10 Positive Ways You Can Change Your Life

From time-to-time, we all need to take an inventory of our life to see what’s working well, what could be working better and what we honestly need to get rid of or do a complete overhaul on.  When is the last time you took some quiet time alone for yourself (even if it’s just for a few hours) to dream and map out your goals of where you want to be? Or come up with a plan on changing-up some things that might not be working for you right now?

Life is certainly a journey and at times we can end up just going through the motions and sometimes let things go on too long that might not be healthy for us.  Sometimes we need to shift some things! Sometimes it’s a minor tweak and other times big changes need to be made.  Here are some of my ideas of ways you can positively change your life starting today.

10 Positive Ways You Can Change Your Life

  1. Put Health and Wellness as a Priority – One of the first things that you need to ask yourself when doing a personal inventory of your life, is whether you are putting your health and wellness at the top of the priority list. Self-care is #1. If you need to make positive changes in your life, it all starts with feeling healthy and strong on the inside. The best investment you can do is invest in YOU!
  2. Get Your Finances in Order –  Getting clear on your finances, what is coming in and going out and designing a solid plan for the future is one of the best things you can do. Don’t delay on this.  Time goes by fast.
  3. Simplify Your Way of Life –  Declutter. Eliminate activities that are draining you. Appreciate and celebrate the small stuff. All fantastic ways to live a more positive life.
  4. Only Compete With Yourself –  When you stop looking outward and begin focusing within on what will bring you happiness, that’s when life really begins.
  5. Give Back To A Cause In Some Way – If you want to be lifted up, one of the best ways to do that is to lift someone else up. Give back to others and you’ll feel uplifted.
  6. Make Doing Absolutely Nothing Okay – I often say that when people are comfortable with silence, that’s when the real connection to happiness begins. Make slowing down a regular ritual.
  7. Connecting With Friends / Other Great People – With the right social connections, our lives get so fulfilled with positivity. Surround yourself with people that inspire and support you.
  8. Deal With Those Things That Are Weighing You Down – If you want to soar in life and live a positive life, you must deal with the things that are weighing you down emotionally. Do not procrastinate on this because it only gets worse. Take care of it. You’ll be much better for it.
  9. Try Something New That You Have Always Wanted To Do – Trying something new that brings new enthusiasm into your life. What are those things that you’ve always wanted to do? Go for it! Take a chance. You could really love it.
  10. Cut Yourself Some Slack – Be Gentle With Yourself – Stop being so hard on yourself. Be really good to yourself. No one is perfect. Stop being a perfectionist.

So I would love to hear which of the ways to positively change your life resonates with you. Are there some things you need to shift in a positive way right now? Or do you have a story of something you have shifted for the better in the past?  I would love to hear from you!


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2016-11-11T11:55:56-07:00By |Inspirational Articles|17 Comments


  1. jane September 17, 2015 at 5:23 pm - Reply

    As I read this recent post I saw myself every one of the 10 points of advice. You’ve covered it so well and as I’ve been following you, reading your advice, and listening to you for many months I’ve already noticed the benefits of putting these things into practice. I haven’t arrived and look at each day as an opportunity to put positive practices into action. The thing is to never, never, never give up. What resonates most significantly with me is the part about competing with myself. There is not one competitive nerve in my body. I appreciate that competing with myself is the only competition I need to be concerned about. I am working diligently on number 1, although it can be tough. Where I fail most is in #3 – decluttering is a challenge. Since I began having memory problems I started saving a lot more notes and notebooks and printed articles. There are other simplification things I am learning. A setback does not mean to stayback. So I keep going and appreciate your inspiration, wisdom, and positive influence every day, many times a day.

    • SmartChic September 17, 2015 at 6:21 pm - Reply

      Thank you Jane for your very well written comments. I am so glad that the reminders are helpful to you and they have had a positive influence in your life. That really means the world to me, so I appreciate you saying that. You are learning and growing and recognizing the areas that you want even more improvement on. I look forward to continually inspiring you to be your best and at your happiest. I appreciate you very much Jane!

  2. Sage Bramhall September 17, 2015 at 5:53 pm - Reply

    Great job Cynthia! I think you nailed them all very well. While I believe I do all except doing something new, I would like to have a better handle on finances. All 10 of these resonate greatly and a year ago I may not have been able to say I’m on top of all of these. Although I’m not doing new things, my bucket list has grown and my family has made a huge life shift choice for our near future. It’s a huge process and I’m taking it slow with enormous forgiveness and gentleness of myself for how slow it seems to be going because I’m seeing real progress! In a year I hope to be reporting from a different location and a great number of people in our network close by ~ maybe I’ll be doing something really fun like a new project within a couple of years! But the bucket list is going to get some check marks! Love the list and nice to see I’m on the right track in making such a huge shift as well as the small tweaks!

