How to turn life around in 3 months
Life is made of many ups and downs. Although going through bad phases is perfectly normal, it can be really hard to cope with them. If you feel like everything has been going downhill lately, it is probably time for you to operate significant changes. The good news is that you can turn your life around in 3 months only.
All you need is to implement simple strategies to get your things in order and change your life one day at a time.
Find out exactly how to do it with the steps below.
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Make your health a priority
Taking care of your health is the best place to start if you want to change your life. It should actually always be your number one priority, no matter your personal situation.
To transform your life for the better, you will need plenty of energy and you will struggle to get things done if you are not taking care of your health.
Health has such a huge impact on our daily lives.
This is obviously why this list starts with taking care of your health. There are so many things you can do to improve your health.
If you want to take care of yourself seriously, the best way to start is by consulting with a physician for a check-up.
In addition, the other tips below will also help you take care of your health to improve your life.
Taking care of your physical health is important no matter your goals.
When trying to turn their lives around, most people seem to focus on their finances and planning skills.
They want to have more money, less debt, and stop being overwhelmed so they can enjoy life and have more free time.
Nevertheless, no matter what motivates you to change your life, you must understand that good health is the foundation of long-term success.
Here are a few tips to stay in good health and have the energy you need to smash your goals.
A lot of people struggle to understand that exercising several times per week will give them more energy.
No matter how busy your schedule is, you need to add some exercise to it.
Exercising has so many benefits. I used to hate working out when I was in college. I started running 4 times a week about 2 years ago and regret I did not start earlier.
It helped me lose weight, improve my sleep, and did help me to feel more energized.
If you are tired every day, exercising more may help. It might sound paradoxical, but exercising does increase our level of energy.
According to Harvard Health Publishing, exercising boosts oxygen circulation inside the body, which helps it function better and use its energy more efficiently.
Working out regularly will also help fight obesity and protects us from many other diseases.
If you have never been a sporty person, there is no need to plan a HIIT workout every morning at 5.
You should start slowly until you feel comfortable and then increase the difficulty of your sessions.
No matter the type of exercise, if you want to turn your life around, just start moving more!
Drink enough water
Another simple action we often forget about to improve health is to drink more water.
I shed a few pounds with this tip only. Drinking more water, less sugary drinks, and less alcohol will improve your health rapidly.
60-65% of our bodies are made of water. Staying hydrated is important to ensure they function properly.
It also helps reduce the feeling of hunger which can help lose weight.
If you are not used to drinking enough water, using an app such as Lifesum can help you. It has many functionalities and one of them sends you reminders to drink more water throughout the day.
Another important tip to change your life is to pay more attention to what you eat daily.
According to the World Health Organization, in 2016, about 39% of adults worldwide were overweight.
As you can imagine, being overweight is mostly caused by a bad diet and lack of exercise.
In fact, it is often said that weight loss is 70% about what you eat and 30% about how much you exercise. You can’t exercise your way out of a bad diet because your body needs nutrients to function properly, and no amount of exercise can replace them.
I’ve made significant changes to my diet in the last months and can totally see their benefits on my mood, general well-being, and skin appearance.
Eating healthy can be hard considering the amount of false information available on the internet.
Nevertheless, some apps such as Lifesum and Myfitnesspal can help you reconsider your eating habits and make healthy changes.
Just as physical health, taking care of your mental health is important for your long-term success.
Good mental health is what keeps you going when things get tough. Your mental state will impact your level of motivation and consistency.
Mental health also has an impact on your personality and the way you react to failure. Your overall mental health also affects your chances of success.
Indeed, the way we feel has a huge impact on our capacities.
For instance, depression has many side effects. When depressed, it is usually harder to get things done, focus, and remember things in general.
Poor mental health might hold you back from achieving what you set out to accomplish. It can considerably slow you down on your way to success.
Hence, taking care of your mental health should be one of your priorities if you want to achieve long-term goals.
To improve your life and general health, you need to consider your sleeping habits.
I have always been a super ambitious woman, worked a full-time job while in college, and even found time for a side hustle at the time.
