If we bifurcate the word SELF IMPROVEMENT we can identify its meaning, here self means “by owner”, and improvement means “continuous process of positive change”. Self-improvement is a thrust to improve oneself by putting in the effort and the hard work towards a positive change. One who is keen to make a noticeable change in himself works harder day by day. Improvement keeps you active and helps you set new goals to achieve in the coming years as well. There are so many new ways to improve, one of the best modes is through the internet. Every possible knowledge today regarding any topic is widely available on the biggest browsing platform such as GOOGLE, YOUTUBE, etc. Today we live in a world where a well-groomed person – physically mentally, and socially is well appreciated everywhere and is in great demand. Grooming makes you more resistant to obstacles and makes you more rigid toward difficulties. When you know how to handle a panic situation well and you tend to overcome it without putting in a lot of effort. Also, there is n number of institutes that provide self-grooming tips & techniques. When a person works upon uplifting his personality, character, physique, mental status, and professional qualification, he gains a sense of confidence which makes him stand straight everywhere. Self-improvement is all about putting a lot into yourself every day so that you gain a little by each passing day. One starts putting effort into themselves when they are self-aware of their body weaknesses and strength. If you know what areas to work upon you tend to make a good plan of the act and can execute it wisely. But proper planning and routine should be set beforehand to make an impressive outcome of the self-improvement journey. This journey begins with inculcating certain habits in oneself and working upon the flaws. Now let’s see certain things where we can work upon to become better every day.
Starting with the habit of reading, it is very important to read, and why not a book on self-improvement itself be read. Yes, there are certain books written on self-improvement like Manual for Living by Epictetus and Meditations by Marcus Aurelius. These are some self-help books that may help you improve your qualities and be productive.
You can always learn a new thing like a hobby or some art to make your mind more focused and increase your concentration, such a hobby will keep you busy and more positive towards life.
Start spending time with nature. Yes! Nature helps in healing. Start running or exercising in a garden. This will help you keep physically fit and mentally you will be at peace. This is one of the best ways to improve. You can meet people socially and be active too.
Start your day with positive thinking. Talking positive, practicing affirmations brings in a lot of positivity in our life.
Various self-help coaches help you overcome your worries and stress. Writing a journal before going to bed is another great habit that helps you release your thoughts, thereby improving your mental and physical health.
Keep learning. Learn from the people around you, everyone will have certain qualities, and learning from them will improve your skills and qualities too.
Try to work upon your flaws – understand them and address them. Once you overcome them, you will see yourself as a better person.
Hearing TedX speeches via experts will update you on the recent whereabouts and open up our minds to think out of the box.
Socialize while joining clubs which will improve your public speaking is one of the biggest fear in people. You can always learn how to communicate better, by putting forth your thoughts in front of people, how to take up questions and answer them fearlessly. you will be able to speak when you read a lot. A consistent bedtime routine to read for 15 minutes will help a lot.
Challenge yourself. You’ll discover that you are capable of things you didn’t think you were. Some positive competition will help you in growing and will make you mentally and physically more fit.
Healthy Eating. To be physically more fit it is important to take timely healthy meals. It is said your body is made up of what you eat. Include certain fruits in your diet.
Acceptance is the key to change. As the futurist Alvin Toffler wrote: “The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn and relearn.” Learning from past mistakes as a lesson will help you be a better person in the future.
Meditate. Helps you gain perspective on stressful situations, increase inner strength, reduce negative emotions, increases patience and tolerance, enhance creativity, and so on. You can make a growth chart and see what all positive changes will come your way once you inculcate these habits within you. You will be more productive with more opportunities coming your way as you would be mentally at peace while working and financially more stable.
Thus, self-improvement elevates your self-confidence and self-esteem with a strong intention of – “belief in yourself”. It is a process of becoming a better version of your own self.
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