Self Improvement – It’s never too late to start!
Self-improvement seems to have become a bit of an empty buzz word. Something that’s said in effort to sell you something rather than actually aid you in personal development. But the benefits of trying to better yourself should never be overestimated. Here’s a few things that we think are important to focus on!
Avoid Time Draining Activities
Have you ever thought you’ll have a quick look on social media then you’ll move on with doing something productive? Then, before you know it, you’ve spent half an hour mindlessly
Do your best to avoid these mid-task attention drainers! If you tell yourself that you’ll begin something when you’ve finished your scrolling social media, or checking your emails, you’re
going to get less done and feel unproductive. And feeling unproductive won’t make you feel great.
We suggest getting through everything that you need to do, and then your time is your own and you can crack on with whatever you like!
Read, read, read!
The benefits of reading are numerous and wonderful. Allow yourself to escape, learn, and be part of a different world! Reading will often put you in the shoes of a character and this can teach empathy, but there’s so much more to it!
If you haven’t tried reading in a while because you don’t enjoy it, it’s likely that you just haven’t found your genre yet. Take a little time to explore what’s out there and you’re sure to find something that’s for you.
Eat Healthy Foods
It’s true that if you eat well, you feel good! But healthy doesn’t mean boring – there’s a load of recipes out there that are bursting with flavour and nutrition! Having said that, don’t push yourself to eat nothing but greens all the time. It will be quite difficult if it’s a big change so make small steps to ensure that your diet changes for the better long term rather than just
snapping back to how it was before.
It’s a great feeling to offer your help to those that need it. Volunteering is a great activity for self-improvement, you’ll likely meet new people, learn something new and the whole time you’ll feel great for helping others. It’s a win win!
Go Beyond your Comfort Zone
This one is pretty self-explanatory. But let’s be clear on what we don’t mean, we don’t mean that you should spend every day either skydiving or bungee jumping attempting to terrify yourself. Pushing yourself out of your comfort zone can be done in smaller ways, and on ground. It can be something as simple as trying a new food that you’ve always put off, maybe trying a new exercise or a different sport – there’s so many ways you can push yourself just a little bit further to grow!
Focus on what you can control
It seems simple, and surprisingly it is! Focussing on what you can control overlaps with time-draining activities. You will lose a lot of time trying to change things that simply can’t be changed. So when it rains, don’t think about when the weather will change or wish for sun, just step out with an umbrella, and you can get on with whatever it is you want to do!