reinforcing the same thought everyday. Start by listing down things that already make you happy. Coffee? Check. A nice long drive? Check. Those colourful socks? Well, maybe during the weekend. But you get the drift. If you’re happy, then the world in general, and work atmosphere in particular, will respond with happiness too.
Improve your weaknesses
This is contrary to the happiness formula, but is equally important if you want to upgrade your life to a meaningful extent. You need to deplete yourself of as many as your weaknesses as you can. This may sound daunting at first, but with patience and persistence, is easily achievable. Try with smaller things before moving on to bigger challenges. For example, stop chewing your nails before attempting to stop smoking. Slow and steady will win you this race and turnaround your life.
So, what are you waiting for? Go ahead and reclaim your life.
You may also Like: