It’s a common trope that self-improvement is a journey and not a destination. That is 100% true, but what are the steps to the journey and how do you know if you’re on the right track?
Self-improvement begins with the realization that you could honestly stand to improve yourself in at least one or two areas of your life. Most people are pretty critical of themselves, but sometimes it takes someone else to point out your shortcomings in order for you to see them.
So, if you’re feeling trapped by your own shortcomings, how do you know which ones should be worked on? Start by asking loved ones what they think. You can also take anonymous surveys online or go to forums that are dedicated to self-improvement. Once you’ve identified where you need to improve, it’s time for action!
The most important part about self-improvement is taking action on areas that need improving.
If you make self-improvement a goal, it’s important to start with your health. The first thing you can do is hire a personal trainer and work with them regularly to figure out the best diet and exercise program for your needs and fitness goals.
A great diet and exercise program may not be enough though; if you live in an area that has bad air quality or pollution, then it might be worth moving if possible. Moving will also help if you’re in an area that doesn’t have good access to fresh, organic food.
Once you’ve got your diet sorted it’s time to improve the parts of your look, you’re not happy with.
Check yourself into the Memorial Eye Institute Harrisburg for laser eye surgery, get a trusted friend to take you to the store and get some clothes that fit and make you feel good, and start taking care of your personal grooming.
All of these things will make you feel better.
If there are any relationships in your life that are difficult to maintain, start resolving them right away.
You can even use a professional mediator if you need to, just don’t let things drag on. It’s worth the extra cost to save a long-term relationship or marriage.
If you’re not happy at work, then it’s time to look for something better.
This isn’t easy, but you can use websites like LinkedIn or Glassdoor to look for jobs that fit your needs and interests.
Your health, your relationships, your work – what do they have in common? They all rely on you being independent.
If you don’t feel independent in any of these areas, it’s time to look for ways to become more independent.
As an example, with the help of a trusted friend, you can start making calls to arrange childcare when needed. If you’re making lots of business trips on the road, then getting a hotel room when needed is important – and that requires some advance planning.