7 Hot Tips
For Self Improvement Part 2
Improvement Tip 4
Don't procrastinate! The
more you put something off and something else off, the more all your
undesirable chores pile up.
Until they're an insurmountable task that would make a paid
cleaning crew shudder. In fact take these chores and work them into
your schedule so you will do them.
Improvement Tip 5
If you don't
already keep either a schedule or make yourself a to-do list
each night, this is your cue to start.
A to-do list helps
you with get things done because it gives you a urgency "must do
this today" attitude.
It will also help
you remember things that you might have otherwise forgotten. You can
put things on them that you're afraid of forgetting, or want to make
sure you make time for.
Improvement Tip 6
This is by far the
most important self improvement tip I could give you. Forgive and
Either imagined or
real slights should always be forgiven. To forget them is to not dwell
on them and not remember the angry feelings if you ever look back on
Let me just tell
you this: Holding a grudge will not hurt the begrudged as much as it
will hurt you and your personality. As well as your existing
If there are any
ancient or recent rifts or fights between you and a relative, friend,
or spouse that are hurting your relationship or have ended it entirely,
This life is the
only life you get, we'll never know when it'll be our or the begrudged
person's time to die, and by then it will be too late to say "I'm
So pick up the
phone or walk up to that person and apologize, even if it wasn't your
fault. This may be the last chance you'll get to make amends.
You will be
surprised at the feeling you'll get after fixing things up between you.
As if a burden has been lifted off your shoulders. This is definitely a
step towards self improvement.
Improvement Tip 7
kind for someone else. Today!
Not just on a
birthday or anniversary, but spontaneously.
Buy a rose or
other flower for a friend and tell them it's just "because". Because
they mean a lot to you, and because you care for them.
Tell your family
and friends that you love them. Offer to help a friend with a chore.
Baby-sit for someone you know so they can have a night out.
Help teach a young
niece/nephew, son/daughter, brother/sister, etc.... how to read or do
some other "grownup" thing.
The list of things
you can do is endless, and I'm sure you can procure some ideas of your
own on the subject.
Now for your
convenience I've summed up all seven self improvement tips:
- 1. Get up
early and jog or watch sunrise
- 2. Eat breakfast
- 3. Smile at
strangers when you make eye contact
- 4. Don't
- 5. Keep a
schedule or to-do list
- 6. Forgive
others and Forgive past wrongs
- 7. Do
something for someone else
Remember it's all
up to you whether you take these steps in your self improvement plan,
but improve it they will.
Be sure you read Part 1 of this
article which contains the first 3 self improvement tips
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