7 Hot Tips for Self Improvement Part 2
Self Improvement Tip 4
Don't procrastinate! The more you put something off and something else off, the more all your undesirable chores pile up.
Until they're an insurmountable task that would make a paid cleaning crew shudder. In fact take these chores and work them into your schedule so you will do them.
Self Improvement Tip 5
If you don't already keep either a schedule or make yourself a to-do list each night, this is your cue to start.
A to-do list helps you with get things done because it gives you a urgency "must do this today" attitude.
It will also help you remember things that you might have otherwise forgotten. You can put things on them that you're afraid of forgetting, or want to make sure you make time for.
Self Improvement Tip 6
This is by far the most important self improvement tip I could give you. Forgive and Forget.
Either imagined or real slights should always be forgiven. To forget them is to not dwell on them and not remember the angry feelings if you ever look back on that moment.
Let me just tell you this: Holding a grudge will not hurt the begrudged as much as it will hurt you and your personality. As well as your existing relationships.
If there are any ancient or recent rifts or fights between you and a relative, friend, or spouse that are hurting your relationship or have ended it entirely, make amends.
This life is the only life you get, we'll never know when it'll be our or the begrudged person's time to die, and by then it will be too late to say "I'm Sorry".
So pick up the phone or walk up to that person and apologize, even if it wasn't your fault. This may be the last chance you'll get to make amends.
You will be surprised at the feeling you'll get after fixing things up between you. As if a burden has been lifted off your shoulders. This is definitely a step towards self improvement.
Self Improvement Tip 7
Do something kind for someone else. Today!
Not just on a birthday or anniversary, but spontaneously.
Buy a rose or other flower for a friend and tell them it's just "because". Because they mean a lot to you, and because you care for them.
Tell your family and friends that you love them. Offer to help a friend with a chore. Babysit for someone you know so they can have a night out.
Help teach a young niece/nephew, son/daughter, brother/sister, etc.... how to read or do some other "grownup" thing.
The list of things you can do is endless, and I'm sure you can procure some ideas of your own on the subject.
Now for your convenience I've summed up all seven self improvement tips:
1. Get up early and jog or watch sunrise
2. Eat breakfast
3. Smile at strangers when you make eye contact
4. Don't procrastinate
5. Keep a schedule or To-Do list
6. Forgive others and Forgive past wrongs
7. Do something for someone else
Remember it's all up to you whether you take these steps in your self improvement plan, but improve it they will.
Be sure you read Part 1 of this article which contains the first 3 self improvement tips
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