Few moments in life offer as much joy as the morning coffee ritual. When you wake up with a wide smile stretching your face, you feel ready for the day ahead and know that it’s going to be a good one. The first thing that gives you this happiness is THE COFFEE. Every cup of delicious coffee that fills you with positive energy and helps you get through the day is the result of having a well-established coffee ritual in place.
Life is not easy. As a matter of fact, it never was. If it were, there would be no need for us to wake up every morning and make an effort to improve our personal lives. For that purpose, we have been programmed by nature to seek improvements from ourselves and the environment. That’s why you must learn how to improve yourself and live a meaningful life; certain habits can help you become successful even when you’re not working towards that goal. This article will mention five habits that can enrich your lifestyle and hopefully address your personal needs.
- Form a better new you with self-image
Do you know what your self-image is? This is not the personal image we show to others. This is how we see ourselves and how we view our own self-worth.
Life is meaningless if you are not conscious about your image. An image has a lot of influence on how people perceive you. Image building the self can be done in many ways, but by far, the most effective and safest way is to form a sustained discipline of this process.
Understanding the importance of self-image is key to improving our exterior image. The way we look has a lot to do with our self-esteem and confidence and plays a role in who we are attracted to because it can help determine how worthy someone may feel. Many people have a negative view of themselves and look so bad that they are completely blinded by it. Understanding the true definition of self-image is important for achieving goals, affecting others, and improving your physical appearance.
- Create good habits with self-focus
I’m sure you’ve heard the phrase “I can’t, I don’t have time.” It seems to be something even the busiest people in the world say. You may also know this phrase takes a lot of sacrifice and discipline to avoid falling prey to it. But you have to wonder: Does everyone really not have time? Or are people simply not getting enough of the right kind of self-focus?
I’m not saying you’re a bad person, but self-focus to build and maintain great habits is a lot easier said than done. If I asked you right now about your routine, would it be the same thing day after day? What about a month ago – was it the same then? In reality, most people are pretty inconsistent. You might always get out of bed at 6 AM, but if you’re one of those “I don’t really have much of a morning routine” type people, then does your routine even matter? Maybe for the first week or two, but eventually, things return back to “normal,” and consistent good habits begin to slip away.
- Enrich your life with self-value
The ability to appreciate yourself is the key knowledge to your self-value. When you have the ability to appreciate yourself, it will allow you to create beneficial habits that will enrich your lifestyle.
Can self-value make you more influential, attractive, and successful? Yes. We learn by doing. The more you practice running your own life with the commitment and discipline of a champion, the more effective you become at transforming the lives of others.
When you say the word “value,” what comes to mind? Money? Hard work? We consume a lot of products and services every day. Some we use once in a while, others every day. But can you think of anything that really adds value to your daily lifestyle? I was having this conversation with a friend, and he said something profound: “I consume things all the time, but hardly ever do anything that adds value to my life.” He does have a point. We want things that fill us with energy and make life more beautiful. And I don’t mean this in a material sense only. There are lots of things we can consume that help us in our soul-searching and personal development.
I was a youth pastor for many years. One of the things I tried to instill in high school and college students is that they should have a strong sense of self-worth. Self-worth is not about being arrogant, egotistical, or filled with pride. It’s about having confidence in yourself and the confidence to do hard things such as push your boundaries, experience new things, try new things, explore new places and be around other people who challenge you to grow and become all you can be.
- Educate yourself
Self-education is one of the best ways that you can make yourself a fortune. You can be educated at the expense of your employer, or you can educate yourself at no cost to you. Obviously, there is a big difference between the two options. The education that you receive when working is usually limited in its scope and does not benefit you after you leave your job. You are unlikely to retain much of this knowledge once your position has been terminated or if you switch employers.
From the time we are born, we’re taught how to fit into our society. We learn how to behave, what to say and how to act around others. However, many of us forget that being different and doing things in a way that no one else is doing them is often the best way to succeed. Building a fortune is not always about understanding taxes or managing money well; it’s about thinking outside the box.
- Build self-confidence
I’ve had doubts in my head for the longest time whether I’m actually good enough to do certain things in life. I’ve read tons of books and researched methods online to help me build self-confidence, but nothing stuck. When I recently started doing a course called Self-Trust Bootcamp, I made some real progress on improving myself.
There is a marked difference between self-trust and self-confidence. What is the difference? I spent many years with little self-trust and low confidence, always looking outside myself for answers. If only I could find the right religious belief, or the right person to marry, or the right job, I would then be happy. What a heavy burden to carry! It was when I learned to trust in who I am that my confidence bloomed like never before.
Confidence is a great quality to have, and it will help you in many ways.