9 Incredibly Easy Steps You Can Do That Will Change Your Life

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9 Incredibly Easy Steps You Can Do That Will Change Your Life

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A woman who cuts her hair is about to change her life.
-Coco Chanel

Change does not happen overnight. But there are incredibly easy steps you can do that will change your life for the better---forever.

1. Change your mindset

It all starts in the mind. You can't improve your life if you don't change the movie playing in your head. Outward changes manifest what is happening internally. It will not be easy at first. 

You will keep returning what you're used to thinking---especially if you've been doing it for a long time.

I've tried this super simple imagination exercise and how it changed my perspective! How it changed my life. I know you can do it too.

As the genius Albert Einstein once said, "Logic will get you from A to Z; imagination will get you everywhere."

Homer Simpson willing to change my mind
It's your turn

2. Proclaim it

Your words can change your world. So, whatever you want to change in your life, proclaim it. Claim it as if it's already there.

This is not just some New Age belief. It's been proven scientifically by Dr. Masaru Emoto's Water Experiment.

Our words are powerful. We must start harnessing that power and use it to improve our lives.
Proclaim blessings in your life. Proclaim healing. You'll be amazed to see that this easy step will change your life.

I'm amazing

3. Change your looks

Changing your looks will change your life. When you see something different in the mirror, your mind will get the signal that "Hey, things have changed. It's different now."

You don't have to spend a lot to change your looks. To begin with, you can simply change your hairstyle. Get a new haircut, color your hair, or if you're too afraid to do so, get a wig or hair extension first.

It's remarkable that Clip in Human Hair Extension and Tape In Hair Extension not only look like natural human hair, but they have a lot of styles and colors to choose from.

blonde hair clips

4. Get a new hobby

I've learned that getting rid of an old hobby is not enough. You must replace it with a new one. If you used to spend 3 hours on social media doing nothing productive, you can't just take that away and not replace it with another activity.

What will you do with your vacant 3 hours? Chances are, you'll get back to it eventually.

Get a new hobby.

  • Read a good book (because crappy books will bore you, and you might go online again). 
  • Learn to do something new. 
  • Try going for a walk or run instead. 
  • Learn a new recipe.

You'll be surprised at how wonderful it is to be out there again and be one with nature. Paint, sketch, and work out. Keep yourself entertained with a new hobby.

sleeping not a hobby

5. Let go

You can't change your life if you keep holding on to the past. Or some people who are not contributing to your well-being.

Leave your emotional baggage behind. Let go of your regrets, your mistakes, your what-ifs and could-have-been. Let go of your Dementors---people who suck out your energy and happiness whenever they're around.

Know when to say goodbye and let go.

girl let go of heart balloon
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6. Keep on learning

"The more I learn, the more I realize how much I don't know."

Who said that? Only the genius Albert Einstein. Keep on learning. Be an eternal student. Attend a workshop. There are free online webinars, and you can learn many things from them. Learn to play an instrument.

The internet makes DIYs and tutorials accessible in a few clicks.

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7. Volunteer

Give your gift of time, talent, and treasure to those in need. No tiny act of service and kindness has ever been wasted. Search for organizations that help the charity of your choice or whose advocacy you support.

When you change people's lives by what you do, you change yours. It's funny how that works the other way around, too.

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8. Travel 

Ah, yes. Traveling. I can attest to how it changes life. Travel and see how tiny a space you occupy in this big world.

Travel and realize that the problem you've been focusing on is just a teeny tiny speck in this vast universe. That even heartbreak is so trivial compared to how profound the crisis some people face on the other side of the globe is.

Travel and marvel at the beauty of nature. Travel and be in awe of how different we are, yet we are all the same as people. Travel and be a storyteller.

Travel and change your life for the better. If budget is a problem, my friend Becky has tips on being a traveler when you can't travel.

travelling on train

9. Quit

  • Quit waiting for things to happen.
  • Quit chasing people.
  • Quit taking crap from people.
  • Quit settling.
  • Quit arguing with a fool.
  • Quit your bad habits that are slowly destroying you.
  • Quit beating yourself up.

