7 Practical Ways to Improve Yourself
If you are a person who likes to grow and always strive to improve yourself at some point you probably have come to realization that through improving ourselves we get the most out of life. But self improvement is the journey that never ends and the more you grow the more you realize that there is always something about ourselves we can improve, something we have to learn. As the human potential is limitless, there are so many opportunities to become better. For everyone who is passionate about self-growth and is looking for ways to self-improve there are 7 tips which might be helpful in your personal growth journey.
1. Read a Book.
The easiest way to get exposed to new knowledge and wisdom is by reading books. Books contain useful information that may help you enrich yourself. Some of the most popular books about self improvement to get started are Think and Grow Rich, Who Moved My Cheese, 7 Habits, The Science of Getting Rich and Living the 80/20 Way, The Tipping Point, Outliers and The Difference Maker, to name just a few. And you don't have to spend a fortune to get them all. You can purchase all these books and many others at Barnes and Nobles with discount if you use Barnes and Nobles Promo Codes and Deals with your online order.
2. Pick up a New Hobby.
Think about something new you can pick up or some new sport you can learn like fencing, golf, rock climbing, football, canoeing, or ice skating. What about pottery, Italian cooking, dancing, wine appreciation, web design? The list may go on and on. Learning something new you will broaden your outlook and will help you develop new skills.
3. Have a Weekly Exercise Routine.
Physical exercise is an indispensible part of new better you. Just choose the activity that you like most, such as jogging, swimming or attending the gym. Make sure you exercise at least 3 times a week, at least 30 minutes each time.
4. Get out of Your Comfort Zone.
If you mostly stay in your comfort zone, without any challenge and hard work stagnation begins. First of all you should identify what your comfort zone is and how much time you stay in it. If you think that you stay in it most of the time just shake your routine by doing something different. By doing something new you keep growing and learn to act in new environment.
5. Put Someone up to a Challenge.
Competition drives growth. Set the goal you want to achieve (it can be a weight loss program, financial challenge, etc) and get your friend to compete with to see who achieves it first. By competing, both of you will achieve better results than if you were to set off on the challenge alone.
Meditation is very helpful when you need to calm down and become more conscious. Meditation before going to bed ensures better sleep and helps clear the clutter in your mind which is very liberating.
7. Let Go of the Past.
If there is any grief, offence or unhappiness from the past which you have been holding on it's time to let it go. Holding on to the sad days long gone you won't be able to move on, become a better person and enjoy a better happier life. Break away from the past, forgive those who hurt you, forgive yourself, and move on. You will be surprised how liberated and empowered you will feel.