Have you ever asked yourself this question: “How can I change my life for the better?” Are you tired of your life zooming by, where every day is the same routine: you wake up, you struggle as you climb out of bed, you drag yourself to get that caffeine burst, then you force yourself to get ready, go to work, go home from work, watch some TV and go to sleep, in preparation of doing all this once again the next day?
Days, weeks, and months fly by, perhaps even years, before you wake up one day and wonder where your life has gone.
Your life has gone into what I call ‘routine mode’. Your life is running on automatic, where you didn’t even realise that each day is like the next, until one day the dark realisation surfaces and you are shocked at the reality that your life is whizzing by and you have not made any progress in life for you to be particularly happy or proud about.
This can be a huge problem if it’s not dealt with quickly and appropriately. If it’s not dealt with today, you could miss out on a great many things that life has in store for you.
So how can you change your life for the better?
To do so, to change your life for the better, you need to first be in charge of your life. And the first step to being in charge of your life is to become aware of your day-to-day thoughts, feelings, actions, and behaviours. Get on that journey today by following the 4 steps below.
At bedtime, spend a few minutes asking and answering the 4-step to change questions:
Step 1: What are 2 things I am grateful for today? Go through your day and search for 2 things you are grateful for. They could be anything; from being grateful that you’re alive, to being grateful that you have a job, food, a roof over your head, water, and clothes to wear. Recall your entire day and feel and appreciate at least 2 things are grateful for that you would usually take for granted.
Step 2: What could I have done differently? If there’s something you did during the day that you’re not too happy with, think about what you could have done or could do to turn round the situation. If you responded rather harshly to a colleague, friend, or spouse, think of a way you can make up for it.
Step 3: What are 2 things I look forward to tomorrow? Spend some time thinking about what’s going to take place tomorrow. Think of the good things the next day has for you. If only negative things come to mind, take a few minutes to convert them in your mind to bring about an outcome that you would like. Imagine and picture the situations turning out the way you would like. This way you will feel more enthusiastic about tomorrow, and you will wake up feeling more optimistic than you might normally.
Step 4: What do I want to dream about tonight? If you hold on to a particular thought until you fall asleep, more than likely that thought will play a significant role in your dream. With added practice, you will be able to direct your dreams, enjoy them and remember them fully. This is a very powerful method that could bring about phenomenal changes. It’s called Lucid Dreaming.
Get into the habit of going through this 4-step method every night. You will discover that your life will change dramatically and quickly. And once it has, you can step up to the next level by asking: “How can I change my life for the better,” and you’ll be amazed at the next set of answers that will get you to the next level in your amazing new life.