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The Easy Way To Self Improvement: Part 1

Environmental Psychologist and Wellbeing Consultant

The Easy Way To Self Improvement: Part 1

Regardless of how happy and content you are with your life, you can always make positive changes for the good.

We, as individuals, have the power to make our lives better than they are today; therefore, if you’re seeking to make positive changes to your life, why not check out our top self-improvement tips and start using them today to develop yourself and your life further?



How To Making Positive Changes In Your Life

1) Accept and Love Yourself

The first step to self-improvement is to accept who you are. Sadly, however, this is often far easier said than done. If you find it tough to truly accept who you are, don’t worry; this isn’t something that can happen overnight, and will often take months – maybe even years – to occur.

Remember, you’re not meant to be anyone else but you, and while uni may be put down or criticised for being yourself in everyday life, it is essential to counted being yourself as this will help you grow in confidence over time.

It can be challenging to see yourself in a positive light, particularly if you’ve always had a negative view of yourself, but taking the first step to accepting yourself is one you’ll not regret taking – even if it is tough and makes you feel uncomfortable!

Making positive changes to your life starts with you; therefore, I highly encourage you to start with this one.

2) Exercise and Physical Activity

Exercise and physical activity often divides people. Some love it; some hate it – but at the end of the day, a healthy body really does equal a healthy mind; therefore, exercising several times per week will have a tremendous impact on your mental and physical health.

Exercising releases endorphins, which in layman’s terms, are feel-good hormones that will have a positive effect on your mood. If you’ve ever had a post-workout buzz, then you’ve got endorphins to thanks for that!

3) Be Thankful and Appreciate What You Have

Sadly in today’s world, many people believe that happiness comes material possessions; however, that really isn’t the case. Sure, treating yourself from time to time feels nice and is certainly something you should do, but relying on it for happiness is the easiest way to never be truly happy. Plus, buying more and more things could end up leading to financial problems, which can have a negative impact on your life as well as your health.

The path to true happiness comes from within and from appreciating not only who you are, but those around you also. Each day take a few minutes to think about the positives aspects of your life and be thankful for them and how they came into being.

4) Learn New Things

Learning new skills can be daunting; I think we can all agree on that; however, it’s also a brilliant way to boost self-confidence and helps us to grow as a person. Furthermore, it’ll also increase the desire to learn more new skills, which will, in turn, increase confidence – and potentially happiness – even more.

5) Face Challenging Times Head On

There are no two ways about it; life is full of challenges, and we’ll be tested and put through tough times on numerous occasions throughout our lives. It’s easy to bury our head in the sand or run away when life gets tough, but doing this is never the right thing to do. Pushing through hard times builds character and makes dealing with challenges easier in the future. I know going through rough patches and tackling issues head-on is exceptionally difficult, but it will have a profound effect on you in the long-term if you bite the bullet and deal with them rather than running away.

Continued next week in part 2…

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