20 Self Improvement Tips That Will Make You The Best That You Can Ever Be

#8 Be thankful

When all things are said and done, you need to be thankful for who you are. Happiness comes from within, not everyone understands that. The majority are caught up in the melee of chasing after money and materialistic things in the disguise of happiness. Take some time and think of the positive things in your life. They don’t have to be major; you’ll realize there are countless minor things that contribute much more happiness to your life, cherish that.

#9 Learn a new skill

They say learning never ends. It’s never too late to learn a new skill. New skills improve our self-confidence. When we learn something new, we get excited and tend to want to learn even more things. Take time off and enroll in that craftsmanship course, learn how to surf. Constantly challenge your mind to do new things, it will become a great tool for self-development.

#10 Manage your time well

You might have heard this since you were little. Time is actually the most important resource, and its scarcity makes it even more valuable. Well, how will you find time off your schedule to learn the above skills? Just stop wasting time. Reduce the amount of time you spend lazing in front of the TV. Instead of waking up late, try to sleep early and wake up early. Spend more time with your loved ones than at the bar, this way you will experience a greater happiness than you had ever imagined.

#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.

#12 Meditate

I know what you thinking. This is not only for monks and Buddha who want are trying to connect to a certain deity. Some see meditation as the complete waste of time but it has shown to help clear thoughts which are a huge part of trying to start a day with a good mood. Next time you wake up sulky and all moody, try meditating for 10 minutes and watch your brain relieve that unwanted stress. There are various forms of meditation, so you are sure to find out the right one for you. Meditating won’t click right away, start small and in the long run, your mind will start getting used to it.

#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

Tough times don’t last forever. You will stumble, fall and sometimes life will be tough but you keep pushing through. Giving up is out of the question if you want to continue growing. This resilience is an active ingredient in building great character. The next time you encounter the same challenge, you will be amazed at how you excel in the same. However, don’t pile everything on you once. Learn to fight and live to fight tomorrow. Take it one day at a time.