8 Things to Start Doing Today to Turn Your Life Around 193

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If you’re not motivated, haven’t felt alive in a while, feel lost, confused, a bit depressed, or have lost hope and point in the stuff you do, hang in there.

Whatever your situation is, you can change it.

I believe that everyone can live a better life and be a better person that he currently is.
It doesn’t matter who you are, what you have, or even where you’re going. Because in order to start your transformation, you’ll only need stuff like a definite desire, a vision, willingness to change for the better, to be ready to make sacrifices and say ‘no’ to things and to be doing something every day in order to get to this better life of yours.

[tweetthis]Being tired of your present, realizing that you can have much more, setting goals and having an action plan is the beginning of the journey. [/tweetthis]

From then on, it’s all about how consistent and motivated you’ll be.

Because these two abilities will help you keep going after you’ve failed, try one more time, approach people and ask for what you want, work hard, read and learn a lot about your niche, never get discouraged by others, try new systems and methods and find out what works best for you.

But some people are so insecure in the beginning, that they rarely know where to start.

So here I’ve listed the areas on which you can work in order to turn your life around:

How to Turn Your Life Around and Become a Better Version of Yourself

1. Exercise.

Working out regularly (preferably daily) is an important part of every successful person’s life.

But people who don’t do it rarely know about the not-so-obvious benefits of that.

Exercising builds character, willpower, makes you feel good about yourself, improves your performance in every other area of life.

And yes, going to the gym helps you build muscle and boost your metabolism. But it also takes effort and discipline to make yourself get there. Looking in the mirror while pushing yourself to the limit during the last set gives your brain something to get back to when you feel discouraged.

This picture gets stuck in your mind and, over time, you realize you’re much stronger than you think, and can achieve more. You start to feel and look better, you’re more confident, not afraid to approach people, etc.

2. Read.

Never stop reading. Be it books, blogs, newspapers, articles, or else – do it daily.

Many stop doing it over time, and thus stop their development. Don’t become one of them.

Check these out:
How successful people read online
How to read books optimally

And here are 5 great blogs I’m reading now.

3. Eliminate toxic friends.

I’ve listed the types of toxic people here.

4. Declutter.

Throw away all the stuff you’ve been living with for years, but which you haven’t used in months. Or which you probably won’t use again.

My advice is to be ruthless when it comes down to personal belongings or things that you consider important. Because most of the times, they’re not.

All these objects are just giving you more things to take care of, they take space and don’t give you the freedom to buy new stuff.

Related: 40 Things to Live Without

5. Eat better.

you are what you eat

If you’re on your way to self-improvement, it’s high time you fix your diet.

No junk food, no gluten, no sugar at all. Many proteins and veggies with every meal. And so on. You know the basics, and there’s plenty of great information out there.

The goal is to change your habits, to teach your stomach that it doesn’t need to feel full, your mind that it doesn’t need junk food in order to enjoy a movie, and so on.

Once you do that, eating whatever you want occasionally won’t hurt.

6. Start getting up early.

It’s one of the fundamental habits that help you get better in any other area too.

If you get up early, you’ll have more time for yourself, the chance to start your day the way you want, to have a morning routine, to do some reading and writing and plan your day.

You’ll also be more productive, feel proud of yourself, and all that will put you in a great mind frame before getting down to work.

Related: How to Get Out of Bed Early in the Morning

7. Leave the past behind.

Let go of what was. You can’t change it. There’s nothing else you can do about it, but to take a lesson and move on.

Work on that mindset until you know how to set yourself free of what’s happened the moment it’s gone. Only this way will you be able to be present and mindful of what you’re doing, and thus work on your goals and create a better future.

Related: 12 Things People Do That Make Them Miserable

8. Rest properly.

what to do if you can't sleep

If you’re going to sleep, sleep well. Take power naps during the day. Meditate. Learn how to reclaim your time and prioritize – do your work when you’re most productive, and respect your brain and body’s desire to rest when they want to.

These 8 areas are great to begin with.

And remember, you’re the only one that can do anything to change your life. You can turn it round in no time if you set yourself on fire by changing your habits, challenging yourself and falling in love with the process.

Which of these are you currently working on? And which areas need more improvement?
Why wait till tomorrow when you can turn your life around today?

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5 Great Jobs Moms Can Get With No Experience 30

5 Jobs Moms Can Get With No Experience

Mothers have a lot on their plate. Taking care of their child, along with juggling various other responsibilities like school and managing a household, often proves challenging. It only gets more difficult when mothers lack the financial support from family members or significant others.

Three out of 10 American women will become pregnant before they’re 20, and over half of those never graduate from high school.

Given these statistics, it can seem like the odds are stacked against many mothers, and most especially those that have children at a young age.

Contrary to what many people believe, there are ways around this. We’ve compiled a list of five great jobs that moms can get with no experience. We believe every mom, regardless of her experience, has the right to jump onto opportunities and build out careers of their own.

1. Real Estate Broker

You can become a real estate broker with no prior experience or education.

The real estate industry only requires that you take certain classes to be accredited to practice in real estate. Your courses will teach you the ins and outs of being a realtor and broker, and with hard work, this can easily become a lucrative career.

Entry level brokers can make $56,000 per year, and upward mobility is highly rewarding. The real estate agent median salary for a real estate agent is just over $43,000. Check out these real estate success stories for inspiration.

2. Salesman

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Many sales jobs offer positions as independent contractors. Not only does this have tax benefits but it also offers mothers to schedule work around their lives instead of the other way around.

Contractors can often work for a home office and set meeting when it suits them. When juggling a family and the many responsibilities that come with it, this is a huge benefit.

3. Security Guard

Most security guard positions don’t require more than a high school diploma or equivalent, although you’ll likely have to pass drug and background tests to qualify. Starting salary is decent, and once one security position is under your belt, it becomes significantly easier to get promoted or transition to higher paying jobs.

Contrary to popular belief, women can be security guards, too. Many businesses prefer to have women security on staff because women can reach places that men can’t.

For example, if there’s an issue in the women’s restroom, a male security entering the premises could become a troublesome situation, and even result in a lawsuit.

4. Bartender

If you’ve got quick hands and social skills, you might want to consider being home with your little ones during the day and bartending at night. Like real estate, the only real requirement for being a bartender is having previous bartending experience or a certification from a bartending school like ABC Bartending School (which has locations around the country).

Of course, the necessary experience varies from venue to venue, but one thing is constant: the tips alone can help you tremendously. The median hourly tips is $15 in addition to base pay, while tips in cities like New York can skyrocket to $300 per night. Having bartending experience also looks good to the hospitality industry as a whole.

5. Freelance Photographer

Working in the freelance industry with any skill — writing, web design, etc. — requires no formal education and only that you work hard at your craft and build an online portfolio.

Freelance photographers receive an average pay of just over $25 per hour. With nothing but a camera to start, you can begin taking shots and selling them to local newspapers, blogs, magazines, and more.

Put together an online website to market your services, and even volunteer to photograph events to build out your website profile. Then you can check out local listings for events (like weddings) and pitch them your services.

The best part about this type of work is that you set your own hours and dedicate as much or as little of your services as you’d like. Even better is that you never know where your photography skills can take you; the highest-paid photographers started out small, too.

For mothers that are so busy that they don’t have time to go job hunting or don’t want a long-term position, a good option would be to go to a temporary staffing company. This way, they can hold a position for a limited amount of time and still attend to life’s duties.

For example, many moms only want a job while their kids are at school and don’t want to continue during the summer. Or they want to work while they are pregnant and call it quits when the baby is both. On the other end, mothers that want a more stable and long-term position that is also flexible, the options above are worth exploring.