Change your life in 30 days

Do you want to change your life in 30 days?

I am sure we have all noticed that once we hit a seemingly rock bottom, or even just get to the point of feeling fed up and done, we often want to see change quickly. Of course, making sustainable changes that improve your life is the creme ala creme of these changes we seek. 

So then the question becomes, how do I change my life in 30 days (or less)? Remarkably, the answer is very simple. So simple a lot of people don’t want to do it because they think it is too simple. 

As humans, we operate from habits and these habits tell us who we are, what our identity or state is, and then that state/identity shapes the behaviors and habits we continue. The key to changing your life is to change those habits and the key to changing habits is to start smaller than you would have ever imagined. 

Change your life in 30 days.

If you want to change your life in 30 days, the below steps are the simplest of habit and routine changes you can make to your day that will result in massive shifts in the identity you hold and the state you operate from.

Become aware.

Become aware of the habits you maintain and get a clear idea of what your desired outcome is. I have a free guide and journal that outlines this process as well. You can get the guide here and the journal here. Otherwise, a piece of paper will work just fine for this process. 

You are going to ask yourself a few questions to get started either in the journal or on a sheet of paper:

  • If you knew without a doubt you had one year left to live, what would you start doing?
  • What would you stop doing? 
  • How do you want to feel when you go to bed at night?

These questions will guide you to what type of life you are looking to live and once you know how you want to feel when you go to bed you can ask yourself throughout the day, does the current routine I am in align with how I want to feel when I go to bed?

If at the moment you check in with yourself you find that no, the activity you are currently doing is not aligned with how you want to feel, change it. Go do something else. This same shift is training your brain to find a new habit cycle rather than fall into this habit that is aligned with your old ways of thinking. 

Let me take a moment to share a small review of a habit cycle. Any habit starts with a cue, this is the trigger for your mind that it is time to do a routine, the end of routine is providing some form of a reward and so you start to build a pathway to keep doing this routine.

Build a morning mantra into your day.

Stop for a moment and consider what your first thoughts are each morning. 

When we wake up we fall into a habit cue, the cue is that we woke up! So what now? Pay attention for the next few days to your morning habits. What is your first thought? What is the first thing you grab? How do you spend the first 10 minutes, 30 minutes, hour of your day? I don’t believe you need a 30-step-must-wake-up-at-5am morning routine but we ALL have a routine. And that routine can be used to start your day off on the right foot – the foot that is aligned to the lifestyle you want. 

After you have become aware of the way you are spending your morning, make a small routine change by changing the first thought/affirmation you have in the morning. Start your day by saying, “Today is an amazing day and I am so thankful I get to live it!” or something along those lines. You can set up a cue reminder for yourself by adding this to a sticky note to your phone or writing a note on your bathroom mirror.

Add and pay attention to daily joys.

Add joy to your day and start paying attention to the joy you already have. 

I have a full blog post on this topic. But an overview is to write a list of things you enjoy doing – some can be big, most will likely be smaller. 

Think of things like taking a bubble bath, swinging at the park, playing baseball, smelling fresh roses, etc.

From there choose 1-5 of these things you will add into your day and also pay attention in the moments you do them. I even have things like brush my teeth on my list because I like when my mouth feels fresh, so I focus on the feelings of brushing of my teeth and why I do it. These simple moments start to naturally build gratitude into your life.

So there you have it, if you want to change your life in 30 days those the simple things you can add to your life that will create immense change and quickly. If you prefer to listen or would also like to check out my podcast episode on this very topic, you can find it here.

I will leave you with the Neville Goddard quote,
“You rise to a higher level of consciousness by taking your attention away from your present limitations and placing it upon that which you desire to be.”

Doing these things listed here will remove your attention from your present limitations.