I used to think that life was short and that I would have time to sleep later. I thought sleeping was just a waste of time…
Until I burned myself out and ended up on sick leave for several months.
And that was the real waste of time. It took me months to recover and start working on my goals again.
Sleeping enough is important to stay healthy and productive. If you struggle to find sleep or stay asleep, a few things can help you.
You can, for instance, implement a relaxing night routine. It is the best way to slowly prepare you to go to bed after a productive day.
Morning and night routines are also great ways to ensure you go to bed and wake up at the same time every day.
Finally, my favorite tip to sleep better is to listen to a sleepcast. I actually love the Headspace Netflix series and sleep like a baby whenever I launch an episode.
You can download the app or watch the episodes on Netflix directly.
Many reasons can make you feel stressed out. And there are such things as good and bad stress.
You can, for example, feel stressed when stepping out of your comfort zone. Doing something new can be stressful but also very rewarding. This is why you should not avoid stress at all costs.
However, if you feel stressed out every day, you must figure out why and take action to improve your well-being.
Being stressed for a too long period will have negative impacts on your general health and sleep.
This is why to improve your health, you need to find ways to decrease stress.
And guess what? Exercising is a great way to do so!
Declutter your space
Decluttering is probably one of the most life-changing points on this list.
People who know me also know how much I love nice things. For a long time, I used to think that new things would bring joy to my life, and they did, until a certain point.
The issue with nice things is that, just like any other object, they can be overwhelming.
Owning objects can give us a sense of accomplishment, but physical clutter can rapidly turn into mental clutter.
Owning too many things will crowd your space which can be a source of stress. It can also get really challenging to make room for everything and keep things tidy.
People often think they need a bigger house because they have too much stuff, when all they need is actually to get rid of things. The average American owns over 300,000 items, according to a study. Yes, 300,000!
Decluttering your space will help you take a fresh start, save time cleaning and tidying in the future, make money (if you decide to resell items), and give you a sense of purpose if you donate to charity.
These are all good reasons to start decluttering your space.
How to declutter easily
Declutter one room after another, starting with the least used one.
Most people recommend doing the opposite, but I realized that starting with the living room or kitchen was not a good idea.
If you do so, you will likely move the clutter to another less-used room, and by the time you have to declutter it, you will give up.
By starting with the less used room, you will have to throw away, sell or donate the items you don’t use anymore.
This simple trick makes all the difference when decluttering or deep cleaning your house.
Declutter your home
Decluttering your home is the most obvious place to start if you want to turn your life around.
Home is, by definition, one of the places where we spend the most time during our lives. Hence, it can have a huge impact on your well-being.
Decluttering your home might be difficult as we all tend to accumulate items we love. Getting rid of them can be hard.
You can either decide to start slowly and get rid of a few items daily, or you can make it a family project and declutter as fast as possible.
Declutter your office
If you have your own office at work, you will have to declutter it as well.
The worst part of decluttering an office is definitely the paper clutter.
You will have to go through every single piece of paper and decide whether you can scan it and keep a digital copy, keep the paper version for legal reasons or throw it away.
You will also have to define and implement naming conventions for your digital files and folders. This is super important to ensure you stay organized and find the copies in the future if necessary.
Declutter your car
This one shouldn’t take you too long.
Decluttering your car is also part of the process. The idea is to be ready for a new start, and clutter, wherever it is, sends a bad signal to your brain.
Simply throw away anything you don’t need and ensure you have an emergency kit in your car.
Declutter your phone
Decluttering your phone is part of the general decluttering process to help you take a fresh start as well.
Ensure you create a backup of your files, delete files that you don’t need anymore, uninstall apps that kill your productivity, or install a screen time app to measure the time
wasted spent on your phone.
This might not make sense to you right now, but you will understand why it is important after reading the rest of this post.
Declutter your laptop
Just as for your smartphone, when decluttering your laptop, ensure you create a backup, define a naming convention, organize your files and delete any files you don’t need anymore.
Another simple thing to do is to detox your mailbox by unsubscribing to all the emails you used to delete without opening them.
This will be the last step of the decluttering process, and by the time you reach this step, you should begin to feel relieved by all the things you let go of.
