5 Ways To Level Up Your Lifestyle

Remember when you woke up cheerful and excited for the day?

Yeah… me either. Actually, I do remember and it was this morning. But also, to be honest, I was stuck for some time in a routine that just wasn’t ok anymore for my well being. 

My ambition, my inspiration, my motivation — it was all kind of gone. 

In this article, I’m gonna spill my secrets on how you can do some stuff even if you don’t enjoy them — like working out or waking up early.


#1 Try Something New

New things bring new vibes in your life — and that’s a good thing. You may learn a new skill or maybe a life story. I really mean it! Last year after I failed a supposedly hard exam, I was down and not motivated to try again so I have applied for a new job — the people who had an interview there before me, were about to be my new friends THAT unconsciously influenced & motivated me to try again on the exam AND I PASSED WITH AN ‘A’ GRADE. They brought new vibes into my life 🙂 

So, you never know who might change your life in good — all you can do is try everything and hope for the best.

#2 Reward Yourself

Reward yourself whenever you hit a small or big goal. It doesn’t have to cost you a fortune — go to a coffee shop and enjoy yourself, have a meal out, have a nap in your bathtub or just do an extra activity you enjoy.

I do believe it will help you because while you relax — or do whatever you wanna do, you get to re-process the information and all of the work that took for you to reach this moment of glory. The conclusion? You’ll be more motivated for the next challenge 🙂

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#3 Be More Active

I’m not gonna tell you to workout every day because you’ll be exhausted — what you can do is be more active. I personally stopped taking buses as because of the traffic — the bus will get to the destination at the same time I WILL if I walk, most of the time. I now enjoy walking, on the plus side, I use the Fitbit  and join challenges with my friends or my family. I take the Uber or the bus in extreme cases.

While you walk you get to think more and process the information you accumulate through the day and that results in relieving stress and focusing on the present.

You don’t have to walk if you don’t wanna walk. You can have a quick cardio workout in your room and you’ll get the same results 🙂 

#4 Wake Up Early

Try to be a morning person, it will boost your motivation for the day. You might start the day at 8AM so consider waking up at 5AM, you get to have coffee, check your social media sites and get ready for the day without any rush. I am TRYING to start the day at 6-7AM and head straight to the coffee machine (after the toilet duh) — that would be the quietest moment I can get. Now I know it’s not recommended to start the day with social media or the Internet.. but you gotta do what makes you feel good. And I just start by checking my email, blog comments or just the newsfeeds.

It’s gonna be VERY TOUGH, to be honest, but just don’t hit the snooze button and get up from the bed without thinking about those extra 20 seconds. 

PS. If you will wake up early, make sure you get enough hours of sleep so also go to bed early.

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#5 Make A Budget Plan

Have you ever felt outta control? YAH SAME.

Make a plan and a budget for everything that you spend money on. You might realize that that thingy is not worthy anymore so you’ll get extra cash for the things that do matter. 

It will also make you feel more in control as you won’t have to think over and over again if you can or not afford something you want. 






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28 thoughts on “5 Ways To Level Up Your Lifestyle

  1. #2 Reward Yourself for sure. It’s so important to reward ourselves for our accomplishments. Especially when we find something challenging. Great tips.

  2. Trying something new is a great way to motivate yourself and lift your mood. I love doing and trying different things because it brings a spark to life. Waking up early is something I do already. It helps me to have more time to do things in my day.

  3. I love the tip about not hitting the snooze button. Admittedly, I’m awful about this one, especially if I lie there half asleep with a kitty cat curled up next to me. Once I get up and going, I’m always glad I did! x

  4. A thoughtful post. Bonus points, however, for getting a picture of yourself with a games console controller while using ‘level up’ in the title. 😊

    I think ‘go outside’ is one of my tips. Natural light helps.

  5. Awesome list! and very helpful. I have a hard time waking up early, but when i do, my days are so much more productive! I agree with you about rewarding yourself when you hit a goal (big or small) it is important to keep a balance, it is good to play hard, but also good to reward yourself for your efforts.

  6. These are all great tips! I myself fell into a rut a few weeks back and had some trouble pulling myself out. I found that exercise, spending time outside, and an adult coloring book really helped.

    Michelle | She’s Not So Basic

  7. I love the tip about being more active. Whether I’m able to make it to the gym, or go for a walk outside, just getting out of the house and moving around a bit brightens my mood. Great tips for living a better life! x

  8. These are some really great tips! Trying something new is one of my favorites. It’s great being spontaneous.

  9. I think these are great pointers for young people and for older ones (coughs) like me. I would likely go overboard with the rewards though, lo!

  10. Such an awesome piece. I know that so often we get into a rut and we aren’t excited about things. We do need to do things differently. We need to get outsid our routine and do something else.

  11. Such a great post! I love your advice especially the one for waking up early! I use to stay up all night and wake up at 1pm… Now that I’ve found a work and i changed my program everything seems so better! Even my life perspective changed!

  12. Such a good post to help motivate people so that they adopt good habits that end up with them feeling better about themselves and being more productive. I agree with getting up early and getting a start on the day. What was that old saying? Something like ‘early to bed, early to rise makes you healthy, wealthy and wise’. There must be some truth to that.

  13. Hi Vlad, I haven’t seen you around Instagram in a while. I see you are busy leveling up your lifestyle and kick starting your day.
    I workout almost every day and love rewards as they keep me motivated. I’m up early every day too even though I’d like to sleep in… that’s life!

  14. I want to do #1 – Try Something New. It seems my life is a big routine. I want to change that and find something that I would enjoy doing other than minding house chores.

  15. I agree that getting up on time will help you feel more motivated and allow you to get more out of your day. When you get up too late, it can mean that you can feel like that there is not enough hours in the day to get work done.

  16. Great tips! Rewarding yourself is a great tip, I very rarely reward myself for anything, but I need to start doing more of that and reminding myself I am doing okay!

  17. i like these tips, waking up early and rewarding yourself seems my best pick, wake early to keep up with things you do and love, reward yourself after all your hardwork because you deserve it along with even more.

  18. cheers! I super agree with your tips… i do not have the most active lifestyle here but these things are exactly what people need to change their daily routine… like they always said, life begins when you step out of your comfort zone.. so doing something new and thrilling will make a perfect change to your lifestyle!

  19. Hey! Thank you so so so much for sharing these with us! I am in one of those moments where my lifestyle is just sitting home and basically wasting time…so ywah,I’ll try especially the being more active suggestion! keep doing all this good job and work with writing !

  20. Hi Vlad,
    I love your post and I could not agree more with you that blogging is certainly life-saving, would you like to connect through our blogs?
    I would love to quote you on my blog and link them to your blog in a future post I am planning to do, let me know and welcome to Travel Hunky Dory more than just travel 🙂

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