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The reason many people often resist change is that there's comfort in what they know. Although the unknown is appealing to some, it is only natural to resist placing ourselves in new situations. Still, you get to that point when it is no longer necessary and possible to play it safe, and that's where resources like Soul Fire Wisdom Coaching become operative.
Whenever We Think We Are Good, We Can Be Even Better
Many of us neglect to do what will make us the best version of ourselves, even if we can envision what that version looks like. It can be challenging to break out of our comfort zone, even in the name of self-improvement. Moreover, it can be hard to decide what to improve when there's an unlimited number of ways we can become better in 2021. So, even if you take one point from the list below and run with it, you're doing something - and that's worth it.
Set Goals for Yourself
Make it a habit to set goals for yourself — yearly, monthly, and even daily. Write those goals down, check them, and record your progress. Success is not in how quickly you reach your targets — it's in the journey to make them happen. Once you have some goals lined up, you know what to focus on. This makes everything easier as you know where you are heading rather than chasing squirrels all over the place.
Improve Your Career
Whether you are pleased with your 9-to-5 job or dream about starting and running your own business, your skills are valuable and could propel you further in the career you chose. Even though you're usually provided with training when starting a new job, when venturing into the unknown of starting a business, this is not always the case. However, there are many benefits to owning a business, including freedom, self-improvement support, ability, money, and time to help your family and others, boosted self-esteem, and so much more.
While you don't need an MBA or any particular business certification to run your start-up, looking for some online resources that will help you acquire new skills or improve the ones you have is the best thing you can do to improve your career. This is also a simple way to succeed in both business life and personal life, making you more confident and bolder in your pursuits. There are many resources out there, such as communication curriculums, project management classes, and online business formation courses, with the latter helping you figure out the best business structure for your start-up and how to get started.
Dress for the Life You Want
Life is way too short to be spent in clothes that make you feel uncomfortable or lower yourself-esteem. Whenever possible, make a change in your wardrobe and dress for the life you want — in a way that makes you happy.
Physical activity and self-improvement go hand in hand, doing amazing things for both your body and mind. Find activities that you love, whether it's dancing around the house, lifting weights at the gym, or hiking mountains. Exercise and movement are some of the most basic forms of self-improvement you can focus on for your overall well-being.
Mediation doesn't have to be challenging, sitting in a room, in silence, for prolonged periods. It can be as simple as taking a few breaths right now. Inhale, exhale, and repeat.
Plan and do at least a thing that is going to make you feel happier per week. It could be booking a spa treatment, watching a play, journaling, shopping for clothes you've always wanted, or just sitting alone with yourself. It doesn't have to be expensive — it's the little things that matter, and they are exceptionally good for your well-being.
What Self-Improvement Brings
We only get one shot at life, and no matter what cards you were dealt, you can improve your life by taking care of yourself first. By self-improving, you're able to get more success, more happiness, meaningful relationships, better health, etc. There's always something about ourselves we can work on; the human potential is limitless, so it is impossible to reach a point of no growth.
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After 4 years of featuring at least 1 guest Author a month this blog changed in 2020. I loved featuring the posts of other great people who also believe in mind, body, spirit wellness. I will continue to feature articles submitted to me on this topic that align with my own mission. However, finding & reaching out to others is time consuming and I do it for my radio show, Soul Talks and other groups and projects and so for this blog i will be ramping up my own posts and perspective. posting mostly my own blogs. I will be happy & excited to post articles from those who submit them to me.