14 Simple Ways to Improve Your Life

We are always looking for ways to improve our lives. We want things to feel good, peaceful and joyful. These kind of things help us feel abundant in our life.

And it doesn’t have to be an outrageous event to make it happen, instead, you can use all or some of the 14 ways to help you improve your life.


Improve your home by decluttering your home will raise your vibrations. There are always areas in our home that get neglected but making time to bring harmony into your home by getting rid of things that no longer feel good, or have just piled up, will always leave you feeling good.

Declutter any subscriptions you have that no longer serve you. Free your money and use it for things that matter.


The more grateful we are the wealthier we become. By creating a daily habit of listing 5-10 things you are grateful for you will be able to see the abundance that already surrounds you. Gratitude starts within!

Gratitude can improve your mood within matter of minutes.

Change your thinking

Every time a negative thought enters, tell it to stop and replace it with a positive thought. You are in control of your thoughts, not the other way around.

Read for expansion

Grow your knowledge and self-awareness through reading personal development books and make it a habit of reading daily for an hour or a chapter!

But don’t just read self-help books. Part that can help you in your life is to read fiction books, not to get lost from reality but to tap into your own imagination.

Stop complaining

The more you complain the more frustrating your life is and the more you attract the same. Make a conscious effort to stop complaining.

Complaining has never solved any problems that I am aware of. Challenge yourself to not complain for 24 hours and notice what’s going on with you. Your thoughts, your feelings and your awareness.

Don’t just track your expenses

Tracking your income will help you acknowledge the work you put out into the world. All too often we get caught up in tracking our expenses without really tracking what we are bringing in.

Every month I sit down and write out what I have outgoing but I also track what I have incoming. Not only does it help me to stay on top of my expenses, my income has been increasing because I evaluate it every single month.

Don’t buy anything you do not need

When you are out and about and something catches your eye, don’t decide to buy it right then and there. Go home and allow a week to pass and see how you feel about the item, and if it truly is a need, then go get it.

I will often stand in front of the item or look at it online and ask myself: Do I really need this or is this a want? How will this improve my life? Does it matter with what I have currently going on?

Start a journaling habit

Every day make time to free write to declutter your mind. This can include ideas, thoughts, feelings and of course everything you need to do.

If not every day, then every time you have a thought that could use some more exploring or an idea that you’ve had that could use some expansion.

Pay attention to the time you spend

Knowing where you are spending your time, will help you see where you can stop doing some activities and replace them with the things you really want to do.

Spending too much time on Facebook? Or too much time on household chores without the help and support from family members?

Make a conscious effort to set boundaries around and with your time.

Start a new food relationship

All too often, we beat ourselves up over the foods we eat. Instead, start a new food relationship! You can still have your favorite chocolate and desert but acknowledge the foods you want to eat more of and plan them into your meals.

I believe you have to find what works for you. For me, it’s intermittent fasten. I eat between specific times and nope I don’t deny myself a thing. I have tried paleo, eating 3+ times a day and even calorie counting – sure they worked but they didn’t make me feel good.

Find what makes you feel good and tap into the relationship with food. Ask how it makes you feel to eat that chocolate cake or drink the celery juice.

Become Active

Start walking, hiking or take an exercise class. Movement not only helps you physically but also mentally.

About a year ago, I joined a soccer team and have been playing ever since. It’s not only getting me out of the house or making me a team player (ha!) but it’s keeping me active with a regular schedule of games.

Again find what works for you. Join a hiking or walking group, the gym or find an accountability partner.

Do something nice 5 days a week for your partner

If you’re in a relationship doing something nice for your partner can help them feel loved and cared for. This can be coffee in bed, doing a chore or running an errand.

If you don’t have a partner, perhaps you could do something nice for a friend.

Do an activity with your partner

This can be a weekly date night or nightly walking but make your relationship a priority and spend quality time together away from home.

Don’t get lost in parenthood or work so much that you don’t make time for each other.

Spend time with your friends

Social beings need social interactions. Invite your friends out or have a movie night. Even introverts need a little social interaction. Go to the movies or lunch with them and then go home and take a nap!

Do a little bit or all of them and watch your life slowly improve over time.

About the author

Petra Monaco is an artist, author, and professional problem solver for creatives, rebels, and multi-passionates.

She is here to help you remove frustration from your life and achieve your creative dreams with more ease and confidence.


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