5 Ways To Shake Up Your Life

So often, we settle. We stick with what feels comfortable and what doesn’t actively rock the boat. Although this is fine in some cases, when we stay inside our small little bubbles, are we truly happy? Are we truly reaching our potential in life? Food for thought, but I’ve found that a lot of the time, those who stay in the “just comfortable” cycle of life, are not 100% happy. And happiness is everything!

Shaking up your life and adding flavor to it might seem overwhelming at first. Heck, it might seem overwhelming during the shake up too, but there are so many ways to shake things up in order to have a fresh, new, and hopefully better outlook on life, with the ultimate goal being happiness and feeling whole. If you need a new change because you feel unhappy or stagnant, here are a few ways to shake up your life.

Add more adventure into your life
Adventure is never a bad thing, but this looks different to each individual. Adventure to you might mean skydiving, while adventure to your neighbor might look like riding a bike down a neighborhood trail, or something in between the two. Whatever adventure means to you, we can all agree it brings a sense of exhilaration. It challenges you by pushing past your comfort zone. Whether it’s a small everyday exploration or a big, once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, it not only makes life more exciting, but also helps us grow as people.

Decide to make a career change and go back to school
So many of us are not huge fans of what we do. I get it - I’ve been there. If that is the case for you, take the plunge and make a career change. Go back to school, if you have to. Seriously, what is stopping you? FEAR? Say “no” to fear; don’t let it get in the way of your happiness.

Move your furniture around
Is all of this too much? What if we just stuck with something a little less dramatic to start. Switching up things in your home is a great first place to start! Simply changing your furniture placement around is a GREAT way to make things feel more “new” and “fresh.” Can’t do it yourself? No problem - there are professionals to help. In Georgia, there is a moving company called Page Relocation and they have amazing reviews. My friend, Alex, actually used them herself and she had a great experience with them. They are Atlanta commercial movers and residential movers and strive to give a flawless and stress-free moving experience. They are a family-run company based out of Canton and they are fully licensed and insured. 

Change up your routine
So often we end up on the same route, going through the same motions every.single.day. We drive the same way to work, walk on the same sidewalk to the corner store, and speak to the same people. Each day can start to feel monotonous. By sticking with this routine, we close ourselves off to new opportunities for adventure. Change up your routine once and a while! This doesn’t have to be anything elaborate: you could simply work from a coffee shop instead of from the office, choose a different way to work, or explore a new area on the weekend. In this day and age, we end up so concerned with getting to our destination that we forget to enjoy the journey. There Is a journey and it’s meant to be enjoyed, so switch it up a bit! 

Talk to strangers!
How many times have you been in a situation, maybe in the waiting room at the doctor’s office, or waiting in the grocery line that is way too long, where you decide to whip out your phone because it’s uncomfortable to you? Sure, it’s easier to bury your head in your phone, but what do we get out of that except mindlessly scrolling through Instagram for the 100th time that day? Talking to strangers can be scary (perhaps because we’re so fiercely warned against it as children), but 9 times out of 10, it’s so worth it to engage! Maybe the person you chat with will become a new friend. Maybe they’ll be a raving lunatic and you’ll have an amazing story to tell your girlfriends over drinks later. Or maybe they work in the same industry as you and you’ve just gained a valuable work contact without having to trudge through another networking cocktail party. You just never know! The world is smaller than we think and it is always worth talking to strangers…just never put yourself in a risky position.


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