Changes in your life can be quite intimidating, as we can surely all agree. Whether it’s starting a new job, moving home, getting married or even something that we haven’t agreed to like illness or injury, change forces us to reassess things. The bigger the change, the more of an impact it will have on every other area of your life – and that can be a nervous time, even persuading some of us to back away from making the change at all.
Still it needs to be noted that none of us have perfect lives, and in each of our cases there are things we would like to improve; not necessarily anything major, but things that will help us live a more content, or easier, life. What you may find is that you can bring about the differences you want by making smaller changes, fixing little things that when put together become something bigger. In other words, instead of changing your life 100%, what if you made 100 things in it just 1% better? Let’s look at the little changes that could make a big difference for you.
Changes in your lifestyle
It is really underestimated how much better life can become just by making a few changes in the way you live. Dietary changes are one example – there are big changes like going vegan, or smaller ones like cutting out gluten or refined sugar, that can make you feel better. Giving up alcohol is one that may seem like a big step to take, but very swiftly has health benefits – less drastically, you can cut down while still enjoying the occasional glass of wine. Stopping smoking is stressful, but you can benefit financially and health-wise by checking out the best vape kits on the market and leaving cigarettes behind. Changes don’t need to be huge or terrifying to have a positive impact.
Changes around the home
Everyone enjoys the results of a home renovation, but actually doing the work is often a very unappealing prospect – with the upheaval that it entails often being off-putting enough to postpone the renovation indefinitely. However, making small amendments one or two at a time – a few cushions here, a new lamp there, or a half-day spent decluttering – can build together into a substantial improvement without having to commit to days on end where life is on hold.
Changes to your working practices
Up until very recently, the idea of working from home or telecommuting was somewhat niche – but as we all know, it has become essential for many people in recent weeks. As things stand, making lasting changes to how and when you work might not be the wisest step; it might be wiser to postpone them until there is greater clarity on when normal life will resume. However, if you run your own business or are one of the many who now find themselves committed to home-working for the time being, it might be worth taking advantage of being at home to make your working environment as comfortable and pleasant as possible – taking a laptop into the garden on sunnier days is one way of achieving this.
Big changes are inherently nerve-wracking, and no-one needs that level of stress in their lives. However, by making a few smaller changes, you could find that you get the same fresh start without the attendant upheaval.