The New You: 5 Ways to Change Your Look and Your Life

There's always a desire to be someone new. This is true for nearly everyone. Since childhood, we've always dreamed of a different life or a future job that would make us who we want to be. Doctor, astronaut, professional athlete, teacher - there's a limitless amount of dreams people have, and it often revolves around becoming something or being someone. This is a common desire to change who we are or what we look like and for a good reason.

The problem many people have is achieving those dreams of change. Change is scary and can be messy sometimes, but it's certainly worth it for those who try and succeed, and even those who fail but figure out who they want to be. With these five tips, you can figure out how you can change your life to be the person you want to be, look the part, and feel like you're where you need to be.

Plastic surgery

First and foremost, how many instantly impactful ways are there to change or improve something about you or your looks? The answer is not many, but plastic surgery is certainly one that stands out from the pack. Plastic surgery is associated with the rich and famous, but that's no longer the case. While it can be pricey depending on the extent of your operation or what you're getting done, it's much more affordable now. It can help you achieve confidence or self-esteem or finally become the person you want to be physically. Finding a professional, competent, and caring plastic surgeon is a key factor in helping you change for the better, not to mention, they will hear your needs. Plastic surgery is definitely an option to take into account if you want to change your look and feel how you want to feel - like yourself.

Take a class.

Martial arts, cooking, painting, or any number of classes are available at your disposal. Learning a new skill may be in the cards for you if you want to truly change your life. These classes range in what skills they teach and can help you figure out what your passion is through experience. The best part is that most of the time, you can do these once and see if you like it, then continue. You never know if this will help you in your current job and improve your work skills and make you appreciate your job, either. The importance of trying new things will reveal who you are and who you want to be.

Lifestyle changes and habit-forming

It's one thing to change who you are entirely, but it's another thing to improve on your existing lifestyle and build better habits. If you're comfortable with who you are but want to improve, then that's wonderful, and if you want to change your life up, then that's good, too, but you need to have good habits to do so successfully. Changing your diet, adding exercise, and ditching some bad habits like smoking are seemingly small steps to change, but when repeated every time, they work. Habit-forming is an excellent start to understanding that you need structure if you want to be a better you or change to be the real you.

Get out of your comfort zone.

Being stuck in the same comfortable bubble does more harm than good. While you might not get hurt as much or experience pain emotionally or physically, you'll never truly grow as a person if you remain stagnant. Getting out of your comfort zone is going to do nothing but good for you and your life. You can start small by striking up a conversation with strangers in public to improve confidence or go big by traveling on your own and seeing the world, which has been shown to actually help mental health and growth of a person, which may be what you need. Your comfort zone should be a place you can rely on, but not somewhere you should live your entire life. This life is only so long, and you don't want to waste too much of it wondering what could have been because you were too scared to try.

Set goals and make plans.

Lastly, the key to success isn't the results. It's the preparation. Failing to plan is planning to fail, so says the old quote, which is very true. It might seem like your goals will just come with hard work and dedication, which could be true, but what good is a goal if there's no concrete plan to get there. Otherwise, you're just wasting your time thinking about the finish line instead of the steps needed to get there. Setting goals and making plans is so vital to changing who you are, what you look like, how to present yourself, how to be better, how to do whatever you want to do really. For every piece of advice on this list, you need to make a plan, and it's important to know that before you even begin to think about the finish line. Thinking too far ahead isn't planning, either. Write down how you want to succeed, what you need, who you can find to help you, schedule things, and think about what could go wrong, and how you can work around it. The easiest way to succeed is to make it written and make it happen by planning, and it will help you realistically achieve your goals.

Changing your life isn't an easy task, but it's not hard at the same time. This may sound contradictory, but truly changing who you are depends entirely on how much you're willing to put into the process. If you want to be a new you or improve the current you, you need to know how to get there and what it takes. These five tips aren't the end of the information journey, but they should help you figure out where to look if you want to make definitive changes to your life to be who you really want to be.

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