Change Your Habits – Change Your Life

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Change is an inevitable part of life… We change every single day. Life just can’t happen without it… Your body and mind constantly going through change and that’s what makes life possible.

Today you are not the same person you were yesterday. If you continue to fight and resist change, your life can only lead you to struggles and disappointment.

Stop fighting change… learn to appreciate it! Without change, life is not possible!

Step out of your comfort zone

 

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Who wants a dull and boring life?  No one, of course.

What is stopping you from making changes in your life?

In order to break free and see the change, you must step out of the comfort zone. Staying in the comfort zone created just that, a life of disappointment and regrets.

Fear of unknown doesn’t have to prevent you from living your dreams.  You are in control and you are the only one who can overcome this fear. Act in spite of fears, choose to make a step forward when you know its time do so.

The fear will always be trying to come up with lies and stories… Like, “Why you should not make a move and how stupid you might look in front of the others” or “How your friends will reject you because you are not smart enough”. Sounds familiar?

Change is uncomfortable and sometimes even painful. In order to become the best version of you, you must be pushing forward. Do not allow fearful thoughts to stop you from making a change in your life!

Creating new habits 

If you pay close attention you will soon realize that your daily life consists of habits. Take an inventory of your daily habits… Are they making you strong and powerful or do they make you feel guilty and shameful at the end of the day?

To change any habit,  first, you must become aware of the habit. Accept the responsibility of the past choices you made and promise yourself to adopt the new ones.

Do you hold on to some old habits that no longer serve you in your life?  Identify what is holding you back and start adopting a new habit.

Changing any habit takes time, be patient and be kind to yourself.

Stop blaming and move on

 

Blaming circumstances or others for your misfortunes is not how you will achieve freedom and joy in life. Buying into this “blame game” is a recipe for disaster.

Don’t expect positive change in your life while you in the blaming mode! Accept responsibility for All circumstances in your life. Even if you can’t see “how you might have been responsible” for some of the events in your life.

You can blame and stay stuck in the rut or you can learn and move on!

Forgive yourself and others

Forgive… and you will be set free.

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Holding on to the old grudges can only create suffering and pain in your life. When you forgive,  you finally, release all the pain that was locked inside of you for decades.

Love is forgiving! It’s hard to love those, who did us wrong… Forgiving is an opportunity to practice unconditional love. Set yourself free from blame and hate, forgive yourself and others.

Forgiving is not to be in agreement with wrongdoing but choosing to love someone who made a bad choice. 

Life is full of choices and you choose every second of the day.

Choose to step out of your comfort zone, start creating new habits, stop the blame game, and forgive yourself and others.

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How Gratitude Can Lead to an Extraordinary Life

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Today… is not, just another day! Today is a new day… This day, filled with new opportunities, ideas, and growth. Treat every day as a fresh start and you will find hidden treasures in your day to be grateful for.

What are the benefits of gratitude?

Practicing gratitude every single day is a practice that can potentially turn your life around.

In this article, you will find helpful and easy gratitude practices and exercises I use in my day.

Adopting a few new daily habits can help us find gratitude and appreciation for little things, in everyday life.

 Being Grateful for What You Have – Every Day

The good news is, you don’t have to wait a long time to see the positive effects when you just starting out practicing gratitude in your life.

You can start today, even right now, incorporate some of the practices in your day!

The key – is to be grateful every day for what you already have.

Gratitude practice is not a “one-time trick” to get you out of your misery…

To live life in greatness is a lifetime commitment!

Choose Greatness…

That’s right, being grateful is a choice! It’s a choice you can be making every single day. The moment you wake up, you are making a choice.

You can choose to bring your past-day memories into this day, or you can choose to make this day an extraordinary day!

Greatness can be acquired, just like any other habit you obtained. After all, if you learned how to be unappreciative, negligent, and careless …, you can learn greatness and appreciation as well.

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Practice  Gratitude Exercises

Create your own version of these gratitude exercises. Explore and be amazed, at how your life transforms almost like magic, one moment at the time.

Exercise #1
Morning exercise

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Who sets your mood? You…

You choose to bring or not to bring, yesterday’s problems and worries into the day.  Make an effort and pay close attention to how you start your day.

Before you even get up, find something, no matter how small or big it may be, and be grateful for it. Feel the feelings of joy for as long as you can and make it a daily practice.

Exercise #2 
Be Intentional – Look for Extraordinary in Everything 

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Develop a daily practice – intentionally look for things to be grateful for.

Do your best to see extraordinary in everything.

Take pictures with your phone of things, that make you smile or maybe even laugh.  The more you practice finding extraordinary in others, the more extraordinary your life becomes.

Throughout the day admire and enjoy, or maybe even share your pictures with a friend. And don’t over think this, this doesn’t have to be a piece of art, it’s whatever makes your heart smile.

After a while, you will be astonished by how many weird, funny, loving, crazy, moments going on around you. To catch these moments,  pay close attention to your surroundings…to be present.

Exercise #3.
Gratitude journal – write and get inspired

Some might find it silly to start making lists of gratitude. But they are a powerful tool that will help you get started. If you are not sure what to be grateful for, here are some examples…. Get Inspired!

Be Grateful for the small and free pleasures of life:

  • Morning cup of coffee
  • A Sunrise
  • A relaxing walk in the woods
  • The sun warming your face
  • Your ability to read this

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 Stop worrying about others opinion

While you adopting your new gratitude habits, don’t get discouraged by disappointing comments of others.

To see a positive change in your life worrying about what others think about you, must go out of the window! Otherwise, their opinions will always be preventing you, from becoming the best possible version of you.

Adopting a new habit of gratitude, not as hard as it may seem, it’s easily achievable with some practice and patients.

If you are not grateful for what you already have in your life now… What makes you think, you will be grateful when “you have it all”?

Gratitude – is how to be truly happy…

What are you grateful for today?

Leave it in the comments below…

Have an Extraordinary Day!

Irina

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