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Ways to Better Yourself

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Do you ever feel as if you want to improve the quality of your everyday life? That you want to do more with your time and energy but find that everyday tasks get in the way? Then why not achieve this by using self-betterment techniques?

When the words self-betterment and self-improvement are brought up, we often think that they require lots of effort and many hours of our day. However it doesn’t have to be that way, it can involve doing a couple of things or one important thing every day that builds up over time. Here are a couple of efficient ways to get you started and on the road to self-improvement:

Know your Strengths and Weaknesses
C.M. Smith, technologist and writer, says that in order to consistently better yourself, you have to know what your strengths and weaknesses are. For example, you might be good at remembering to go to the gym everyday (your strength) but you may forget to eat healthy (your weakness). You can start by making a list of your strengths and weaknesses – use this list as your guide through your process of self-betterment. Keep in mind that the point is to look at yourself in a realistic way, only through doing so can you bring about small changes and generate new productive habits that will stick.

Think positive thoughts 
Angel Chernoff, writer and co-creator of Marc and Angel Hack Life blog, suggests that you should have a C. You might be sceptical, but studies show that positive thinkers have an overall better wellbeing as they are less stressed and healthier (mentally and physically).  A starting point to get you on the track of positive thinking would be to change your mental self-talk. This is something we all do but we aren’t always conscious of how it affects us. The key is, to use techniques such as meditation or, while exercising, to stop and listen to what you are telling yourself. If you pick up some negative thoughts then pause and replace them with positive ones, which can help you correct your mind set and get you on the right mental track.

Exercise
This may be a popular topic but it is also one of the most effective. Exercising, whether through swimming, running, meditation (a moderate intensity exercise) or any other sport, helps to boost your heart rate, releases endorphins (which are your bodies feel good chemicals) and helps to prevent and fight diseases. It is therefore one of the best ways to keep you mentally fit as it helps to reduce stress and improve cognitive function.

Having a healthy body means that you will have a healthy mind too. To get started you can do a 20 minute workout at least three times a week, which will also help you to keep off unwanted weight says Misty Belardo (Senior Project Manager at Barefoot Proximity).

So why not improve yourself today using these three simple steps and get on your way to self-betterment.

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