There is no recipe for being a good person. Stereotypes if there is any, however, don’t say anything. Feeling useful and good about yourself, giving your 100% and believing that you are doing things the best way, is the only thing that matters when measuring what kind of person you are. In order to feel that way, you must constantly be overcoming yourself. And here are 20 ways that can help you do it:
Read a little bit every day
Books are a concentrated source of wisdom. The more you read, the more you expose yourself to knowledge. In addition, experts have shown that 20 minutes of reading daily, collaborate with brain stimulation and stress reduction.
Learn a new language
Learning new languages without a particular need, develops and opens our minds. It is beneficial to our academic and work environment and allows you to get to know other cultures.
Have a new hobby
Consider if there is something new that you would like to try. You can learn a new sport or enroll in cooking, dancing or craft workshops. Learning something new requires you to grow in various areas, whether physical, mental or emotional.
Take a new course
Courses are a good way to gain knowledge and learn skills. It doesn’t have to be a long course. The seminars and workshops fulfill the same function. They give you a knowledge and also, improve your resume.
Create a room that inspires you
The environment in which you are affects your mood and tone. If you live in a place that inspires you, you will be inspired every day. Order it and clean it frequently, and don’t let anyone do it for you. Caring about these details helps you to be organized in other areas as well.
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Improve your skills
Earn experience to improve your skills. If you play a sport, you can strive to be stronger or faster for example. If you write, you can aim to improve your writing skills, and so on. Growing up in this aspect will make you feel better in everything you set out to do, motivate you and make you more tolerant of frustration.
Wake up early
It is known that early awakening improves our productivity and quality of life. When you wake up early, your mind is more proactive and that moves you during the day. It is also advisable to do everything possible to sleep 8 hours a day.
Have a weekly exercise routine
A better “you”, starts with a better physical state. Sport helps you to discipline yourself. Also, improve your character and your self-esteem. In addition, it collaborates in the prevention of diseases, reduces the levels of stress and anxiety, and improves the quality of the dream.
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Get out of your comfort zone
A real growth comes with hard work and effort. Being very comfortable doesn’t help us grow, it makes us stanch. Recognize your comfort zone and evaluate if you stay there most of the time. Shuffle your routine a bit and do something different. Exposing yourself to a new environment or context makes you grow. Because you have to learn to act in new circumstances.
Competition is one of the best ways to grow up personally. Working together always makes tasks easier. Set a goal, such as losing weight, exercising, collecting money, etc., and challenge a friend to see who does it first. Throughout the process, the two will earn more than they would have earned if they had competed with themselves.
Identify your blind spots
In terms of personal development, blind spots are things that we are not aware of. Discovering our blind spots helps us to discover areas in which we can improve and continue to develop. Identify all things, people, events, that make you feel annoyed, weird, angry or affected. These things represent your blind spots. It is always fun to do the exercise because you will discover new things about yourself.
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Ask for feedback
Even if we do our best, we will always have blind spots. If we ask for feedback, we will look at the situation from another perspective. You can ask friends, family, colleagues, your boss, or even anyone you know, who will have a more objective view.
Start your day with a to-do list, which will keep you organized, focused and with things to do. You will see that the days when you don’t make lists, will be much less productive compared to those when you do them.
Set very large goals
The larger is the goal, the greater is your ability. The “impossible goals” make you go beyond your normal ability because they are very ambitious. If you meet one of these goals, which you never believed you would achieve, you will feel fulfilled and capable of anything.
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Leave a bad habit
Are you not doing the exercises? Are you always late? Do you spend a lot of time in your armchair? Eat your nails? Do you smoke? To leave a bad habit, the first thing to do is to recognize that we have it. Then identify how it affects you, look for a substitute and mostly avoid situations that motivate you to do those bad things. It is also important that you reward yourself as you progress.
Write about your personal growth and comment on what you have been learning to help others. Helping others to improve themselves will motivate you to keep improving yourself. You can also write a journal, as it is a great way to learn from yourself. As you write, you are clarifying your thinking. Then read what you wrote from the perspective of a third person, so you will learn more about yourself.
Find a mentor
There is no faster way to improve yourself than with someone working with you on your goals.
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Reduce the time you spend chatting
I realized that having an open chat program always entails a lot of time lost. This time you could spend better on other activities. When you really need to chat and have time for it, do it.
Learn to play chess (or any strategy game)
Chess is an incredible game to learn from strategies and to improve the power of your brain. Playing chess, besides entertainment, you are exercising your analytical skills. You can also learn about strategies in other table or computer games.
Stop watching TV
Very few television programs are conscious and empowering. For this reason, you can use the time you spend to watch television constructively for other purposes. Such as connecting with friends, doing the work you enjoy, exercising, and so on.
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Start your growth by choosing one of the steps and work on them. The results will not be immediate, but as you work on them, you will begin to see positive changes in yourself and in your life.