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Fancy a New Direction in Life? Starting Small Can Help

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Many of us think that starting a new direction in life can be a massive and intensive process. It’s not hard to see why that is. The term ‘new direction’ quite literally signifies going another way, often at the expense of the current way you’re going. However, it can be very easy to tear everything down in our pursuit. We might think that we need to cut off all social contacts, move to a completely new environment, get a new job, a new style, and a new attitude should we hope to revivify our lives. For some, this might even be worthwhile. But not everyone gets the best out of this.

After all, a fancy new direction in life needn’t mean that you ruin your old mode of living. It just means finding better alternatives such as insisting on deep sleep and heading in that direction. To that end, it can be quite simple when you think about it.

Start One Thing At A Time

Consider one habit you have that you’re not proud of, that you’d like to change. Perhaps you have a habit of gossiping about people, of smoking, or of finding it hard to turn down an after-work drink if one of your colleagues offers. These small steps can have far-reaching consequences, helping you climb a mountain that is possible to achieve, that won’t just feel like a difficulty to content with from the offset. Starting this one thing at a time can sometimes help you build up the momentum to overcome yet another thing, and then the positive feedback loop continues. For example, attempting to hang out with better company, asking what are e-liquids instead of reaching for that pouch of tobacco, or making it a pointed effort to decline a drink can help you take that first small step.

Replace It With Something Positive

When you remove a habit or try to stop one dead, it can be like trying to stop a wheel in motion. It might not be best simply blocking these habits, but finding a new direction for the wheel to travel in. After all, when stopping a habit, you can gain an access of time, money, and an urge to fulfill that need. Replace it with something positive. For example, you might dedicate yourself to working out after your office workday, or spending more time with your family. Instead of an evening nightcap in front of the television, read to your children. Something as simple as this can do a world of good, and the results are sure to be felt immediately.

Believe You Can

It is so incredibly easy to forget that you can. Habits can seem to be massive things, as if they dominate us from every angle. But they’re not, of course. And you can overcome them. You just need to start kindling that fire of belief within you. If you can do that, slowly, backed up by progress, you can become unstoppable.

With these tips – we hope your brand new direction in life leads to positivity and happiness.

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5 Comments

  • Alex

    I love this. Everything you have mentioned I’ve been trying to implement into my life over the last year. My main focus has been to stop judging people. It’s already made such a difference to how I see the world.
    Amazing stuff. #BloggerClubUk

  • Lydia C. Lee

    What did the Winter Warlock say? ‘Put one foot in front of the other, and soon you’ll be walking across the floor. With one foot in front of the other, soon you’ll be walking out the door!’ #Anything goes

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