How to Design a New Lifestyle in 3 Easy Steps

How to Design a New Lifestyle in 3 Easy Steps

Making changes isn’t always easy.

But making changes need not also be overly complicated!

I hope that doesn’t sound contradictory but in essence, what I’m suggesting, is that keeping things simple might make things easier; and by things I include happiness and health, success and satisfaction.

If you’re looking to be happier and make some positive changes this year then read on …

via Psychology Today by Sean Grover


  • Familiarity is comforting but can breed stagnation.
  • Passively consuming media trains the brain to detach from frustration rather than creatively challenge it.
  • One can launch a new lifestyle by disrupting routines, exploring new passions, and developing a mindfulness practice.
Photo by Tyler Nix on Unsplash

Source: Photo by Tyler Nix on Unsplash

There comes a time when you feel stuck in your tedious lifestyle—the same old mindnumbing routines, blurring each day into the next. You greet every sunrise disinterested, unable to muster excitement or motivation.

Whether it’s lifestyle fatigue or high-functioning depression, dullness feels similar. You’ve got a bad case of the “blahs” and are clueless about how to cure them.

Time for a lifestyle reboot

Chances are your lifestyle evolved without planning or thought. As a child, you rarely had to worry about your choices; they were usually made for you. What’s more, the newness of life sparkled with excitement. Each day was a daring adventure filled with unknowns.

Even as a young adult, you had reasons to feel enthusiastic. Perhaps you started a new job or school, moved to a new neighborhood, or were in the honeymoon thrill of a new relationship. In any case, you hadn’t established consistency or fallen into repetitive patterns. You didn’t have to work to keep your lifestyle engaging. “Newness” kept everything fresh.

Boredom as a trigger

Familiarity is comforting but also breeds stagnation. With repetition, even the most exciting job can become a snooze fest.

Consider boredom to be a trigger for self-reflection. If you’re feeling bored, chances are that you’re taking a passive approach to frustration. Rather than push yourself to explore creative solutions to your boredom, you passively scroll or consume media. You train your brain to detach from frustration by disassociating rather than challenging it.

Unresolved frustration eventually transforms into repression that saps your energy and drains vitality from your life. Hopelessness about your future also sucks the joy of living in the moment.

Rebooting your lifestyle

The road to rebooting your lifestyle doesn’t start with quitting your job, moving to a new neighborhood, or terminating your relationships. Such changes are often cosmetic because they frequently fail to resolve underlying emotional issues.

A change in environment may feel refreshing, but you’re likely to take the same emotional script. In the end, your lackluster lifestyle follows you wherever you go; different environments, the same outcome …

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