The only person that has the power to change your life is you. Although taking stock of your problems and finding both the courage and solutions to do something about them can be far from easy, very few things in life are. In this article, we look at a few things you can do, both big and small, to help change your life for the better.

Change Your Career

Work is a massive part of our lives, usually spending eight or nine hours a week in a place of work. This is a considerable portion  of your life feeling very miserable if you do not like your job. Spend some time brainstorming the jobs that you would like to do, and if you have the qualifications qualifications needed for them, go for it! If you don’t, get them! No one is ever too old to have a change in direction and learn something new. For example, if teaching has always been your dream job look to see what local university courses you can do or whether you can work and train on the job. If you want to work within the disability sector, perhaps in the community and in people’s homes,  or in a care home, look at doing the cert 4 disability qualification. The world really is your oyster!

Unplug And Switch Off

These days we are all tied to device of some description for far too much time, which can have a negative impact on not only our relationships but on our mental health. Sure –  having pretty much all of the information in the world at our fingertips can be a good thing a lot of the time but sometimes we need to learn to switch off, spend quality time face-to-face with the people that we love and create our own forms of entertainment.

 Stop Comparing Your Life With Others

As the saying goes: comparison is the thief of joy. Social media platforms, in particular, Facebook and Instagram, are partly to blame for this

We see influencers ’living their best lives’, sharing glowing holiday photos, perfectly clean and tidy homes and smiling well-behaved children, and we wonder why our lives are not like that. The truth is that almost no one has a perfect life –  you never quite know what is going on behind the scenes. When you remember that, you will begin to feel much more positive about your own life.

Don’t Be Afraid To Ask For Help

Whether this is for physical help with things like childcare or cleaning your house if you are struggling or whether it is for emotional support, there is absolutely no shame in asking for help if and when you need it. In fact, it can be a sign of strength, as very few people are able to make significant changes in their lives without some form of help or support.

As we said at the beginning, the only person who can implement these changes are you, but with the right support and the right attitude, you can begin to put strategies into place to improve your life for the better. 

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