There come times when things hit us so hard that it becomes essential that we find ways to change in life. You may have gone through a tumultuous breakup that has left you in dismay. You may find your career dwindling into nothing that you could have imagined. No matter who you are, eventually, there will come a time in your life where you feel stuck. Use these few ways to change in life, and keep it movin’.
1. Let Go (of EVERYTHING)
The best of these ways to change in life is simply letting go … of everything. Things that bother you. Things that upset you. Things that you cannot change. Do you see a pattern forming with these things? They are all troublesome without an imminent solution. Let go of the things that you cannot change and embrace a new path.
2. Channel Your Energy
Often times, when I feel stuck, it helps me to channel my energy into areas of my life that need a bit of work. I go back to the basics. I organize my planner. I reconnect with those long-lost friends. I make more time for my family. I take time away from what is troubling me and put that energy combined with that effort into other necessities that I have neglected. Ultimately, I find myself moving forward with no need to look back at what used to be problematic in my life.
3. Plan out Your Time
In the last point, I mentioned organizing my planner. Well, organization is a huge part of recognizing what it is that is holding you back from chugging forward - period! It is ok to not realize how far you have gotten off your path but when you do, all you have to do is take action to get back to where you want to be, as soon as you can.
4. Rearrange Your Thoughts
The mind is a very powerful force. Many times we forget just how much negativity can truly impact our lives.When you realize this, put forth direct effort to combat feelings of negativity and self-neglect. Make your thoughts reflect the life that you want to live. A positive mind can be just the key you need to move forward in your life.
5. Create a New Life
Perhaps the reason you cannot move forward is because you do not really want to go to where you are headed. Maybe you are subconsciously telling yourself that you want something different, something better for your life. Repeat after me: that is O.K. You do not have to go to where you thought you wanted to be. At any point you can change your life and make it everything that you never could have imagined before. Take time to reevaluate your life, your dreams, your goals, you hope, etc. If you are not headed down a path that makes you excited to wake up each morning, change your life and move forward.
6. Look Forward to Things
When there are exciting things going on in your life and the lives of others around you, it is so easy to get caught up in that joy. Nothing can stop you. Well, if you try to live as if something great is always bound to happen, you will never have to worry about how to move forward. You will simply always want to because the next great thing is just around the corner.
7. Have Faith
Life has its ups. Life has its downs. No matter what goes on in your life you should keep faith that better things will happen. There is a Jewish proverb that I have come to love. It says “This too shall pass.” What has you stuck now will eventually pass. Just do not let life pass you by.
No one came into this world knowing how to handle every single situation. It is ok if you get stuck in the moment. Just don’t stay there. How will you keep moving forward?