18 Difficult Life Changes That Are Totally Worth It

Have you ever caught yourself dreaming of “You 2.0”? Don’t worry, longing for improvement is natural and healthy when practiced in moderation. It’s the soil in which the seeds of change are planted.

But large, sweeping lifestyle changes aren’t easy. They take planning, perseverance and most importantly, time. But don’t give up! Change rarely occurs in a linear, straightforward path. After all, two steps forward and one step back is still progress.

Today on Healthversed, we’re going to look at some popular, positive and difficult life changes that can dramatically improve your life. And no, you can’t start this article tomorrow. Let’s go!

Make Your Bed

We’ll start with the easiest life change on the list. If you don’t already begin your day by making your bed, then you should really, really start. According to Charles Duhigg’s book The Power of Habit, making your bed every morning is correlated with increased productivity, a greater sense of well-being, and even stronger budgeting skills. Not only will you begin the day with a feeling of accomplishment, but you’ll sleep better too.

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Quit Drinking

Okay. You’ve made your bed. Great start! Now, on to something a little more difficult. Whether you’re battling social pressure, a long-standing habit, or extreme physical dependency, quitting drinking can seem impossible. If you’re a loyal Healthversed reader than you already know the many, many downsides of habitual drinking.

So, let’s focus on the positives of quitting! For starters, getting rid of all those empty calories from drinking means a fitter you! You’ll improve the function of your liver in just one sober month. Not convincing enough? How does better sex sound?

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bluedog studio / Shutterstock

Exercise More

This difficult change is a staple for most New Year’s Resolution lists. For almost everyone, exercising is a chore. But it’s undoubtedly a positive one. There are countless benefits to increasing physical activity.

Not only does regular exercise help you trim down and stave off disease, but it also boosts your energy, skyrockets your self-confidence, and helps you sleep better.

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