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Change: Subtle Ways of Changing for a Happier Life

Change is good. We grow from it, we become better people from change. We make new friends and we lose friends, we fall in love and have heartbreaks. But that’s ok, that’s life. People are so scared of change but that shouldn’t be the case. We should be excited of change: a new house, a family, a change in careers. We should embrace change and accept it into our lives. It’s here to teach us the lessons of life, to make us better people.

Some people come into our lives and stay, others pay rent for a couple of months and move on and some are mere passersby.

If people tell you “Wow, you’ve changed.” Well, I hope so! I don’t want to be the same person I once was back in high school. I don’t even want to be the same person I was a week ago. A young, naïve sapling whose got lots to learn. I’m not saying I’ve learned everything there is to learn (believe me I’m 23 I’m practically still a bouncing baby girl) because we ever stop learning and that’s the beauty of change. The more we learn, the more we change.

Change -Subtle Ways to Change for a Happier Life

Change can sometimes be difficult but it can also be comforting. Just let it happen. It’s meant to benefit us whether we like it or not.

Change to grow. Change to better yourself and your well-being. Don’t go changing your entire life overnight. That would be rather stressful lol and impossible. Start small. You caaaaaan:

  • Compliment yourself. It can be anything about yourself. Your outfit. Your hair. Something that you accomplished this week. Tell yourself something that makes you happy. Happiness is contagious you know. The good kind of contagious lol
  • Practice forgiveness.For some people, it may be hard to forgive others. Holding resentment over something that caused so much pain to you is not good for your well-being. Allow yourself to forgive others but most importantly forgive yourself. Let go of what already happened and be open to the future. Which leads me tooooo…
  • Be open to change. In order to change, you need to be open-minded. Plain and simple. It doesn’t have to be a drastic change. It can be something small like trying out a new restaurant, make a new friend, discovering new scenery, etc. These little changes can lead to bigger ones and who knows, you may even inspire someone else to be open as well.
  • Listen to others. Letting others have a voice is one of the great things you can do. By allowing this, you can meet some really amazing people and maybe get some cool opportunities.
  • Be yourself. No one can be you, but you. It’s cliché and we’ve all heard it but it’s true. Let others see your true self, quirks and all.

Just change.

Also know that if you’re comfortable the way you are, don’t let others change you and the beauty that you are. Change because YOU want to, not because you have to for people’s approval. It’s all about baby steps to becoming a better version of you.

*in an overprotective, supportive mom’s voice* Take yo time sweetie. You’re doing great.

You got it dude! gif

Ok I’ve said change so many times, it’s getting redundant lol

Just remember at the end of the day don’t be sad that it ended, be happy that it happened.

What would you like to change to better yourself and your life?

Let me know in the comments. Be sure to share this on social media. Sharing is caring 🙂

Until next time,

Yis x

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  • xxmiksorxx

    Awesome blog ❤️❤️

  • blogthirtyminusone

    Change is hard but I embrace it because like you said, it really helps us grow.

  • Definitely one to embrace change, learnt it the hard way. Forgiving oneself is extremely important too.

    • Yissel R

      Yes! I couldn’t agree more. Forgiveness is key.


    this hit home with me. It goes perfectly with my goals to be intentional this year. I will bookmark this and reread it occasionally when i need a reminder!

    • Yissel R

      Aww, I’m glad you resonate with it. I hope that you achieve your goals this year and much more.

  • realbalanced

    Being open to change is something that I think everyone could use a little reminder of! Thank you for this beautiful post!!

  • Emily Fata

    What an amazing way to practice self-love! I agree that changing is sometimes for the best, to help us live more positive lives. <3

    • Yissel R

      I 100% agree. I’m glad you liked my post! 🙂

  • Tonya

    Great post! We should all strive to keep evolving ❤️

  • pocketsfullofdaisies

    Change = growth and growth can be amazing in the right direction 🙂

  • Monika

    Let me just say… I love the cat lol! I’m a crazy cat lady of three, so… not a surprise. BUT I love your post!! It’s so so true and something I kinda needed to read… I want change yet I’m somehow scared of it at the same time… even though I’m dying for change to be honest. It’s funny, isn’t it, how sometimes we get caught between these two… so my goal is to be fearless of change. And if not completely fearless, than courages enough to win over the fear of change and let myself be guided by the instincts which want change so damn much!!

    • Yissel R

      I have 3 cats too! lol I guess we’re both crazy cat ladies lol

    • Yissel R

      Yes change can be scary but we have to get out of our confort zone and face what we fear. It’s the only way we can progress forward in life.

      • Monika

        Yes! I know… so let’s just take a deep breath and jump! 😉

  • Siedah Quiia

    Very nice post. Thank you for sharing. Letting go is very difficult to do. Not impossible, but it is difficult.

  • The Balancing Mom

    Practicing forgiveness is a hard one, but ut’s one that I know I need to make an effort to do. Thank you for the inspiration, love ur blog.

  • Imogen @ I'M HIRED

    Love this! Change can be difficult but agree why would you just want to stay the same, keep evolving! 🙂

    • Yissel R

      Be a better person than you were yesterday is what I say 🙂

  • babettebrown

    Great Post! xo BB

  • Beth

    I embrace change as much as possible! It can be scary, but I find it often leads to growth, and that’s a good thing.

    Also, cool kitty! 🙂

    • Yissel R

      Change is necessary to grow. And thanks! 🙂

  • kimiwashere

    Up until a few years ago, I didn’t realize how much I was holding myself back bc I was afraid of change. I’m still not great at it, but I’m getting better at changing my thinking so I can ease into parts of my life that I’m not happy with. Thx for the article and reminder!

    • Yissel R

      Don’t be afraid of change. Jump at any opportunity that presents to you and you’ll regret nothing.

  • The Musings of Mrs T.

    I’ve learnt to embrace change over the past couple of years. I’ve had to because so many changes have taken place in my life! And would you know, they’ve all been for the better.

    • Yissel R

      Aww that’s so good to hear 🙂

  • orangewallsblog

    Change might be hard, but it’s all about not standing still, like you said: just keep changing. Your examples are very concrete!

  • Nicole

    It is so important to always try to develop yourself for change in your life. We grow. Good suggestions on how to pursue change in your life.

  • John Mulindi

    Very inspirational article with useful tips. Thanks.

  • juhita gupta

    You are right. Change is a part of life and in many cases it is the reason we enjoy living each day..

  • Enele Ogah

    Beautiful post and beautiful blog! 😊

  • latvianwanderer

    I would like to wake up earlier 😀 but Nice post by the way! this is a thing to keep in mind!

  • Jenn Kelsey

    Awesome post! I agree change is good. I made BIG a change in my life 18 months ago when I decided to go to rehab for drug addiction. It was scary at first. I was in active addiction for a better part of 9 years, rehab was scary as hell. Letting go of something that was a crutch for me for so long. It was a change that was worth it.

    I just celebrated 18 months sober a few days ago. I am STILL changing to better myself every day. Some days are hard, its always going to be a daily struggle in active addiction. But I do it One Day At A Time. Great post. Keep going 🙂

    • Yissel R

      Wow, that is truly so inspiring. I’m so happy for you making a big change to your life and a HUGE congratulations on celebrating 18 months sober. Woohooo!!! I’m sure it was very scary for you but it’s all to better your life. Keep going! You got this. Thank you for sharing this with me 🙂 <3

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