Rome was not built in a day, so we shouldn’t expect to turn our lives around in a short period of time, either. This is why we should focus on small things while you are improving yourself. Consistency is the key. It doesn’t matter if you work from sunrise to sunset one day to improve yourself if another day you are lying in bed and doing nothing. That being said, here are three small steps you can take every day, which add up to big change.
The practice of meditation is becoming more and more popular each day, and with good reason. A plethora of different researchers have indicated statistically significant benefits of meditation with their research. For example, a study conducted with nursing school students shows that after eight two-hour sessions of stress management based on mindfulness meditation, students’ scores in depression, anxiety, and stress have decreased significantly. You don’t have to meditate for hours each day to experience the benefits though. Starting with a 10-minute daily session is guaranteed to improve your mood and cognitive function after months or even weeks of constant practice. One small step a day, ten minutes a day, and your mental well-being will thank you.
We are what we eat, and improving your diet is a sure way to increase your overall well-being. You don’t have to make a complete overhaul of your diet in order to start improving yourself. Just eliminating one junk food from your diet, let’s say soda, will not only make you healthier but also place a sturdy cornerstone for future improvement. Just think about it. Rejecting just one bad food from your diet, taking just one small step ahead, will present you with the opportunity to start improving yourself. You can make yourself a diet system which improves your eating habits over time. For example, every 30-days delete a certain unhealthy food from your diet and replace it with a healthy one. In a year, you’ll eliminate a dozen of your favorite junk foods and change them to healthy options. At that point, your diet will look way healthier than before. Just one small step at the time.
Every day write a bit. Call it a diary or a journal, it doesn’t really matter, just write. Waking up and jotting down a few words about what you have to do today, what are you looking forward to, and what mistakes or habits you want to avoid doing will have a great impact on your self-improvement. In the evenings, just before bed, you can write whether you’ve achieved everything that you wanted today. In addition, include some words of gratitude. Sit down for a couple of minutes and truly think about what you have and how fortunate you are in the larger scheme of things. Writing not only helps you to keep accountable and more focused, but it also puts your life into perspective. Get creative with your journaling and you can trust us when we say that it will become the source of your self-improvement and motivation to become better.