Starting over can be a little scary. Yet, to move forward, you might need to detox the negative elements in your life so that you can enjoy a more positive future. While giving your life an early spring clean might not feel easy, it will be worth all the effort once you feel both happier and healthier. To help you reach your potential and transform your outlook, here are some top tips on how to hit the reset button on your life.
Ask for Help
Until you find a solution to a problem, you will not be able to move forward with your life. There is no shame in asking others for help when you’re struggling, and it will simply speed up the process to a successful recovery, so you can make all your goals a reality. For instance, if you are struggling with a substance abuse addiction, don’t allow your dependency to spiral out of control and confide in a loved one or enter a Forward Movement Recovery program.
Care for Your Physical Health
Of course, the most obvious place to start is transforming your physical health. This means switching to a healthier diet, enjoying between seven to nine hours of sleep per night and working out for 30 minutes a day at least five days per week. Be sure to:
- Engage in cardio
- Participate in strength training
- Get plenty of fresh air
- Have lots of natural light
- Sleep well
- Manage your stress
- Stop or cut down on smoking or alcohol
Don’t Neglect Your Mental Health
It’s vital to realize your mental health is just as important as your physical health. Just because people cannot see an issue, it doesn’t mean one isn’t there. If you’re constantly experiencing negative thoughts, combat them with positive thinking.
You also might need to change your attitudes towards people close to you, instead of placing people into inaccurate boxes, which can destroy relationships and your quality of life.
Develop a Savings Plan
Are you constantly worried about money or do you regularly buy products you don’t really want or need? If so, take control of your financial future by developing a savings plan.
This means sticking to a budget each month to ensure you hit a savings goal. Most financial advisors recommend people set aside a minimum of 10% of their earnings. Not only will it stop you from worrying about your cash flow, but you’ll have an emergency nest egg to fall back on if you receive an unexpected bill.
Change Your Job (If You Need to)
As you will spend a considerable amount of time in work each day, it can quickly determine your happiness and can impact your mental health. If you dread going into work every morning and cannot wait to go home as soon as you arrive, it’s a sign you need to change your job or career. Make it your mission to find a vocation or employer that will make you feel happy to come into work each day.
Tweak Your Social Life
Whenever life feels a little tough, or you need to let your hair down, you can always turn to your friends for support. If you find you have minimal time to spend with them, it’s time to arrange a date to get together to laugh, chat and have a little fun. Doing so could make you feel happier and more loved by the people around you.