Turning a Corner: 5 Easy Steps to Take to Turn Your Life Around


Only 33% of Americans report feeling “happy” with their lives. Are you among the 67% who don’t?

If you’re wondering how to turn your life around, you’re far from alone. Negative feelings like sadness, worry, and anger have risen an alarming 27% since 2010.

What’s the key to turning your life around? Is it more money, higher education, or better relationships?

In this post, we’ll reveal 5 ways to change your life that you can start today. Read on to learn more!

1. Eliminate Toxic Relationships

In a perfect world, your friends would always be there to boost you up and cheer you on. Unfortunately, that’s not always the case.

To turn your life around, you must surround yourself with positive influences. These are the people that make you feel uplifted, motivated, and loved.

As for those people who drag you down, suck the life out of you, lie to you, and use you? Cut them out of your life—now.

2. Educate Yourself

When’s the last time you read an actual book? Turning your life around will involve turning off the TV and stimulating your mind.

Pick up some non-fiction books to inspire your turnaround. Whether it’s business, relationships, self-help, or spirituality, choose topics that will enrich your mind and feed your soul.

Next, write down a concrete, attainable goal, and take steps to work towards it. Identify what you want to achieve in your life. If you don’t know how to get there, educate yourself until you do.

3. Check Your Attitude

Do you have a critical, complaining attitude? We all have disappointments sometimes, but the way you view those moments can make all the difference.

Even if things aren’t going well right now, you can always find something to be thankful for. Start practicing an “attitude of gratitude” and write down 5 things you’re grateful for every day.

Remember, no one ever solved a problem by complaining about it. Instead, be proactive and focus on finding a solution.

4. Nourish Your Body

Do you feel like a hamster running on an endless wheel? Turning your life around may just be a matter of taking better care of yourself.

When’s the last time you got a full night’s sleep? When’s the last time you cooked a healthy, nutritious meal at home? How often do you exercise and meditate?

Your path to success will take a lot of hard work. To get there, you first need to ensure you have the physical and mental energy you’ll need.

5. Seek Ways to Help Others

Rather than focusing only on yourself, your secret to happiness could lie in reaching out to others. In fact, science has proven that giving to others is a powerful pathway to lasting happiness.

As an example, addiction and homelessness abound in our society—could you make yourself available to help at a shelter? Could you reach out to a friend struggling with depression or an elderly neighbor who lives alone?

The more you focus on helping others, the less you’ll focus on yourself (and your own problems). You’re sure to feel happier and more fulfilled as a result.

Are You Ready to Turn Your Life Around?

Are you frustrated with where you’re at in life? Would you like to trade in your negativity and get some positive direction in your life?

It’s not unattainable. By using the advice outlined above, you can turn your life around.  It may not happen overnight, but don’t give up! Never underestimate the power of positive thinking and determination.

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About Author

LaDonna Dennis

LaDonna Dennis is the founder and creator of Mom Blog Society. She wears many hats. She is a Homemaker*Blogger*Crafter*Reader*Pinner*Friend*Animal Lover* Former writer of Frost Illustrated and, Cancer...SURVIVOR! LaDonna is happily married to the love of her life, the mother of 3 grown children and "Grams" to 3 grandchildren. She adores animals and has four furbabies: Makia ( a German Shepherd, whose mission in life is to be her attached to her hip) and Hachie, (an OCD Alaskan Malamute, and Akia (An Alaskan Malamute) who is just sweet as can be. And Sassy, a four-month-old German Shepherd who has quickly stolen her heart and become the most precious fur baby of all times. Aside from the humans in her life, LaDonna's fur babies are her world.

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