“Life is short and it is up to you to make it sweet.” - Sarah Louise Delany
Here are 5 small, yet impactful steps that you can make to improve your life and accelerate your personal growth.
Step 1 | Organize and Declutter Your Space
Your physical surroundings have more to do with your mental wellness than you realize.
Your personal space impacts your mood, your motivation and can help to reduce stress.
I recommend starting off with this step because it’s relatively easy to do and you’ll immediately feel the effects- so it’s a great way to get some momentum going. In addition to that, starting off with a clutter-free and organized space will set the tone for the rest of the things you do.
Here are some ways that a clear, clean and organized space personally improves my life:
It helps me to be more mindful and present throughout the day … it’s a lot easier to be fully present in a beautiful space than it is in a messy one
I feel lighter and more put together … and as a result, I feel better about myself, become more productive, and enjoy what I do more.
I get out of bed easier and with more enthusiasm … something about not having to worry about tripping on anything or manoeuvring through the clutter on the floor to start my day makes my mornings oh so bright.
Step 2 | Jumpstart Your Health
The second step is about picking one thing that you can commit to doing everyday to jumpstart a healthy lifestyle change in your life.
Having a healthy lifestyle will increase your physical and mental energy and the amount of energy that you have directly influences every aspect of your life.
If you are always tired and have low energy it becomes harder to enjoy the little things that make life worthwhile and more difficult to accomplish everything (from the mundane tasks such as doing laundry, to the big-ticket things that directly impact your personal and professional success).
So what is one health habit that you can commit to right now?
Once you’ve picked a goal, schedule it into your planner and set an alarm to remind you of it daily.
Step 3 | Start a Passion Project
This step is all about having fun and infusing your life with everyday moments of happiness.
When people hear the words “passion project” they tend to freak out and overcomplicate things. If that’s you, then stop worrying. I’m not sending you on a soul searching journey to find your life’s passion and discover your purpose. By passion project, I simply mean activity that lights you up and that you genuinely enjoy doing.
Why does this matter?
Because I see far too many people get sucked into a whirlwind of deadlines, daily routines and responsibilities at the expense of their happiness. And this is a problem because your happiness matters.
I also often hear clients say that they simply don't have the time or energy to dedicate to this.
And to that, I typically respond by straight up letting them know that this is not acceptable.
It doesn't matter how busy you are. You can afford to dedicate ten minutes of the day to doing something that you enjoy.
Life is more than a to-do list.
So for the third step, pick a small activity that you enjoy and make a promise to yourself to dedicate at least 10 minutes each day to doing it. Pen it into your planner and schedule daily alarms if you have to... just make sure that you get around to it, because you absolutely deserve it.
Step 4 | Develop This Success Habit
“If you're not growing, you're dying” and we don’t want that, so this step is dedicated to activating your personal growth.
In particular step 4 is about developing the success habit of reading.
If you aren't big on reading, I recommend starting off with a short book or listening to an audiobook (Audible is a great option for this).
Two other options are to listen to a podcast daily or take a course on something you’re interested in.
Step 5 | Make a Plan For Your Future
“Most people spend more time planning for a two-week vacation than they do planning their futures”.
This quote is both tragic and true.
Don’t get me wrong, I’m not calling anyone out here because before I discovered life coaching, this quote also applied to me.
So the final step is about correcting this by defining what you want out of life and making a plan for your future.
A great place to start is to ask yourself:
What needs to happen for my life to be well-lived and one with few regrets?
Exactly what do I want to accomplish within the next year?
If step 5 is leaving you feeling a little lost, then you should explore coaching with me.
I’m currently running the Best Life Boot Camp, which is a 3-week success coaching program designed to help you:
Define what you want out of life
Create a compelling vision for your future that inspires you
Develop a step-by-step plan for achieving that vision
Learn the four keys to taking action on your plans
With the Best Life Boot Camp, you get the support, direction, accountability and encouragement to step into your power, make your move and take your life to the next level.
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A Quick Recap:
The five steps to improving your life so that you can level up your success and increase your happiness are to declutter and organize your space, jumpstart your health, start a passion project, tackle one of the three personal development activities we mentioned and develop a solid plan for your future.
Don't forget to pick up your FREE Copy of the 5- Step Life Improvement Guide. This workbook not only walks you through the five steps we discussed above, but also has some ideas/ journalling prompts to help you with some of the steps.
That's it for today!
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Until the next time,