Everyone has areas they can improve, like practicing the habit of healthy sleep or healthy motion.
Make one small change that you practice habitually, and what initially seemed difficult will become a reality. The challenging part is that ANY change doesn’t happen overnight.
Self-improvement is something that will always play a part in your journey to optimal wellbeing, but you have the power to become a better version of yourself.
Looking for some motivation? Refocus your efforts on these tips to help improve yourself:
- Practice positive affirmations. Positive self-talk can calm you down and control stress. Speaking to yourself in a reinforcing way can help create a positive growth mindset. Instead of saying, “I can’t do this,” try, “I can handle this by taking one step at a time.”
- Create an action plan. Write down the steps to your goals and put them in a place where you will see them regularly, like a vision board or your screensaver background. That way, you’ll have a constant reminder of what you’re working toward. Take your daily organization to the next level by creating an action plan or to-do list. A complete list includes what you have to do, how you have to do it, and how long it should take.
- Identify your blind spots. Spend a day with yourself and list your triggers, strengths, and weaknesses without bias. Underneath each one, write down why you placed each trait or response in each category. This is another way of building self-awareness and monitoring your growth.
- Manage your time. Managing time is not about squeezing as many tasks into your day as possible. When you understand how you use your time, you are able to work smarter, not harder. Identify areas where you may be spending too much time, such as your smartphone or watching too much television. Another way to manage your time is to dedicate sufficient time and attention to your most important task first.
Ask me, your OPTAVIA Coach, about other ways to improve yourself on your journey to Lifelong Transformation, One Healthy Habit at a Time®.