5 things: Spark Your Inner Innovator

1 Transform your home. 

  • Style your bookshelves. Color code it or dress it up with lights, plants and cute pictures.
  • Rearrange the furniture. Didn’t we all do this as kids? The second you move your bed to the other wall, it’s like a whole new room!
  • Sort the storage. Everyone’s got a closet or basement full of stuff they haven’t touched for years. Go through it a little at a time. 

 

2 Change the way you work. 

  • Challenge yourself. Sometimes our work feels mundane, but if you challenge yourself to go the extra mile, you might be surprised by the results.
  • Be proactive instead of reactive. If there’s a recurring issue, ask yourself, “How can I prevent this from happening again?” and actually do it!
  • Encourage others to be creative problem-solvers. And lead by example!

3 Improve your relationships. 

  • Spend active instead of passive time. Spend quality time with the people you love. This means no screens of any type and having real-life connections while playing board games, going for a hike or doing an activity out on the town. 
  • Reach out to an old friend. We’ve all got that person we haven’t seen for a while.
  • Be intentional. You ever have that friend who’s always like, “We should get together soon!” but it never happens? Make the effort to make it happen.

 

4 Revolutionize your finances. 

  • Cancel the recurring charges. If you’re not using it, get rid of it!
  • Reduce the small spending habits. Your daily coffee can easily be made at home for half the price. No, you don’t need another snack from the gas station. This doesn’t mean you can’t ever treat yourself. Just do it sparingly so you can save up for the bigger things you really want!
  • Revamp your systems. Maybe budgeting is hard because the way you’ve been doing it isn’t working for you. Try switching to an app or a different way of tracking your spending.

5 Recreate yourself.

  • Start small. Stop focusing on your weight and, instead, focus on your lifestyle. With everything you do, ask yourself, “Does this fit into the lifestyle of the person I want to be?” Then, start small. If you haven’t been going to the gym in the last year, telling yourself you’ll start going five times a week sounds daunting. Begin with something realistic.
  • Change your style. Switching up what you wear can make you feel like a whole new person. Who are some people who dress in a way that you admire? Ask them for style tips, then make it your own!
  • Read. Pick up a self-improvement book and let it open your mind. My favorite is “13 Things Mentally Strong People Don’t Do” by Amy Morin. It’s a life/mind-changer! ::

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Melissa is the Outreach, Events and Digital Director for RWM. She is also a writer, wife and dog mom. Her mission is to cultivate fun energy everywhere she goes.

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