Do you feel like your life is at a standstill? Maybe your career is stalled out. Or your love life is nonexistent. It could be that you just don’t have the motivation to make a change.
Singer and actress Darcy Donavan was a big fish in a smaller pond. While living in Nashville, she decided to give her budding acting career a boost. But she had outgrown the area’s opportunities. It was time to head to Hollywood.
This was a big change for someone born and raised in the South. To get through the change, Darcy leaned on a few simple tips. Now, she uses them regularly.
- Think bigger
Big change is hard, and if you try to do it on your own, chances are you won’t go far. It’s much easier if you rely on something bigger than you.
Darcy is a big believer in the power of prayer. She uses the practice for both guidance and confirmation that she’s headed in the right direction.
If connecting to a higher power or a spiritual practice isn’t your cup of tea, there are still ways to think bigger. Try reaching a higher level of consciousness through meditation or physical fitness. Or sign up to help others through a local nonprofit. These are just some examples of how to reach your higher self.
- Release the past
Bad energy has the power to hold you back from your highest potential. Some of this negativity may stem from past events.
Before you take a new path, spend some time looking into your past. Pivotal moments from your life, including early childhood, can have a significant impact on your present success. Depending on your story, this may be best achieved with a professional counselor or a support group.
Next, release the past that holds you back and be prepared for a brighter future.
- Practice self-care
Did you know your mind takes up 25% of your energy? Even if you’re not physically moving, if your mind is racing with ‘what if’ and ‘what’s next’, you’ll probably wind up exhausted.
Self-care is a hot topic these days and for good reason. Make a commitment to devote time for yourself every single day. This might be a walk between conference calls or a morning yoga routine. It could be a hobby that brings your peace, like painting or knitting.
When things are especially hard, it’s okay to indulge now and then. Order your favorite takeout and put on a funny movie. This too is important.
- Drink up
You’re surely aware of the benefits of water. The thing is, it’s absolutely true! Water is a powerful energy source you can use to promote wellness and give you a natural boost.
To get enough, plan to drink between half an ounce to an ounce for each pound you weigh daily. If you struggle to remember, set a timer or purchase a fun bottle with written reminders to drink.
In addition to drinking it, a bath is a good way to harness that same energy. Add some Epson salts for even more benefits.
Speaking of baths, the next tip is to simply relax. This may seem easier said than done, but it can really help you to clear your mind and see the path forward, especially as you wind down for the day.
Every night, follow a ritual to find peace and calm. This may involve laughing at a favorite sitcom or reading by candlelight. It could mean connecting about your day with a loved one under a cozy blanket.
No matter what you do, learn to relax and you’ll be in a better position to handle what may come.
If it’s time for a change, try these simple tips to make the process smoother and the journey successful. Here’s to a better you!