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7 of the Best Self Improvement Tips

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Self improvement tips can certainly help to get started with your quest for personal growth, new levels of success and fulfilment. If you are interested in self improvement and personal growth, then you most likely are on the lookout for the most effective strategies to get you the personal development you want.

When you want to achieve success in life, it is often wise to seek out the best strategy that will ensure you reach your personal growth, goals and achieve results that you imagine. So, calling on years of experience studying personal achievement, I produced seven really simple self improvement tips. This is my way of giving back and assisting those who are just discovering the potential for greater success in their lives.

1. Keep A Daily Journal

Achievers are writers. This seems to be the lesson from history’s greatest, who were all prolific writers. The process of journaling gives you a chance to empty your mind of thoughts and get a clearer understanding of what’s going on. You can use a journal to help develop your self-awareness, which, in turn, boosts self-confidence and flexibility in character.

“Writing in a journal each day allows you to direct your focus to what you accomplished, what you’re grateful for and what you’re committed to doing better tomorrow.” – Hal Elrod

2. Raise Your Standards

What separates achievers from the average person? Studies show that it isn’t education or intelligence that makes the difference. They seem to have a quality that differentiates them from the pack. This quality is the ability to see themselves as a success in a particular venture, long before they have any idea how they will achieve this success. They have a high standard for what they expect to happen. Then they usually have a high motivational drive towards the goal.

3. Meditation

This one of the more important self improvement tips, and the most neglected. With meditation, you can achieve a reduction in stress by ridding your mind of “toxic thoughts” that build anxiety and worry behaviours. You can also improve your general health by allowing yourself to recover in this way. If you practice meditation along with the other six tips outlined here, you will find the power increase in each of the other methods.

4. Affirmations

Positive affirmations are a very powerful way of making changes in your personality, your behaviour and your life. It is recommended that you create one positive affirmation for each aspect of your life you would like to change. For example: relationships, money, health, career etc. It is then down to you to commit to reading them to yourself, out loud, two times each day. I think you’ll like the results.

5. Written Goals

It’s surprising how many people know about the importance of proper goal-setting for achieving success, and yet few people actually accomplish many of them. Writing out your goals is a vital process, because it begins the process of resetting your expectations from not having the goal, to feeling what it will be like to achieve it. As you do this, you reset your expectations in your mind. You can further break down goals into a plan of action that you can act on every day. This makes success of your long term goals more likely.

“Goals. There’s no telling what you can do when you get inspired by them. There’s no telling what you can do when you believe in them. And there’s no telling what will happen when you act upon them.” – Jim Rohn

6. Balance

The effects of one area of your life usually has an impact on all the others, in one way or another. The act of self improvement must take this into account and seek a balanced approach. For example, if you are having challenges in your relationship, then your financial and physical health could suffer if focused exclusively there. If your health is getting neglected, you may find it hard to achieve your financial and relationship goals, and so on.

Regardless of what your goals are, you will want to be well balanced and strive to achieve success in every area, holistically. The whole is greater than the sum of the parts, and each area in balance will bestow benefits on every other area. This is the foundation of great success.

7. Become a Teacher To Deepen Learning

Of all these self improvement tips, this is probably the most important. When you teach others about what you have learned about personal growth, you give them a valuable gift, but you also deepen your own understanding at the same time. You don’t even need to have a direct relationship with those you are teaching these principles to. The internet gives you an easy way to write about your experiences and philosophy.

As you can see, it is not difficult to become a motivated and highly productive person. You just should follow the above-mentioned advice. Besides, you can elaborate your own tips that reflect your life goals properly or adopt these ones. In any case, you must start moving forward to “new you” if you want to succeed in passing this stage. Keep calm and be passionate.

