Hi all, I was sitting and thinking today that how much things have been improved in my life in few past years. There was a time when I used to hide from people, I was having no confidence at all to stand and talk to anyone. I was living more in my head than outside in the world. Not had many friends. Not much knowledge in anything, not even any interests. My world was very small and boring and sad too. But I am thankful and glad that I can see myself in a better place today and I am sure that tomorrow will be even more better because Improvement is a kind of a process that never ends, no matter how better you have become already there is always room available to enhance. In the few past years, I have learned new things, adopt some new good habits, and become more productive, lively, confident, and positive but still, I can see there is more I can do, and there are more changes I can bring to improve my life.
So here I am sharing today some of the ideas and practices that I think helped me to improve my life and can surely help anyone to improve his/her life too.
Learning is always been the very first step toward growth. You can’t grow unless you try something new. We start learning from day one when we are born. We learn to feel touch, feel hunger, feel pain then we learn to respond to our name, we learn to recognize faces, then walking, talking, education and this process of learning develops us, and it keeps going on until the last day we live. As I said in one of my recent posts that “learning is always believed to be a lifelong process and it has no age limit. If you have the will, if you are curious, then no matter what age you are you can learn anything and you can explore new avenues anytime” So never stop learning make yourself curious to learn new things it will always grow you up.
In a few past years, I have started to learn writing first when started this blog page, then I started to learn the Spanish language, then I learned things related to my profession, and now I am learning to swim and I know there are more things ahead I am eager to learn.
Habits have a big role in anyone’s life. They set a whole lifestyle and create a big difference in character depending on how you choose or make your habits. Having good habits leads you to a good lifestyle and keeping bad habits give you negative result always. So, it is important to give proper attention to what you do, how you live, what you eat, and how you treat others. Any habit that seems bad must be replaced with a good one. If you have a bad habit of sleeping late and it will put an impact on your health and you must change it. If you have a bad habit of eating junk you should think about it and push yourself toward healthy food. A few months back I do have this bad sleep habit, Movies and web series kept me awake till late at night like 2 or 3 am, and slowly I started to realize I was not getting enough sleep and felt tired and sleepy always then I push myself hard to fix my sleep cycle. I took one of my friend’s help who goes to the gym in the morning and asked him to wake me early morning and take me with him. At first, I missed every other day but it worked. Now I have realized that eating junk food is another bad habit that I need to fix. I will work on it.
If you think you don’t have any bad habits to work on you can always add up new good habits like exercising, meditating, reading books, and more listening and less talking. Yes, listening is also a very nice habit. Changing or making any habit takes time but the key is to be constant and make it routine it will change not immediately but one day definitely.
If you are one of those who always think about only negative outcomes of any circumstances then you must know one thing that, negative thoughts always create a barrier if you want to make a way you must think positive. Positive thinking makes a positive lifestyle and a positive lifestyle always leads you toward great things. If negative thoughts are taking over you, try shifting your focus and collect all of the positive thoughts possible together and visualize them. Having a positive mind requires a positive environment too. Try staying around people who will lift you up and help you see the bright side always. I know staying positive in any situation especially when you are grieving or experiencing serious distress can seem impossible but, it is important to at least try and take the pressure off of yourself and find a little bright light.
I have faced that time personally when I was stuck in a negative mind. I always keep doubting myself and thinking about all that can go wrong. But when I realize this within myself, I start looking for the first clue which is “WHY?” once I found out why I always think undesirable I took some action. I cut off from a few people who seem not healthy being around, then I took help from some self-help books, then one of the most important things was Acceptance. I learned to accept the situation and everything that is not in my control.
Today I can say that I am a whole positive mind but that doesn’t mean I have nothing negative inside me. We cannot rid of negativity but we can keep practicing to stay positive on top of that.
Express your gratitude for the people, moments, or things that bring a little piece of joy or some kind of comfort will defiantly help you to cut the stress and see the good side always. It also helps improve self-esteem. Take time at least once a day maybe before bed to think about all the good things that happened in the day and be grateful. Being thankful makes you a humble person and a better human being. By practicing this, you will see the change in yourself that will be taking you toward becoming a better person every day.
I am also practicing this to blend it into my natural habits. I have seen sometimes that when you express gratitude to someone or something when you be thankful for anything, you spread peace and kindness around you. You will be agreed with this quote that I often use “One Smile Creates Thousand More”.
Self-love is key to accepting yourself as you are. It is a state of the unconditional support, self-care, and compassion you give yourself that eventually results in good health, great self-esteem, happiness, total balance, and well-being. When you hold yourself in high esteem, you are more likely to choose things that nurture your well-being and serve you well. You should start caring for yourself, your health, your mind, your body, and your soul. Your happiness comes from within you. If your mind is upset you can’t be happy, and the same scenario with your body, health, and soul if any of this is not well you can’t feel well too. If you are living happily and you achieve peace of mind it will become easier to take your life in the right direction and make the right decisions.
As for practicing self-love I usually advise myself “care less but care more”. Care less about the society around. Care less of any small things that will not matter at all in the coming 5 years or maybe the next 5 days. But, Care more about yourself. Your mental peace, your health, your self-esteem, and your happiness are way more important than any of the dramas in life.
I am hoping these practices will help you in some way to improve your lifestyle and well-being.♥