25 Easy ways to improve your life
Hi guys, welcome to prettylifestylez. Today on personal/self-development, we’ll be taking a look at easy ways to improve your life.
Are you looking for simple yet effective and practical ways to improve your life?
Be rest assured that you are not alone. Many people all over the world are constantly searching for ways they can have a happy and perfect life.
A happy life, I can guarantee. However, perfection is just a mirage. I’ll advise you to stop looking for ways to have a perfect life.
Follow this article to see easy ways to live a happy life even with your imperfections – 4 key ways of living with your imperfections.
Having said that, the earlier you come to the realization that life cannot be perfect, the earlier you start living a happy life.
Life is full of ups and downs and we have all experienced both. The only way to truly live a happy life is to live simply and create our own happiness.
So, what are the simple and practical ways to improve our life?
Without much ado, let me expose you to the easy things I’ve been doing to improve my life on a daily basis.
Focus on the present
We are often distracted with thoughts about the past and the future that we forget what we can control at the moment.
If you want to change your life, learn to live in the present. Don’t hold on to the past, leave it where it belongs. Also, worry less about the future.
At all times, our life is decided by the actions taken in the present. Not the fantasies of the future nor the mistakes of the past.
For every day you wake up in the morning healthy and strong, be happy for a new day and the gift of life.
We hear news of death cases every now and then due to different circumstances. If you’re lucky to be among the living, that’s more than enough reason to be grateful.
Any reason for not doing what needs to be done is an excuse. So, make the most of whatever you want at the moment.
There is no need to worry excessively over what you can’t control. Let go of whatever is beyond your control.
A new path will surely unfold when you learn to always focus on the present and do what needs to be done.
Set healthy boundaries
This might seem difficult for some people. However, it’s very important you learn to set healthy boundaries in your relationship with people.
Boundaries are what keep us at peace rather than making us insane. Without healthy boundaries, all the burden of people you know will be yours to shoulder.
If you want to improve your life positively, it will be wise of you to set healthy boundaries in your life.
Learn to not displease yourself all in the name of you want to please people. Don’t be afraid to say “no” when the situation of things demands it.
It’s good to always make people around you as happy as possible, no doubt. However, you don’t have to do everything everyone wants you to do simply because you want to keep them happy.
Man wants are insatiable. For this reason, people will never be 100% happy no matter what you do for them. They will always find something to complain about.
In a bid to improve your life, you sometimes need to do what you want to do for yourself and no one else. It’s not called selfishness, but self-love.
Learn to forgive
Forgiveness here implies that you should cultivate the habit of forgiving others and forgiving your yourself.
It’s human to make mistakes, trust me. The important thing is for you to realize that it doesn’t really matter if you make a mistake or two.
What matters is that you don’t focus on that mistake which happens to be the past at that point in time. Instead, you draw out positives from these mistakes.
There is always a lesson or two to learn from our mistakes. Also, there is no point in wasting your energy on anger and revenge. Treat the past like it’s past.
In order for you to improve your life, accept what has happened, allow yourself to move on and let it go.
Remember, it’s good you change any situation of things you don’t like. However if you can’t change it, there’s no point beating yourself up over it.
Anyone who cannot forgive will always live a life of negativity. This negativity will prevent them from developing into their true potential. Also, it will stand as an obstruction to any significant progress in life.
When you don’t develop the habit of forgiveness, you end up making more mistakes instead of correcting the mistakes you made.
Forgiveness is important because it does more good for you than the person you are forgiving. Hence, forgiveness has wonderful healing power.
This is something practised by only a few people. Meditation has many benefits and you don’t necessarily need to meditate for a long time to enjoy it.
It’s simply a short period of time when you started feeling much more connected to the universe and higher self (about 5 to 15 minutes).
If meditation is not really your thing, then take at least 30 minutes of your day to be quiet and take advantage of the silence to spend time with yourself.
With meditation, you can get rid of those things disturbing your mind (at least temporarily). Also, it helps relieve stress which enables you to focus on things that matter. Thereby, improving your life.
Look for a spiritual guide
Most times, people make the mistake of practising spirituality alone. This is an unwise decision.
If you enjoy practising spirituality but find consistency had to come by, don’t sweat it. Simply look for spiritual people to accompany you on your path and teach you all you need for spiritual growth.
If finding such people is proving difficult, stay calm. There are thousands of spiritual books both offline and online that can show you different ways to become more spiritual.
All you need to do is to find a book that best suits you and learn with dedication. This will help you improve your life positively.
