To improve is to thrive. No matter which stage you are (assuming you have not reached Nirvana yet), you can find an opportunity to change for the better. Make life more fulfilling, exciting and worth living. Focus on that self-interest, and improve today.The easiest of all the ways of improving your life is here – it is guaranteed self-improvement for free!
Get up early, or stay up late. Choose one.
Although early bird may get the worms, we can leave that to birds. As humans, we have the freedom to choose.
But, do not lose sleep over which one to choose. It comes all natural – circadian rhythms, which are biological, physiological, and behavioural processes are intrinsic in you. Although difficult to change, once established pattern stays with you.
And.. I was serious when I said “do not lose sleep”?. There are only so many hours you can stay awake and be productive. Get to bed following a pattern. And, when you wake up – WAKE UP! Do not snooze, do not procrastinate, do not curse the sun. It will be a magnificent day.
Take a brisk walk, jog, or follow videos that teach you how to exercise in small spaces. Work your body, and see peace descend upon your brain.
- Exercise helps you relax - yes, this sounds strange to lazy people (including me!).
- Exercise reduces stress - more than you think was possible
Fact of science – you need to eat to stay alive. After sleeping for 6-8 hours you need to feed. If not for anything, you have to think about not getting dumber.
Do not eat anything that you can lay your hands on. Choose your morning food.
No time you say? No problem - just have a bowl of fruit!
Smile. A lot.
You are a follower of western movies and don’t trust men who smile often? Tough luck. Smiling keeps you healthy.
Smiling helps you socialise more. Wherever you go, smile at people. And, smile often.
“Every time you smile at someone, it is an action of love, a gift to that person, a beautiful thing."
– Mother Teresa
Write an effective goal.
Goal helps you stay focused. Have a qualified and quantified objective that makes you look forward to life.
It may be “earn enough to spend rest of my life in Goa”, or “provide food to at least one hungry person every month”. Make the goal something that you are passionate about. Work towards that goal every moment, review your goal and the current situation. Make improvements, change for the better, and see the goal accomplished.
Don’t forget the present moment.
The primary purpose of life is to live. Live happily, and with peace. Only the present moment can get you that.
Don’t be one of 99% humans who spend living the past. Don’t be the 99.9% who fret about the future - all the time.