How to Cultivate a New Lifestyle in 2017
Do you want to change your lifestyle? Maybe you want to eat healthier or exercise more. Perhaps you want a new hobby or to try something you have never done before. What about switching your career to allow you to regain control of your daily schedule, giving you more time for family and fun? Discover some ways you can create a Lifestyle change.
Search for a New Career
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If a new career is your desire, then one of the best places to search for opportunities is the internet. Modern technology has opened new avenues for people to escape from the traditional office routines. You could try work-at-home opportunities that allow you to set your own time schedule. More and more employers are outsourcing jobs such as customer service, data entry, or technical help.
Another career switch that you may find interesting is network marketing with a company such as Amway. This company has a long history of helping distributors of high quality beauty products become successful entrepreneurs. Other businesses, such as Lyft or Postmates, offer driving-based jobs that allow you to set your own hours. However, scams exist, so you need to be careful. Check online reviews for businesses that interest you to see what others say about them.
Start Small and Create New Habits
You may not realize it, but life is a series of habits, and every Habit has three steps: the reminder, the routine, and the reward. For example, you set your alarm clock before you go to bed (the reminder), the alarm sounds and you get up and get dressed (the routine), and you get to work on time so that your boss doesn’t get angry at you (the reward).
Changing your lifestyle is all about creating new habits. Start with something small and easy to achieve and reward yourself by acknowledging your success each day. Soon, you gain momentum to tackle larger changes.
Create Your Own Reminders, Routines, and Rewards
What can you use as a reminder? Your reminders don’t have to be complicated, but choose something you do each day:
- Showering or bathing
- Putting on your shoes
- Brushing your teeth
- Eating dinner
- Turning off the lights
- Checking your email
Next, decide what your new routine is and do it. Embrace the changes while keeping your goal in mind, and don’t forget to celebrate your accomplishments. Tell yourself you did a “good job,” “had a good day,” or “made progress today.”
Cultivate a Healthier Lifestyle
Do you want to lose weight or get in better shape? You’ll find many diets and programs available, but the simplest way is to develop positive habits that become your new routine. Instead of reaching for a calorie-laden snack, try eating a piece of fruit instead. Keep healthy snacks in view and cookies and chips out of sight.
Frequent exercise is important, too. You don’t have to run a marathon, but start with 10 to 15 minutes of walking each day. Focus on the positive steps you are taking and don’t let past failures keep you from trying.
Find a New Hobby
You’ll find many ways to discover new activities that fit your lifestyle. One of the most popular ways is to check out Pinterest, which offers a vast array of inspiration for an endless variety of subjects.
Besides Pinterest, try taking a class at a recreation center or college. You’ll not only develop a new pastime, but you’ll make new friends. Finding a new interest can be rewarding and has also been shown to reduce stress in your daily life. Take time for yourself each day and experience the effects of a relaxing break.
Lifestyle change is about making new habits, abandoning your routines, and replacing them with new ones that add to your life, not take away from it. Whether it’s weight loss, a new hobby, or daily agenda priorities, it all comes down to changing habits. Remember the three R’s: reminder, routine, and reward. Follow this formula, and the returns could be better than you ever dreamed possible.
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