Lastly, you can also meet people online who can be of help. Many people are already starting to follow a more spiritual path, and they might not mind sharing their experience with someone who is genuinely interested.
Take care of your body, mind and soul
A very practical way to help improve your life positively is to always feed your body, mind, and soul with positivity.
Taking care of your body is all about living a healthy life. Follow this article to see the 12 good healthy habits that guarantee you long life – 12 GOOD HEALTHY HABITS THAT GUARANTEES YOU LONG LIFE.
Also, learn to feed your mind with positive thoughts and good information which inspires you to become a better person and live an improved life.
Try as much as possible not to surround yourself with negative people. Negative people bring negativity.
Lastly, feed your soul properly by listening to uplifting music, listening to your positive inner voice. Increase your faith and always allow yourself to utilize your potentials.
Discover your source of happiness and drink from it daily
There is only one way to know deep down that you are actually improving yourself. That is when you are always radiating happiness anywhere you go.
Discovering this source of happiness can however be an uphill task. The best you can do is to try different paths and choose the one you radiate the highest level of happiness.
Once you find that which makes you happy and at peace with yourself, keep doing them.
Also, learn to always develop your skills, fill your life with positive things and inspire people around you.
There is no particular path to happiness that we must all follow. Feel free to explore as much as you can until you can find your inner happiness.
The most important thing in life is to find what drives you and make you a better person. Most times, it is that which makes you happy. This helps you improve your life.
Cultivate the habit of having inner peace
One of the key ways of improving your life is finding inner peace.
Together with happiness, inner peace is free and sufficient for everyone to live a better life.
To get this inner peace, it’s good to stay away from things that stress you out i.e the things that bring out the bad side of you.
Also, stay away from things that take you far away from what you want to achieve. Reasons being that failure to achieve your goals prevent you from having inner peace.
Your well being should always be a priority to you. You need to be in a healthy and stable state before you can help others.
Always remember what’s good for you and know that peace of mind will always lead you in a better direction.
You will never get good things in life when you always let resentment in. This will fight against the peace of mind which is needed for you to improve your life.
Whether you want to stay trapped in a vengeful vengeance or free from it, it’s all up to you. It’s my duty to tell you to choose the latter.
Remember resentment and revenge will kill you slowly. You’re the only who can decide for yourself; always choose peace.
This applies to people, situations and yourself.
Don’t be quick to judge people, situations and yourself harshly.
Instead, it’s best you try to understand and think things the way they are rather than worry over what you can’t change.
However, if there’s something you don’t like and it is within your control, it’s for the best you change it.
Don’t let things drain your energy. It is usually not worth it and does nothing to improve your life.
Your energy is too invaluable to be lost in things that affect your well being in a negative way.
There’s something called vibe. This help to tell you if the energy you are feeling is a positive or a negative one.
You certainly don’t want the negative energy to dominate your life.
Don’t be too quick to judge people (your self included) harshly. We are all fighting battles. Be kind to people as this will help improve your life.
Keep your faith and hope alive
The first step in achieving anything in life is believing. How will you believe when your faith and hope is dead?
Never lose faith in yourself, in your goals, in life and in the universe.
One thing peculiar to humans is free will. Don’t be like the tree that do not think. You have the power to improve your life for the better.
Have faith and hope that whatever you set aside to achieve will be fruitful. This will lead you to believe and in turn lead you to act and improve your life.
Don’t ever give up even when you have failed over and over again. Your breakthrough is around the corner.
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Make self care a daily habit
Practising self-care is not an act of promoting selfishness. Rather, it is an act to enable you to not be too selfless to a fault.
It is not uncommon to see many selfless people do so much to make other people happy except themselves.
This is not wrong. However, when you start going out of your way to make everyone comfortable by investing your time, energy and resources to help others have a better life, then something is wrong somewhere.
This set of people are often neglected by people which don’t help in any way to improve their life.
What to know what self-care entails? And different ways to practice effective self-care daily? Then these articles are a must-read for you
Read a positive book daily
Books are concentrated sources of wisdom. The more book you read, the more wisdom you are exposed to, the more you improve your life.
This is not to say you should go out there and start reading any book you lay your hands on.
If it must be a book you want to read, then it should preach positivity. Be it books about personal/self-development, relationship, health and fitness etc.
For those who don’t know these types of books, I’ll advise you lay hands on any Brain Tracy’s book. You won’t regret it, trust me.
When you are reading a positive book daily, you feed your brain with more knowledge, your mind with more peace. This helps to improve your life drastically.
