For some of us, completely changing our lifestyles is not a choice willingly made but is necessitated by an illness or an injury; for others, changing their lifestyle is about taking new steps after a divorce or coming to terms with the fact that they are unhappy and need to make some changes.
But, no matter what your reasons are for wishing to redesign your life, the principles of the good life are the same. You need to establish your priorities, know who to turn to for help and have the boldness and bravery to see your life changes through. Redesigning your life won’t be easy but let’s face it, when it’s now or never for the life you have always dreamed of, there is nothing holding you back.
It’s time to take care of you and make the changes that will bring you joy.
Setting Your Priorities Straight
Everyone has slightly different priorities and our society and culture tend to shape our way of thinking. For women, this often means that there is a pressure to marry and become a mother but you might also be pressured in your career choices or have expectations placed on everything from the way you look to your character and personality traits.
Setting your priorities straight is an opportunity to effectively look in the mirror and decide what really matters to you. You don’t have to be a mom, you don’t have to have a high flying career and you don’t have to be a size zero to succeed. You just need to set your own terms.
If you know that what makes you really happy is traveling, rearrange your life a bit to focus on that goal. If you know that a quiet night in with a book is more your speed, give yourself the time. If you need to focus on regaining your health, don’t feel ashamed that you need to ask for help.
Knowing Who Can Help You Change
When you are changing by necessity, not choice, you may need more professional support. For example, if you have a life-changing injury, a personal injury lawyer from Derrick Law Firm would be able to help you win a court case for the compensation you need. Similarly, access to a therapist would be really helpful to give you strategies for coping with the change you are going through and adjusting to a new lifestyle.
Change is hard for everyone and having the support you need from friends and family is vital. Most of the time, the people you love (and who love you) will see that change is necessary for you and will help in all kinds of ways, from practical help with things like moving house to more sociable help when you need to talk things through.
Change is terrifying and even when you are unhappy you might be tempted to keep things the way they are. Don’t. Be bold and be brave – even radical – with your changes. Do the things that will make you feel happy, even if you only take one small step at a time to get there.