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How to Change Your Life

Do Something

The simplest way to get out of a stuck mindset is to do something, anything.

Action is the biggest Motivation. Stop procrastinating and start engaging with the world.

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Pay the Costs

Recognize that everything you do has a cost decide if you're willing to pay it. Freebies and shortcuts do not work in the long run.

Ask yourself not what you want, but what you're willing to suffer for. 

No One Really Cares

Few people actually care about you. Because you’re not as special as you think and also, most people are too concerned with themselves.

Use this piece of knowledge to liberate yourself and do what you want.

Focus On Habits, Not Goals

It's ok to have goals, but obsessing over them is often counterproductive because, in reality, achieving a goal isn’t always what it’s cracked up to be.

Create a system of healthy habits for the most important parts of your life.

Figure Out Who You Are

Self-awareness is extremely beneficial to start to change your life.

There's no way to change your life in a meaningful way if you don't know what you want to change about yourself in the first place.

Focus On Fewer Things

To live a more meaningful life, focus on fewer things, and get good at them, as we have a finite number of days.

Stop Trying so Hard

Trying too hard to make friends or being cool has the opposite, repelling effect.
Just be grateful for what you have, and enjoy simple things.

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Ask yourself why you have this job. Does it involve work you are passionate about? Is there something you particularly enjoy about this work?

Map Out Your Future

Our future may be more exciting than our current situation. You can leverage that to your advantage by using it as motivation to work harder.

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Keep the Same Schedule

To give your day structure, keep the same routine as when you went into an office. Get up at the same time and make a to-do list. Check in with the same person every morning.

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Set Boundaries

Pick a place for your office away from distraction.
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Schedule Breaks

You won't have the same cues as you do from your workplace to remind you to get up or get lunch. When you lose the pace of your day, everything can start to blend together.

Treat your exercise, meals and stretch breaks as you would any other meeting. Put it on your calendar, at least to start.

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