Many of us have particular ambitions. Maybe you want to get a particular job, move to a new city, physically shape up, write a bestseller… the list goes on. There are many ways in which we can keep improving ourselves, and lifelong self-improvement can mentally enrich you.
Here are several pieces of self-improvement advice worth following at various stages of life. Even if you aren’t overly accustomed to improving yourself, you can easily start with these pointers.
Break out of your comfort zone
Staying in your comfort zone might make you… well, comfortable, but it can also cause you to stagnate. You will know your own comfort zone’s limits – and, if you spend most of your time within them, you could benefit from shaking up your routine by doing something new.
If you’re short of ideas for that “something new”, don’t fret – this article has plenty of suggestions for when you want to learn how to adjust to a fresh context.
Set aside time for exercise every week
If you are out of shape, you can change that by exercising more often. Make exercise part of your weekly routine; in an article for Lifehack, life coach Celestine Chua has revealed: “I personally make it a point to jog at least three times a week, at least 30 minutes each time.”
Abandon bad habits and negative people
You might be prone to adverse behaviours that sap much of your enthusiasm and productivity. Such habits like oversleeping, arriving late, slouching, smoking and nail-biting can all be axed, while you might also want to lessen the time you spend around dispiriting people.
Keep track with to-do lists
Your phone probably has a “notes” app which you can easily use to compile a to-do list for each day. As a new day beckons, you can refer back to the list to check that you’re on track. It’s a great way to help yourself make the most of your time and avoid slipping into a severe lack of productivity.
Cultivate a setting that can inspire you every day
Your environment influences your mood, so it’d be worth you tinkering with your house to make it daily inspiring. Your residence might not be ticking that particular box if random items are strewn around its rooms, but this tip is about much more than simply tidying up.
For example, if the current colour scheme depresses you, change it. If the ceiling often leaks, that might be due to a problem with the roof, so get that issue addressed. A local roofing firm could help you; for example, Findley Roofing & Building can provide a roofer from Washington, Tyne and Wear.
Enjoy the journey, not just the destination
New York City life coach Julie Holmes has told Bustle: “It’s important to always be learning and growing in life for happiness that’s lasting.” For this reason, don’t wait until you’ve achieved a particular goal before you let yourself be happy – and you shouldn’t rush to achieve your dreams.