6 Easy Ways to Get Started with Self-Improvement

How does attitude impact well-being?

Think of the phrase “actions speak louder than words.” Small yet positive actions can make a big difference. When it comes to taking control of self-improvement, the same concept applies.

There are small things we can do in our daily lives that may help us achieve a more positive outlook on life.

But doing something for yourself can sometimes make you feel as if you’re being selfish. Tending to individual needs sometimes falls to the wayside when taking care of children, working overtime and other factors of a busy life.

Here are six easy ways to shift attitude and behavior focus to prosperity and health of mind, body and spirit:

  1. Grab a coloring book: Whether the page involves intricate designs or the book is a compilation of kid-friendly pictures that tell a story, the act of coloring is a form of meditation and proven to rejuvenate the mind.
  2. Breathe easy: Possibly one of the simplest acts of relaxing the body and shifting focus away from the immediate present is to take long, deep breaths. Check out some of these simple breathing exercises to unwind after a long day.
  3. Try a new hobby: Study a new language, start a collection of new items, research family ancestry, or simply do something appealing to you. Once you start spending time on an individual passion, living out of intent and purpose will more easily fall into place, too.
  4. Stock up on stress-free snacks: Certain foods like bananas, sunflower seeds or cashews can help naturally reduce anxiety and stress. Keep the pantry full of those good and good for you foods.
  5. Mind your physical space: Redefine every area in the house and devote that area to work, school, play or relaxation. Once there is a clear definition to each space, making a conscious effort to work at a table rather than the couch or read in the bedroom rather than the dining room will become easier.
  6. Doubt less, validate more: Begin by thinking better thoughts about you and improving self-talk. Confidence and a healthy self go hand in hand. Take a look at these 10 uplifting quotes you can say every morning to empower your thoughts into a better you!

Although there is not one surefire way to foster your full potential, remembering that self-improvement is a work in progress can help bring peace of mind.

What steps are you taking toward self-improvement this year? Share below how you are working to be better with each new day by leaving a comment for us.

Photo credit: Take Back Your Health Conference

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