Nobody ever said that self-improvement was easy. On the contrary, most agree that it is extremely difficult. After all, if it were easy, everyone would be walking around as a picture of perfection. But sometimes you just have to take the bull by the horns, push yourself beyond your usual limits, and reach for the stars.
Want to know more? Keep reading! We’ve outlined 10 ways to improve yourself that won’t be easy, but will be worth the effort.
1.Wake Up Earlier
The early bird catches the worm is a cliché. The thing about clichés though, is that they happen to be true. Getting up an hour, or even two hours early, gives you extra time in the day. Of course making use of these hours is up to you, having them is what counts. You could use the hours to be more prepared for work, polish up assignments, or even just kick back, take a little personal time and play Blackjack for a while. There are so many rewarding options open to you when you have a little extra time on hand.
2.Exercise Is Essential
Yes, you probably knew this already, but exercise is essential. It’s clinically proven to extend your lifespan, give you more energy and keep your body in shape. The trick is to not use exercise as a form of self-torture, but rather to approach it as an enjoyable activity. You don’t have to be broken after you workout, just get your heart rate up a little.
3.Take Cold Showers
Cold Showers? Are we mad? No, we’re not mad. It just so happens that cold showers will improve your circulation, zero your focus and send you off into the day with a spring in your step. Yes, we know this is a tough one to come to terms with, but consider at least giving it a shot.
4.Track What You Eat
We’re not necessarily suggesting completely changing up your eating habits and turning into a rabbit, but what we are suggesting is keeping track of what goes into your body. Why? Because once you’re aware of something, the easier it is to make little adjustments. No matter how insignificant the dietary changes, they’ll pay off.
5.Be More Honest
You probably didn’t need telling this either, but honesty is incredibly important for mental stability. Try making a list of everyone you feel you have conflict with, and adding a few notes on what you would like to say to them. Then, try simply saying it to them. It may be among the most uncomfortable things you’ve ever done, but the release of the mental burden could well be life changing.
In this social media fuelled world, it has become more important than ever to question information presented to you. Fake news and biased shared posts are obscuring reality more than ever. Question it, research it, and keep your mind clear.
7.Respect Your Money
Along with tracking what you eat, track where you spend your cash. Try saving a little something every month, even if it seems insignificant. You’ll be happy you did.
Another one of those clichés, but also for a good reason. There is no substitute for reading. Your brain needs it. No matter what it is, read what you enjoy.
9.Take Up A Hobby
As with reading, it doesn’t matter what you enjoy, just as long as you put a little time into it. Collecting stamps, growing plants, reading comics. Put time into it and watch it expand.
Last but not least; master something. There is little as satisfying in this world as saying that you, without a doubt, are a master of something. Playing an instrument, writing, or maybe a favourite video game. Master it, and respect yourself for it.