How did you change your life?
May 20, 2008 1:21 PM Subscribe
How did you change your life? What small-ish changes have you made that greatly impacted your life?
posted by elisabethjw to Grab Bag (47 answers total) 109 users marked this as a favorite
I'm 19 years old, a freshman in college, and I feel entirely blasé about everything. Adjusting to college life was fantastic -- everything was new and things were changing. The novelty has worn off, college life is now normal, and it's time for me to take more small steps on the road to bettering myself.
My biggest problem is dedication -- I like the idea of something but then fall off the wagon pretty quickly. I like learning languages, moderate exercise, projects (especially ones that involve a video camera and editing software), waking up early, etc. -- I just don't have the dedication to put the time into them I should, so they often end up not happening or stagnating and I'm back to square one.
So, for you: what little changes have you made in your life that made a big difference, and what tricks did you use to dedicate yourself to your new task? Any experience with any of my aforementioned interests is welcome, particularly how you forced yourself to hanker down and pursue the interest past procrastination and boredom.
But I'm also interested in your changes (vegetarianism? charity? saving money? etc.). Why did they help you and how did you go about pursuing them?