Starting a self improvement journey will improve every aspect of your life. If you stick with it long enough you’ll begin to influence friend & family to do the same.
What does this look like though?
How can you start your own?
Here’s how to start:
Step 1: Attack the 4 fronts
- Physical Health (Exercise)
- Mental Health (Reading)
- Spiritual Health (Meditating)
- Temporal Health (Scheduling)
If you aren’t going to the gym regularly you need to start! Put the thought of a 6 pack or a curvaceous booty aside for a second and think of the bigger picture. Exercising has a cascading affect that will improve every aspect of your life. You feel better, you sleep better, you think better, everything is better after you start working out. My favorite benefit from exercising is the extension of life, it’s the most selfish thing you can do for yourself in order to live longer and spend more time with your loved ones. If this alone can’t convince you to start then I’m not sure what will.
Now I know what you’re thinking: Reading is boring, I’m not touching a book yada yada etc. Well let me challenge that thought really quick:
I believe that school has tricked us all into hating reading by forcing us to consume dull boring content. Reading is actually very fun and engaging when you’re reading something you’re interested in. Read something you want to and you won’t be able to stop.
Learning is a life long process so you’d better get comfortable doing it. Figure out what it is you’re interested in and start reading about it. Reading forces you to think and express your thoughts more precisely. The more you learn the more you see!
Read what interests you or what can immediately help you in your personal life. A general good place to start are Self Improvement Books. Here’s 5
- The Magic of Thinking Big
- The Alchemist
- Atomic Habits
- How to Win Friends & Influence People
- 7 Habits of Highly Effective People
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Start meditating, and by this I don’t mean fold your legs and make the humm sound. Meditating is literally you sitting alone with your thoughts. So, for 10 to 15 minutes a day you need to sit down in complete silence alone so it’s just you vs. you.
This is important because it initiates the process of peeling back the self awareness onion. The more you meditate the more self aware you become of your thoughts, your feelings, and your habits.
An amazing book I’d 1000% recommend to help with this is “The Power of Now“. It is filled with absolute gems to help you anchor yourself in the present moment. Meditation put simply is the practice of stillness. Be sure to carve out that special time for yourself everyday.
Temporal (Time Management)
You don’t end up lost or broke because you plan to. You end up lost or broke because you don’t plan at all. Buy an actual physical scheduler right now. It will be the most productive step you take ever if you don’t have one already. Without a scheduler you are drifting through life going along with someone else’s plan when you should have your own. Get a scheduler and start planning ahead weeks at a time.
The more you plan the more prepared you are, the more prepared you are the less likely you are to fail. Scheduling is called a preventative action because it solves problems before they have a chance to become problems.
Don’t want to be fat? Take preventative action and exercise.
Don’t want to be dumb? Take preventative action and read.
Don’t want to be a bot? Take preventative action and meditate.
Self Improvement is not for the weak minded. It’s an everyday thing that you gotao commit to. Don’t be afraid of failing, be afraid of not trying at all. The most important thing to do when starting your own journey is to be consistent. There is power in consistency.