I’m a part of the herd. We know this is true. I fit in with everyone around me and never stand out as an individual, but still I try to make my own decisions. My mind has been trained to think in a certain way. I’m told by others what to think and how I should act, so I do it without question because it’s probably right… or at least the people that are telling me this are more experienced than myself—of course they know better.
I started reading an article titled “From consumerism to self-awareness: 12 steps to a conscious life” by Srikumar Rao, and I’m already moved. In it, he says that the only way we will get people to love their lives is if we love ourselves. That’s exactly what I need, but it’s not enough for me to just read about it and expect things to change. This is the year 2020, we live in a new world and we have exciting new technologies that make revolutionizing our lives easier than ever before, so why stick with the “get up at 7am on the dot, go to work at 9am and get home at 5pm every weekday” routine.
I decided that the best way for me to start this new life is to change my habits. I dug around on Google Play and found an app that helps to create new habits which was designed specifically for people like me and aimed towards a conscious lifestyle. I was intrigued and looked into it.
I downloaded the app and started setting my new habits. Things like “Meditate every morning” or “Read for an hour everyday”, you get the idea. Before long, I had a completely new life planned out for myself with goals to be achieved on a daily basis without exception in order to make the most of my time and be happy.
This might not work for everyone, but it certainly worked for me. You must remember to believe in yourself and give this your all because these are fundamental changes that you’re making which will dictate how you spend the rest of your life. Good luck!