Usually the way I make life changes is energy-intensive and involves at least one disaster. When my college thesis hit a serious dead end, I laid all 50 pages out on the kitchen floor, cut them up with scissors into about a hundred different pieces, and taped them back together in a different configuration. Back when I had a love life, each new relationship seemed to arise directly out of the smoldering wreckage of the previous relationship.
Lately, I've been trying to make life changes happen in a less stressful way. For example, I'm not happy with how much time I've been spending on the computer. Solution: I moved my computer out of my bedroom so I won't spend any more long weeknights in bed snuggled up with it. I mean, nice as a warm laptop can be on a lovely summer evening, you've gotta draw the line somewhere.