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Transform your life: Psychologist's guide to starting small for big changes

Transform your life: Psychologist's guide to starting small for big changes Illustrative photo (Photo: Freepik)
Author: Daria Shekina

Every person dreams of living better, yet it's challenging to compel oneself to change something in their own life. Initiating changes in life should begin with simple steps, reports psychologist Iryna Kulik.


An expert advises to meticulously analyze your life and determine what exactly you want to change. Consider various aspects: career, education, health, relationships, personal development.

Setting objectives

Formulate specific goals you aim to achieve. These goals should be measurable, achievable, and realistic.

Developing an action plan

Creating a detailed plan that will help you reach your goals is crucial. Break it down into steps and set deadlines for yourself.

Also, start each day by organizing. While it might not always be possible to strictly follow the plan, it's beneficial for proper workload and time management.

Surround yourself with positive people

Your environment influences you. Focus on creating a positive and supportive atmosphere. People who wish you well will help you become a better version of yourself.

You should smile more often, not just at others but also at your reflection in the mirror. It helps uplift your mood for the entire day. Why get upset unnecessarily? It won't change the situation but can harm your health and how others perceive you.

Willingness to take risks

Take risks and step out of your comfort zone. Sometimes the most significant changes come from altering your approach to life.

Harmful habits

Alcohol, cigarettes, and other detrimental habits only waste your life. Going to bed late and waking up at noon, spending hours on social media, overeating, and more.

Everyone has skeletons in the closet that need to be discarded to start living a full life.

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