#11 Read a book
Not many are fans of the library. It doesn’t have to be there. Research shows that reading actually stimulates the mind. How many books have you read so far this year? Zero I suppose. Well finding time to read a book isn’t rocket science. Try this, instead of watching TV till late night, switch off the TV for 1 hour and read that book before you retire to bed. The goal, however, is not to be a book warm but read at least getting that habit. Try to enjoy the book rather than trying to finish it.
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#13 Deal with negative thoughts and emotions
Whatever you feed your mind manifest through action and behavior. It is important to weed out your mind of negative people thoughts. However, you must understand that negative thoughts will always be there, however when we allow them to colonize our head; that’s how we end up having bad days and throwing tantrums. Try to control them; at first, it might be difficult but over time you’ll learn the ropes and controlling what stays in your mind becomes easier. The same applies when you encounter human critic. Most aren’t lashing at you because you made them angry, to the contrary, they might have a really bad day or experiencing some really tough situations. They take it out on you as a way to cool off.
#14 Push through tough times
#15 Accept change
They say change is the only permanent thing in the universe. Nothing in life is forever, so instead of torturing yourself try to embrace that new outlook. The sooner you accept that change happens, the best you will be.
#16 Accept the past
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#17 Give needlessly
Give without expecting back, it’s one of the greatest joy of mankind. Be it food, money, a place to stay or water to drink. You contribute to making this world a better place for everyone, it feels incredibly good. Volunteer in some form of charity, you can give your service if not material things.
#18 Find a mentor
#19 Surround yourself with positive minds
This is the toughest tip to implement. The old adage, show me your friends and I’ll tell you who you are can never be truer. A person is an average of the people he surrounds himself with. If you hang around successful people you will ultimately become successful. If you encourage negative people, you will become a loser like them, that’s just how it is.
#20 Reflect on your accomplishments
[Adsense]At the end of the day, sit down and think of your daily achievement. Was it a good day? Is there something you could have done better? All this goes into self-evaluation as you try to gauge the good and the bad things. You might even spin the negative into positive thoughts. While doing this remember things done in the heat of the moment look quite the opposite of those done while reflecting. Avoid being controlled by your emotions. If you can diligently follow these 20 steps, then you are on your way to personal growth in a way that you could never imagine.