Pick up a new good hobby
Improving your life is all about getting better than you were the previous day.
Beyond your usual favourite hobbies, is there not something new you can pick up? Be it a sport or a random hobby?
Then it’s for the best you do it. This helps keep you mentally strong because you get to learn new things with this process.
Learning something new requires you to stretch yourself in all aspects be it physical, mentally, emotionally etc.
Take up a new course
This is similar to the previous point. For both cases, you get to learn something new which helps to keep you mentally strong and in turn improve your life for the better.
If there’s any new course you can join, I’ll advise you to do so and create time for it.
Courses are a great way to gain new knowledge and skill.
It doesn’t have to be a long course. Seminars and various workshops also serve this purpose.
Deal with your fears
We all have one thing or another we are afraid of when growing. As we grow these things tends to reduce drastically and at such our life improve simultaneously.
Be it fear of uncertainty, fear of public speaking, fear of risk etc. All these fears keep us in the same position and prevent us from improving our life.
Each fear conquered is growth in itself. Reasons being that your fears reflect areas where you can grow. I always see fear as a compass for growth.
Want a detailed explanation on how to easily deal with fear? Read this article – Dealing with fears: 10 Genuine ways to deal with fear
Leave your comfort zone
Do not be deceived, real growth always comes with hard work and sweat. Being too comfortable help prevent this growth by making us stagnant.
Your comfort zone is the place that makes you comfortable and leaves you unbothered about improving your life in all ramification – be it mentally, financially, physically etc.
Leave that place and put your self in that position where you have no choice but to work hard.
By exposing yourself to a new context, you’re literally growing as you learn to act in new circumstances.
Acknowledge your flaws
We all have flaws. What’s necessary is that we understand them, acknowledge them and address them.
In one of my previous article, I expose how one can live a successful life with imperfection. Look that up if you are hell-bent on improving your life – 4 key ways to living with your imperfections
What do you think are your flaws? Are they beyond your control? What are your plans to address them? These are the questions you need to answer.
Learn for other people
No man is an island. For this reason, is good you learn a thing or two from people who are around you.
Think about people you admire, people who inspire you etc. These people reflect certain qualities you want to have for yourself too.
So you should learn to always utilize the opportunity for getting to know someone. This will help arrange your life for the better.
Level up your skills
Just like games, levelling up is an act of going to a whole new level entirely. This is one key way of improving your life.
Always try to be better at what you do. If you always put this in your consciousness, then levelling up on your skills won’t be too hard a task to accomplish.
As a blogger, I’m constantly levelling up my writing skills. This also applies to the other things I do. Reasons being that I too improve my life every day.
Be an early bird
Waking up early (say 5-6 am) has been acknowledged by many (Anthony Robbins, Robin Sharma, among other self-help gurus) to improve your productivity and your quality of life.
When you wake up early, you get extra hours of the day to utilize and be productive.
It’s one secret most successful people know and practice. Don’t spend more of the morning sleeping if you want to improve your life.
Avoid negative people
The kind of people you interact with has a way of shaping your life be it positive or negative.
Though you can’t completely avoid negative people, it’s for the best you don’t spend too much of your time around them.
Just find out those people that always give you the aura of negativity and spend little or no time with them.
This is a giant step towards improving your life daily.
Learn to deal with difficult people
There are lots of difficult people you might not be able to avoid because of the nature of your work.
Rather than complaining day and night, learn to deal with these difficult people. This will help give you inner peace.
Also, it helps improve your management skills. If this is not an improvement in your life, then I don’t know what is.
Learn positive things from friends
Everyone has amazing qualities in them. It’s up to us to choose to tap into them or not.
With all the friends who surround you, they are going to have things you can learn for.
Try thinking of one amazing friend you have right now. Think of one positive quality they have which you want to adopt.
With this consciousness, you’ll be able to learn easily from them. However, if it’s proving difficult, speak to them. They will be more than willing to help.
Set up a blog about self-development
Improving your life falls under self-development. What easier way can you improve your life other than preaching it yourself?
To help others grow, you need to first observe the growth in your life. There are expectations of you, both by others and yourself which you must uphold.
Control your emotional reaction
Our emotions often get the best of us in ways we least expect.
That’s why learning to observe your emotions and managing your behaviour is a vital part of improving yourself.
Your emotions can easily prevent you from accepting the truth. You start accepting things base on sentiments which is bad for personal growth.
However, if improving your life is a priority, focus on controlling your emotional reaction to things.
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