With all of those self-improvement self-help gurus with their manifests and websites dedicated to aiding you…in becoming a better you, it can all seem pretty daunting. However, most of us don’t really need the dog and pony show – we are more than capable of making life improvements on our own. And, they needn’t be large or overwhelming changes either, even the smallest steps are ones in the right direction. Keep reading for our top 10 tiny steps to improve your life and start your journey towards a better and more fulfilled you.
10.Face Your Fears
Fear can be debilitating, impacting other areas of your life in various negative ways. As scary as it might be, facing those fears head-on is the best (and sometimes the only) way to overcome them. Fear is a completely natural human emotion but along with it comes anxiety, worry, and hesitation. Living in fear prevents you from being able to move forward.
09.Connect with Your Family
Many people underestimate the power of close family bonds. We, as a species, are not meant to spend our lives alone. We were made for companionship and lack the ability to truly thrive without it. The connection that comes with close familial bonds can oftentimes provide a social safety net and encourage personal growth.
08.Create a Spending Plan
Finances can play a massive role in your quality of life, obviously. Being financially conscious can quite literally make or break you. Getting your financial plans in order, or at least starting the process is a not-so-big step that can and will greatly improve both your life and your future.
07.Reassess Your Targets
Setting goals for yourself is always a great idea when looking for ways to improve your life, but sometimes, those targets need to be rearranged or reassessed. Things change, people change, and it is not abnormal for your life goals and targets to shift along with them.
06.Build a Room with Extra Motivation
Having a space that is all your own might seem simple enough but can make a world of difference with regards to improving your life. Make this room unique to your needs. Decorate it in a way that improves your motivation. Make a dream board, make use of inspirational quotes, and surround yourself with things that make you want to be a better you.
05.Workout Every Day
Exercise releases endorphins which in turn makes you feel good. Being happy is really half the battle. Starting off slow, incorporate even just a little bit of extra physical activity into your daily routine. In the future, you can always put a bit more structure into your fitness plan, but for now, the point is to just get moving. Once you feel the difference within yourself, even a short daily walk will do, it will only encourage you to exercise even more. Becoming healthier is always a great tactic for improving your life.
04.Establish a Consistent Morning Routine
A little structure never hurt anyone and, in fact, being organized and starting your day with an established routine can help you feel more prepared for the day ahead. Consistency is the key to life success. Having a consistent morning routine increases productivity and will push you to stick with your lifestyle changes.
03.Try to Learn a New Language
Learning a new language (or two) can open a lot of different doors and provide many more opportunities. Broadening your horizons is never a bad thing regardless of the end goal. Take the time to learn a new language and then maybe use it to meet some new and interesting friends.
02.Study (at least) One New Thing on a Daily Basis
You can never know too much and learning new things makes you a better person overall. Knowledge is power and the more you know, the better you are for it. Much like your glutes or biceps, the brain too is a muscle and to keep it in top working order it needs to be used and strengthened.
01.Refrain from Making Excuses
Nine times out of ten, we tend to be our own worst enemies. Making excuses for our mistakes, instead of recognizing them and attempting to better ourselves. You cannot learn from your mistakes if you are not willing to accept them and make the necessary changes. Stop holding yourself back and you’ll have already taken the largest step.
One of the biggest mistakes made while trying to improve yourself and your life is by trying to take on too much, too quickly. When we get overwhelmed, we can effectively shut down and it can prohibit progress. You must keep in mind that even the smallest steps create positive change. These tiny measures will lead to a path of built confidence, reduced stress, and help you become a healthier and more well-rounded individual. You’d be surprised how quickly those small, tiny steps become long, powerful strides. All you have to do is make the first move.