Everyone has areas where they can improve. With one small change, what seemed impossible can become a reality, but it doesn’t happen overnight. Self-improvement is a lifelong journey and you can always be a better version of yourself. Refocus your efforts by trying these tips to improve yourself:
- Practice positive affirmations. Positive self-talk can calm you down and control stress. Speaking to yourself in a positive 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 is 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 of self-awareness and monitoring your growth.
- Manage your time. Managing time isn’t 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 to your most important task first and devote the appropriate amount of attention.