Self improvement is all the rave in the competitive and versatile market that we live in. Not only will self improvement make you more valuable in the job market, or as an entrepreneur, the process of self improvement will make you enjoy your journey that much more enjoyable. To put it better into perspective, think about the last new hobby you picked up. Now think about how much better you are at it now. If you think of your life as a hobby entirely, here are 10 very practical and easy to follow ways to make a better you.
Redesign your room
Your environment sets the mood for you. Although we may not always be able to change things outside of our room as much as we’d like to, there’s always room to redesign our living quarters. Look into the art of feng-shui, or even buy some new, colorful sheet covers for your bed.
Write a letter to your future self
Where do you see yourself in a year? What about three years? Take a note and write down what you want to see from yourself and your surrounding. Take this note and seal it in an envelope and revisit it after a period of time.
Learn from people who inspire you
You can learn so much from people that have come before you and done things that you wish to do one day. Check out Youtube, blogs, or even reach out to someone in person whom you admire to get some tips on how best to navigate your future.
Start a 30 day challenge
One way to improve yourself is to set a short term goal and stick to it for 30 days. This method yields a two-form result; the process of discipling yourself as well as the reward that you get at the end of the day. If you have issues about being committed, find someone to do the challenge with to keep yourself accountable.
Avoid negative people
As the well-renowned self development speaker Jim Rohn says, “you are the average of the 5 people you spend the most time with.” Whether you’re in school, your neighborhood or at the workplace you’re bound to find people who will rain on your parade with criticism and self-doubt. Don’t spend too much time with people like this if you feel that they bring you down.
Quit a bad habit
Do you bite your nails? Are you a smoker? Do you have a bad sense of showing up to events on time? The first step is recognizing the bad habit and then the more difficult stage of curbing to beat the bad habit. One strategy is to find a way to replace that bad habit with a more beneficial one.