Decluttering will obviously not be enough to turn your life around.
You also have to step out of your comfort zone and do new things. People often stay in their comfort zone because they are afraid to take risks and do not believe in themselves. These insecurities are inherited from your past.
The issue is that taking risks helps us grow. Succeeding at something hard is so rewarding. It builds confidence and helps us take on other challenges.
If you never take risks, you miss out on many opportunities, and this will affect your chances of success and your confidence.
Therefore you need to set mini-goals to break these limiting beliefs and leave your comfort zone.
Think about the goals you would like to achieve in the next 90 days and write them down.
Not sure about what goals to set? The list below might help you find what resonates the most with you!
Most people who set health goals want either to lose weight, gain muscle or simply work out more.
If you are struggling with your weight and health in general, this is definitely an issue you should tackle as a priority.
So many people limit themselves in their daily lives because they do not feel comfortable with their bodies.
This discomfort can seriously impact our mental health, which then impacts all areas of our lives.
If this is something you have wanted to accomplish for a long time, set it as a priority.
The simple fact of taking care of your body through physical activity and a healthy diet can give you the power to transform your entire life.
If you feel the need to set health goals, you have to ensure you do things healthily, and consulting a physician is the best way to do so.
Personal finance goals
Just like your health, your personal finances can also impact many areas of your life.
Having a lot of money in the bank might not be your top priority, but if you struggle to make ends meet every month, you are probably stressed out by your finances and need more security.
Developing a success mindset will change your life, believe me.
As far as I can remember, my parents have always struggled with their finances.
They have been stuck more than once because of a lack of money. They have never believed they could be making more money and improving their financial situation.
They never had a positive mindset toward money, and this is a limiting belief I have inherited from them.
Even though I had made over $290,000 before graduating from college, I was still broke and in debt at that time because my bad mindset was holding me back.
So even if you are not planning to set personal finance goals, keep in mind that your finances can impact other areas of your life. If your finances are triggering insecurities, you should definitely work to improve them.
The average American between 25 and 54 years old works 40,5 hours per week.
It is roughly 25% of the week spent at work. There is no wonder why our jobs can have such an important impact on our health and sense of accomplishment.
If you don’t like what you do for a living, you might not be able to change jobs in the next 90 days. Still, it doesn’t mean you can’t work on your career during this period.
Setting career goals is the best way to ensure you do not stay stuck in a career you don’t like.
Work is such an important area of our lives. Whether you decide to create your own business or take your career in the corporate world to the next level, setting goals will help you challenge yourself and identify new career opportunities.
Your future is created by what you do today, not tomorrow.
If you are asking yourself, “How can I turn my life around?” then implementing positive routines is the answer.
Routines have the power to transform who we are day after day. Small habits compound to create great momentum, which can help us achieve any goal.
To transform your life, you need to implement new routines to support your goals.
Implementing routines when you are not used to do so can be a bit overwhelming. Below are the routines you can follow to change your life’s direction in the next 3 months.
A Morning routine will help you kickstart the day on the right foot. Implementing a morning routine is a great way to improve your time management skills and get more things done.
Implementing a productive morning routine is the best way to work on your goals. It helps you keep them in mind and stay focused.
When it comes to morning routines, slow mornings can also change your life. If you decide to implement a slow morning routine, you basically wake up way in advance for work and take the time to do things mindfully.
It is the exact opposite of hitting snooze 4 times and jumping out of bed 15 minutes before leaving the house.
Slow mornings are also a great way to work towards your goals if you want to live a more balanced, mindful life. You can add to your slow morning routine any activities that help you focus on your personal growth, such as reading, journaling, repeating affirmations, and meditating.
If you need help creating your morning routine, you can check my productive morning routine for inspiration.
An afternoon routine is a perfect opportunity to unwind and exercise, especially if you have a desk job and spend most of your time sitting.
Working out during your lunch break will give you an energy boost. It is also a great way to ensure you commit to exercising despite having a hard day.
Rescheduling my workouts during my lunch break helped me stick to my plans, as I would skip working out after a long day at work.
If you rather relax during your break, then it is the perfect time to read a chapter of your favorite book or listen to a podcast.
