Switch It Up: Change Your Life For The Better

If you are feeling stuck in a rut at the moment, it might be time to take your head out of the sand and change up your life. It may seem easier said than done, however by focusing on love, life, family, career and health, you can revolutionise your entire existence. Is your overbearing boss making you unhappy? Do you have a wanderlust itch that needs scratching? Or are you fed up of being in the red at the end of every month? It’s time to switch it up and change your life for the better.




Forget about going through the motions every day, waking up in the morning dreading work and suffering through another arduous commute. You need to consider where you see yourself in five years time. Do you want to be running your own business? Do you want to seek out a promotion? Or do you want to continue feeling unchallenged and unsatisfied every day of the week? Whip out your laptop and take a look at some jobs that you like the look of.

While you might dismiss some positions because you don’t have the necessary qualifications and continue working as you are, you need to seek out professional development opportunities to make your resume more glowing. Consider doing an MBA, go to an evening class at college and gain a new qualification. If you have a previous conviction, consider looking into pardons to help get your spent conviction expunged. You don’t have to suffer the consequences of a mistake that you made when you were young. When ready, you can apply for better-paid jobs with a more pleasant atmosphere to work in.



Everyone puts on a few extra pounds every now and then. If you are feeling down because of your weight, you need to do something about it. Change up your diet, eat more fruit and vegetables and cut out the sugars and starchy carbs. By counting calories and ensuring that you put the right nutrients into your body, you will find yourself losing the pounds. Couple this with a renewed gym membership, some martial arts lessons and a jog around the park three times a week, and you will begin to love your body again.



If you have a yearning to go travelling, immerse yourself in new cultures and meet new people, then it’s time to get back to hot-footing it overseas once more. You may have enjoyed backpacking around Goa when you were younger or venturing to Thailand as a student. You can do this again. Perhaps you want to see the Northern Lights in Norway, maybe you want to trek the Inca Trail, or perhaps you want to head off on a road trip. Save up, get your finances in order, rent out your pad, and secure your visas. Travel is possible. Take a sabbatical and discover that happiness is much more important than wealth.


Being stuck in a rut isn’t fun. However, you need to be proactive to find a way out. Follow this guide and you can switch it up to change your life for the better.



Founder, CEO at Addicted
Mark Munroe is the Creator and EIC of ADDICTED. He's ADDICTED to great travel, amazing food, better grooming & probably a whole lot more!