02 Aug Is happiness trying to improve just a little every day?
11 Little Ways To Focus On Your Own Self-Improvement
via Bustle by Carolyn Steber
Even if your life is going swimmingly, there is always room to focus on self-improvement. But this never more so the case than when your life has gotten out of control. Maybe you’re working long hours, and have lost your sense of self. Or you focus on everyone else, and never take time to be alone. Whatever the case may be, setting aside time to focus on your own goals and dreams is a mighty good idea.
“It’s important to constantly be improving yourself because progress leads to fulfillment,” says New York City life coach Julie Holmes, in an email to Bustle. “We oftentimes think that accomplishments lead to our happiness, but it simply isn’t true. While you may feel good after an achievement, the feeling isn’t sustainable. It’s important to always be learning and growing in life for happiness that’s lasting.”
This may be a tough pill to swallow if your feel like life should be complete after reaching a certain goal. Yes, it will feel good to land a new job, or graduate from college, or travel to Europe. But you can’t stop there. Self-improvement is a lifelong thing, so get used to the idea of changing and growing from here on out. To get started, follow some of the tips below to help making focusing on self-improvement your new daily thing.
1. Imagine What You Want Life To Be Like
The best place to start on the proverbial road to self-improvement is with envisioning your future self. “Who is the person you want to become in this lifetime? When you’re old and gray and looking back on your life, how do you want it to look? Start living life from that perspective,” Holmes says.
2. Focus On Areas That Need Improvement
Feeling goal-less? Then look towards the five areas that pretty much everyone needs to keep working on. “Those areas are health, relationships, finances, career, and spirituality,” Holmes says. “Spirituality doesn’t need to mean religion or believing in anything particular, it can mean self-love — doing what you need to do to make yourself happy, instead of worrying about what everyone else thinks or needs.” Solid advice.
3. Keep Your Priorities Straight
Check in with your priorities on the regular, and ask yourself what’s truly important in life. “This is a question that will get you back on track quickly,” said Brant Secunda and Mark Allen on HuffingtonPost.com. “Make changes in how your spend your time so that you can keep strengthening the behaviors that will reinforce your soul resolutions.”
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