Yeah, we have examples of self care thrown at us almost daily. We just don’t seem to have time for it. Self-improvement seems daunting and time-consuming at first. And you’re not wrong. It’s not a quick or easy process, but that doesn’t mean it’s not worth it.
We have busy, demanding lives. Where do we even begin? What do we need to bring with us? How long is it all going to take?
The most difficult part of any journey involves taking the first step. Once we set ourselves in motion, we know we’re expected to commit to our chosen path. Thankfully, it doesn’t take much to get started.
Now let’s make the starting point a lot more accessible, shall we?
A Few Easy Things
- Compliment something about someone.
- Donate to a charity, no matter what size the donation is.
- Give away old clothes.
- Create a budget.
- Do something nice for someone that they’ll never know about.
- Rearrange your furniture.
- Attend a Meetup and speak to everyone there.
- Pick one thing you’ve been procrastinating about and get it done today.
- Write down at least 50 things you’re grateful about.
- Learn how to cook something new.
- Send someone a care package for literally no reason.
- Make encouraging post-its and place them on your mirror.
Make Encouragement Contagious
We don’t encourage each other enough. As a result, we fail to uplift those around us sufficiently. And as humans, we already have a negativity bias.
So, I can’t stress this enough. Spread encouragement like you’re trying to sell Herbalife. Believe you can make a difference, and you will. Sure, it won’t be readily apparent, but change takes time. And the more gradual the change, the harder it will be for things to backslide.
If you believe in something enough, it will often catch on without you realizing it. We take on a certain demeanor, a certain rhythm when we choose self-improvment.
Suddenly, people want to know what makes us tick. What is it about us lately? Why are we so happy (even if we’re not at the moment)?
The Wisdom in Being Grateful
Need more examples of self care? I wrote a book about self-improvement titled Life After Low Self-Esteem. In it, I mention writing down 50 things you’re grateful for. Why 50?
Many of us don’t even think we have that much to be thankful for, but try it anyway. You’ll more than likely surprise yourself. There are also sheets here you can reference for self-improvement as well.
Just remember. Take that first step, and the rest will follow.