No matter what stage you’re at in life, there’s always room for improvement. The drive of being a better version of yourself goes a long way. Every individual deserves a guide to help themselves play a more positive part in the society by becoming a happier, more content human. Here are 8 simple habits you can incorporate in your lifestyle for effective self-improvement.
1.Love Yourself, Be thankful
Gratitude for the good in life helps in leading a happier life. One must always be thankful for the good. Through the miracles of Universe every person is made unique and has the potential to lead a different lifestyle from the others. Tell yourself that there is no other like you, and you’re unique in your own way. For every bad, there is equal amount of good in life, and focusing on the good, leads to a more satisfied life.
It is a scientifically proven fact that regular exercise leads to a more satisfied life. The positivity hormones are released after a good session of exercise, even if it’s something as simple as 30 minutes walk. Exercise has several physical and mental benefits that every individual can benefit from. It is recommended to exercise at least 4 days every week.
Everybody has a list of things they want to achieve, but having a blurry picture of goals is often the reason why people derail from their goals. For Example, if your goal is to eat healthy, it is imperative to make a plan of how exactly you are planning to achieve this. You can start by preplanning your meals of entire week, and having all the ingredients involved ready beforehand. Having a clearer picture of the goal and way forward helps you stay on track.
4.Effective Time Management
The 21st Century is the century of distractions from social media, electronic media and an abundance of Information in general. It’s easy to lose track of time once you’re indulged into checking your phone every 2 minutes for notifications. A well-planned time can help you have a more productive day. It’s always a good idea to make a regular to-do list to help you stay productive.
The benefits of meditation are countless. The only thing more valuable than ‘Time’ in today’s world, is your ‘Focus’. How often do you find yourself doing something but your thoughts are consumed by something completely irrelevant ? Meditation helps you increase your focus span, live a more self-aware lifestyle and be more productive in-general. Meditation everyday for 20 minutes is highly recommended. There are great Smartphone apps and online websites present to guide a beginner.
6.Surround yourself with positive people
The people around you influence your personality and thought process. Surrounding yourself with positive people helps you be more positive in general. People who emit positive energy around them make great things happen for themselves, and others around them. Positivity attracts positivity.
For many coping with change is hard, and the nostalgia of past keeps them from being a productive human in present. It’s a problem that effects you and the people around you negatively. It’s important to put the past where it belongs, and embrace the fact that there is nothing one can do about it. Moving on, is the skill highly important for leading a productive and positive life.
Reading books is a habit that never goes out of fashion, the world is a library full of information and one must have as much as he or she can. People with a reading habit have a greater exposure, and knowledge that gives them an upper hand in several moments of life.
All of us aspire to be a better version of ourselves, but not all of us have the motivation and drive to do so. We at Pakiholic strongly believe in empowering every individual on personal and social level for a brighter Pakistan.