It’s always when you are in pain or uncomfortable with yourself that you think you have to better yourself.
There’s always something you can do or change about yourself that can improve yourself and your life.
Most people ignore doing the things that can make them better because they think they have time for that. It’s wise to be aware of yourself, see ways to better yourself and improve your life.
Here are the 7 things you can do to better yourself:
1. Genuinely ask yourself
Sit with yourself in silence and ask yourself, what can I do to better myself?
There are a lot of ideas that will pop up, see the things you can control, then change them.
Change the things you have control like your bad habits, your routine, your anger issues, etc.
People ignore the small things they do every day that may be causing them pain and stopping their growth, then wonder, why aren’t they becoming better. We always think the small things in our life are trivial, but they are what makes up 50% of our life.
If you want to become better at school or work, ask yourself what can I do to make yourself better? You will have your answer clearly in front of you, and all you have to do is take action.
2. Be serious about your personal growth
Bettering yourself doesn’t have to be for 4 days or a week; it’s for a lifetime. You don’t learn to stop procrastinating to increase your productivity for certain things for a short period.
You increase your productivity because it’s important in your work life. Get serious about your personal development.
If you are committed to getting rid of your bad habit, don’t stop until you get rid of that bad habit. If you want to enhance your speaking skills, don’t stop until you are satisfied with your speaking level.
If you want to be mentally strong, improve your life, or become better financially. Decide what you have to become, then don’t stop until you become that version of yourself you want to become.
3. Think growth
When you go through an emotional and mentally hard time, don’t distract yourself with entertainment or play the victim’s role.
Bettering yourself means being in a better mental and emotional state, financially better, and stronger than you were.
Learn to embrace growth and change because it’s only when you are outside your comfort zone that you start growing mentally and emotionally.
Be willing to choose growth and step outside your comfort zone. No great person ever did great things by staying in their comfort zone.
4. Do new things
When you were a kid, you tried a lot of new things with second-guessing. When we grow, the excitement to try new things dies in most of us.
Learn a new language, travel somewhere you’ve never been, learn photography and editing, go to a different grocery shop, or try a new sport. Doing new things is a fresh start for your mind.
5. Change your mindset
When I stay in a group and have a little conversation with them. I hear people talking about how they will massively change their lives starting from next year.
This kind of mindset always freaks me out because people wait for a new year, a special day, or a big event to start a new change in their life. This is the wrong mindset when it comes to a fresh start.
A new beginning or a fresh start has nothing to do with events or special days. A fresh beginning starts with a fresh and new mindset.
Don’t wait for a special day or a miraculous act to start bettering yourself. It starts with your mindset. Decide and start now because there’s no perfect time. It’s only now.
Also, read: 7 Small Changes That Can Improve Your Life
6. Be honest with yourself
Sometimes we think we are always right and the world wrong, which is completely the opposite. If you think you are always right, then you are not honest with yourself.
Be honest with yourself about the small mistakes and the wrong things you do that are stopping you from growing and becoming a better version of yourself. A part of bettering yourself is becoming honest with yourself.
If you are financially unstable or literate, admit it to yourself. If you are emotionally weak, admit it to yourself. Whatever the area you need to grow at, admit it to yourself and be willing to change that.
7. Empower yourself with knowledge
Learn, read, and become better at something you love doing. Enhance your skills and engage in solving harder problems.
It’s completely a waste of time when you learn new things or skills without applying what you’ve learned. You better yourself and make yourself proud when you give yourself something that can make you better and proud.