9 Must Do Things For Self Improvement
By: Kratika Wed, 09 June 2021 3:53 PM
I’m a great example of failing to improve yourself. Hell, I’ve been trying to get a beach body for the past eight years, which obviously means I put in as much effort as a sloth. But I realized it was really about me not wanting to improve myself. So, if you’ve reached the peak of your laziness and have hit your ultimate low, you have no choice but to go up. Learn the tricks for how to improve yourself.
But what do you do? How do you improve yourself? For some of us, it’s going to be just taking a shower. Trust me, I’ve been there. But once you’ve done that shower, keep on going. So, let’s get some ideas going on how to improve yourself.
All it’s going to take is some elbow grease and time.
# Acknowledge your need to improve
If you’re sitting on your couch, wearing the same pair of underwear since last year, that’s a pretty good sign. Now, if you don’t see this as an issue, you haven’t yet reached enlightenment. To actually improve and not be like me who almost reached a decade to lose five pounds, you need to admit you need to improve.
# Face your fears
We all have fears. Mine are dying alone and gaining weight. I know, they’re not the deepest of fears, but no matter what the fear is, it’s clearly holding you back from achieving something. So, what you need to do is face them. Listen, you have one life to live, fight for your happiness.
# Confront mistakes made
We’ve all f*cked up. I make mistakes daily. However, to improve yourself, admit your mistakes. That’s the only way you’ll be aware of what you need to work on. Plus, you’ll probably make the same mistake again. You mostly try to change the path you’re going down.
# Set goals
Now, let’s not make these goals too big and grandiose. Baby steps, people. Set achievable goals. It could be to join a gym and work out twice a week or call your mom every Sunday.
See, they aren’t big, but they’ll make a huge difference in your life. You don’t need some five or ten year plan—keep it short and sweet.
# Work on being honest
This is probably the hardest thing you can do. Listen, you must be honest with yourself. It’s the only way you start doing things you want to do.
If you don’t want to go on that Tinder date, just be honest. If you just got dumped, be honest with yourself about the relationship. Honesty isn’t fun nor is it easy, but it’s relieving.
# Cut out the bad
If you really want to know how to improve yourself, start by cutting out the bad. Just cut it, rip it off like a band-aid. Do you have a friend that leeches off you for everything? Cut it. Are you a smoker? Stop buying your daily pack of cigarettes. If there are additional stresses in your life that are completely unnecessary and avoidable, then cut them.
# Write every day
You may think this is lame, that the idea of having a journal or diary is pointless, but think of it as free therapy. You’re able to write your deepest, darkest feelings in a space where you’ll never be judged. So, make it a goal to write at least once a day, even if you have nothing to say.
# Don’t quit after you complete a goal
So, you lost those pesky five pounds or you got the job you always wanted, but now what? What’s your next goal? What will be your next achievement? You just can’t stop there, you know, you still have more fight left in you. So, keep going.
# Focus on what you really want
What do you want? I mean, what do you really want for yourself? When you figure that out, do everything you can to get it. Focus yourself on it and don’t get distracted with drama, boyfriends, or girlfriends—stay on track.