To turn your life around, you need to take time for yourself. I used to spend my lunch break scrolling on my phone and would crash on the couch once home.
Taking a real break in the afternoon helps refocus as well. You will be less tired in the evening and will be able to work on your personal projects after work instead of binge-watching Netflix.
Implementing a night routine will help you unwind after work and prepare for a new super-productive day.
Your night routine should help you reconnect with yourself and reduce stress after a long day.
It is the perfect moment to take care of yourself and consider relaxing activities such as yoga, meditation, taking a bath, or reading a book.
An effective night routine will help you keep going when your days at work are getting longer. It will also help you find balance and reconnect with your goals after work.
If you are interested in creating a night routine to balance your life, my productive night routine might inspire you.
Sunday is my favorite day of the week. When most people spend the day binge-watching tv or Netflix, I spend it preparing for another exciting week.
Sunday is also the perfect day to reset after a long week.
You can do so many things on Sundays to have a smooth week. Every Monday morning is a chance for a new start. Planning on Sundays is the best way to take advantage of a new week to reach your goals.
My Sunday routine is a great example of how you can use this day off to your advantage to get a maximum of things done.
The last routines we are going to talk about are Monthly Routines.
Monthly routines are great to ensure you track your progress and stay organized during the month.
A monthly routine, just like a Sunday routine, is the perfect opportunity to do a hard reset and focus on the goals you want to accomplish.
Many people totally skip this routine, but it is actually one of the most powerful routines you can implement.
A monthly routine gives you the opportunity to reflect on your future self, track your progress, and set monthly goals.
If you haven’t already implemented a monthly routine yet, mine might inspire you.
Get your finances in check
Getting your finances in check is important no matter what your goals are.
You have to learn how to control your money, or it will control you for the rest of your life.
A lot of people feel overwhelmed when it comes to money. If that’s your case, don’t worry! Keeping healthy finances is actually easy when you know some basic golden rules.
If you want to start to improve your finances, here are a few basics you should master!
Having a budget is the number one rule when it comes to healthy finances.
No matter how much money you make, you need to know exactly how much you earn and spend to ensure you have your finances under control and can finance your future projects.
To create a budget you will be able to stick to, you need to ensure you include some key categories and budget them correctly.
If you need help with your budget, my post on how to create the perfect budget will guide you step by step.
Saving money on a monthly basis is another golden rule for having healthy finances.
One should always live below his means. Hence, you need to make sure you spend less than you earn to avoid living on credit.
If you struggle to make ends meet, you should definitely seek creative ways to save money or make more money.
Did you know that there are hundreds, if not thousands, of ways to save more money on a daily basis?
Discover my 52 favorite ways to save money with my best tips to save money fast.
Pay off debt
If you want to turn your life around and improve your finances, you definitely need to avoid debt and create a debt payoff plan for your existing debt.
As you may already know, the snowball and avalanche are the main methods used to pay off debt fast.
The strategy you should adopt will depend mostly on the interest rates of your current debt.
The avalanche method is usually recommended when one of your debts has a much higher interest rate than the other ones, especially if the amount you owe is important. In this case, you should start paying off this debt to save money on the interest.
If all your debt has more or less the same interest rates, you should go for the snowball method and start to pay off the smallest debt first.
For more information on how to create your own debt pay-off plan, this post on the 10 steps to finally get out of debt will help.
Know your net worth
Calculating your net worth is an easy way to track your progress when improving your net worth.
To do so, follow these 3 simple steps:
- Make a list of all your assets (what you own)
- Make a list of all your liabilities (what you owe=debt)
- Subtract your total debt from your total assets = difference = net worth
As you can see, your net worth is not tied to your income. You can make 6 figures per year and still have a negative net worth.
This is why financial education is so important. The more we earn and the more we tend to spend. This natural behavior is called “lifestyle inflation”.
Not being aware of it will often lead to unhealthy finances.
If you want to retire young, you need to work on your financial education.
The good news is that they are plenty of good personal finance books out there so it is now easier than ever to work on your finances.