There are crazy things I quit to be crazy happy. Maybe it's your story, too.

Joey walking out

It is never too late to be what you might have been. (George Eliot)

If you want to change your life for the better, you can. Change may not be easy, but there are easy steps you can take to work towards the life you want.

Start today.

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  1. Life will be wonderful then!

  2. I wasn't familiar with the Masaru Emoto's Water Experiment that you mentioned in the post. Just checked it on google and it seems amazing....will read more about it.....Thanks for sharing some great tips Lux....:)

  3. I loved your post for its beautiful n powerful message. I have bookmarked to read again and understand it better. Thanks for such a lovely post.

  4. I have this thing u know? Cutting, changing my hair every new year's eve. It makes me feel ready to face the adversities tha comes with a new year haha.
    XOXO, Cris.

  5. Interesting post my dear, thank you for sharing :-)

  6. Excellent ways to make that change we have been waiting forever. The first one is so point on... It's all in the head.

  7. Some good points. To start with, I need to get a hair cut.

  8. Very good points here, Lux! I think changing our looks is easier than changing our mindset, but changing our mindset, in my opinion, will help to keep us happier.

  9. I love this!! And you girl!!

  10. All in the head! Think positive, life is great!!!

  11. Hi, Lux!

    These are excellent steps that we can take now to change our lives. I encourage every reader to click the link to the imagination exercise because it us equally useful. I have been "preaching" these same principles for decades. In the early 80s I acquired these life changing skills, tools and techniques in motivational self-help seminar programs and they have been guiding me ever since. There is power in a daily affirmation that begins with "I am..." instead of "I wish..." If you can already vividly see yourself being the kind of person you always dreamed of being and living the life you always wanted, and have adopted the habits, thought patterns, posture and walk of a winner, then you are well on your way. Letting go of all the baggage that has been weighing you down is essential. Change is good including a change of scene. Singer-songwriter Jimmy Buffett spoke to this in his song and album "Changes In Latitudes, Changes In Attitudes." Thank you very much for posting these valuable principles. They are simple yet powerful steps toward a better, happier, more fulfilled life.

    Enjoy the rest of your week, dear friend Lux!

  12. those first ones are not easy at all, most people can never do them :)

  13. Awesome post and motivational too.

    Thanks for sharing!

  14. Ya! I just had my hair cut short and it makes me feel so much better, lighter and brighter. Greats for making changes.

  15. Lovely post! Have a great new day.


  16. Very true, let things go and better off you will be. Plus quit arguing with fools indeed.

  17. Great tips, as usual! It's always a pleasure to read your posts!
    Kisses, Paola.

  18. The best advice of all is QUIT. I did the same thing this last couple of months. Best thing ever. I got rid of things that were negative in my life. Freedom ensued.

    Have a fabulous day. ☺

  19. Inspiring post. Each of your steps are wonderful. I feel like doing the one for changing my look. :)

  20. Great tips

  21. some interesting insights here - and definitely relevant to all of us, no matter what age we are :)

  22. Letting go is the hardest thing for me. The freedom it would bring though would be incredible.

  23. Don't quit, keep on fighting.

  24. Great tips. I'd travel non stop if i could :).

  25. Beautifully said, Lux. Great tips, thanks for sharing. (P.S., I love all the pretty pink in your blog.) :) ((grace upon grace))

  26. These are some really great ideas... I have been in a rut and thinking how I just need to get myself an updated look, it always gives a good lift. I also believe traveling would be amazing, this year I started putting a little money away in one of my savings accounts just for traveling in the future... I am kind of excited xox

  27. Great post dear, thanks for sharing! <3 -

  28. Yes! You've listed great, empowering tips. Thank you, Lux. I appreciate your wise words.

  29. A lot of great advice. I've had to reinvent myself a few times in my life, especially professionally and it's always inspiring. I especially like your encouragement for travel and lifelong learning.

