Personal Development, Self-Improvement

How To Improve Yourself: 40 Ways To Improve Yourself!

It’s never too late to start over. If you weren’t happy with yesterday, try something different today. Don’t stay stuck do better!
 
If you don’t work and find ways to improve yourself every day then you are wasting your existence.
 
Let’s face the truth, Change is inevitable! There is no way around change. You either adapt or avoid. Even though you may avoid change, it still happens. The change can be bad or good. Even your bad change can turn to good change. We have the ability to change anything we want about ourselves if we put the time and consistent effort in. It is a great opportunity to transform into your best self.
 
So why do people think they can stay the same when nothing stays the same. Renew your mind and change the way you think.
 
The seasons change each year. So it is with our worlds and the lives that we live and the people we live with.
 
Have you ever found yourself saying… “This is just the way I was raised,” “This is just how I am,” or this one is my fav… “I’m grown and I don’t have to change or I don’t want too!”
 
But what happens if we stop ourselves from reaching our full potential. We stop growth from happening. We seize the opportunities of life by rejecting the change.

 

We have to change our thinking about change. Change defined by google search as a verb:
  • make or become different.
Change defined by google search as a noun:
  • the act or instance of making or becoming different.
 
This change begins in our hearts and transforms into our thinking. Which influence our actions and improves our everyday living. It is important that we all live better quality lives. Taking small steps, in the right direction.
 
The human potential is limitless! It’s impossible to reach a point in life where you no longer need to grow unless you’re dead. When we are good we can always be better.
 
It is through improving ourselves that we can get the most out of life.

Here are 40 Ways to Improve Yourself.

Consistency is the key! These actions can make you and your life, relationships, finances, and health better. In remarkable ways.

