People keep struggling to try that one great thing that will transform their lives. The life, on the other hand, is simple and easy if we take it that way. It becomes better and organized with small things we do every day.
This is my personal experience and I have seen tremendous changes in my life doing simple stuff, improving my day to day life. I understand people are busy with their jobs, I understand the life has become too competitive that nobody has time for self-improvement. This mostly is the case with entrepreneurs big or small. We struggle at every stage of life and the concept of well being gets lost somewhere.
But, trust me, if we can start focusing on ourselves, we can get better productivity, creativity and what not. I read a lot of articles on the internet, watched many videos and then created my own list of things that I wanted to practice for myself and that has helped me to an amazing extent.
Surely these small self-improving tips would help you too to live a better life. And above all, you don’t have to spend months or years to achieve this, these activities don’t take more than 30 minutes of your time.
Shall we begin?
You can start small with baby steps. Start with few activities and see the results. If you see a better you, keep doing it and adding new such activities to your list and you may even see that big change you wanted in your life.
1] Be a morning person – develop a morning routine
Be it a morning prayer or a walk around the city or going to the gym. Developing a morning routine helps you get the max out of your day. Take 5 minutes every morning to chalk down what you must do today and use your day to the fullest. Every minute of your life is important using it right way helps to live a better life.
2] Bedtime is as important as your mornings
Life is a cycle; your mornings are connected to your bedtimes. If you had a good night sleep then only you can have a productive morning. Keep all your worries aside. While going to bed remember and cherish the best memories of your life. Prayers and meditation help you achieve peace during the sleep. A good read is advisable, try building a habit of reading good books just before you go to sleep. Fix a time to read, read for 5-10 minutes and sleep immediately after of your reading. Fixing this read time will you to fix the bedtime as well. A great morning will be waiting for a very productive day.
3] Decorate your Bedroom for a Better Night’s Sleep
Sometimes it becomes difficult to get a good sleep because of your busy schedules and tiring work days. Decorate your bedroom the way you want it and every time you go to bed you just love being there. I am not asking you to do the whole interior decoration of your room, this could be simple things you like to see. A beautiful flower pot, a small bookshelf, your favorite food picture or anything that makes you feel good. The idea is you should feel good when you go to the bed.
4] Prepare the meal for yourself
Making your meals every day helps you to have control over your health and it eases your monthly budget. Eating out every day might become expensive and can affect your monthly budget. Making your meals could be cheaper plus you can learn and grow your skills easily by watching a few YouTube recipes.
5] Always have lunch away from the desk
We recently moved to a new office which is in a mall. Fortunately, we have a plenty of places where we can go and eat our food. Food court gave us a chance to sit and have food outside the office. Most of us bring our food from home and have it in the food court. This practice not only improved performance, of all of us but gave a very good friendly time out of the office.
6] Do your Laundry
Doing your laundry yourself helps you stay organized. You have the complete control of each day what you are going to wear the next week. It is a very good way for self-awareness and self-improvement.
7] Keep your business clean
Your desk, your office, your bedroom, or even your kitchen cabinets or dishes, keep everything clean. Cleaning helps you reorganize yourself and as per some studies, it is a form of mindful meditation. At a time, you are achieving two goals, cleaning your stuff and involving in an activity for positive self-awareness.
8] Watch Motivational Videos
This could be a TED talk or episode of a TV series that inspires you. For me, I love watching Shark Tank, it widens my spectrum of thinking seeing what ideas people are working at, which field has more potential to grow in coming years etc. Sometimes watching a TED talk also helps me keep inspired and motivated.
You don’t have to fix a time for this activity, you can do it whenever you get some free time. While waiting for a doctor appointment or going back home in a metro or train, there is no harm to increase your knowledge, learn some new skills and keep yourself positive and inspired.
9] Learn about Yourself
There is nothing better than knowing yourself. Take out some personal time and think about yourself, what you like and what you dislike. What you are doing and what your heart wants you to do. Here is an amazing free tool I came across to learn about your personality. Answer a set of given questions honestly and you will find out what kind of personality you have. This is amazing, it won’t take more than 15 minutes: https://www.16personalities.com/free-personality-test
10] Groom Yourself
Boys and girls, ladies and gentlemen, don’t get wasted in the day to day struggle of your life. Don’t get so busy that you don’t get time for yourself. Treat yourself good, try some personal grooming and DIYs every weekend. It won’t take much of your time but surely make you feel a better you.
11] Connect with your family or an old friend
The busy life takes everything away from you. Don’t let it happen. Call your parents if you are not living with them. Call other family members you have missed talking to in ages.
Or, if you haven’t had a chance to meet an old friend from the past many years, take out some time for him/her. Call them up for a dinner or lunch. If they are not in your city, travel is again an amazing way to improve yourself further.
12] Go Outside
Going out improves creativity, helps to age better, makes us happier and it also makes you work out more. Yes, just going out for a leisurely walk or a bike ride does this all for you. So, what are you waiting for? Go out every morning to the nearest park or just walk around your vicinity.
If you want to see yourself healthier, happier and very well organized, you must start practicing these. Try as much as you can and let us know if it helps you feel better and live a better life. Looking forward to your comments.