We all want to improve our lives, but many times we see that we have to make a drastic change and we quickly demotivate ourselves, lose direction, and fail to achieve that change that we craved. We don't need 180-degree changes, we just need to modify small actions and take small steps and we'll see great results. Follow these tips and you'll see how you'll quickly feel more motivated, energetic, and happy.

1. Watch what you eat
For multiple reasons, it is sometimes difficult to maintain a totally healthy diet, but we can make certain modifications, which will make big changes.

  • Try to minimize the consumption of sodas. You can replace them with water, cold tea, green tea, or natural juices. Remember that drinking a lot of water is the best thing!
  • Avoid fast food. Homemade food is healthier. Make sure it's balanced.
  • Eat 5 times a day, between breakfast, lunch, and dinner, have snacks. The best things for snacks are fruits or seeds of any kind.
  • The best investment you can make for your body are vitamins. Never forget to take your vitamins every morning.

2. Exercise
You do not need to be part of a gym or purchase any equipment. If you like to exercise but do not want to invest, you can do it at home. If you're not one of those people who like to exercise, you can make small changes and not even notice that you're exercising.

  • Don't park your vehicle near the entrance, so you'll be forced to walk.
  • If you are not in a hurry do not use the elevator, use the stands.
  • Load the supermarket bags yourself and if you want to, use them as weights to exercise for a few minutes.
  • Play with your kids. This will help you exercise and have quality time with your loved ones.

3. Materialize your dreams
Take a moment to dream. Imagine you can make the scenario you want no matter what, what would it be? Once, to be clear about your dream, it's time to make it happen. Write in your calendar all the actions that you must take to materialize it. Every day you must do something, even if it is small, that brings you closer to reaching your vision. There's no better day than today to start working on what you want! 

4. Leave behind bad habits
We are human beings and therefore we are not perfect. We have flaws and it is our obligation to try to correct them. Gradually we can improve and eliminate bad habits. No matter what your bad habit is, (smoking, overeating, disorganization, etc.) any bad habit can be modified little by little. Don't think you can change it overnight, but a change day by day will make a huge difference. (In another article we will talk about ways to overcome vices and bad habits.)

5. Be grateful
There is no person in this world who does not have something I should be grateful for. Waking up every day, being alive is a great blessing. Always before bed and when it comes to getting up let's think about five things for which we are grateful. In this way we will begin to count more blessings and less negative events. When we appreciate we change the way we think and see life.  A grateful person is a happy person.