Sustainable Lifestyle

Making Positive Change – The First 3 Steps

Hello, friends, and hello, spring!! With the turning of the seasons, I thought it was appropriate to make a post about how to make a positive change in your life, should you choose to do so. Is it trite to do a post about positive change, featuring a plethora of florals, right at the beginning of spring? Most definitely. However, I don’t care and I’m doing it anyway, haha!!

It’s rarely easy to change habits, opinions, routines, etc, but sometimes it’s necessary. I hope this post helps you out in achieving what you want and need in life. Have an excellent week, everyone, enjoy!

 

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Set a clear, attainable goal when working towards a positive change!

1. Set a clear, attainable goal. We have made a point to eat less animal products – for health and budget and ethical reasons. So, as you can see from last week’s (pretty weak) meal planning, we don’t mark what we’ll eat every day, but I do set the goal for myself to have at least one vegan day a week. I keep this little planner on my fridge at all times, so every time I go into the fridge this is there, staring at me, reminding me what I’ve decided to do. I don’t achieve my goal every single week, but I am getting there and have been accomplishing my goals a lot more regularly since writing them down.

 

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For those who need a little encouragement today!

2. Find an encouraging community. If you want to make a change in your life, you will need an uplifting community of like-minded people. People who share your values and similar goals and who can help keep you accountable. I am extremely lucky to live in a part of the world where its almost weirder to not be seeking out alternative products and lifestyles, so I generally feel pretty supported out here on the west coast!

 

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3. Stay organized at keep track of progress. It will be 100 times harder to know if you’ve achieved a goal if you aren’t keeping track of your activity and progress. I picked up this planner from Kate Spade to help me keep my daily life in order but also to keep track of social media goals and guidelines I’ve set for myself. I find staying organized helps me feel like I’m in control of my life, and it’s worth investing in a yearly planner that’s laid out in a way you like and that works well with your brain. For example, I had tried a different planner earlier this year, but honestly it just made me feel even more stressed because of the way it was put together and laid out. Eventually I decided that if I truly wanted to start achieving my goals, I would need to bite the bullet and get a different planner. This little book has been an absolute life saver! If you don’t have one, go get one!

 

Happy Spring, everyone! 🙂

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3 thoughts on “Making Positive Change – The First 3 Steps

  1. I was just telling a friend last night that I really need to commit to re-reading my New Years resolutions every week, so they are always fresh on my mind. I tend to “forget” quickly!

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