So you have decided to spend some time on self-improvement-congratulations, you are ahead of many! It is nice to have a little help. Here are 21 self-improvement tips you want to implement and enjoy the benefits. These 21 self-help tips are worth plugging into your day-to-day lives. You will be glad you did!
Develop a new habit
Some ideas for developing a new habit are things like deciding to exercise, reading a new book, deciding to get up early each morning, learning how to meditate, quitting smoking, etc. The list is endless. A new habit should be something that is going to improve you. Remember, it takes time for your new habit to feel natural so be patient.
Write a personal development blog
You can help others grow and self improve by sharing your journey with them. When you are blogging about your self-improvement journey there are expectations placed on you by your readers and you will feel the pressure to hold up your end. This will help you to be more successful. It is a win-win for you and your readers.
Learn how to deal with difficult people
There are going to be difficult people in your life. You won't always be able to avoid them so you need to learn how to deal with them. It will go a long way in giving you peace of mind. They will have minimal effect on you when you learn how to deal with them.
Stay away from negative people
Wherever you go, there are bound to be at least a few negative people. Avoid them whenever possible, because their negative attitude will drag you down, and that is not what you want. Instead, seek out those with a positive, upbeat attitude.
Take a lesson from your friends
Your friends have amazing qualities that you can tap into and learn from. Your friends and family are going to have unique qualities and if you are wise, you can learn a lot from them. Think about your good friends right now. What is just one quality each of them has that you would like to have? How can you learn this skill? Speak to them if you need to and ask them for their help.
Start a journal
Creating a journal is an excellent way to become more self-aware. It is a process of self-reflection. As you write, you are clarifying your thoughts and you will gain more insights about yourself. You can create a private journal for your eyes only or you can blog it, which we already talked about.
Reduce how much time you spend on social media
Social media results in tons of wasted time, which you can spend on better activities. Remove all social media apps from your home page, or temporarily disable them and only launch them when you have spare time or when you really need to reach out to others.
Get a life coach
If you want to improve the fastest way to do so is to have a coach work with you to create your goals. Your coach can help to guide you; however, ultimately it is up to you to make your own decisions.
Turn off the television
It is a very liberating experience to stop watching television. You will free up time that you can use for more constructive purposes like spending time with your good friends, getting fit, or working on your business plan. There is very little that TV has to offer that will stimulate your brain.
Learn how to play chess
Chess is a great game for you to learn how to create strategies and how to sharpen your brainpower. You can have a little fun while you exercise your brain and build your analytical skills.
Start a 30-day challenge
Set a goal for yourself and then allow 30 days for you to achieve it. It does not matter what the challenge is. It is more about sticking to it and achieving your goal.
The use of meditation can calm you and make you more aware. It helps to focus and center you. Many who meditate before bed requires less sleep. Meditation has much to offer you on your self-improvement journey. Our Meditation For Stress & Anxiety post provides a step-by-step guide with different meditation techniques.
Join an open discussion forum
It is time to learn the art of public speaking, which is the number one fear of many. You can learn a lot about better communication, the best way to present yourself, and how to communicate with others. There are many open discussion forums online, choose one that makes you feel comfortable opening up.
Befriend top people in their fields
These people have achieved their results because they have the right attitudes, skill sets, and know-how. How better to learn than from the people who have been there and done that? Gain new insights from them on how you can improve and achieve the same results for yourself.
Let it go
Let your past go. If you are carrying unhappiness from the past or a grievance from the past you need to let it go so that you can move forward. Holding on to this old baggage stops you from moving on.
Be kind to others
Show compassion and kindness to others. Sadly, the majority of us spend far too little time being nice to other human beings. By being kind it will help to grow the qualities of love, patience, and compassion.
Start a business
This can be a scary endeavor but there is so much growth that can happen that it is certainly worth considering. Is there something that interests you? If you said yes, why not make it a money-making proposition. Start a new venture and learn how to run a business at the same time you make some extra money. You will develop skills like self-discipline, management, leadership, and organizational skills.
Reach out to those you hate
If you stand for what you believe there is a good chance you will have haters. It is easy to hate those who hate you. It is a much bigger challenge to love them back. Learn to forgive, let it go, and show love and forgiveness.
Take a break
If you have been working too hard it is time to take a break. Self-improvement includes recognizing your need for some downtime. Relax and charge yourself.
Every day read a personal development article
There are tons of great personal development blogs out there. Take the time to read at least one article a day learn and grow from it.
Commit to personal growth
You can likely make a long list of growth you would like to achieve, so write it down, make a list and commit to it. Make it happen.