Here are a few examples:
- The Intelligent Investor by Jason Zweig
- Broke Millennial Takes On Investing by Erin Lowry
- I Will Teach You to Be Rich by Ramit Sethi
- The Psychology of Money by Morgan Housel
- Rich Dad Poor Dad by Robert T. Kiyosaki
- The Total Money Makeover by Dave Ramsey
- The Millionaire Next Door by Thomas J. Stanley
- Money: Master the Game by Tony Robbins
- The Richest Man in Babylon by George S. Clason
- The 4-Hour Work Week by Timothy Ferriss
Build an emergency fund
Building an emergency fund is another simple way to boost your finances and avoid debt.
It will help you cope with unexpected expenses and avoid getting into new debt.
The amount you should save in your emergency fund depends on several factors, such as the country you live in, the insurance you may already have, etc.
In some countries, unemployment insurance will cover a fraction of your last income for a few weeks, while in others, this coverage is extended up to 24 months.
It is typically recommended to save the equivalent of 6 months of expenses in an emergency fund in the US, while 3 months is more than enough in Switzerland.
In all cases, it is recommended to automate savings until your emergency fund is financed and keep the money in a separate bank account to avoid spending it.
Time block your time
It is no secret that turning your life around will require you to improve your time management and planning skills.
Increasing your productivity will allow you to use your time more effectively, get things done and find balance in life.
Becoming a master at planning turned things around really quickly for me. It helped me focus on my goals and well-being.
This is what helped me go through college with a full-time job as a finance specialist and a side hustle.
Never underestimate the power of being organized. Time blocking helped me find balance in life and achieve many of my goals.
My favorite way to time-block is to use Google Calendar because it makes creating recurring events super easy.
However, you can also time block with a paper planner or any other app. It might just take you more time.
Another great advantage of using a digital planner is that you can quickly create blocks with different hex color codes. Using a different color for each area of your life will help you have an overview of how you spend your time and the improvements you can make to achieve balance.
Plan your working schedule
The easiest way to start time-blocking is to plan your obligations, such as classes or work.
As you cannot reschedule these events, you will have to plan your life around them.
Define a color for all events related to work/classes and stick to it.
Creating these blocks first will help you find out how much free time you have left to work on your personal projects.
Plan your workouts
It’s now time to plan your workouts.
No matter what your goals are for the next 3 months, you need to include exercising in your routines.
It can be hard to define what exercises to do or how often to do them, so you might want to use an app to guide you in the beginning.
My favorite app to exercise is FitOn. I love the fact that you can choose from a huge list of workouts and coaches.
They all have their favorite exercises, and I love their energy. It feels like working out with a friend!
Plan your meals
Remember when I said that you needed to improve your planning and time management skills to change your life?
Well, planning your meals is part of it.
This step is super important mainly for 4 reasons:
- Knowing what to cook in advance will save you a lot of time every day
- Having a meal plan will help you eat healthily
- Knowing exactly what to buy will save you money
- Buying only what you need according to your meal plan will reduce food waste
Having a meal plan for the week is probably one of the best things you can do to save money and time.
If you want to eat healthier in the next 90 days, this is definitely a habit you will have to stick to!
Plan your household chores
Housework can be such a productivity killer.
If you are anything like me, you always like to have your home perfectly clean and tidy. Keeping your place clean is important, as discussed in the decluttering section.
Your environment significantly impacts your productivity and mindset, so keeping your house clean is important. But you need a cleaning schedule to ensure it will not become a waste of time.
The easiest way to save time on housework is to clean a bit every day. Instead of doing nothing during the week and spending a whole day cleaning around during the weekend, try to clean for 30 minutes daily.
You can add 15 minutes of cleaning to your morning routine and 15 other minutes to your night routine. This is actually what I do, and I no longer need to spend my Sunday cleaning.
I now have an additional day every week to work on my projects, and that’s definitely a game-changer.
Plan some “me” time
Selfcare is important for long-term success.
It is the best way to unwind after a long day and set you up for a good night’s sleep.
Taking care of yourself will help you stay productive and will keep you going in the long run.
This whole process is about turning your life around in order to achieve long-term success. Hence, taking care of yourself is another habit you need to consider.
