journey to self-improvement

Now and again, we all like to have a little rant on how life drew us the short straw. But by doing this, has it really got us anywhere? We have all heard the saying “Good things come to those who wait,” but I disagree! Good things come to those who get off their backside and do something about it!

Here are some ideas on how to start your journey to self-improvement.

1. Early Bird Catches the Worm!

Do you ever wonder why there aren’t enough hours in one day? Well, there are if you’re up early enough! It is important that you start off your day bright and early, as this will give you the chance to eat a fulfilling breakfast, plan your day out, exercise, relax and be able to be more productive throughout your day. Also, by doing these things, you will develop many of your personal skills such as concentration and problem solving.

2. Open Your Mind to New Things

Learning something new is known to be one of the most effective ways to start your journey to self-improvement. Opening yourself to new opportunities is a great way to become more productive and, as a result, become more satisfied with life. Whether you decide to learn how to play a particular sport, musical instrument, a new language or something as simple as experimenting with recipes – all these things will help you step out of your comfort zone, become more well-rounded and build your confidence in exploring new possibilities. Technology these days has everything you could possibly need if you decide on learning something new, such as apps, tutorials and even online classes! It couldn’t be simpler!

3. Get Rid of Those Bad Habits

Everyone has one if not a lot of bad habits, and for those of you reading this thinking you don’t, you are in denial! Smoking, eating bad foods, surrounding yourself with the wrong people and oversleeping are all bad habits that everyone should try to avoid. If you do have one if not all of the above habits then you should really consider changing this as soon as possible as these things can preventing from starting your journey to self-improvement and doing things you really would like to do. So, how do you get rid of these nasty habits you may have? Replace them with positive ones! You could try getting out and socialising more with different people, quit smoking (maybe partner up with somebody else and quit together!) or join a gym! There are many things out there that can steer you away from your bad habits and help you along the way on your journey to self-improvement!

4. You Can Do It!

Stop being so hard on yourself! You would be surprised on how many people out there think very little of themselves, which then prevents them from doing things they have the potential to do due to their lack of self-confidence. However, some people have aspirations that are not very achievable, which can result in the fact  that many people just give up entirely on their goals. But, if you genuinely believe you can do something, you will end up being generally a happier, more content and confident person. Try to set realistic and achievable goals to start off with and then feel free to to be as crazy and unrealistic with your goals, just as long as you are prepared if they don’t work out like you’d hoped. Never give up on setting new goals.

5. REST!

This is for all you, workaholics! Take a minute and breathe! Because doing too much work can cause serious strain and stress, which can result in having dangerous health problems. You need to enjoy your life and have a healthy balance of work and a bit of ‘me time.’ There are various things you can do to give yourself a break from the world, like taking a walk along the beach, a weekend getaway, going out for dinner or even as simple as spending some quality time with your family! It’s always a good thing to escape reality, whether it be for a few hours or a few weeks! Try to enjoy the little things life has to offer…


Laura Risnes is a writer for Disc Assessment. She shares tips for both employers and employees in working to the best of their ability together. Her specialist areas are motivation and team building.

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