3 ways to take your health and happiness back after losing them

3 ways to take your health and happiness back after losing them

via the Huffington Post by Michelle Lian

Life has a way of passing us by at what feels like the speed of light.

The older you get, the more quickly it seems to move. Before you know it, another day, week, month and year has gone by, and when this realization hits you, you can't help but wonder:

"What have I got to show for it?"

"What have I done with all this time that I'll never get back?"

Personally, this year has been filled with equal parts joy and sorrow. Joy from finally planting the seeds of my own potential and watching it grow, but at the same time, realizing that another part of my life where I found myself having less and less control over just wasn't working.

For a long while, I felt stuck in state of limbo, uncertain about what to do: Do I stay or leave? Do I continue to plow through something that isn't making me happy or contributing to my growth, or stay for the sake of keeping someone else's comfort zone and agenda intact?

Eventually, the situation unraveled (as it always does in life) and in a split second, I did what I'd been wanting to do but was too afraid to do — walk away.

It was also in that moment that my life started to feel happier and a whole lot healthier–I found myself with plenty of freed up head space and energy to take care of myself. I was finally able to give myself permission to want what I want, guilt-free, and go after it.

If you're stuck in a rut that's affecting your mind, body and happiness in negative ways, here are three actionable steps you can start implementing right now to get the wheels of much-needed change turning:

Start Building Your Tribe

"You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with", once said the legendary entrepreneur, author and motivational speaker, Jim Rohn. As trite as it sounds, this belief has proven itself to be true in my life many times over.

If you're hungry for change but constantly spending time with people who don't support you or even worse, end up resenting you for it, guess what? You're probably not going to go very far. You may even end up giving in to guilt and shame for choosing to put your needs first.

Instead, invest your energy in people who get you, why you want to better yourself, and will step up to give you the loving, supportive nudges you need just as much as you do for them.

Life's too short for you not to…

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