Many people wonder how to grow and improve; most think it only happens if you suddenly lose ten pounds or hit a milestone.
Improving yourself means that in your own eyes, you become a better person. It can be mental, physical or spiritual.
You don’t need to make drastic changes to become a better version of yourself; in fact, here are 10 small daily changes you can start to improve.
Start your day with positive affirmations. These possess the power to boost your confidence or spark positive thoughts.
Spend a few minutes in the morning writing down or saying out loud a few positive affirmations: “Today will be a good day” or something like “I’ll be in a good mood today.”
Talking positively about yourself and your life promotes happiness and will force your brain to believe it.
Take daily walks
I know what you’re thinking…Why do I need to lose weight? Didn’t you contradict this idea earlier? Yes, I believe that losing weight does not always coincide with a better life.
However, the march is not targeted towards this; walking is not just a form of exercise. It causes endorphins that make you happy. Taking a brisk walk around the block won’t require you to wear your full gym gear, but rather encourage you to embrace your surroundings.
Whether you’re strolling through your local park or putting your foot in the sand, walking is a great way to improve your mental and physical well-being!
Gratitude and Reflection
Take a few minutes in the evening to reflect on your day. Think of a few positives that made your day that little bit better and write them down; maybe it was a delicious iced coffee or even seeing your friends or family.
As you write down some positives, think about what you are grateful for and what it means to you. Reflection and gratitude journaling go hand in hand and are both great skills to have when looking for the positives in life.
I cannot stress enough the importance of drinking enough water. You may think drinking water is a no-brainer, but not getting enough hydration throughout a busy day can be detrimental to your physical health.
Not filling up with the proper amount of water can be bad for your body and your skin…and no teenager wants to make their skin worse. If you have trouble remembering to drink enough water, there are plenty of ways to help: you can set up an app on your phone or invest in a marked water bottle that marks the times of day when you have to drink a certain amount.
Maybe you’re a person who doesn’t want to drink plain water, so add a lemon or lime to it! This makes it tastier while being rich in vitamin C.
embrace the moment
Whether you’re feeling stressed on a busy day, or even feeling overwhelmed, it’s always good to enjoy the moment you are in. Improving yourself isn’t just about how you look or what people think about you. It’s also about how you feel about yourself.
Spend a few moments understanding where you are and the progress you are making. Breathe in the fresh air and watch the world for a little while. You could be in the most beautiful place and not realize it, or you could be in the most hectic place and forget that so many amazing things are happening all around you.
It’s easy to get caught up in the online world, especially social media. Remember to turn off the phone and disconnect to enjoy the world around you.
Sticking to your phone all the time can help you connect with your friends, but it’s also a wrecking ball for your sanity.
try something new
You might be surprised at the monotony of your daily routine and your instinctive inability to dissuade yourself from the norm. People find comfort in what they know and what is familiar to them, so why not push the boundaries a bit? Do something different tomorrow!
Try taking a new route home or stop ordering your “usual” from your local coffee chain. Break the regularity system and who knows what trying something new might get you!
Self-care is important, and I’m not saying you should live at the spa, but doing something minor every day for yourself is crucial.
Self-care isn’t always about skincare and skincare; if you’re craving ice cream, treat yourself to a cone…or two.
Some people swear by meditation and others hate it; you never know until you try it! I don’t do meditation every day, but I like to spend ten minutes doing a guided meditation when I feel overwhelmed.
It’s both soothing and a great way to escape reality for a little while.
Be a nicer human
Maybe you think that improving myself shouldn’t just affect me? How you interact and form relationships with others is a reflection of who you are. If you want to improve, you will need to improve how you treat others, including strangers.
Distribute compliments throughout your day; For example, tell your classmate that you like his shoelaces. Tell him! It will brighten his day as well as yours. Small acts of kindness can have a bigger impact than you can even imagine.
If you’re looking to improve, make sure you’re doing it for yourself and not feeling validated by others. Every person grows and shines differently, so it’s important that you’re on the right track when trying to improve. What changes will you add to your daily routine to improve?