16 Things You Could Start Today to Change Your Life

Start Today

What are you going to do today?

You could do the same things you do every day.

Going through the motions, acting on automatic, repeating your daily activities.

Or you could change things up.

Today, could be the day that you start something new.

It’s up to you.

Start Something Today

Today, you can repeat what you always do.

The same routine. The same habits. The same actions.

It’ll be easy. After all, most of it is rote habit.

Yet, tomorrow you’ll be in the same place you are today.

Or… you could start something new today.

Take new action. Break new ground. Start new endeavors.

You could make progress. And move closer to your goals and dreams.

But, you have to do it today.

“There is never going to be a better day to start than today.” (Tweet this Quote)

You can’t finish if you don’t start… so what are you doing to begin today?

Here are 16 Things You Could Start Today:

  1. Getting Yourself in Shape – Don’t wait for New Year’s Resolutions. Start today to improve your physical fitness. Whether it is to eat healthier or simply take a walk or jog.
  2. Writing in Your Journal – Get your thoughts written down in your journal. Your hopes, dreams, and accomplishments.
  3. Start a New (Better) Habit – Replace an old bad habit with a new better one. Start it today. Track it every day.
  4. Make Your Todo List – Are you really keeping your todo list? Or are you forgetting tasks and writing on Post-It notes? Start your list and then let it keep you on track.
  5. Start Your Goal – Goals happen one step at a time. Make sure you are taking one step forward each day. What are you doing today to bring you closer to your goal?
  6. Look for that New Job – You keep saying you are unhappy and you spend most of your time complaining. Instead, go do something about it. Find that new job or career.
  7. Learn a New Skill – What skill do you need to learn? You have to start doing it if you are going to become proficient. You won’t be perfect at first, but you have to try.
  8. Make a New Friend – As we grow up, we tend to close off our circle of friends. Yet, you can make a new friend any day. Start with a friendly conversation or kind act.
  9. Make a Decision – What decision have you been putting off? Make it today. It is probably not as momentous as you have been making it out to be. Exercise your right to decide.
  10. Do Your Hobby – Everyone should have a hobby to drive their internal motivation. It really doesn’t matter if it’s sports, reading, gardening, or games. Start your hobby today.
  11. Start Your Business – Starting a business used to mean quitting your job and investing large amounts of money. These days, it can be done in an evening, on a dining room table, with minimal investment. But, it will never come to be if you don’t start it.
  12. Write Your Book – A book is not an easy accomplishment. But, it starts with a single sentence. Even writing down the description of your book is a good start.
  13. Build Your Platform – The Internet has forever changed individuals’ ability to build their own platform and brand. You can be an expert in your niche. While it takes sustained effort to establish yourself, you can begin your platform in a few clicks.
  14. Start a New Relationship – Have you been meaning to start a new relationship? What are you waiting for? Start a new relationship today with a simple chat. The other person may be waiting to talk to you, too.
  15. Standing Up for Yourself – Start standing up for yourself. If you don’t, no one else will. You may have to withstand some friction in changing perceptions, but it can make all the difference.
  16. A New Attitude – Your attitude determines many things in life. And you can change it any time you want. Choose a positive attitude today.

Start Today, Not Tomorrow

You don’t get more time later.

Start something today.

Or else tomorrow, you’ll still be wishing you had.

Question: What will you start today? You can leave a comment by clicking here.

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  • Kwin Peterson

    To point #3, I am amazed at the power Lift.do has for me. It can be 10:30 at night, but if I haven’t executed on a habit I’ll put off bed and go do it.

    • I haven’t used Lift.do. Checked it out a while back.

      I use an app called Habit List on my iPhone to track the new habits I am trying to develop.

    • Alessio

      I’m also on Lift, great app!

    • Dora Klein

      Thanks for the tip, seems like the app I desperately need!

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  • swetha

    Glad that i landed here, there are some very important take away’s from this post. One that I had been doing is making a priority list and following it, early in the day.

    This helps me complete some of the most important and tough tasks early in the day, which indeed helps me go on with the rest of the day peacefully, with lot of quality time left for other tasks. I should also thank Replicon – http://www.replicon.com and Google calender for keeping the tracking part going well.

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  • zeus

    Good article. However, the point about Starting a New Business in an evening is misleading. Starting a business and making a decent income is hard and takes a LOT of work, energy, commitment and time. You should only do it if you get a plan and know what’s actually involved.