Making the decision to lead a better life and grow as a person is an excellent one. Once you have decided that you need to make a change, you need to know how to make these changes. There are several things that you can do to be a better person and live a more fulfilling life.
The best time to incorporate exercise into your day is in the morning. When you exercise in the morning, it will get your blood pumping and wake you up. You will also be more focused after your morning workout. Finally, you will sleep better at night when you get in a good workout in the morning.
2- Don’t Procrastinate:
Saying that you will do something tomorrow or that you do not have time to do something are not beneficial when trying to change your life. Often times, tomorrow never comes, and things never get done. Saying that you will do it tomorrow is code for you would rather be lazy.
3- Stop Making Excuses:
If there is something that you have always wanted to do, such as something fun, experiencing something new, or doing something to better yourself, stop making excuses as to why you cannot do it. Often times, excuses are just a way out because you are afraid to try something new. Once you stop making excuses, you have no choice but to try thing that you have always wanted to.
4- Read a Book:
Many people believe that going online and reading a few, three paragraph articles a day, is the same thing as reading. This is not true. When you sit down and read a book, it will help expand your vocabulary, open your mind, and will inspire real thinking, creativity, and ideas.
5- Know Your Credit Score:
Your credit score is very important if you are trying to better yourself. Without a good credit score, you cannot purchase a home or a new car. When you know and understand your credit score, you have a better shot at making beneficial changes in your life.
6- Save Money:
Saving money is very important for your future. When you save, you can be sure that you will be secure when you retire.
7- Stop Holding Grudges:
Harboring hate takes more energy than simply letting things go. If you find that there is someone in your life that inspires bad feeling, simply cut them out of your life for good. You will be better off in the long run.
8- Laugh and Smile:
When you are having a bad day, smiling or having a good laugh is a good way to make things a bit better. If you cannot find a reason to smile, call a friend who can always make you laugh. You can also watch your favorite comedy or watch a few funny clips on YouTube.
9- Stop and Relax:
If you want to better yourself, you need to take time for yourself to recharge your batteries. If you do not take time to stop and smell the roses, you will have difficulty appreciating the good things in life.
10- Be Thankful:
It is not always easy, however, you should sit down and think of the things that you have to be thankful for. Even if things are bad at the moment, you should realize that there is someone out there who is worse off than you. While being thankful is important, you should not simply accept things for the way that they are. If there is something that you are not happy about, but can change, you will be even more thankful.
11- Be Charitable:
Being charitable is very important when trying to better yourself. If you do not have a great deal of money, you can still be charitable. You can volunteer to help people who are worse off than you. You can smile at a person across the room who looks like they are having a bad day. You can help an old woman across the street with her bags, or offer to help an elderly neighbor rake their yard. Doing something to help someone else will make you feel like a better person.
12- Understand That it is Okay to Be Selfish:
It is important to understand that you can be selfish without being a bad person. If you are constantly giving, you are not taking care of your own needs. If you do not have a healthy mind and body, you will not be much use to others.
13- Put Your Phone Away:
When you are with family and friends, you should keep your phone out of sight. It will always be there, but your time with friends and family may not.
14- Be More Outgoing:
It is important to be outgoing and talk to people. You may be afraid to talk to a stranger because they may be rude or ignore you. If you do talk to a stranger, you could end up meeting your new best friend or soul mate.
It is important to listen when people are speaking to you. Don’t concentrate on what you will say next, but really listen.
16- Be Yourself:
Being someone you are not, just to please other people, is a bad idea. If you cannot be who you are with certain people, they are not worth having in your life. You should always think the way you want to, and do the things that you want to do. This is the only way that you will be a well rounded person.
If you budget and schedule allows, you should travel. Being able to experience new places and new cultures will open your eyes up to a world that you did not know about. Traveling will expand your mind and help create memories that will be with you forever.
18- Be Open Minded:
It is important to be open minded. If you do not agree with someone, try to put yourself in their shoes.
19- Open Your Heart:
It is important to let yourself love. Don’t be afraid to let people in because you are afraid to get hurt. Loving and letting people love you back is the greatest feeling of all. Be sure, however, not to love so much that you allow others to take advantage of you.
20- Be Curious:
Curiosity does not always kill the cat. Being curious and asking questions will expand your level of knowledge.
21- Follow Your Dreams:
If you are very passionate about something, you should go for it. You should never settle for a job, a spouse, or anything that will keep you from fulfilling your dreams.
22- Be Childish Occasionally:
It is a good idea to be childish once in a while. Children are selfish, which you should be occasionally. Children have no cares in the world, and do what makes them happy. This is also something that you should do occasionally. Try to make each day exciting and see something new, through a child’s eyes.
There are many ways that you can bring positive change in your life and be a better person. None of them will take up a great deal of your time, or cost a great deal of money. All you need to do is change certain ways of thinking and certain aspects in your life, and you will be on your way to living a more fulfilling life.
By: Kelli Dicks