Ways to Improve Yourself On a Daily Basis
“Never stop improving” isn’t just a catchy slogan from the beloved hardware shop Lowes. It’s a way of life.
Everyone should work to improve ourselves. Unfortunately, a lot of us simply don’t know how to. If you’re ready to kickstart your life and develop and improve yourself, you need some handy tips and tricks to keep you in line.
Here are some of the top ways to improve yourself. Don’t worry — It’s easier than you think!
Small, Achievable Goals and Work Your Way Up
The best thing to do is start small. Think of the term baby steps. Trying to obtain a hefty goal right off the bat can be tiresome. You will likely burn out before you even reach the goal, which means you won’t want to try and improve on other areas of life, either.
Start with small, achievable goals that give you quicker satisfaction and encouragement. From there, start building on larger goals. Plan out your goals pyramid-style, with smaller goals at the bottom and the biggest goal right on top.
Create a Daily Regimen That Incorporates Good Habits
Let’s face it — staying up till 3 AM every night with your buddies guzzling down Fireball shots will only lead to a tired, hungover morning. Do you think any improvements can be made with a throbbing headache and lack of sleep?
One of the best ways to improve yourself is to start incorporating better habits from day to night. Eat better, get more exercise, and ensure you’re getting at least 7 to 9 hours of sleep per night. Implement some of your favorite stress-reducing activities, too, such as drawing, doing yoga, or building cars. Whatever makes you feel your best!
Find a Mentor or a Tribe That Will Teach You, Challenge You, and Hold You Accountable
It can be hard to improve yourself on your way. For some, they lack motivation or are bored with their current goal. For others, trying to find the time in their busy schedule seems impossible.
Whatever may be hindering you from your improvement, face it head-on with a mentor or tribe. They will not only be able to encourage you towards your goal, but challenge you and hold you accountable when necessary. That’s something everyone can benefit from!
Establish Your Own Personal Reward System for Achieving Goals
All work and no play is an easy way to burn out. Keep yourself working towards your goals by rewarding yourself regularly. Every time you reach a goal — even the smaller ones — reward yourself.
Everyone will have their own reward system in place. For example, if you lose 5 pounds next month, reward yourself with a slice of cake. If you get that promotion, go out and buy the shoes you’ve been wanting for 6 months.
Find a reward system that will motivate you to improve and reach your goals.
Reflect On What You’ve Done and Where You’re Going
Sometimes you have to take a step back and take a look at your life before you can make improvements. Look back on what you have done so far. Are you proud? Then keep going. If you’re not so proud of your past, now is the time to make major improvements.
Always pay attention to where you’re going. Don’t have an end goal just yet? No problem! Some people won’t have larger goals until later on in life. The goal is to at least have a path that’s taking you somewhere better than you are today.
Personal development begins with being honest with yourself. Nobody knows you better than yourself, so taking a good look at who you are, what you have done, and where you want to be are all keys to the puzzle. From there, start achieving small goals until you reach your major goal — don’t forget rewards along the way.