We all have different definitions of self-care.
It can be anything from reading a book, having a cup of tea, meditating, or watching a tv series while doing a hair mask.
As long as it is an activity you enjoy and that helps you relax, you should go for it.
Plan some fun
Another great way to turn your life around is to do more of what makes you happy.
If you haven’t been focusing on yourself up until now, chances are you haven’t planned some fun for a long time.
When life is busy, we tend to forget about the little pleasures of life, for instance going to the movies with a friend, going to a new place, or trying out a new restaurant.
Planning some fun rewards during this 90-day journey will help you keep going and stay focused on improving your life.
Hence, time blocking quality time with your friends and loved ones is key to this process.
Spend time alone
Spending time alone is important to stay grounded and focused on your goals.
This is a habit a lot of people are actually scared of. However, this habit is important to understand what truly motivates you.
You can pay for a life coach, set goals, and work on them every day. Unfortunately, if you don’t figure out what makes you happy and how to find your purpose in life, you will not be able to create the dream life you want.
This process is about understanding what you need to be happy and how you can change your life for the better.
It implies reflecting on your past, and it takes a lot of courage to do it.
If this is not something you are used to, here are a few things you can do to be more productive when spending some time alone.
Journaling is a great way to relieve stress. It helps get things that keep cycling out of your head and help you focus.
It is also very helpful to analyze your thoughts, make your limiting beliefs conscious and recenter on your goals. Writing a few pages daily can be a real source of motivation to turn your life around.
It can be hard to start journaling, especially if you don’t like to write, but don’t worry, once you start doing it daily, it becomes a habit really quickly.
You can start by listing all the things that went well during the day, what you wish you had accomplished, and reflect on why you weren’t successful.
Journaling is also a great opportunity to learn to know yourself better with journal prompts.
Meditation is one of the secrets of my life transformation.
Yep, this is just how powerful meditation can be.
Until a few months ago, I used to struggle with a generalized anxiety disorder. I could not leave my house alone, and going to public places such as restaurants with friends was a daunting experience.
I almost failed my last year in college because of this health condition. Until I reached a breaking point.
This life was not worth it anymore. I had to either change it or end it. I went to my physician and asked for help. She did not help. At all.
This is when I understood that I couldn’t rely on anybody else to save me.
I started reading many books about mental disorders and started meditating daily after watching an episode of Headspace on Netflix. And that episode changed my life forever.
Meditation is such a powerful tool it changes the way your brains work. Meditating daily helped me rewire my brain and break the cycle of panic attacks.
A few minutes of meditation daily will also help you relieve stress, improve sleep quality and focus, and increase mindfulness.
You need to work on these things to turn your life around. So why don’t you give meditation a try?
Staying grounded is key to learning how to live life to the fullest and turn things around.
This process is not only about transforming what needs to be changed but also about acknowledging that there are already a lot of good things in your life, things you need to be grateful for.
Expressing gratitude also increases happiness, according to Harvard Health Publishing, and helps to see the good side of things.
You can implement this habit easily by writing down every day 3 things you are grateful for in your journal.
Surround yourself with positive people
Surrounding yourself with positive and inspiring people can change a lot in your life.
If you usually struggle to achieve goals, it is probably because you lack motivation and/or support.
Transforming our lives is a tough process. It takes time and energy and often comes with a whole lot of questions.
To go through this process, you need to stay focused, and the people surrounding you can greatly impact your motivation.
If you are usually surrounded by negative people, it can be a good idea to take your distance at least while you work on yourself.
Have role models
Finding role models will also tremendously impact your motivation.
You will have bad days, no matter your goals and reasons why you want to change your life. It will be hard to keep going and remember why you started. This is inevitable.
To be successful, you have to learn how to deal with these moments and how not to let them impact your success. This is why finding inspiration in others’ stories is sometimes helpful.
Don’t compare yourself too much to them because we all have different stories and progress at different paces.
But acknowledge that it was probably hard for them to achieve their goals too, yet they did. So you can get there too!
Find inspiration on social media
Social media can be a good and bad thing when it comes to achieving goals.
