~by Dorothy Watson
Self-improvement can be a daunting prospect. After all, life is already busy enough without having to add extra activities or tasks to our already overflowing plates. But the truth is that taking care of ourselves is essential if we want to lead happy and healthy lives. Here, Lotus Counseling and Wellness Center presents ten tips to help you become the best version of yourself.
1. Get Plenty of Exercise
Exercise plays a vital role in keeping us healthy, both physically and mentally. Make sure
you set aside time each day to get some exercise – even if it’s just a 20-minute walk around the block. This will help boost your energy levels and make you feel better overall.
2. Assess Your Career Satisfaction
Are you feeling fulfilled in your current job? If not, it may be time to reevaluate your career path and decide whether it’s time for a change. Take an honest look at what you want from your career and consider options that will make you feel more satisfied.
3. Get a New Degree or Certificate
Learning new skills or pursuing further education can be incredibly rewarding experiences, so why not give it a shot? Whether it's taking night classes at a community college or enrolling in an online university program, there are plenty of options available depending on what interests you most. You don’t even have to complete a full degree program if that doesn’t fit your needs. Try choosing between compTIA+ stackable certifications to make yourself more marketable in the IT industry. There are plenty of options from CompTIA A+ to Network+ and Security+. Take your pick!
4. Update Your CV/Resume
Updating your resume frequently ensures it's always ready when the opportunity strikes. Plus, this process helps highlight any accomplishments since the last time you made changes, which can provide valuable insight into progress over time. Having an up-to-date resume also makes applying for jobs much easier should you ever decide it's time for a career change down the line.
5. Develop a Meditation Practice
Meditation has been proven to reduce stress and increase focus, making it an invaluable
tool for fostering well-being. Taking just 10 minutes out of your day for meditation can
have a big impact on how you feel throughout the day, and it can help you learn to manage stress. Lotus also offers two meditation classes each week.
6. Improve Your Sleep Habits
Quality sleep plays an important role in our mental health, so it’s important to ensure that we’re getting enough restful sleep each night. Try going to bed and waking up at the same time every day, avoiding screens before bedtime, exercising regularly, eating healthier foods, and creating a comfortable sleeping environment, all of which can help improve your sleep habits over time.
7. Adopt Healthier Eating Habits
Eating healthy is an important part of self-care and well-being. Incorporate more fruits,
veggies, lean proteins, healthy fats, and whole grains into your diet for balanced nutrition that will keep you energized throughout the day. Consider also meal-prepping one day a week so you have access to healthy food for quick lunches and dinners. You can even take a clean eating class from Lotus Counseling and Wellness Center to get you on the right track.
8. Maintain a Healthy Home Environment
Creating a clean and organized living space can go a long way toward enhancing self-
esteem and promoting relaxation. Spend some time decluttering areas like closets or
pantries, or simply take some time each week to give your home a thorough cleaning. Be sure to also swap out any toxic cleaning products for safer, more environmentally friendly products.
9. Eliminate Toxic Relationships
Surrounding yourself with people who bring out the best in you can do wonders for
improving your overall well-being, so make sure any relationships in your life are
supportive ones! Sabino Recovery urges you to identify any toxic relationships in your life, whether romantic or platonic, and take steps to distance yourself from them if they aren't a positive force in your life.
10. Become an Entrepreneur
Starting your own business can be a great way to take charge of your career. By developing a business plan, researching and securing funds, and creating marketing materials, you can turn small ideas into something tangible. Structuring your business as an LLC can also give you better legal protection if the business ever falls on hard times, and you’ll gain tax benefits as well. Forming an LLC takes only a few steps, but you can simplify things by working with a formation service.
Put Effort into Your Wellbeing
Taking care of ourselves requires a bit of effort but is worth every bit of energy put into it. From getting plenty of exercise to learning how to set boundaries with others to starting a business or pursuing a new certification, these tips will help enhance your well-being while also helping promote personal growth along the way. So why not start today?