Sometimes it takes just one positive change to make a big impact in your life. This change will differ from person to person as everyone’s journey is different and everyone’s experiences are the result of many different influences. Whether you find yourself stuck in a rut, unable to stay motivated or going through a rough time, making a positive change is something which you’re going to need to do to feel happy and positive again.
To give you the very best advice on how to live your best life, I have to asked for a little help from my friends. Over the past few weeks I have reached out to personal development experts and it is with pleasure to share with you this collection of advice. I have asked 12 experts “what is one positive change you’ve made in your life that’s had the biggest impact?” Here is their response.
What is one positive change you’ve made in your life that’s had the biggest impact?
Sarah from Mindful Productivity Blog
Melina from Well Wild World
“Mindfulness and meditation have truly change my life. Through learning about mindfulness and meditation, I have become much more able to turn inward and listen to my own wisdom as well as pause before automatically reacting. It’s helped me re-frame thoughts and pull myself out of anxiety spirals. I highly recommend mindfulness and meditation to anyone looking to make a significant change in their life!”
Well Wild World is a must read blog for all things related to personal growth, self-love, and well being – body, mind + soul.
Jade from Girl Untitled
“I can honestly say that the one positive change that has made a huge impact on my life is practising mindfulness! Before I learned I could monitor and even change my perspective and thoughts, I was a prisoner in my own mind. I was easily anxious and depressed, captivated by the upsetting thoughts that I’d ruminate on. Now I’m able to identify when my thoughts are irrational and creating my own unhappiness – and then I re-frame them to be more positive (or at least constructive) and uplifting. Mindfulness is the most empowering practice that I will always recommend trying!”
Girl Untitled is dedicated to helping you create your most fulfilling life through mindfulness, healthy habits, and self love. Check out her post on five ways to stop sabotaging your own happiness.
Sabrina from Budding Optimist
“The one change I made in my life that has had the biggest impact is I started to exercise regularly. I used to hate exercising as a child and would come up with all sorts of excuses to get out of physical education classes. I only started exercising reluctantly as part of my recovery routine after being diagnosed with blood cancer at age 19. Seeing that I was borderline depressed and physically weak after chemotherapy, my doctors encouraged me to start walking. At first, I could only do short and slow walks. I gradually improved from there and my 15-minute walks turned into 30-minute walks, and then hour-long walks. Eventually, I started swimming, working out at the gym, taking Zumba classes, hiking, and more.”
“Due to the effects of my cancer treatments, I now have a lung condition where my lungs function just at 60% compared to other people my age. Despite this condition, I exercise regularly because cardio exercise is extremely beneficial for maintaining lung function. My lung function has been keeping steady since this diagnosis almost 3 years ago and I don’t require any medication. I credit how well I’m doing to my regular exercise routine. I hope my story will encourage others to exercise regularly, even if you don’t have a full 30 minutes a day to exercise, try to incorporate it into your daily life. Start small and gradually improve from there. That’s how I started. I’ve been cancer free for almost 10 years now and I truly believe I wouldn’t still be here today if I didn’t start taking those walks!”
Kim from Kim Banwell
Kendra from Adjusting to Adulthood
Grace from Empowered Millennial Girl
“The biggest and most positive change I’ve ever made was moving to Australia ten years ago from Northern Ireland. When we went to Australia on holiday, my brother and I were asked what we thought of it and if we would like to move. I was 14 at the time, and even then it was obvious that our prospects were bleak in Northern Ireland. Moving to Australia allowed us to have a fresh start, meet people from all walks of life, live a healthier lifestyle and access opportunities that we couldn’t even have imagined back home.”
Empowered Millennial aims to solve the everyday problems of modern women and empower them with the knowledge and support they need to live their best life.
Kelly from Kelly Potts
“My whole life changed for the better when I decided to start coaching myself! Getting into this mindset is what really allowed me to start holding myself accountable – and it’s what I attribute to finally nailing down awesome routines, hitting my monthly goals and working on my wellness. Allowing myself to step into the role of self-coaching has definitely been the biggest positive change for me!”
Kelly’s mission is to help you design a balanced life, one that motivates and inspires you to accomplish your goals while attaining wellness and pursuing your passions. Kelly has created a self coaching method which you can download here!
Sarah from Mindful Minimal Me
“Social media puts pressure on ourselves to be perfect and leads to unnecessary comparison. Every day that I can go without it, it gives me more time to focus on tasks that matter. So, on Sunday’s I no longer look at any social media. It has had such a huge impact on my weekend and gives me that day to fully focus on myself and self-care activities. I know I’m probably not alone in feeling like we need to be accessible 100% of the time and that’s just not necessary. It is okay to take days to yourself for your mental health!”
Sarah believes in living a life that is more mindful of the thoughts we think, the food we eat, and the products we use. Check out her post on why a social media cleanse is essential to your mental health.
Kimberly from Millennial Life Admin
“Journaling and writing in general. I started journaling when I was about 10 and it became my emotional release. Not only would I calm down faster, but I would also rationalise situations better. Truthfully, sometimes I was just acting/feeling really selfish and writing it down forced me to confront my flaws. In my early twenties, I also started to write down everything I spent money on. This habit allowed me to take control of my finances, graduate with no debt, travel the world for 5 years, and then buy my own apartment. Recently I started a gratitude journal and because I’m trying to retain my fluency in French, I write it in French. Writing is a powerful tool and it is so easy to get started (bonus: cute notebooks are involved)”
Kimberly blogs about all things adulting. From personal finance to career, to cooking and purchasing a home. Her blog, Millennial Life Admin, will help break down those everyday tasks of growing up. Check out her post on 5 simple steps to create a budget!
Briana from Learning To Be Free
Erica from Swimming Upstream
“The one positive change I’ve made in my life that has made a huge and positive impact is journaling. I started journaling with intention around three years ago. What I mean by this is that I journaled to give gratitude, to release doubts, to get to know myself better and to de-clutter my mind. The moments I have writing when it’s just me and a blank page has become a sacred routine.The impact it has made is I feel more creative, more grounded and it brings so much clarity to my life.”
Eric’s intention for Swimming Upstream, is to inspire growth, encourage change, self-improvement and positivity in our lives. She shares things and ideas that excite her and have changed her life for the better. You will love her post on why journaling can change you!
What is one positive change that you’ve made in your life that’s has the biggest impact?