The importance of self-improvement:
By evaluating where you are in life in relation to where you would like to be provides the motivation to work towards your goals and develop your current talents. Overall, becoming a better version of yourself leads to improved self esteem. Not only do you improve your own body and mind, your relationships with others are also enhanced as you make improvements on personality traits and mental/physical health.
On the other hand, It is crucial to realise that self improvement is a journey and that we always have something to work on. When taking an unbalanced view, it can lead to self destruction where one creates ideals of perfection, striving for the unattainable. This is the pitfall of self improvement if it becomes an obsession.
Here are some tips for a healthy self improvement journey:
1. Start Small-
When i want to start again and make changes, I get super excited and overly eager to do everything all at once and then after the first day I’ve lost my motivation to improve, thinking it’s not possible. Being realistic is necessary as working on one thing at a time will be manageable to achieve in our non stop lives. By making minor changes in your life will encourage you to make another minor improvement which will eventually have a greater collective effect.
2. Write down specific but not measurable goals-
By putting down a date and time period for achieving goals can lead to disappointment if we don’t meet the goal. As I already said, self improvement is a journey and we can better ourselves each day. There is no finish line or stop sign to end self improvement as there is always something we can work on within ourselves.
3. Compare yourself to who you were before and not to someone else-
It’s in the name. SELF improvement is about focusing on enhancing yourself. So why would you make comparisons to where someone else is at on their path. If you are better than the person you were yesterday then that’s exactly where you should be and you’re heading in the right direction!
I’d love to read some of your tips on this topic so feel free to share them in the comments 😊
Thanks for stopping by,
Ciao, Leah ⚡️