I remember the day I realized that I needed a change. I was sitting in my bed, late at night, wide awake and questioning why I am even here?! These were frequent late night thoughts for me…
Why am I even here?
Do I have a purpose?
What is purpose…
What if I never figure out what I want to do with my life?
Why am I not happy anymore?!
I would spin through these thoughts. Was there no big life purpose for me?! Was this it? Was I just made for mediocre life, nothing spectacular? The whole wake up at 7, go to work, come home eat dinner at 6, go to bed… do it again every week?! I didn’t know what I loved doing, so when was I going to have any fun?
Enough was enough. I knew it was time for a change. No more of this pity party crap, it was time for a change and I was ready.
Habits had to happen.
It was time to shift what I was doing in my life all around, and time to create some new habits that I could bring into every day. Here are three habits that transformed my life:
Yep… get up and move around. I spent so many days sulking in my pity party in my bed, being a Netflix zombie. Don’t get me wrong I still have the occasional Netflix binge… but you have got to get up and going! Starting my morning with some kind of movement made me ready to jump into the day. Whether it’s my morning walk, a trip to a new gym, or if I’m feeling really crazy… a run! And when I realize that I have been sitting around working for too long, it is time for a dance party!
2. Getting rid of I don’t know and just trying!
I was so good at saying, “I have no idea what I like to do.” or “I have no idea what I want to do with my life.” But while I was busy saying I don’t know, I wasn’t even trying to look for it! I was so caught up in the unknown, that I wasn’t trying what was in front of me. So I knew one thing for sure… I LOVED exploring! I loved the time for a new hike, a new adventure, a new journey. So I started adding more of that into my days. Start with what you do know for sure.
3. I hung out in the present
I can’t change the past. And I can’t predict the future. So why do I spend so much time there? Lingering in so many different ideas of what could happen, stuck in a serious case of the what if’s. Hanging onto what could have gone differently in certain situations. But the reality is, I do not have control of any of that. So it was time to let it go. Time to control what I have right here in front of me. This is by far the biggest and most important shift I made in myself. Hanging out in the right here right now is key to being at peace.