Each day is an opportunity for us to improve ourselves and become a better person. Many of us that understand this find ourselves asking questions like how can I improve myself? How can I become a better person everyday? So in this article you will learn some daily habits on how to improve yourself everyday. To improve yourself everyday means you should never stop learning. You should never stop growing. So, how can I improve myself or become a better version of myself?
It is not just about reading personal development books or attending transformation seminars. Every day is a chance for us to improvement as people. It is what you do on a daily basis with self love and compassion that will create that ongoing transformation.
Today we will be learning about 8 daily habits on how to improve yourself everyday and become a better human being.
If you are here, I can bet that you are a great person . And you are eager to raise the bar higher to become even better human being. Kudos to you for investing time in yourself and your personal growth. Before I review these 8 powerful daily habits on how to improve yourself everyday, remember that you must practice them consistently to see the impact and results in your life. Research says that it takes 40 days to build a habit. I believe that it can sometimes take more than 40 days depending on how habit and the person. But whether you believe that or not the point is this, to build new habit you need to practice it for as long as you need until it becomes a part of your daily routine. You know it is a habit when you do it unconsciously and naturally every day. And that every day, you will be a better person. Let’s get started:
Daily Habits On How To Improve Yourself Everyday
Daily Habits #1. Acts of Kindness:
The first habit you want to nurture is to start including acts of kindness in your everyday life. Kind actions like offering your sit to elderly person on a bus or assisting a coworker for a specific project. It does go a long way. Being kind and polite is the easiest and most effective strategy for improving ourselves as human beings. Did you know that helping others decreases stress and depression levels, as well as boosting yourself esteem at the same time? It doesn’t only help others. It actually helps you too. Maybe you are not comfortable giving a complement to any stranger or you just can’t afford to donate money all the time, well that’s totally fine. Try calling or texting a friend, loved one to whom you haven’t talked to in a while, or even leave appreciation note to a coworker that helped you out with task at work the other day
Benefits Of Acts Of Kindness
#1. Helping others feels good. Studies have found that acts of kindness are linked to increased feelings of wellbeing.
#2. Helping others can also improve our support networks and encourage us to be more active. This, in turn, can improve our self-esteem.
#3. There is some evidence to suggest that when we help others, it can promote changes in the brain that are linked with happiness.
#4.It creates a sense of belonging and reduces isolation
#5. Helping others is thought to be one of the ways that people create, maintain, and strengthen their social connections. For example, volunteering and helping others can help us feel a sense of belonging, make new friends, and connect with our communities
#6. It helps keep things in perspective
Many people don’t realise the impact a different perspective can have on their outlook on life.
#7. There is some evidence that being aware of our own acts of kindness, as well as the things we are grateful for, can increase feelings of happiness, optimism and satisfaction.
#8. Doing good may help you to have a more positive outlook about your own circumstances.
#9. It helps to make the world a happier place – one act of kindness can often lead to more!
Acts of kindness have the potential to make the world a happier place. An act of kindness can boost feelings of confidence, being in control, happiness and optimism.
#10. The more you do for others, the more you do for yourself
The benefits of helping others can last long after the act itself, for those offering kindness, and those who benefit. This, in turn, can improve our self-esteem.
Daily Habits #2. Positive Attitude:
Another habit is sharing a positive attitude. I’m not saying to work around with fake smile on your face all the time. All I just say is offer friendly smiles with some eye contact when meeting people, especially if you know them or see them regularly in your day to day routine. After all smiling is free. It might not feel that there is much effects from smile but the truth is that smile illuminates positive and optimistic energy that is contagious, it works even on yourself. Every morning when you wake up go to the bathroom and smile at yourself in the mirror. It is a great way to start the day. If smile to strangers is not ok for you, skip the smile and go for “Good morning or Thank you!” once in a while or even holding the door if you see some coming in right behind you. By being yourself and keeping positive and genuine attitude, people that sees you actions tends to imitate and continue a change of good actions. You might have seen the movie “Pay It Forward” if not I totally recommend it. It is about creating a change kindness and it is snowball effect in the community. It shows how one act of kindness is more than excepting or giving back on original good deed and recipient doing something kind to another person.
Daily habits #3. Practice Gratitude:
Practicing gratitude is another habit to help you improve yourself everyday.A gratitude mindset will help you realise how fabulous you and your life are.
It’s crucial for your well being to understand just how lucky you are to be you.
I don’t that life can be so hard and unfair sometimes but practicing gratitude will go a long way helping to become better and face life challenges. It is a good habit to develop. Making it a habit to find something about your life is very important.
When you pause and take time to notice the finer things in life, reflect on it and be thankful for them is when you’ll start feeling more fulfilled.
It’ll make you mindful, kind and compassionate.
We’re guilty of being grateful for just the bigger or special things in life such as moving into a new house.
You need to change this and be thankful for at least one small thing every day.
It could be something as normal as a home-cooked meal.
What I like to do is, create a small section in my journal every day.
This section is reserved for what I’m grateful for that day.
Under my ‘attitude of gratitude’ section, I list out three things I’m thankful for.
