6 Things You Can Start Today To Change Your Life Tomorrow

Do you feel like your life could be happier? Believe it or not, a better tomorrow could start with something as simple as your attitude. The way we choose to see ourselves and the world around us has a huge impact on just how happy we feel we really are. In fact, the way we see things has an equally important effect on our overall success in life as well.

Over time, attitudes become habitual. Because of this, it can take some work to change them – an investment in yourself that is very much worth your time!

Let me share a few techniques I´ve found to be tremendously helpful in bringing greater happiness and success into my life. I know if you make the effort, they can do the same for you as well!

Morning Gratitude Ritual 

Start each day by making a mental list of things you’re thankful for. You can do this while you’re lying in bed just before you get up, in the shower, or while driving to work. This simple mental exercise will adjust your focus to the good things that you already have. 

Love Life, NOT Stuff

Do you have the feeling that possessing more things will make you happy? What usually happens is, after you get that new, bright and shiny something, it never quite seems to mean as much to you as you thought it was going to. And after the newness wears off, you’re back to wanting something else! Think about it and you´ll probably agree – the joy in most new possessions is temporary (at best!) and generally leads to more “wanting.”

  • The quality of your life itself is what will bring you the most happiness, not the quantity or quality of your stuff.
  • Spend some time each day doing what you love.
  • Build meaningful relationships that uplift you.
  • Take action to create a life filled with what truly means the most to you.

Practice Patience

Our society has trained us to be in a hurry and expect immediate gratification. However, some of the great things in life take time to bring to fruition.

  • Enjoy the process of creating the life you desire. Each day will bring you one step closer. Being impatient tends to push your goals farther away.

6 things you can change to day to be happier tomorrowBelieve In Yourself

Life is far more pleasant when you have faith in yourself. Remember: You’ve already done things that are much more difficult than just about anything you may still wish to accomplish. So you know you can achieve your future plans. 

  • Consider learning to walk. How many times does a baby fall before they finally can stand up unassisted, let alone walk? And we keep learning more over time. Even a 10-year old doesn’t walk as well as a 30-year old. It takes many years of practice.
  • How many times are you willing to fall down and get back up now? When you believe in yourself and expect success, you’re more likely to succeed. Your upbeat attitude will lead you to seek solutions to your challenges until you reach your goal.

Work Smarter, NOT Harder

We often believe that everything worthwhile requires a lot of work. However, many times, approaching challenges by working smart instead of working hard can save a lot of time and grief. 

  • Sit down and reflect on your situation from the perspective that there’s a simple solution to each challenge. You might be surprised how clever you can be if you make an effort to find an easy but satisfactory solution. 

Feedback vs Failure

There’s no such thing as failure – plain and simple. Each time your plans fall short, consider it valuable feedback. Feedback you can use to analyze where things went wrong so you can learn from the experience, and keep moving forward. 

  • When you “fail,” all you’ve really done is discovered an ineffective way of trying to do something. That’s all. The knowledge gained only makes you more capable in the future. 

I know you know this but it´s worth saying again…

Adjusting your attitude and making change permanent takes work but it´s an effort that pays off in so many ways!  After all, your attitude affects your perspective; what you notice, and what you fail to notice. So by adjusting your attitude, you literally have the power to shift the path your life is on!

Take a close look at the attitudes you already hold that may be limiting your life and your happiness. What perspectives and beliefs would serve you better? Use the above ideas to start the process of adjusting those ineffective attitudes today for a much happier and fulfilling tomorrow.

About the Author Jan Marie Mueller

Jan Marie Mueller is founder of the inspirational blog ThinkBrilliantly and The Brilliance Community, a free Facebook group dedicated to empowering women to let their inner brilliance shine! Her mission is to help women everywhere shift the way they think about themselves, their world and those around them so they have the confidence to do, be and have what they want most in life!

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