No matter what your age is, or in which circumstances you find yourself in, change is always possible. Whether you’ve fallen into a rut, hit a plateau, or simply want something different in life, the power of change can help you make a complete life makeover. However, it’s important to remember that making a life makeover takes more than just a day or weekend to happen; it could take years to turn your goals into lasting lifestyle changes. Consistency is the key.
Before we delve into the tips and strategies for making a life makeover, it’s important to note that a makeover doesn’t have to be solely about physical appearances. In order to truly make a change in our lives, we must first ask ourselves some important questions that will give us clarity on where we stand and what exactly needs to change. Without knowing what we truly want in life, we risk living by chance and circumstance, just like a dry leaf on the bosom of the wind, going wherever it is blown.
So, grab a pen and paper and take a moment to answer the following questions:
Life Makeover Question Prompts
- Where do you live?
- How does your home look like?
- Are you with your dream partner?
- How do your friendships look like?
- What do you do for work?
- What is in your bank account?
- How do you spend your free time?
- How are you moving your body?
- What are you eating?
- How are you giving back?
- Do you have a spiritual practice?
- What are your self-care practices?
- What are your hobbies?
- When did you travel last time?
- What are your creative pursuits?
- How do you feel in your body?
- How does your wardrobe look like?
Answering these questions will give you a clear picture of where your life falls short of your expectations. Once you have a clear idea of what you want in life, dare to dream big! Remember, we wouldn’t be here as a species if we only did what came easy or was possible. Write down your dreams, no matter how big or small they may be. Then, start exploring what it will take to make them a reality. Break your goals down into small, achievable steps and don’t be afraid to seek help and support along the way.
Power Of Subconscious Mind
One of the biggest obstacles to making a life makeover is our own self-perception. We often have a hard time changing because we’re so deeply ingrained in our own belief systems. As Tony Robbins said, “people will do everything to defend who they think they are.” If you believe you are someone who loves to exercise every day, you will feel uncomfortable if you don’t do it. Your subconscious mind will make sure to send you signals that feel very persuasive to do it. But, there is a way to change these beliefs.
The key is to make yourself believe that you can do it. There is a tiny window, just before we fall asleep and just after we wake up, when the doors of our conscious and subconscious mind are slightly open. During this time, we can install new beliefs by visualizing the life we want and the person we want to be in that lucid state. Instead of falling asleep with a movie, try laying in bed and visualizing how it would feel to have those qualities or experiences. Don’t stop until you can see it in front of your eyes. You can read more about it in the book by Joseph Murphy, The Power Of Your Subconscious Mind.
Act As If
Finally, to make your life makeover last, act as if everything is already how you want it to be. If you want that dream job, act as if you already have it. Dress the part, speak the part, and believe in yourself. Ask yourself who is that person you want to become? What does she eat? What does she wear? Who does she listens to? How does she act around people? What does she know? Get to know her/him by imagining how that life will look like, and than start showing like that person.
Making a life makeover is a challenging but rewarding journey that requires patience and consistency. By asking yourself important questions, setting specific and achievable goals, creating a plan of action and visualizing your desired outcome, you can make positive and lasting changes in your life. Remember to act as if you already have what you want and surround yourself with support and accountability. And most importantly, don’t be afraid to dream big and push yourself out of your comfort zone. Life is a journey and with the right mindset and approach, you can make it the best one yet.