Daily Habits #4. Digital Detox:
When become so used to our phones these days, we get sometimes forget that there is a world around us. Do you have the habit of turning your phone and checking your inbox and messages first thing in the morning, avoid that at all cost. It is probably the worst thing you can do to start your day. If is really hard to control yourself from doing it, leave your phone charging overnight in the living room or just far away from the bed. It is crucial for us to learn how to unplug even for a small period of time. It will force you to connect with what is happening around you instead of just killing your eyesight facing small tiny screen 24/7. Switch your facebook time for reading a book or instead of texting with a friend, meet them up for a coffee nearby and have face to conversation. This small break will help you reconnect with people and nature surrounding you. It will boost your connection with yourself.
Which of these practices are you already following on a daily basis? Let me know on the comment section below!
Daily Habits #5. End Your Day At Peace:
Don’t go to bed angry or with unfinished topics to solve. Medical research confirmed that anger leads to stress, digestive problems, sleep deprivation and heart diseases. And you can’t become the best version of yourself if yourself is not being taken care of in the first place. Maybe you you had an argument with loved one, you didn’t finish your work on time or you skipped the GYM for the fourth time in a role. What to do about? Figure out how to eliminate or reduce that pressure and anger. There are many ways to do it. Try sports, painting, walking, meditating or going out with a close friend. You can also reflect on the learning and visiting it brought you. And let go of the negativity that was left.
And if it involves somebody else and it is not the right time to talk things through, find the space to calm down, gather your thoughts, write them down and think about what you need to do about it the next steps. Managing your stress and anger will help your mind to be at peace and help your body to relax and have good night sleep
Daily Habits #6. Meditation:
The fifth habit you should include to part of your daily activities is to meditate. As humans, we have been wired as social creatures. This means we can be around people most of the time but having the bit of meditating time is always important.
Alone time creates time to reflect and visualize on your life and well-being. Especially if you are introvert like me, by meditating you will feel more relax and you will be able to accept gratitude and share forgiveness. Giving couple of minutes to meditation will benefit your mind and reducing stress levels, controlling anxiety and being better at your emotional responses facing stressful situations.
It will also improve the attentions span you have during dialogues, making you a better listener.
There are so many benefits to meditation, whether is physical, mental, emotional or spiritual. I don’t think I can name them all but to start
- Meditation can help you calm your mind, distress and find inner peace and balance
- It can help improve your focus, your metabolism and your sleep.
- It can also help increase your productivity, creativity, intuition and happiness
- It can also help reduce aging, boost your immunity and add incredible value to overall wellbeing.
Mediation is very simple. It is just the act of making it a daily habit is the problem.
Daily Habits #7.Body Care:
The 6th habit you would want to nurture is taking care of your body. I’m talking about the right sleep, the right food and the right exercise.
Let’s start with sleeping. Most health adults need 7 – 9 hours of sleep per night to function at their best. If your life style doesn’t allow it, try to take a nap during the day to recover some energy, Night bad sleep can have very negative effect on your productivity and your energy. Taking care of your body also means eating right. Getting your proteins, don’t skip meals and reduce your intake of junk foods and sugar. And remember to take your time to enjoy your meal while you eat it.
Daily Habits #8. Exercise:
Just 1or 2 minutes of exercise daily can have positive result in your energy. You might enjoy going for run to blow off some steam, taking a walk after lunch, joining a dance club instead of GYM or doing yoga at home. Exercise not only helps you recharge energy and keep your body healthy but it helps you get good night sleep and keep your thinking skills sharp.
Daily Habits #9. Journaling:
Give yourself some minutes at the end of the day to see your days worth positive outcomes and express your gratitude for these. Don’t know what to journal about? Start with these:
Your Daily Highlights
- 3 things you are grateful for
- What you look forward to the next day
Journaling will also be a powerful reminder of where you started and how long you have come in your journey.
Benefits of Improving yourself everyday.
- You become happier
I believe that the major goal of making some effort in learning new habits on how to improve yourself everyday is to be happier. Naturally, when you improve yourself, your life, your relationships, and achieve your goals, you become happier.
- Your relationships improve both with yourself and others.
Personal development is about improving the relationship with yourself. It at least normally starts there. When you improve the relationship with yourself, people are naturally drawn to you and your relationships you already have with others also improves. The people you attract are also more likely to be better for you. You attract people who are at your level so once you start raising your level, the people who come into your life are going to be at your higher level.
- You live better
With more happiness, better relationships, achievements, and a better you, your quality of life improves. Your life becomes richer in either or both the physical sense and the metaphorical sense.
- You’re healthier
When you’re involved in personal development, developing so habits on how to improve yourself everyday, you’re more likely to value and take care of your health. Better health is also a side effect to many personal development habits. Happier people are healthier people.
So now you know 9 effective way to become a better a better version of you every single day. My wish for you is that you start to leave by these habits, you feel better spiritually and physically and the best part is that you will be able to share with other people.
Which practices are you eager to start with? Share your favourite practices in the comments section below! And remember to practice them at least 40 days to see its impact in your life and make it a habit. Please help us spread the love if you find this post valuable by sharing to others, thank you