The good thing about any self-improvement we decide to work on is that it has ongoing value in our lives. Over time, it can and does change our life. We set a goal and create habits to reach our goal.
Here are some habits that can change your life:
- Exercise. It doesn't have to be strenuous and you can build up to more vigorous exercise if you want, but as long as you do something on a regular basis, it counts. Walking, for example, can boost your energy level, make it easier to concentrate on your work, reduce stress and get you outside for some fresh air. Find something you enjoy doing and go for it.
- Cutting Out Junk Food. No need to go on the newest strictest trendy diet. Just cut out the soda, chips, and cake. Learn to cook if you don't know how. Besides cookbooks, you can find cooking 'how-to's' on YouTube. No hurry, do this gradually.
- Getting More Sleep. Get in bed earlier, take a nap or meditate.
- Finding a Hobby. A well-known celebrity weight loss coach said this once when someone asked her how to curb her eating. Besides being a diversion for other goals, it is also a great stress reducer and is just joyful!
- Reading. It's a lot of fun and gives you ideas. People have credited self-help books with improving their job skills, improving their work or personal relationships, and even inspiring them to change their lives!
- Make Time for Fun. Don't just say you are going to do something, actually pencil it in on your calendar once a week. Dinner out with a friend or joining a bowling league or calling a friend to talk. If you pick a particular day, you are more likely to do it regularly. Every Thursday is girl's night out, for example.
Self-Improvement is ongoing throughout life and it is so rewarding to look back to your younger days and see how far you have come. Perfection isn't the goal, moving forward is the goal.
Improving is something we can all do. It builds our confidence and self-esteem and just makes us feel more competent and happy. Those are the things that really change our lives! If you are interested in learning more about this and related topics, visit the Self-Improvement and Productivity sections of our blog.
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