    • SmartChic September 17, 2015 at 6:13 pm - Reply

      Thanks so much Sage for your comments. I am so glad that you feel you are on the right track. Life is definitely a journey and as long as we periodically take a look at things and do what we can to do what’s going to make us happy, that’s a beautiful thing. Your outlook on life is amazing. I appreciate you very much! Be good to yourself. You deserve the BEST Sage!

  3. Terri Klass September 18, 2015 at 4:28 am - Reply

    Fantastic post, Cynthia! All your points are excellent and I especially love the idea of #9- trying something new you have always wanted to try. Although it can take time out of our routines, I grow so much when when I add new knowledge and skills. I become invigorated and alive.

    Thanks Cynthia!

    • SmartChic September 18, 2015 at 6:34 am - Reply

      Thanks so much Terri for your comments! It is very invigorating when we learn something new…. TRY something new. I raise my cup of dark roast up to you! Here’s to trying NEW exciting things!

  4. Dale Fagre September 18, 2015 at 5:06 am - Reply

    Once again Cynthia you have hit a home run! I like all 10 points but I like #5 because it does make you feel like a million bucks when you can help lift up others or even an organization whose mission helps others. I am blessed to do this everyday as a non-profit leader as we support older adults in many ways while also helping them develop a youthful spirit! 🙂

    • SmartChic September 18, 2015 at 6:33 am - Reply

      Love that Dale! I agree that when you give to others, you do feel like a million bucks! Thanks so much for your shout out. I always appreciate your comments. I appreciate YOU!

  5. Liz Stincelli September 18, 2015 at 6:53 am - Reply

    Cynthia, I absolutely love this reminder that even the smallest changes can have a positive impact on our lives. I had to laugh a little at myself as I read this article. I know I need to improve in so many of these areas. It is so easy to default to autopilot as we go through our daily lives. With just a little conscious attention we can make the changes, that develop the healthy habits, that can make a world of difference in our live. Thank you for this simple, yet important reminder.

    • SmartChic September 18, 2015 at 7:44 pm - Reply

      Thank you so much Liz for your comments. Sometimes we all need to remind ourselves of these! I appreciate your leadership!

  6. Devon Jones September 18, 2015 at 8:11 am - Reply

    Great blog again, Cynthia! All of these are very important; however, success and happiness cannot be achieved and sustained without keeping health and wellness as a priority. Thanks for the great insight!

    • SmartChic September 18, 2015 at 7:23 pm - Reply

      Thank you so much Devon for your awesome comments. I am so glad you enjoyed this article. I do believe self-care is #1! I appreciate you and wish you a fantastic weekend!

  7. Giovanni Gaudelli September 18, 2015 at 8:14 pm - Reply

    Ciao Cynthia! Great post! All 10 points resonate with me. As I read through them, I felt a wonderful sense of accomplishment, sometimes based on big improvements, sometimes based on smaller but equally important shifts. There are times when I’m great with some of them and times when I slip. So I keep in mind #10 “Cut Yourself Some Slack / Be Gentle With Yourself” – to which I would add: Enjoy The Journey! Your 10 points are all part of an on-going journey called LIFE. They represent a fabulous road map for more balance and fulfillment. Thank you for the fabulous insights and for sharing your positive energy!

  8. Jill Cofsky September 20, 2015 at 5:33 am - Reply

    Thank you for another great post, Cynthia! These are all wonderful reminders! I appreciate the message in each and every one!
    After focusing on #9, trying something new, I’m loving my excitement and passion for my voice over career! I’m now using that same passion to give back to others (#5) using my voice over skills! I’m broadcasting the news for the visually impaired and I’m also narrating my first audiobook for blind and dyslexic children!!
    I’ve also become more comfortable meeting new people and expanding circle of friends. In addition to my amazing family and group of friends at home, I now have a supportive, inspiring group of friends I’ve made through social media connections! Your suggestion to surround yourself with positive people (#7), is definitely one that resonates with me, too!
    My next focus needs to be your #1 reminder, having my health and wellness be more of a priority. Sometimes sleep and exercise are put on the back burner with the busyness in my life and I know that I need to remain strong and healthy in order to be my best! This is one I definitely need to work on! 🙂
    Thank you for this great post!! xoxo

    • SmartChic September 22, 2015 at 1:23 pm - Reply

      I am so proud of you Jill! I have seen you grow over these past few years professionally and it is SO exciting to see. I absolutely love seeing great things happen to amazing people like yourself. Thank you for the updates….. Absolutely LOVE IT!

  9. Tony Adams September 21, 2015 at 2:59 pm - Reply

    Hi Cynthia, I enjoyed this post very much. Well done!
    I love the reminder to step back and enjoy the silence. I do treasure the quiet moments and the opportunity they bring to reflect and renew our focus.

    • SmartChic September 22, 2015 at 1:11 pm - Reply

      Thank you so much Tony for your comments. I really appreciate it!

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