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When you improve yourself, you improve your life.


When we think of self-improvement, millions of things pop up into our heads about how we can “fix” ourselves

“I need to eat healthier, start working out, meditate, save more money, read more books.”

The list goes on and on. Usually, we begin to feel overwhelmed and stressed by all the things we think we need to do to improve our lives. Maybe you can relate?

Self-improvement is not about “fixing” ourselves.

We are not broken. We are human!  We are constantly learning to navigate life with all the demands we have on us as parents, teachers, caregivers, employees, spouses, friends, and whatever other roles we have at any given moment.

“Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going.”
― Jim Rohn

So, let life be a time for growth and balance.

Here are a few recommendations:

  • Take some time to sit down and reflect on your current life situation.
    • Ask yourself questions: Where do you feel out of balance? Are you working too much? Not spending enough quality time with family?
    • Maybe you’re taking care of others and not taking the necessary time to care for yourself. Many of us feel at least one area of our life is lacking attention. This could be our physical health, mental or emotional well-being, spirituality, relationships, or career.
  • Pick one area and make a small goal for growth in that area.
    • First, choose an area of growth that is doable and enjoyable. Small changes lead to big results!
    • There tends to be a compounded effect when we make a small change and over time we realize that that one little change has become a habit and has a trickle effect into the rest of the areas of our lives that can truly lead to amazing transformation.
    • If you feel ambitious, pick one area to improve each week.
  • Share your journey of self-improvement with your family, co-workers or group of friends.
    • Involve others in your goals.
  • Write down goals.
    • When we write goals and share them with others who care about us and want us to succeed, we are much more likely to be accountable while being encouraged with loving support.

So, I will start us off my sharing my goal with you:

  • I will be more mindful and present.
    • Strategy is key. I have come up with three simple action steps I will incorporate into my life to help me grow in this area.
      • #1. I will listen to guided meditations at least 4 times a week.
      • #2. I will take some deep breaths while in my car during my commute.
      • #3. I will spend time outdoors daily to connect to nature-with no electronics.

Good luck with your journey and be sure to encourage others on their paths to self-improvement.

Don’t forget to share your journey with us.

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