self-improvement

How to Jump Start Your Life

Do you want to change your life but have no idea where to start?

Look around. Think. Ask yourself this one question:

What is the one thing I can do that will provide the most benefit to my life right now?

Everyone has that one thing that they’ve been ignoring, that one thing that would provide massive change if they would just do it.

  • Clean the house.
  • Take a class.
  • Make a decision.
  • End a relationship.
  • Start a relationship.
  • Create a habit.
  • End a habit.

It can be anything. Only you know what that one thing will be. Since everyone is unique, most of us may not even understand if you attempted to explain it, but there is one thing in your life that, if you changed, would massively improve your life as a whole.

I asked myself this question. The answer was so breath-takingly simple I felt as if a huge burden had been lifted just by allowing myself to acknowledge the benefits I would receive by changing one simple habit.

Changing that one thing doesn’t seem like much, but once you become comfortable you can ask yourself that question again and again. Each time you will move closer to the person you want to be.

For today, find a quiet spot. Hide in the bathroom if you need to; you can always soak in the tub for a while to have an excuse to think alone.

And ask yourself the question.

2 Comments

  • Carla

    It was a huge birthday….not huge as in party wise….but huge as in I was staring down a number sooooo large, it made my heart quiver.
    I had made so many assumptions as to what folks who reach that age were like….and the assumptions weren’t very attractive.

    So I dared myself to do something I hadn’t done in years. i took a pair of scizzors to some jeans and made some thready cut offs to tug up over my saggy
    “hadn’t been used in a really long time” one piece bathing suit. Surely I would have the courage to jump if no one could see my blubby middle age
    thighs hiding behind the jagged hem of my homemade cut offs..

    One splashy leap into our local frigid lake…..and poof….a new person emerged.My soul awoke from it’s slumber to embrace
    the adventurous and potentially extravagant possibilities that the “rest” of my life holds. And you never, know…this second act may just get to be cooler than the first. Nothing is impossible.

    Peace,.
    Carla

    • Annie

      Thank you so much for sharing your story, Carla! At times I struggle with the knowledge that I am approaching the half-century mark, so I needed that.