There’s Always Room To Improve
Self-improvement is an amazing journey, especially when you can avoid the stress of not knowing where to start.
There are a lot of tips to choose from it all of the information people have to provide can become a bit overwhelming at times.
The last thing I want is for people to become overwhelmed while trying to improve their lives.
For this reason, I thought I would provide you with the top self-improvement tips so you can avoid all of the hassle.
Check out these tips from Breath of Optimism.
The first self-improvement tip is learning to love yourself. Unfortunately for many, this is easier said than done. You have to learn to accept who you are and that you are beautiful just the way you are.
You’re not supposed to look like Brad Pitt or sing like Adele. You are supposed to simply be you.
All throughout our daily lives we have others put us down for who we are or what we believe in. They are against you; you need to be for you. If you are against you, there is no hope of living an amazing life. Why give others the power over you?
I make it a point to exercise a few times a week. When I do, I feel great. Working up a sweat and moving weights makes me feel good about myself and improves my mood. Not surprisingly, when I am busy and can’t make it to the gym, I find I am less motivated in general and my mood sours.
If you go to the gym and don’t feel anything, I encourage you to lift heavier weights. Many people “go light” either because they don’t think they can lift as much as they really can or because they fear they will get big and bulky.
If you are going to work out, you might as well eat well too, right? I find when I am working out, I eat better. When I stop working out, I eat poorly. It’s a simple cycle really.
I lift weights, I feel good about myself, I eat well and the cycle repeats.
Most times you are feeling like crap because you are eating highly processed, sugary foods. Try to eat healthy just for a week. Limit your sugar intake and eat more natural foods – fruits and vegetables.
The first day or so might be hard, but give your body time to adjust and you will be amazed.
Change Your Habits
We are all creatures of habit. We follow the same routines, day in, day out. This makes life easier for us, but also makes us lazy. To spice things up, change your habits.
I’m not talking about refraining from brushing your teeth, but maybe brush with the opposite hand.
While you change your habits, you should also focus on setting goals for yourself. Where do you want to be in one year, or three or five years? Don’t just write them down, but visualize these goals. Make the goals a part of you.
I have some long term goals for myself. I’ve gotten so good at visualizing them that I can see specific details, like blades of grass when I close my eyes and think of the house and yard I want to own.
Don’t get upset if you can’t do this right away. Start small and just begin to visualize.
Newsflash: you are going to fail. You are going to fail many times in life. Failing is OK. In fact, you should embrace failure. When you stretch beyond your comfort zone, you are growing as a person. It is only natural that you will fail. Don’t fall for the lie that failing is bad.
Don’t believe the lie that failure is a bad thing. It is only a bad thing if you never learn from it. Fail, learn and grow.
Create A Mission Statement
This is my favorite of the self-improvement tips. You need to know who you are and what you stand for. In other words, you need to create a personal mission statement.
Don’t mull over creating the perfect mission statement here. Just come up with something that identifies who you are and what you are about. As time goes on, you can modify it.
You need to be thankful for all that you have. Why are so many people living in debt? Because they are chasing happiness. They think that happiness comes from things. They don’t realize that happiness comes from within.
It’s the same with the quote “success leads to happiness”. It doesn’t. Happiness leads to success. Be happy with all that you have.
Odds are you have it better than the majority of people:
Learn A New Skill
Learning a new skill breeds confidence in ourselves. When we learn something new, we get excited and are eager to learn more. So what is it that you have always wanted to learn but always put off?
Write a short list of things and then start working on learning those new skills.
Image Credit: Your Happiness Factor
To read the whole article, Breath of Optimism