We all want to be, have and do better in life. The most over used phrase we all hear and use id "I'm sick and tired of being........" well you know the rest. A restless, un motivated and mundane life is much like the paint in a room. After you paint a room it looks clean, new and brings new energy and a fresh look. After a while the light fades the paint, you get tired of the same old look, the furniture no longer matches, it begins to peel and just looks bad.

Many of people choose to live in this room instead of "repainting" it. You can repaint a room very cheap and in a short amount of time.

You can also jump start your life and go in a new direction. The following are five easy steps to take to change your current state.

1. Go on a spontaneous workout that you don't normally do that involves the outdoors. Rent a kayak, go on a long bike, run on the beach and so on. Humans respond to nature in a positive manner, taking in sunlight, getting fresh air and breaking the "concrete and steel" routine we have established.

2. Throw away 15 articles of clothing then purchase 5 new articles. This gives an immediate sense of "out with the old in with the new". The old saying if you look good you tend feel good, this is true.

3. Next time your at a restaurant or coffee shop pick up a strangers tab. At a restaurant you can remain anonymous, just tell the waiter -I will pay for there meal. You can even set aside money to do this every so often. If you mumbling that you don't have the money-well trust me you do. Four trips to Starbucks a week can add up to 90 bucks a month, not to mention if you can cut into any of your poor spending habits to do this. Giving is a perfectly selfish act so why not do it. Most people think it's un selfish to give, this is wrong-you feel great when you give, especially at random. So if you feel great than it serves you- be selfish and give...it's a great feeling and you will leave a lasting impression on someone forever.

4. For a solid 3 weeks get the right amount of sleep and exercise 3-5 times a week. So many people have been living on little sleep and little to no exercise for years and years on end with no break in this routine. This cycle alone can create that "heavy lead jacket" feeling that many have. It creates tremendous stress, accelerates aging due to cortisol and poor immune function, robs us of our creativity and ambition. Three weeks will establish a new pattern and remind you what it feels like to "feel normal again"----remember what it feels lie to be a kid? It's time to get that back!!

5. Financial fitness. First pay of a old nagging debt that you can do quickly. Next start a savings account that automatically saves, out of site out of mind. If you already have a savings account up the weekly limit 20%. Last Go out and buy yourself something that isn't outrageous but you have been wanting for a while.This is why we work, treat yourself because if you don't it won't happen and you may spend the money anyway. Mumbling that you cant afford to save, pay a debt or buy anything. If you went out side and had two flat tires on your car what would you do? I can bet you would have it fixed that same day spending hundreds to do it. Why-because it's important and a must that your car works. It's funny how we rationalize priorities- If you would fix your tires within 48 hrs- you can accomplish this step.

In conclusion: Try to realize how you can change and how quick it can be done. These steps are simple and easy to accomplish and everyone of them focuses on you. Many time just doing one of these can radically change your frame of mind- Get busy improving you!

Author's Bio: 

Christopher Sutton has taken the key character elements from his lifetime as a serious martial artist and fused them together with years of study in the areas of personal and business success, including but not limited to: goal setting, overcoming adversity, fitness and health, business success, personal finances, stress management, relationships, and public safety.

As both an experienced and dynamic public speaker and a successful author, he has spent many years helping people from all walks of life achieve their goals through an effective, common-sense approach. His work has been highlighted in many newspapers articles and TV programs.

He has personally started and developed many successful businesses, including a martial arts school, real estate investing, self-defense training, and business development consulting.

Chris Sutton, owner and founder of the United Martial Arts and Fitness Academy and creator of the C.O.B.R.A.™ Self-Defense Program, is a certified A.C.M.A. Martial Arts Instructor and a lifetime professional martial artist with over 20 years of training and teaching experience.

Chris' extensive martial arts training as well as his law enforcement experience have helped him develop highly unique methods for getting real results. Chris has used this expertise to create the acclaimed C.O.B.R.A.™ reality-based self-defense system, as well as influencing his other martial arts programs, fitness programs & books.

Chris trained in the Chinese Martial Art system earning Black Belts in Aikido, Kung Fu, Jujitsu and Karate. After many years in that system Chris studied under World Champion Kick Boxer Jim Graden, with further influence from the legendary champion Joe Lewis in the Elite Kickboxing System earning another Black Belt.

A.C.M.A.
Chris Sutton is a certified A.C.M.A. Martial Arts Instructor and a life-time Professional Martial Artist with over 20 years of training and teaching experience.

The A.C.M.A. (American Council on Martial Arts Education) certification is given and endorsed through the Coopers Research Institute and N.A.P.M.A. (National Association of Professional Martial Artist).

In the field of martial arts and self-defense education these accreditations are recognized as one of the highest and most professional certifications.

Chris has become a lifetime student of professional martial arts and self-defense training, philosophy and continuous education. He is a member of M.A.T.A., the Martial Arts Teachers Association. Chris has also trained and collaborated with Hall of Fame Martial Artist Sifu Brian Spiegel.

Summary of Additional Professional Experience
Former certified law enforcement officer for city/county agencies
Former corrections officer
Former law enforcement drill instructor
UBC instructor
15-time gold medalist in the Florida State Law Enforcement and International Law Enforcement Olympics
Creator of the C.O.B.R.A. Self-Defense System
Creator of C.O.B.R.A.™ for Kids
More information on Chris Sutton- go to www.fightforsuccess.com