  30. Very beautiful post and tips.
    Maggie Dallospedale

  31. Great words of wisdom! Thanks for the inspiration!

  32. I love this post - especially since I realized that I'm actually doing several of these things already!

  33. Interesting post! There's so many ideas to peruse!

  34. Letting go and quitting. Two things it took me a long time to learn. I still have trouble letting go - I can carry a grudge for many years. Everything here was good advice.

  35. Loved every single one of these suggestions. It's funny cause through a different mindset and some daily changes we have the potential to change our lives. It's not necessary to do something extravagant for it. Things like knowing when to say goodbye, change our mindsets, our looks or going to some adventure are simple and extremly effective. Thanks for sharing dear.

  36. Amazing! I like it a lot.

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  37. Awesome tips and suggestions. I always used to say: "You build your own reality." We are infinitely powerful to live whatever life we most desire, but it definitely takes some work and determination. And healthy habits take approximately a month to establish, so if I was going to add anything, I'd say, "Be patient with yourself."

  38. Hi Lux,
    Happy 2017!

    What a great post to begin 2017! I really agree with your first suggestion: change your mindset. Your overall suggestions are very inspiring! So thanks a lot for this wonderful post :)

    Noted about travel! I just came back from Iceland, it was a wonderful trip. I look forward to traveling more this year.

    Have a great week ahead!
    Steph xx | TreatU | Treatu Shop NYC

  39. A brilliant and inspiring post. <3 There are so many things we can do that will make our lives just that much better <3

  40. ;D

    Adorei essas dicas!

    Ótima quinta!

    Beijo! ^^

  41. What wonderful advice! I love the ones about not quitting, letting go, and finding a new hobby (or one you do more often). There are so many steps we can take to make our lives better and sometimes a reminder helps point us in the right direction. :)

  42. Dear Lux, 9 great suggestions and an excellent post! I really like these posts with Lux Thinking Aloud! If I could add emphasis to any one suggestion it would be to get outside for a walk. The benefits are great and once you make it a habit you will never want to give it up. Thanks for all your posts in January ... wow, you have been busy! Hope all is well with you. Sending you best regards from Seattle!

  43. I think that from all the tips people say to do for changing our mind, they are really the ones that more touch my heart

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  44. Wonderful and insightful post. Thank you!

  45. Think positive, think positive, think positive! :)

  46. Changing your appearance is a brilliantly quick way to change your life, I totally agree! Changing your mindset is one that I think takes a much longer time, but totally worth it :) Have a lovely weekend!

  47. I got my hair cut a few weeks ago with a different style but I like the old way more. I'm still working with it but I feel it makes me look harsh. I am so glad I tried it though.

  48. Great tips. I've been thinking I need a change in hairstyle. I've seriously had the same hairstyle for 20 years or so. I don't like short hair, but there's a lot I can do with mid-length hair that I need to try!

  49. Very positive post. Yes, changing your look can make a difference.

  50. You make some very important points here. I so agree with proclaiming it. Unless we say it out loud, say what we want, we'll never really know how much we want it. And the changing looks and travel also, very important points. Thanks for sharing this.

  51. Agree word to word. Esp about Let GO. Be easy to please if you want to stay happy

  52. Great advice and helpful positive vibes. At this time, we can benefit from this kind of help and thinking.

  53. I loved reading thi sone Lux. ALl very valid points.My favourite is -Quit taking crap from people. :)

  54. Such a good, inspiring read girl!

    God bless,
    XO, Claire

  55. Loved this post.. Some great tips here. Very inspiring and agree to everything you have written.

  56. Such a great post, Lux. I agree it's never too late. I'll be 65 this year and it's only been in the past few years that I've been blogging, trying new things, writing poetry, etc. I even cut my hair and it fits my personality better now. Anyway, changes can be good and we need to pursue our dreams no matter how old we are. :) Blessings to you! I'm your neighbor at #DanceWithJesus.


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  58. Great source of encouragement! Travel and be a story-teller is something I'm learning to do. How it changes our perspective on life has been amazing!

  59. Thanks for your sharing. It will be useful to a lot of people.