Big life-changing steps are hard. For the most part, they are ineffective. If you are looking to change your schedule, for example, you can not do it all from the first day. Instead, it will be more effective if you break your targets into tiny achievable milestones, it will be much easier for you. That means you are not hard on yourself. Rather, you gradually train yourself to adapt to new habits and routines. A practical way could be setting up an alarm to wake you up earlier in the morning. If you do not wake up on the first day, no worries. Try the next day and the next - until you make it. The idea here is that you are soft on yourself and give yourself enough room to improve your life.
However, everyone has a busy schedule, so we are all in it together from household responsibilities to making ends meet. To quest for change is to be human, but the ones who successfully adapt to a new lifestyle are the ones who are soft on themselves. They do not burn themselves up. Slowly and gradually, they take tiny meaningful steps, and consequently, they achieve their goals after an extended period of time.
Here are some hacks and tips that will make your life better and easier. Be it in the household or life in general, you will successfully adapt to a better lifestyle.
You Deserve Breaks
One of the common factors among all humans - regardless of gender and race - is that we are too hard on ourselves. That is, we become so obsessed with our life schedules that we forget to take care of ourselves. For example, we spend most of our time cooking and cleaning the kitchen but we forget to understand that our body needs rest.
Thus, it is okay to take breaks. So, give yourself breaks and spend some time on your well-being. Do whatever makes you feel good about yourself. Fitness experts recommend spending at least one hour with one’s own self. No household work, no phone, and no disruption. Just you sitting with a calm state of mind and taking care of your well-being.
Do Not Try to Please People
People-pleasing is toxic for your well-being. Whatever you do, it is never enough to please others. To begin with, you are not in this world to please others. Rather, you have your responsibilities to take care of. After all, this life is not meant to please others.
So, avoid trying to please others. You just can not please others. Nor should you try to please others. Instead, focus on yourself. Assess the things that are making your life miserable. Once assessed, try to change them bit by bit.
As you make progress with your new lifestyle, be your own cheerer. Cheer yourself up for achieving great things. Do not look for affirmation. This way, not only will you develop high self-esteem, but you will also end up achieving more great things in life.