30 Things You Should Start Doing

Sep 05

Today is a special day as it begins a bright new future.  The following is a “to do” list to help you improve your life, jam-packed full of things you should start doing today, not tomorrow, not next week, but today.

1. Keep Company With The Right People

The right people are the ones you enjoy spending time with and who appreciate you, love you and encourage you to be the best you can be, better even in exciting and healthy ways.  They are not only the ones who embrace who you are, without question, but also the person you want to become. 

2. Face Up To Your Problems

Remember it is how you react and deal with problems that defines you, not the actual problems.  Unless you take appropriate action, your problems won’t go away if you just ignore them.  Take baby steps along the right path by dealing with problems by doing what you can and when you can and fully acknowledge the steps, no matter how big or small they are, you take towards solving your problems in life.

3. Be Honest To Yourself

Start being completely honest with yourself about what needs to be changed in your life and what is right.  Be completely honest about the type of person you want to become and what you would like to achieve.  Be completely honest always with every aspect in your life.  The reason being is that you are the only person you can count on at all times.  Do thorough soul searching, to understand who you are truly.  When you do you will understand better where you are in your life, how you reached there and you will be better able to understand where you want to be and how to make it to do things that get you there.

4. Make Your Happiness The Most Important Thing In Your Life

Remember that your own needs matter.  You are only sabotaging yourself if you do not stick up for yourself, look out for your own interests and value yourself as a person.  It really is possible to look after the people important to you while looking out for your own needs as well.  The great thing is that when you take care of your own needs, you will be better able to look out for the needs of your nearest and dearest. 

5. Be Proud To Be You

Stop wasting your time trying to be someone you are not to impress others.  Be yourself and embrace the person you are on the inside.  The person you are who is beautiful and has strengths and ideas all of your own.  Don’t change who you are, but aim to be the best version of who you are. 

6. Live In The Present Tense

What is happening to you right now is the only thing that is immediately important to you.  Stop dwelling on the past and worrying about the future and start living in the present day.  Take the time to appreciate the beauty in the world and life right now.

7. Value The Lessons You Learn From Mistakes

It is okay to make mistakes because these help you to progress.  If you find that you are not failing much in life, it is probably because you are not trying hard enough or learning from your mistakes.  It is important to take risks, fall over and then pick yourself up and continue onwards.   Take heart and appreciate the fact that you growing, learning, pushing and continuing to improve.  It is usually the case that you only experience significant and important achievements after you have suffered a series of failures.

8. Be Polite To Yourself

Take a moment to consider how long you would stay friendly towards someone if they spoke to you the way you speak to yourself.  Unless you treat yourself with kindness and politeness, no one else will. 

9. Find Enjoyment In What You Have

It can be easy to always be looking to improve and better your life, all the while taking for granted what you actually have in your life.  If you don’t stop and find enjoyment in the things you have you will waste your life always striving for more.  Take a moment at the start of the day, appreciate the person you are and what you have.

10. Create Happiness

You are missing out in life if you are waiting for others to make you happy.  Happiness is a choice.  If you want things to change in your life, make those changes yourself.  Be inspired by your own positivity when heading into tomorrow and find happiness in who you are today.  When you make the choice to actively search out and create happiness, you will find it.

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