January 24, 2022 The Newspaper Serving LGBT Los Angeles

Want a True Lifestyle Makeover? Do This

Do you ever get a nagging feeling that it’s time for a complete lifestyle makeover? The urge is not restricted to any age group, so don’t be surprised if you often entertain such thoughts in the early, middle, or later part of your career. There are lots of reasons people seek a major life change, but the important thing is to make a plan of action and get started once you decide the time is right.

What does this kind of transformation entail? That’s up to you, so don’t procrastinate and don’t let second thoughts hold you back. What are some of the most popular options? Besides taking a once-in-a-lifetime vacation, many folks head to college for degrees, write books, start their own non-profit organizations, or simply move to another city and start fresh. Here are some specifics about the top makeover techniques.

Take a Life Changing Trip

If you’re looking for a quick battery recharge and the chance to relax body and brain, plan a unique trip. Planning far in advance will help keep costs down and give you the chance to investigate a lot of different possibilities. For example, contact global volunteer agencies and ask if you can donate your time overseas. Many agencies hire adults to teach short courses in English, Spanish, or basic internet skills. Others seek ambassadors for sessions that last a month or more. Or, plan a trip on your own to a faraway place and spend days on the beach, at a meditation retreat, or touring interesting historical sites.

Get a Degree

Take on the challenge of earning a college or graduate degree and enjoy double benefits. Not only is the experience a full-scale life change, but a diploma adds to your career potential in any field. To cover the expenses without hassle, apply for student loans through private lenders for the best rates, most flexible terms, and fastest response. With Earnest private student loans, they are one of the better bargains because of the flexibility factor and their competitive terms.

Start a Charitable Organization

If you’re willing to wade through a few hours of paperwork and pay some minimal fees, you can set up a charitable organization and raise money for a cause you believe in. The trick to making this life-changing move work is planning. Consider working with a non-profit counselor to write a detailed business plan, the same kind you’d create for a for-profit company. After getting legal approval to solicit funds from donors, you can begin changing not only your own life but the lives of others.

Change Jobs and Move

One of the oldest and simplest ways to get a fresh perspective is to apply for a job in another city and then relocate once you’re hired. For many working adults, that’s all it takes to rejuvenate their attitudes and recharge the brain’s batteries in addition to improving personal finances and lifestyle. The new work and scenery will go a long way toward giving you a new lease on life, as the old phrase goes. You can use a professional employment search firm to find the best career opportunities in your target cities.

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