Self-improvement is powerful and something that people of all ages should incorporate into their lives. It’s so important to do the work to become the better version of you possible.. for yourself, the people around you, and for the world. You deserve your best, and the world will only benefit from getting your best! While this doesn’t mean self-improvement will always be easy, it does mean that self-awareness and self-reflection will bring you to a better you. And you should absolutely be proud of the self-work that you do to get there.
The more that you incorporate self-care and self-improvement practices into your day-to-day life, the more natural it becomes. It’s similar to creating a habit in the sense that it takes consistency and conscious effort. Here are 6 things you can do every day to become a better person.
It is crucial to understand that your actions are your own and to accept responsibility for things in your life. In any relationship and situational dynamics, it can be all too easy to place blame elsewhere. Accepting responsibility for your part is a significant step you can take to become a better person and a lesson to carry forward in your life. It is also a way to lead by example.
Learn something new every day
When you learn something new, you open and expand your mind to other things that are out there. A great new something to learn is a foreign language. To partake in everyday learning, it is helpful to use an app such as Babbel that you can use anywhere, anytime.
Movement is important, and it is important to get movement in every single day. Remaining relaxed on the couch for days may sound relaxing, but you’ll feel (and be) way better if you get exercise in and move whenever you can. Try and exercise at least 30 minutes a day, you won’t regret it!
Set (realistic) goals
Goals help you working towards the future. The act of writing down your goals helps you to get clear on what you want and get creative in thinking of ways that you can work towards them. Writing them down also makes it more likely you are to commit to working towards reaching them. It is helpful to keep your list of goals in view, both a digital and paper copy so that you get a consistent reminder and motivation.
Be a good listener
Active listening means that you are actively listening to what someone is saying, rather than listening to what they are saying so that you can think of what you are saying next. The more you practice active listening, the more you’ll find that your relationships with loved ones, coworkers, and really anyone improves. It is also rather possible to understand when someone is actively listening to you, and it feels good to know that you are being listened to and heard.. so do for others what you wish for yourself!
Change can be a scary or intimidating thing, but it is a part of life. The sooner that you learn to embrace it, the easier it will be and the more you can look it is an opportunity to grow. Change is inevitable, so it is up to you how you deal with it.
Be more mindful
Mindfulness is a buzzword that is everywhere these days and it is something for everyone to incorporate, as it is a life-changing practice.
Practising gratitude every day is a way you can really have a more positive outlook on life, or at the very least be able to appreciate the ‘little things’. Try keeping a gratitude log, where you write down 5 things that you are grateful for every day. It can be a big event in your life all the way to the perfect ratio of cream to your coffee in the morning.
Feeling better about yourself is key to being a better person because you will find yourself being more compassionate, patient and respectful to yourself as well as to others. The popular phrase is this “It can be challenging to fill up other people’s cups when yours is empty!” So fill up your cup!