By Jacquie ooh Johnson, Contributing Writer
Many people want to change some aspect of their lives. Others prefer to transform their lives by making significant, lasting changes. Transforming your life involves going beyond the way you live, co-creating a better life for yourself, and changing the way you live. You do this by using your thoughts, visualization, words, faith, actions, or a combination of them. You use them to change some of what is happening within you and in your life, to co-create what you truly desire, and to live differently.
This process begins from within and results in significant changes in you and your life. As you change, your life will also change. You will have a better life. Your better life can be your best life ever — the life of your dreams. If you are going through a major challenge or several challenges, they may seem to go on forever, but as day always follows night, so too your breakthrough will follow your challenges.
Transformation is a process, and it can be done with discipline and consistency. Here are some ways to transform your life…
Transformative Learning – Transformative learning is about changing how you think and the thoughts you think. It involves changing your perspective and acting from a new, more empowering perspective. As the apostle, Paul noted, “Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world but be transformed by the renewing of your mind.” (Rom. 12:2) Transformative learning is one of the best ways to renew your mind and transform your life.
Change How You See Yourself – Have you ever asked yourself, “Who am I?” You are not your name. You are not your job title. You are not your body. You live in a body. What do you think about yourself? Your thoughts are powerful. For many, these are deep questions. There is a tendency to believe who others tell us we are, and this can limit us. Spend some time finding out who you really are and then change the concept you have of yourself to that of the real you. When you do this, you will change, and when you change your life will also change. Literally!
Live Differently – To start living differently you must start thinking, talking, and acting differently and continue doing so until your life is transformed. Implement your plans, monitor them and evaluate them on a regular basis. Revisit and revise them if you need to. Every step you take in the right direction gets you closer to your desired destination.
Have an Attitude of Gratefulness – Many of us have a lot to be grateful for, including things we take for granted. Having eyes to read and access to the internet are among our many blessings. What do you have to be grateful for today? Who can you thank for a blessing you received recently? Gratitude releases endorphins in your body and this makes you feel good. It helps you cope with stress, and it is good for your health. Gratitude opens doors in your life for receiving more — for yourself, and to share with others.
Transforming your life can be challenging, yet exciting and rewarding. If you want a much better life with more of the things you truly desire, then take some action today to start doing so.
Jacquie Johnson is a native of Texas who resides in Denton, TX with her husband and two daughters. She has four children total and one grandson. She is the creator of the Glow Collection by Jacquie ooh, an organic skincare line. She is the founder of Jacquie ooh an online resource hub for women. She is also a new author of two books: Glow Through It 21 Day Devotional Journal for Women and Dare to Sparkle Entrepreneur Startup Guide+Dream Big 4 Day Devotional.