Making a Positive Change: How One Change Can Improve Your Life

In March 2020, when we were in lockdown and I was alone home I decided to sign up for a Happiness course on Coursera called The science of well-being. That’s when I learnt something really important. The habits that make us happy aren’t some big changes but really small things that we often don’t even think about.

Things that have power to make you happier:

  1. Gratitude journal.
  2. Practicing kindness.
  3. Savouring things that you enjoy doing.
  4. Social connections.
  5. Exercise.
  6. A good nights sleep.
  7. Doing something you are good at.

I started writing a gratitude journal and I did do it for quite some time. However, I don’t think writing a gratitude journal everyday works for me. And so I have chosen exercise as my one habit. And as you can see, I am making progress 👇🏼

“Small habits, practised consistently, lead to big results.”

– unknown

Making a positive change in your life can have significant effects on your overall well-being. When you choose to make a change, you give yourself the opportunity to improve your physical, mental, and emotional health, as well as your relationships, career, and personal growth.

There are countless positive changes that you can make, and the best one for you will depend on your personal goals and circumstances. Here are some examples of positive changes that you can make in your life:

  1. Practice Gratitude: Make a conscious effort to focus on the good things in your life and express gratitude for them. This can help improve your mood and overall outlook on life.
  2. Get Enough Sleep: Prioritise getting adequate sleep each night to improve your energy levels, mental clarity, and overall health.
  3. Exercise Regularly: Engage in physical activity regularly to improve your physical health, mental health, and reduce the risk of chronic diseases.
  4. Improve Your Diet: Make healthier food choices and incorporate more whole foods into your diet to improve your overall health and energy levels.
  5. Learn Something New: Challenge yourself to learn a new skill or take up a new hobby to stimulate your mind and promote personal growth.
  6. Practice Mindfulness: Incorporate mindfulness practices, such as meditation or deep breathing exercises, into your daily routine to improve your mental and emotional well-being.
  7. Surround Yourself with Positive People: Spend time with people who uplift and inspire you, and distance yourself from those who bring negativity into your life.
  8. Set Goals: Set specific, achievable goals for yourself and work towards them to improve your motivation and sense of purpose.

Making a positive change in your life may require some effort and commitment, but the benefits are well worth it. By taking steps towards improving your health, happiness, and personal growth, you can create a more fulfilling and satisfying life.

So, what is one positive change that you’ve made or you’re thinking or making?

Daily writing prompt
Describe one positive change you have made in your life.

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