HOw to improve yourself everyday

  1. Wake up early. Waking up between 5 am – 6 am will improve your productivity and your quality of life.
  2. Start a weekly exercise routine. Physical exercise will keep your body in shape, your mind in shape and the stress in perspective. Switching the kinds of exercise methods you use will keep the habit workable and fresh.
  3. Read a book every day. Books are sources of wisdom. It will increase your chances of improving yourself. Through the knowledge learned and the actions taken. To prove you are getting better as a result of what you have read. Here are some books you can read to enrich yourself. The Bible (I prefer The Message version). Think & Grow Rich. Who Moved My Cheese. First Things First. 7 Habits. The Science of Getting Rich. Cash In a Flash. Living The 80/20 Way. The Tipping Point. Outliners and The Difference Maker.
  4. Pick up a new hobby. Besides the things you already do that you enjoy, is there something new you can make into a new favorite thing to do? Dancing, coupon clipping, painting, poetry, etc. Try something new!
  5. Create a space for inspiration. Your environment sets the mood & tone for creativity. To inspire you must have an inspirational environment that will inspire you every day.
  6. Learn a new language. Rosetta Stone. Rocket Languages or the public library are popular places to get started. I only speak English. I realize learning a language is a whole new skill altogether and may need a little patience and an open mind.
  7. Overcome your fears. Whatever they are! Focus on one at a time. Conquer it by recognizing that the fear reflects areas where you can grow. It is the compass for growth. It will lead you to the area of growth.
  8. Take a new class. A great way to gain knowledge and skills is to take a class in a subject you find interest in. For instance, I am learning about making money online.
  9. Build up your skills. If you already have experience in something you can gain more experience to get better. And stronger in that particular skill. I sing and I’m practicing vocal techniques, studying song lyrics and melodies. In order for me to become better at singing.
  10. Abandon your comfort zone. When we’re comfortable with the way things are or have been it doesn’t help us grow. It actually stagnates us. What is your comfort zone? Shake up your routine. Do something out of the ordinary. Grow as you learn to act in new circumstances.
  11. Acknowledge your flaws. This is so hard for people to do. Everyone has flaws. Understanding these flaws, acknowledging them and addressing them will bring a quality of life. To you and your relationships.
  12. Take a challenge. Competition is one of the most practical ways to grow. Having a partner that is reaching for the same food. Establishing accountability for yourself by being accountable to someone else. The only competition you have is yourself!
  13. Get into action. The best way to learn and improve is to take action. Waiting gets nothing done. How can you take action on something you have been meaning to do?
  14. Identify your blind spots. Blind spots refer to areas our own eyes are not capable of seeing. In reference, to personal development terms. Blind spots are things about ourselves we aren’t aware of. These blind spots help us to discover areas of improvement in our lives. Once they’ve been acknowledged doing the work to address them will improve your life.
  15. Learn from people who inspire you. Think about people you admire or who influence you. They can be celebrities, authors, politicians, philanthropist, neighbors or friends. The people who inspire you, reflect on these people. Study them, get the qualities you want to have for yourself.
  16. Quit a bad habit. Nail biting? Always late? Not exercising? Smoking? Profanity? Do the consistent work to stop doing whatever the bad habit is. I cuss too much sometimes. Hint, why I am doing this blog. To speak better and think about what I am saying before I say it. What’s the bad habit that you need to quit?
  17. Cultivate a new habit. You can use one or more of the ideas above to create a new habit to replace the bad habit you are quitting.
  18. Creating a to-do-list. Writing down a list of tasks that you want to complete will help keep you focused. This list can be for a day, a week, a month, or a year.
  19. Avoid negative people. If you have negative Nancy’s, Debbie downer’s, boring Boyd’s, and complaining Carson’s. Don’t spend your time with them or around them. You don’t need that kind of energy bringing you down.
  20. Learn the art of dealing with difficult people. You can avoid negative difficult people. If you can learn the art of people management. You would build a skill that will take you a long way in working with people and improving your life in the future.
  21. Learn from your friends. There are amazing qualities in everyone. Each of us has the ability to tap into them. Your friends have things you can learn from. Identify them and learn them.
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  22. Start a journal. Keeping a journal gives us insight into our thoughts, ideas, and self-awareness. It’s a self-reflection process. Your journal can be private or online as a blog.
  23. Stop binge-watching TV. Not watching TV can be a very liberating experience. The time you free up from not watching TV, of usually a lower consciousness. Can instead create new habits, work on a business, spend time with loved ones, etc.
  24. Meditate. You can meditate by clearing the clutter in your mind and thinking on things that are honest, pure and true. Meditate on the word of God (The Bible) or whatever positive knowledge your religion use if you have one. You can meditate with positive quotes and practice thinking. Learning breathing techniques during meditation helps to keep you calm and feeling liberated.
  25. Let go of the past. Don’t hold onto people grievances, unhappiness, disappointments, or un-forgiveness from the past. It will prevent you from moving on and becoming a better person. You must break away from the past, forgive yourself and move on. Let it all go!
  26. Start a blog about personal development. To help others grow it is more effective to already be doing what you are suggesting to someone else. What you teach is always the teacher’s lesson first. To learn how to start a blog click here!
  27. Get a mentor or coach. The fastest way to improve is to have someone work with you on your goals.
  28. Reduce the time you spend on social media. Being on social media without a purpose can result in a lot of time wasted. Let’s face it, use that time on something that can actually better your life, finances, and health.
  29. Learn any strategy game. Chess is a perfect game to learn the strategy and sharpen your brain power. They even have brain games. Online or on mobile apps that are not only fun, but you get to increase your analytical skills. Board games, Sudoku, puzzles, and word puzzles are good to use as well.
  30. Start a business venture. Take something you’re interested in. A life journey or connect with an already established venture. And make money while learning at the same time. When you start a new business venture you learn business management skills. Develop business cleverness and have a competitive advantage. The process of starting and developing business will help. It will equip you with self-discipline, leadership, organization, and management. 
  31. Show kindness to the people around you. You can never be too kind. As a human race, we don’t show enough kindness to each other. Kindness cultivates other qualities such as compassion, patience, and love. Try paying it forward! Make another person day and you will feel even better about yourself.
  32. Pray for the people who hate you. It’s easy to love people who love you. Actually loving someone who hates you is another kind of ball game. This act is selfless. It requires much maturity. The ability to forgive, let go and show love to these kinds of people through prayer. Requires the willingness to be generous in forgiving an insult or injury. Be free from petty resentfulness or vindictiveness and have an open heart. If there is someone who you know or think dislikes or hates you in your world think about saying a prayer for them. If you think it necessary take it a step further by extending an olive branch. As long as you aren’t in danger. Show them love by seeking a resolution. And getting closure on past grievances is sometimes necessary.  Even if they refuse to reciprocate, love them the same. It’s more liberating to love anyway than to hate them back. “You’re familiar with the old written law, ‘Love your friend.’ and its unwritten companion, ‘Hate your enemy.’ I’m challenging that. I’m telling you to love your enemies. Let them bring out the best in you, not the worst. When someone gives you a hard time, respond with the energies of prayer. For then you are working out of your true selves, your God-created selves. This is what God does.” Matthew 5:44-45 The Message (MSG)
  33. Take a break.  Taking a break and resting is apart of living. Recognizing our need to take a break increases our self-improvement. Make sure you always take time for yourself. Every week relax, rejuvenate and recharge yourself up for whatever is next.
  34. Drink more water. Water helps all your body functions. It improves your health. Weight control, mood and even your energy levels will increase.
  35. Eat more fruits and vegetables. Make a habit of making fruits and veggies a priority food. Try eating those first before the unhealthy choices.
  36. Compliment someone else. Give an honest positive compliment per day. Such as telling someone they look great vs. you lost weight! I had to learn this one myself. Sometimes we get caught in the moment of hey there’s a change.
  37. Listen to music for inspiration. Instead of listening to music according to the mood you are in, listen to music for the mood you want to be in.
  38. Say Thank You. When someone does something little but kindly say thank you.
  39. Answer your text messages right away. We tend to say “we’ll get to this later” then forget! You know how you feel when someone leaves you hanging. It is rude!
  40. Commit to your personal growth. You can read all the books and articles you like to improve yourself. But if you don’t do the work your reading is in vain. It is important that we own responsibility for our personal growth.
 
It takes time to see the results of staying the course of self-improvement.
 
These 40 doable actions should inspire you to make a personal positive change. The desire for self-improvement is in our DNA. Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments below!

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