The Top 10 Tips for True Self-Improvement

Have you ever felt stuck in place, knowing there is more to life, but unsure how to get it? Have you thought “How will my future play out? How do I feel about the life I have lived so far? Did you feel anxious? Did you go from thinking you had life figured out to feeling lost and confused by a stagnant lifestyle? Take a breath and redefine your future. Here are the top ten shifts in perspective that can help you take your life to the next level and assist you in breaking through your own glass ceiling to create the life you really want.

1. Give yourself permission to dream. You probably had no problem dreaming as a kid. What happened to your ability to imagine and dream about what you want and who you want to be? When was the last time you caught yourself daydreaming and appreciated it?

2. Stop looking outside yourself for happiness. Look inside. Increase your self awareness. Get curious about who you are at the core. Cultivate and nurture a relationship with yourself.

3. Cover the basics. Take the time to address your personal needs. How can you focus on thriving in your life if you are in survival mode? Set up that meeting with a financial advisor, get your space organized, clean up the details that are wasting your energy.

4. Embrace your past and move on. Shift from “why did it happen?” to “what do I want to do about it now?” Asking “why” is not a very empowering question. Asking what or how I want to proceed can be much more powerful and produce forward movement.

5. Remember that you are not alone. It is easy to feel overwhelmed with life. Seek support. Read more self-improvement articles. Hire a life coach. Join a group of like-minded people. They might help you figure out some things that are puzzling you.

6. Keep an attitude of gratitude. Count your blessings. What is working right in your life? Make a list. Set aside a bit of time every day to acknowledge what or who you are grateful for. The more you practice gratitude, the more you attract blessings into your life.

7. Court your passion. You still have your passion though it has been a while since you may have felt it flow. When were you most alive and joyful in your life? Find activities that rekindle your passions.

8. Take action. All the inspiration in the world is not enough to make you move your life to the next level. It takes inspired action to do that. Don’t linger in dreams. Move forward.

9. Take a breath. You probably forget to take deep full breaths. We have all learned to constrict our breathing in response to stress. According to many self-improvement articles, we not only need oxygen to stay alive, we need oxygen to give us energy and keep us
healthy. Right now take 5 deep, full breaths.

10. Have fun. Call a friend, take a bubble bath, take yourself to an art museum or schedule a whole day out in nature. Put on some great music and dance till you drop. Go to a comedy club and laugh out loud. Renew the joy in your life. Redefine your journey.

Reinvent yourself. Redesign your future. Think of the possibilities!

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