5 Small Changes That Will Make a Big Difference

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Change can be a scary thing, however, you can’t expect to grow unless you make changes. You don’t always have to take large leaps to make a difference in your life. You can start by making small changes and you will soon notice that taking little steps can actually lead to positive results. Today I am sharing 5 small changes I’ve adapted that have made a big difference for me. I actually wrote a similar post here but now I have 5 more things to add. I hope you find these helpful!

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1. Plan out your week.
I will be the first to admit that I can be a really big procrastinator! I’m just the type of person who works better under pressure sometimes. However, that doesn’t always go so well when I have to keep myself accountable when it comes to meeting deadlines. When I had a corporate job, I use to organize everything electronically and refused to own a paper calendar. Well, funny how times have changed! Now that I’m a blogger, I own a notebook planner where I jot down my ideas and blog schedule for the week. For some reason, writing things down helps me be more creative and organized. It’s nice to visually see what my goals and plans are for the week, and I have become better at sticking to them.

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2. Set realistic goals.
This ties into #1. It’s nice to have goals but it’s also important that they are attainable. You can’t expect to go from 0 to 100 overnight. Instead, you should look into taking small steps and setting short-term deadlines to meet these small goals. Checking off these small goals will help pave the way into accomplishing a large goal. Just remember that good things takes time and it’s all about the journey.

3. Read more often.
When I was younger, I didn’t enjoy reading because my parents were always forcing me to do it. Now that I’m older, I like being able to choose what I read and actually enjoy reading books. I like how it helps me see things in a different a perspective and there’s always a lesson to be learned.

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4. Walk more often.
If you don’t like engaging in any type of exercise routine then I highly suggest you start walking more! It’s the easiest form of exercise that doesn’t have heavy impact on your body. I remember working in the corporate world and I was amazed by how some people were literally glued to their desk all day! Sitting too much does so much damage to your body. This is the perfect example of how small changes can make a difference. Our bodies are meant to move, so why not take a few minutes and go for a walk? Even going for a short 10 minute walk will help clear your mind and give you a break from whatever you’re doing. I would spend my lunch hour going for a walk and it really helped divide my day. Now that I’m a SAHM, I enjoy taking Gabriel on walks so that we can escape our normal routine.

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5. Dress the part.
I know this might sound superficial, but sometimes how I look gives me a positive boost and makes me feel better about myself. If I’m in a work setting, I might wear a nice top with a pencil skirt or a pair of slacks. Dressing professionally in a work environment shows that I’m serious about my job and want to be taken seriously. If I’m going to a fashion event, I’ll wear something that’s currently in trend like this top from SheIn. The off the shoulder look is a trend that’s been transitioning through different seasons and I absolutely love how cute and feminine it is. When I go to fashion events I am representing my brand and my blog. Fashion is an expression of who you are and what you represent and I think dressing the part will really help reflect these points.

Thank you for letting me share these 5 small changes with you! Remember, it doesn’t take a lot to make a big impact in your life. Please let me know what small changes you have made that have made a positive influence in your life!

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  1. March 13, 2017 / 7:17 AM

    That’s great, I totally subscribe to all the tips you posted here. Especially planning out your week I believe is so important, and it ends up saving you so much time for a bit of effort to prepare!

    • Polly
      March 20, 2017 / 10:48 PM

      Yes, planning out my week definitely makes a difference for me! Thanks for visiting, Silvia!

    • Polly
      March 20, 2017 / 10:49 PM

      Thanks so much, Ivana!!

    • Polly
      March 20, 2017 / 10:50 PM

      I am happy that you like this post! Thank you so much!!

  2. March 13, 2017 / 1:22 PM

    i love planning out my week, i am not very good at it but it really does help me in being able to have a more positive look on life.

    • Polly
      March 20, 2017 / 10:53 PM

      It makes such a big difference for me! It definitely takes time to form a habit but I find it very helpful. 🙂

    • Polly
      March 20, 2017 / 10:54 PM

      Awww, you’re so sweet!

  3. Tina
    March 15, 2017 / 12:40 AM

    These are all great methods that will make an impact throughout your week! I love going on walks to relax the mind!


    • Polly
      March 20, 2017 / 10:54 PM

      Yes, I love going on walks too!

  4. March 15, 2017 / 10:05 AM

    I have just updated my Feedly reader – I’d love to read more blog posts. I love reading. And yes, I want to also incorporate more walking. Can we please get more sunshine here?! LOL!

    • Polly
      March 20, 2017 / 10:55 PM

      I’m ready for more sunshine too! I’m so done with the rain and gloomy skies!

  5. March 15, 2017 / 10:53 AM

    I absolutely love your striped top featured in your post! I’m also a big fan of reading, walking, and planning out my week 🙂

    xo, emma

    • Polly
      March 20, 2017 / 10:56 PM

      Thank you, Emma! I love how walking helps clear my mind!

  6. March 15, 2017 / 8:52 PM

    Reading always seems like more work than just watching TV, but I always feel significantly more refreshed after reading than I do watching TV!

    • Polly
      March 20, 2017 / 10:58 PM

      There’s nothing wrong with watching TV! I find it relaxing too! lol

  7. March 16, 2017 / 6:15 AM

    Love! Especially planning your week. A definite must!

    • Polly
      March 20, 2017 / 10:58 PM

      I agree! Thank you for visiting, Kathy!

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