Each day is a gift. If you want to have a better life or become the best version of yourself, you need to learn to make the most of your time and use it wisely. Here are 15 things you can do in your daily life to boost your personal growth:
1) Try something new
Give something you’ve never done before a go. Say ‘hello’ to strangers or try rock climbing. Be curious. Get inspired. Be open to new experiences.
2) Make time for your passion
Dedicate an hour a day to one of your passions. Don’t let your busy life get in the way. Make time for the things that you love.
3) Get rid of the things you don’t need
Declutter. Stop hoarding and start throwing stuff you don’t use or think you may need someday. If it’s been collecting dust for a year, get rid of it.
4) Practice self-care
Reward yourself for completing a task. Go for a manicure. Take a nap without setting the alarm on your phone. Have some ‘me time’ simply because you deserve it.
5) Learn new skills
Learn something you have always wanted to try. Stop telling yourself you will do it someday. There is no better time than now.
6) Manage your time
Make good use of your time. It’s okay to binge-watch or play mobile games sometimes, but you also need to ensure you do something productive every day.
7) Work on your long-term goal
Break it into short-term goals and do something productive every day to get closer to what you really want in life.
8) Read a good book
Why wait for a vacation to read books? You can always read a chapter a day, before you go to bed or even during your lunch break.
9) Let go of toxic people
If you know someone is bad for you, let that person go. Get rid of relationships that hurt you and start valuing yourself more.
10) Be nice to others
Say ‘thank you.’ Smile at your neighbours. Give the delivery guy a small tip. It doesn’t cost much to be kind or make someone’s day.
11) Do something you’re afraid of
Challenge yourself. Don’t be afraid to try something you think you can’t handle. You will feel proud and liberated for pushing your limits.
12) Practice mindful eating
Stop overeating or having too much junk food. Try to love your body more and learn to be more mindful. Don’t forget to drink more water while you’re at it.
13) Get some exercise
It may seem like a drag, but you will feel better and more energetic if you exercise. The hardest part is to start but once you get used to it, you may not want to stop!
14) Have some downtime
Take a break from time to time. You don’t need to feel guilty for having some downtime. You deserve to rest.
15) Recite positive affirmations
Stop saying ‘I can’t’ or putting yourself down. Believe in your own capabilities and always tell yourself that you have what it takes to make things happen.
Danila was a magazine writer focused on lifestyle topics and a communications specialist in the telecommunications industry where her work was published or broadcast via several offline and online media channels before shifting to freelance writing. Besides writing, she enjoys travel, taking photos, and reading.
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