The problem with social media is that it is an endless source of distraction. Remember how planning will help you be more aware of how you spend your time?
Well, if you are from the Y or Z generation, chances are that you are spending way too much time on social media. The average person spends 142 minutes daily on social media, according to Statista.
And that’s an average person.
We are not even talking about generation Z, who spends a shocking 3 hours daily on social media on average.
3 hours a day is far enough to transform your life in 3 months. So why don’t you use this time more effectively to achieve your goals?
The good side of social media is that it allows us to connect with people worldwide and find support and inspiration.
Join communities with the same interests
This is directly linked to social media and how it can help achieve goals.
No matter your plans, communities can help you get there. Finding groups with the same goals can help you get out of a rut.
Turning your life around is a very personal process, but it doesn’t have to be a lonely one.
You might not find support from your loved ones, so seeking support in online communities can be a real game-changer.
Educating yourself is a key step to turning your life around.
Transforming your life will come with many learning curves. You might want to start your own business, accomplish something crazy, become a healthier person or get a new job.
All these goals require you to develop new skills and increase your knowledge.
Investing in your education is the best investment you can make for your future self. Here are a few tips if you wonder how you can do it without going back to college/university.
This is the most obvious way to educate yourself.
Reading daily is a powerful habit successful people share. Stealing this habit from them will help you develop your vision of the world and discover new opportunities for success.
Reading also helps stay balanced and sharp and improves decision-making.
Biographies are a great way to find out how others reached success and what lessons they have learned.
When a book is published to tell your story, you have either seriously messed up or reached success. In both cases, there are definitely a lot of lessons you can learn from reading the book!
If you don’t know what to read and have already read the books listed earlier, Bill Gates’ favorite books are definitely a great place to start.
Listen to podcasts
Podcasts are another great source of motivation to start improving your life.
I love to listen to podcasts while doing household chores, commuting, and working out.
Here is a list of some great personal growth podcasts available in 2022:
- Ten percent happier with Dan Harris
- Happier with Gretchen Rubin
- Tiny Leaps Big Changes hosted by Gregg Clunis
- The Mindful Kind by Rachel Kable
- The Lavendaire Lifestyle by Lavendaire
- Design your dream life with Natalie Bacon
- Limitless Life by Melissa Griffin
- The Tony Robbins Podcast by Tony Robbins
Watching tv documentaries is also an option to work on your education. This is actually not something I used to do until Netflix considerably expanded the documentaries available in its catalog.
They have great documentaries about personal finances that are definitely worth it. If you haven’t seen it yet, Money, explained will for sure change your money mindset.
Watch TED Talks
TED Talks are inspiring videos from expert speakers on education, business, science, tech, and creativity.
Watching a TED talk while commuting is an excellent way to learn and sharpen your vision on many subjects.
Here is a list of my top 5 inspiring TED talks for women:
- My Year of Saying Yes to Everything by Shonda Rhimes
- Why We Choke Under Pressure and How to Avoid It by Sian Leah Beilock
- Why We Have Too Few Women Leaders by Sheryl Sandberg
- It’s Time for Women to Run for Office by Halla Tomasdottir
- For Women In Pursuit of Motherhood and a Career by Irene Mora
Final Thoughts: Trust the process
Turning your life around is such an exciting process.
It implies thinking about your dreams, finding what makes you happy, and reconsidering your day-to-day life.
Transforming your life is more than starting a new chapter. It is about letting go of who you used to be, loving that person but understanding that you can do better.
This process will take time. You can make significant changes as I did in 3 months, but it doesn’t mean that your life will be perfect 3 months from now.
Transforming your life is a never-ending process. Nevertheless, it is the most rewarding one.
Are you excited to start your own journey? If so, grab a free resource and start turning your life around today!
I started this year with decluttering. I got so amazed there are lots of clothes, things I bought that I never used. There’s more space in my room, I am getting all happier with it. It’s life transforming and I m sticking to it.
Nice post dear.
I totally agree; decluttering is life-changing! It’s an amazing way to make a fresh start to create a new you by getting rid of distractions!
Thanks for the support.
PS : I LOVE your Blog! 🙂