7 Self Improvement Ideas You Can Use This Week
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Self Improvement Ideas To Use In The Next 7 Days
Want to embark on a self improvement journey to be your best, but you’re not sure where to start or you’re not quite sold on any drastic changes?
Then this post is written especially for you with simple self improvement ideas you can begin to use over the next few days – ideas that when put into consistent practice have the power to change your life.
We’ve compiled 7 of our favorite tips for self improvement beginners, so you can get started today.
Self improvement is in fact a journey, and with every turn, you’ll make new discoveries and identify new challenges.
And if you put these tips to use each day this week, the journey you begin will be a fruitful and productive one.
You’ll be able to see positive results in no time at all!
7 Self Improvement Tips for Beginners
1. Wake Up 30 Minutes Earlier
This tip is one we’ve recommended before because it really is a simple secret weapon.
You’ll be amazed at what adding just a few minutes into your daily routine can change about your day (for the better of course!).
Waking up earlier has its benefits, as many life-hack experts love to remind us.
But you don’t have to wake up at 4 AM every morning to make the most out of your day.
Set your alarm just 30 minutes earlier than your usual wake up time (wake up time, no matter if it’s your third snooze or not!)
Cut early morning stress (by having ample time to accomplish what you need rather than rushing to get everything done)—and maybe allow for added productive morning activities that will only take up a few minutes time, but will help you to begin your day from a much more positive, healthy and peaceful perspective.
2. Take A Solo Adventure
You don’t have to hike through the wilderness for a week alone to get the benefits of personal adventure.
One great way to explore self improvement is to do something alone that you might think is socially risky (and no, we’re not talking about that type of socially risky).
Seeing a movie on opening night, eating at a restaurant, taking in a live performance or an art class, or visiting a museum alone are all great ways to self improve and learn to rely on your own company.
3. Ask Others For Feedback
While you’re out there taking risks, get to know yourself a little better by learning more about yourself from the viewpoint of others.
Ask just 2 people you’re close to, whose opinions you trust, to help you identify your own “blind spots”.
LifeHack describes these as “all the things/events/people that trigger me in a day – trigger meaning making me feel annoyed/weird/affected.”
This is a great way to learn how others perceive you, and if you’re blind to some of your weaknesses.
I have two sisters with whom I often consult to get their perspectives.
Each of them are very different from the other and both are different from me, so their viewpoints and opinions are extremely valuable to me in assessing the many situations and circumstances I encounter in the course of my life, and making decisions as to what to do.
4. Get Your Body Moving
Whether you sign up for an expensive new class at the gym or just take 15 minutes a day to hit the yoga mat in the living room—exercise is a key to self improvement.
Improve your focus, increase energy and feel stronger and more capable by adding exercise into your routine (maybe when you put Tip #1 in effect!)
5. Unfollow Time Wasters Online
Not ready to give up social media? Take some time today to go through your lists of friends and followers.
The things that take up a majority of your time on social media.
Does anyone stand out in a negative way, always complaining to posting inappropriate things?
Get them out of your feed and out of your mind by simply unfollowing them.
This is a great way (and an easy one) to improve your online experience.
6. Take A Digital Break
TV, social media, blogs and YouTube videos are a great source of entertainment, connection and education. But they can also be a huge time suck!
Spend a day away from all the tech that rules your life as a great means of self improvement.
Use the time you save to connect with loved ones in real life, engage in activities you enjoy or that benefit you or pamper yourself with a special treat.
7. Try Something New
Step out of your comfort zone this week by doing something out of the ordinary.
Spend time with new friends, take the “long way” home or sign up for a coding course online.
Making new connections, expanding your brainpower or learning something new are all great ways to increase confidence and self improve.
When we think of “self improvement” we tend to think in terms of big, drastic steps to create the change we desire, and that’s really the wrong way to go about it.
Our lives are constructed from mostly small, everyday activities and the habits we form; the things we do regularly and consistently that over time add up to bigger shifts and changes.
The self improvement ideas we’ve highlighted in this article may seem small and relatively insignificant, but they are indeed significant.
If you try even just a couple of them throughout the coming week, I guarantee you will experience some change.
And if you stick with it, you’ll begin to see improvements to your life. Give it a try and come back and let me know how it goes in the comments.
Kimberly Clay is the founder and creative force behind What She Say. She’s a business professional, writer and editor who’s been creating and managing digital content for nearly twenty years. Her work is now focused in the areas of self-improvement and personal development, and she is passionate about helping other individuals, especially women, to find a path for living their best life.