Everyone has a routine that they go through each day that they’re used to having. For some people the most important part of their routine is having fresh coffee before work, and for others it might be what you eat at the end of the day. It’s easy to slip into a routine and hard to make changes to it, even if you know those changes would be good for you.

It’s okay if you know that you’re one of those people who don’t deal well with change. Most people would agree that they’re just like you! Making a change in your life like not drinking sodas is much different than adjusting your whole lifestyle. It can be scary and intimidating, leading to you sticking to your same routine.

Sometimes all you need is a reminder that there are reasons to make change happen. A little bit of encouragement may be the push you’ve been looking for to get changes made in your life. Not sure what those reasons could be? Read on for some reminders of why you can and should make positive changes and why you deserve to switch up your routine.

You Need More Peace of Mind

Life is stressful, especially for those who can’t seem to catch a break between obligations and fun. A tiny change could give you that peace of mind that you’ve been looking for. Having quiet on your drive home or getting a moment alone while the kids are napping won’t give you the long lasting peace you really need to settle your soul. Instead, changes will prove to your mind that good things are happening and hope is out there. Peace will quickly follow that realization and won’t easily leave your mind.

You’d Love to Eat Better

You might be one of those people who scroll through social media and see gorgeous pictures of food all over the place. Colorful berries and salads look delicious compared to the leftovers you have in the fridge for lunch, so why not make small changes to your diet to help you eat healthier? That’s a common goal for people to have and it’s not impossible to reach. Small changes will end up shifting your lifestyle in big ways, as long as they’re kept up over time. You’ll quickly have chic food pictures to post for your friends!

You Want to Update Your Home

When someone tells you that they’re going through a home improvement project, their inevitable stress can be felt from miles away. The thought of having to cover your home in tarps and be in a construction process for a long period of time is discouraging. It makes even the smallest changes seem not worth the time or effort, but that’s just not true. There are small, chic ways you can update your home so you can get change happening without stressing about it.

An easy fix you can always try is changing out your curtains. Whether they’re shower or window curtains, you can give any room a whole new look by buying new panels. Another idea that some people try is upgrading their cabinets. You can easily upgrade cabinet handles or finishing to change the whole look of your kitchen. Easy updates can be anything from painting your shutters to even changing out an old rug with a new one. It’s the little things that matter when you’re updating a room.

You’re Interested in a New Hobby

Starting a new hobby could result in lots of positive changes in your life. If you’ve had an interest in starting something new but kept it on a backburner for later, why not start it now? You never know what that hobby will bring into your life. Photography could start out as something fun to do while you’re away on a vacation, but it might end up saving some of you best memories in photo form or even turn into a side business down the road. If it will bring you happiness, it’s worth giving it a try.

You Need Better Self-Care

A popular thing that’s been going around the mainstream culture for many years is the idea of self-care. It’s when you go beyond taking care of your basic needs like eating enough food or getting enough sleep. Self-care is about listening to your soul and your spirit to see what they need. It’s difficult to remember to do this in times of stress when you have other things on your mind, but that’s also when having a good self-care regimen is the most important.

There are some easy ways to start practicing better methods of self-care that won’t require you to spend money or time you don’t have. One thing you can try is taking a quick, ten minute break outside in the sun during the day. The warmth of the sun will help you defrost from your cold office or classroom, and the gorgeous weather you’ll experience will help you have a more positive outlook on your day. Sometimes all you need is a little reminder that life is much bigger than whatever you’re dealing with.

If you try to come up with ideas for what chic changes could be, you might think of things like changing your wardrobe or getting a new hairstyle. It’s actually a lot simpler than that! Anyone can make a small, chic change to their routine to help them live a better life. The trick is finding out what your motivation is. You might end up with more than one reason to make a change, which should help you realize even more that a little change is necessary.

The first change you try to make might not work out for you, but that only means that you get the opportunity to try again with something new. See which little changes might be right for your life and then give them a shot. If anything, you’ll only gain more positivity and happiness in your life, all from trying to switch up your routine.


Kacey is a lifestyle blogger for Drifter Collective, an eclectic lifestyle blog that expresses various forms of style through the influence of culture and the world around us. Kacey graduated with a degree in Communications while working for a lifestyle magazine. She has been able to fully embrace herself with the knowledge of nature, the power of exploring other locations and cultures, all while portraying her love for the world around her through her visually pleasing, culturally embracing and inspiring posts.

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