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How Your Psychological Blind Spots Keep You Stuck in Life

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Sometimes, life doesn’t seem to make any sense. Albert Einstein once said “insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results.” Here’s the funny thing. We will say that line about someone else, have a good chuckle, and then DO THE SAME THING OURSELVES! This time, it’s not that funny, is it? I know. I’ve done it myself. (more…)

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3 Ways to Take Better Care of Yourself and Live an Optimized Life

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The secret to happiness lies in the way you live your life. People think of happiness as some destination they’ll reach when they’ve accomplished the hundred things on their life to-do list. Happiness is often associated with money, material possessions, or even great relationships. (more…)

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These 7 Daily Resolutions Can Change Your Life

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We all strive to be better every day. Most of us want a new day to bring something new, and we plan for it as well. Of course, the execution is debatable as procrastination is real and it becomes an overwhelming feeling at times. Also, not to forget the customary practice of making resolutions on new year’s eve!  All of us are fascinated by the thought of preparing long lists of resolves to mark the beginning of a new year. Not sure how many people are able to translate these resolutions into functional realities. (more…)

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4 Reasons Why Content Is Pivotal For Mental Health Healing

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One of the most important things for an entrepreneur’s mental health is expressing their feelings, thoughts, and emotions. This is where content creation and writing becomes pivotal. Whether you read something that resonates with you or you write a compelling blog post, the act of expressing yourself through content can help to put a smile on your face and make you feel better about things.

Most entrepreneurs don’t spend as much time taking care of their mental health as they should. Over the course of your career, you will experience a lot of ups and downs; these emotions have the potential to take a toll on your mind and body if you don’t learn to manage them properly.

Here are four reasons why expression through content is pivotal for healing, slowing yourself down, and giving yourself grace when the going gets tough.

1. Content can be a form of self-expression

When you are an entrepreneur, you frequently face feelings of insecurity, doubt, fear, apathy, and exhaustion, just to name a few. Some days it feels like no one is on your business’s side and everyone else has it all figured out. On those days some of us try to look at our website’s analytics to cheer up. 

But an even more freeing task is creating content. You create content to improve your business and reach more people’s lives. But, there is something special that happens when you write with the intention of expressing your thoughts and feelings — you open a door to yourself. 

Content is inherently personal, which means content creators open themselves up when they share their thoughts on a platform. Everything from the title of the post, the keywords they choose to include, and even the content itself helps you to understand who the author of that post truly is. And as an entrepreneur, this can be an important experience because it allows others to empathize with you.

2. Self-reflection will lift you up

As you think through what to write about and how to express yourself, the process of self reflection is a valuable step you need to go through. You’re able to reflect on the blessings you have, assess what you learned from the negative experiences, and create a plan on how to maintain the positive experiences you’ve had. 

There are a few ways that self reflection can help you with mental health healing. The act of reflecting on your experiences helps to create clarity in feelings, thoughts and emotions which will eventually lead into acceptance for what has happened or is happening currently without feeling overwhelmed by it all. This process also leads people towards finding new things they enjoy doing. Self reflection is therapeutic and can be implemented anytime you feel the need to overcome overwhelm.

“Writing in a journal each day allows you to direct your focus to what you accomplished, what you’re grateful for and what you’re committed to doing better tomorrow. Thus, you more deeply enjoy your journey each day.” – Hal Elrod

3. A sense of belonging and camaraderie

It is important to have a support network of people who will listen and understand what you are going through. When you post a blog or upload a video on YouTube, there are others who feel the same way and experience a sense of connection with you.

When you put time, attention and thoughtfulness into your writing, it is amazing when someone reads what you’ve written and comments on it thanking you or expressing how they resonate with what you’re going through. It’s hard to put into words how powerful it feels when someone who has gone through the same experience and reads your words then reaches out.  There is power in expression but miracles happen when people bond over a similar experience.

4. Library of content to share with more people

It can be very difficult to know what content to share with people as the symptoms of mental health disorders (anxiety, depression, etc.) vary from person to person. But as you accumulate more and more content, this will increase the number of articles or videos available for readers to choose from depending on their specific purpose. It also builds your personal library of resources you’re able to share to different people you encounter or engage directly with.

As chaotic and distracting social media can be, it can also be a beacon of hope with the right content. Many people share viral posts, or content that interest them. Since your content is valuable and personal, the more you share it, the more likely it is to be shared with the right audience.

You never know who is watching (reading)

Your content is speaking to someone and even though they may not be actively engaged, their experiences with your work are impacting them. Think about the last time you watched TV: did everyone in the room have something entertaining to say? 

You never know who’s watching because there’s always somebody reading your posts or viewing your videos-even if they just skim through it briefly. This is why creating content worth consuming is critical, not only to get you out of your funk, but also to serve your audience.  Be authentic and stay true to yourself; make every post count as an opportunity for connection with your best self and for potential readers to bond with you.

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