How you live your life is your choice. Each day we get to choose. We can’t always choose what happens to us or the circumstances we find ourselves in but we can choose how we respond and how we look at things. You can choose to create the life you want to live.
In order to create the life you love you need to know where to start and what steps you need to take to make that happen. It’s never too late to start over, friend. God gives us a new day each time we wake up to get it right.
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CREATE THE LIFE YOU WANT TO LIVE BY STARTING OVER
A clean slate. That’s what you get today! You don’t have to wait to start a fresh new year, month, week, or even day. You can start over and start living now! Here is what starting over looks like:
Blank Slate –
That’s right – nothing has happened yet. That’s a choice you can make. You can choose to look at life like this is your very first day. This is your fresh start. This is where you start living. Today is your very first day to create the life you want to live! Just like salvation – if you give your life to Christ, he will wash you white as snow. He will give you your blank slate.
Make a plan –
Now that you have a blank slate you get to choose what you will do to start living a new life. How do you want your fresh start to look? When you create the life you want to live – what does that look like? As is unique to The Broken Blessings and the #BBT – let’s take a look at the 3 pillars that our tribe focuses on. 1 – Our Spiritual Wellness 2 – Our Physical Wellness 3 – Our Mental Wellness. Within these three pillars choose one or two things that you will implement starting today in order to create the life you want to live.
Take Action –
Ok – so, you have the fresh start, you have made a plan and summarized what things you definitely want part of the new life you are creating – now we take action! On the plan that you have written up (HERE IS A TEMPLATE CREATED JUST FOR YOU!) you want to add the actions you will take daily in order to create the life you love. Put this completed plan in a place you will see it often. Keep it as a screensaver on your phone or tape it to your bathroom mirror. Read it every night before bed and first thing in the morning.
CREATE THE LIFE YOU WANT TO LIVE BY GOING FOR WHAT YOU WANT
Life can either happen to you, or you can create it. If you really want to create the life you love and the life you want to live then you cannot be a bystander, sister! You have to take action! Just like our third step above – those first two steps are great but without putting the plan into action you will get nowhere.
Determination, focus, and perseverance. Those three things are what you need (right after you have Jesus, of course!). If you really want to create the life you love you need to be just as motivated 3 months from now as you are today. One of the best ways to keep motivated is to establish your “why”. Another way to keep motivated is to tell someone! Find an accountability group (hmmhmm…the #BBT would love to help keep you motivated!!).
Establishing your “Why” –
Understanding why you want to change your life and create a new life to be the life you want to live will help keep you motivated and moving forward. Your why should have some sort of emotional connection. When you think about your why or repeat it back to yourself it should make you feel something. In establishing your why you should ask yourself these things: what am I passionate about, what is it I really want to achieve, and what are my beliefs. Check out this article for further digging into how to find your “why”. And this one too! Oh, last one!
Accountability partner/group –
When you decide to go for what you want, what that looks like to you, and you have a plan established – the next step is to share it with someone. First, tell Jesus. He wants to know everything and He will be your greatest helper. Next – tell a friend or join a community of like-minded women who will hold you accountable! When we have someone who is willing to check in on us and make sure we are following our plan (and to remind us of why we started in the first place) we are more likely to reach the goal of living the life we want!
CREATE THE LIFE YOU WANT TO LIVE BY HAVING A VISION
Having a vision for the life you want to live kind of goes along the same lines as making a plan and establishing your why. Where it differs is a future view – where you want to end up. When creating the life you want you want to first envision yourself 1, 2, or even 5 years from now. What are you doing? Where are you? Are you working? If so, where? Doing what?
How do we create a vision for our life? First ask yourself this: “What lifestyle do I want?”. Ask yourself what is important to you and what your passions are. What have you always wanted to do and haven’t? Why? I encourage you to write all of this down. Establish a clear idea of what you want your life to look like. You could even create a vision board!
CREATE THE LIFE YOU WANT TO LIVE BY HAVING A HEALTHY START
Creating a life you want to live encompasses so much. Something I believe will help you get started on the right path is to seriously think about your overall wellness. In order to fully LIVE in the life you created, to really go for the life you want, and start completely fresh – you need to be WELL, friend.
To fully enjoy life, you need to feel your best! I ask that you seriously consider how moving your body, eating well, and spending time with God should all become some of the major pillars in the vision for your life. I say put your Faith in the middle of the vision board and work out from there!
CREATE THE LIFE YOU WANT TO LIVE TODAY
So, what are you waiting for, sweet friend? You are offered a fresh start in this very moment.
“Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has gone, the new is here.” 2 Corinthians 5:17
If you want a new life you got it, sister! Start with Jesus. He is the answer, EVERY TIME. From there create a vision, establish your “why”, create a plan, share with a friend or a group, and take action!
I would love to hear how this has helped you get started on creating the life you want to live today. Also, I am nosey and want to know all of your goals, girlfriend! Get in touch! Drop a comment below or catch me on social media!
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To help encourage you on your complete wellness journey – Check out the TOP 7 WAYS TO GET ORGANIZED AND EFFICIENT – and MY FINAL RESOLUTION – COMPLETE WELLNESS – just a few ideas to get your year started off in the right direction.