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How To Create The Life You Want

https://www.bustle.com/articles/140706-8-ways-to-create-the-life-you-want

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How To Create The Life You Want
It happens to everyone. At one point or another, you're tired of the way you've been living your life and you want to make some positive changes. But while a complete overhaul might seem like the most logical answer, there are more subtle changes...

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Decide What You Want Out Of Life

Decide What You Want Out Of Life

Identify what you want to change about your life. It can help you focus on the promises you're making to yourself. 

Try to focus on one change at a time.

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Envision The Life You Want

When you start to visualize your life in the way you want it to be, things can start to move in that direction. 

What do you already have that brings you closer to your vision?

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Experiences That Make You Happy

Try to think about the experiences that truly make you happy and engage with them as often as you can until they are wired into your brain.

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Become Goal-Oriented

Try to set goals for yourself. Imagine that you have already achieved that goal in the future. This process helps you visualize yourself in your changed lifestyle.

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Forget The Past

The past does not have to be an obstacle in your life. 

Recognize the undesirable ways your past is affecting your present behavior. Teach yourself to act differently and to think about the kind of person you want to be.

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Don't Worry What Others Think

Focus on yourself and do not worry about what other people are going to think.

People will always base their opinions on what worked for them. Don't follow the choices of other people if they don't work for you.

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Let Go Of Fear

Fear will hold you back from reaching your dreams.

Don't be afraid to make mistakes. The only way you will ever know if you made the right choice is by simply making a decision, to begin with.

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Communicate Your Wishes

Let your loved ones know what you are trying to accomplish. They can influence and help you when they know why and how you are changing your life for the better.

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Develop A Sense Of Confidence

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Stay Challenged

By staying challenged you do not slip into the dangerous comfort zone. You can stay challenged by:

  • Doing anything that you don't know how to do.
  • Doing more than you have time for.

This makes your brain cells work in creative ways for you to figure out new things and how to incorporate them into your life.

Big Goals

If your goals are mediocre and small, you will slip into distractions and routine work. It's always better to have an audacious goal.

Lack Of Self-Confidence

... is associated with:

  • Depression
  • loneliness and feeling left out
  • Lower academic achievement
  • Lower life satisfaction

Self-confidence without competence is of as little use as is competence without self-confidence.
Self-confidence without competence is of as little use as is competence without self-confidence.

Building Your Self-Confidence

You become more self-confident if you become better at what you do. 

The process goes like this:

  1. Improve your competencies
  2. Put them into practice
  3. See results
  4. Grow more confident
  5. Repeat