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Harris-Courage & Grady, PLLC June 15, 2017

Are You Fed up With Your Current Situation?

Have you thrown your hands up in the air and declared that something must change? You’re ready for a fresh start.

While your current situation may be challenging, deciding to make a fresh start is an important first step. It’s much better than giving up!

What do you need to change? Is it just one area of your life or do you need a complete makeover?

You Can Make a Fresh Start in Any Area of Your Life:

  1. Home. Consider giving your living arrangements a makeover. You could move to a new home or change your existing home. Rearrange the furniture. Do a serious declutter and throw away things you don’t need. Paint the walls a new color. Bring home a new houseplant.

  2. Finances. Create a budget. Find a job with a higher salary. Address your debt. Plan for your retirement. Look at your current financial challenges and address them with a detailed, step-by-step plan you can stick to.

  3. Social life. Say goodbye to the people in your life that drag you down and replace them with those that provide a boost to your life. Meet some new friends and try a few new social activities.

  4. Health and body. Commit to a new exercise plan. Try a new sport. Find a diet that works for you. Address your health issues. Visit the doctor or the dentist.

These are just a few ideas. It isn’t necessary to change everything at once. In fact, addressing one area at a time will yield better results.

Useful Tips for Changing Your Life:

  1. Talk to an expert. An expert can help you determine the best way to achieve the change you want to make, provide guidance, and help you to avoid common pitfalls. Our office specializes in helping people eliminate their debts and achieve a fresh financial start. If you want to make a financial change, it doesn’t cost anything to call our office to get your questions answered and get started.

  2. Develop systems that support your desired change. For instance, if you want to stick to a budget, find a way that works for you. You could use an app, carry a notebook to write down your purchases, or commit to spend one night a week balancing the checkbook. Different methods work better for different people, and you need to find the one that is best for you.

  3. Visualize the change. See yourself with your end goal achieved. Allow yourself to feel successful and proud. Project yourself into the future and enjoy the changes you’ve made.

  4. Be willing to fail occasionally. It’s not easy to change. If you slip up, don’t beat yourself up. Instead, commit to try again. Success will be yours.

  5. Be kind to yourself. Celebrate each victory, no matter how small. Give yourself a pat on the back when you deserve it. Any progress is great news— enjoy it!

The decision to make a fresh start is exciting. Give careful thought to the changes you want to make. Making a fresh start can result in a new and exciting experience. Aim high and be diligent. You’ll be glad you did.