Who’s responsible for what’s going on in your life?
The government? Your employer? Maybe your doctor is to blame for your poor health? Or the food manufacturers for your weight problem. Hmmmm…
Who else can I blame??
The hard truth is, there’s no one to blame except you. If your life isn’t where you want it to be, that’s all on you.
And the sooner you decide to take ownership of and responsibility for your success or positive changes, the sooner you’ll begin to move forward. Blame places fault, while responsibility determines who is committed to improving.
Yes…it’s really that simple
Health comes in many forms. There’s physical health, mental health, financial health, emotional health, etc., and all of them are up to each of us to reach and maintain.
But how? What steps can I take to make positive changes in my life?
Well, the first step is taking responsibility for it (your life, the changes in it, your success, etc.). That’s probably the hardest part. We are constantly surrounded by negative energies, all telling us it’s someone else’s responsibility for our health, wealth, and success. Getting past that can be hard enough! Turn off the news (it’s full of negativity anyway). Stop being pulled into the negative meme’s and post on social media. Begin looking in the mirror and telling yourself that you’re looking at the person responsible to change your life. Your medical provider can’t workout for you, nor do your shopping/cooking. He/she can only give you the resources and guidance to make the changes. YOU have to do it.
Start exercising. YES…exercise will change every part of your life! While it will make you more physically healthy, it will also give you more energy, help you to sleep better, work better, and can even affect your income! So start!
Begin investing in YOU! Meditate daily to get more centered, calm, and in touch with your spiritual self. It will help you look at things differently and see/feel less stress – no matter what the situation.
Use affirmations. Yeah, I know it sounds silly. But it works. It’s been proven time and again that by using affirmations you make positive changes in your attitude, and by extension, your life. I’ll go into how at a later time, but if you want, look up positive affirmations in Google and start using a few. Daily. Not just once or twice, but throughout the day.
Visualize. Yes visualize. Begin the day by seeing yourself doing what you want to get done. See yourself exercising, or cleaning out the garage, or writing that book you always wanted to, or whatever it is. It’s been shown that athletes who visualize themselves doing their sport well (perfectly) perform better.
Read. Daily. Start reading books on either positivity or successful people, or even self help. Read 10 – 15 minutes a day. Don’t worry if you can’t read fast. Even a page or two is more than you’re doing now! The big thing here is to begin to put into action in your life the things you read about. Try them all! Keep the ones that work, and discard the ones that don’t. Soon, you’ll start seeing some positive changes coming in your life!
Eat better. Yes, food impacts out moods, our energy level, our ability to think, and many other things. Eating healthy foods provides better energy levels. Eating a heavy meal (fact food, lots of carbs, etc.) is actually hard on our bodies. It’s hard to digest and takes more energy than it gives. That’s why you’re tired after eating a big or heavy meal. Eat for energy and satiation, as opposed to sport or entertainment.
All of these things will begin feeding your mind and body with nourishment that can be used to positively impact your life. Listen, if you don’t like where you’re at, you have two choices. You can keep complaining and finger pointing that it’s someone else’s fault, or you can try my suggestions and see what happens. What have you got to lose??
And don’t forget about my free stress busters PDF!! If you haven’t yet, CLICK HERE to get it!