It will take you 21 days to build a habit and 90 days to build a new lifestyle. You will never improve your life until you change something you do every day. In a world that’s changing quickly, the one thing that guarantees improvement is change. Change is the only thing needed for self-improvement. Don’t expect to get a different result when you keep doing the same thing over and over again. Break the old patterns that keeps bringing you down, so you can build new healthy patterns that will lead to the improvement of your life. Practice healthy habits that will improve your life for the better.
Take a look at five (5) habits that will improve your life;
1. Always think positive.
Your life moves in the direction of your thoughts. Every conceived thought, whether positive or negative is a building block that creates its equivalent future. Be careful with what you are thinking about. The things you always think about will sooner or later manifest themselves in reality. When you always think positive, you will always get positive outcomes. But when you continually fill your mind with negative thoughts, your life will be overwhelmed with sad and unfortunate circumstances. Practice the habit of always thinking positive. Your mind will always believe everything you think, so make sure that you are thinking about the right things. Improve your life by always thinking positive.
2. Always be honest.
Honesty is soul medicine. The hardest person to be honest with is usually yourself. Your willingness to be completely honest with yourself and others is the real measure of character. Be honest about your intention with everything. Any foundation built on lies always fail. By being honest, you appear trustworthy to others. People will begin to see you as someone they can always rely on. This improves the way people relate with you. It makes you a trustworthy confidant. Learn to be honest with yourself before you expect others to be honest with you. You can only give what you have. By always being honest with yourself and others, your life improves by getting less complicated and more simple and straightforward. Always be honest.
3. Practice self-control.
Our greatest individual challenge in life is self-control. If you can learn self-control, you can master anything. To be a master of yourself is to be a master of your mind, body and spirit. Nothing is impossible for the one who has full control over his thoughts and emotions. Someone who has no self-control has no rule over his own spirit; he is like a city that is broken down, and without walls; vulnerable against outside forces. Without self-control you are vulnerable to attacks and anything could easily bring you down. You could easily get discouraged when challenges arise. You need self-control to be able to truly master yourself. There is no self-improvement without self-control.
4. Be less judgmental.
When you finally realize that nothing in life is permanent, you will become more tolerant, more forgiving and less judgmental. Everything you see now is subject to change. The person you judged and condemned as worthless yesterday could become someone of value and importance tomorrow. The person you saw yesterday who was so full of life could be no more tomorrow. Nothing lasts forever. Be more forgiving and less judgmental whenever you are in a position of authority. Always remember that as humans we are likely to make mistakes and offend people. Try not to judge people for the way they treated you, because they could become a better person tomorrow. Improve your life by being less judgmental.
5. Show gratitude.
Expression of gratitude for what you have or who you have become at any time is a great source of joy. When you start appreciating the little things in life, you place yourself in the right spot to experience life’s manifold blessings. Develop the habit of showing gratitude for what you receive from someone and appreciate someone through what you give out. You attract more favors into your life when you form the habit of showing gratitude. A grateful heart will attract everything good into your life. It will improve your life in ways you never imagined. Always be grateful.
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