There is no certain way of living your life. the ‘you’ in you is a dynamic process. It can and is always changing. Our interests change with time and so do our priorities. And there is always room for improvement when it comes to our habits, personality, and how we spend our time. Improving ourselves takes small steps and actions. It’s not as difficult as you might think. Here are just 15 ways to improve yourself in just 15 minutes!
15 Ways to Improve Yourself in Just 15 Minutes
It takes a few minutes and makes you feel good about yourself instantly. Besides, your smile can make others cheer up too.
2. Compliment Others
Another way to improve yourself by putting a smile on another person’s face is to compliment them. And guess what? It just takes a second to do that!
3. Learn a new thing
Your brain needs exercise just like your body. The one great way you can sharpen your wits is to learn something new. You can watch a documentary or read about an interesting new theory. Then there are always so many free online courses to choose from. Opportunities are simply unlimited in this age. Over the past year or so, I have watched my friend Anamika learn crochet and turn it into a fine art. Read about her crocheting journey here.
4. Forgive and Forget
A lot of people prefer to carry the scars of others’ mistakes with them even after a considerable time has passed. In most cases, they are only hurting themselves and are becoming bitter day by day. If you have unresolved issues like that, it is time for you to let it go. Go easy on yourself!
Get in touch with a loved one with who you had not been in contact for a while. This reconnecting session will refresh your mood.
6. Play with a Child
Sometimes all you need is to spend a few minutes with a child to get in touch with your inner child as well. After all there is a lot to learn from their innocence, energy, and curiosity. I love chatting with children. When I take the dogs for a walk, I have some interesting conversations with them. It lightens my mood and makes me feel better about myself.
7. Pet an Animal
There is something about animals that petting them comforts us. Taking a dog for a walk or cuddling with a cat is all the therapy you need to get over your blues and reboot your system.
Reading cultivates mind. You don’t have to finish a book in a day. A few minutes of reading on a daily basis can rejuvenate your brain for sure.
A workout routine will not only improve your body but also your mood and energy levels. There is no point in missing a rush of endorphins, right?
Sometimes jogging down the memory lane and remembering the good old times can elevate your mood. Besides, you can always learn a thing or two from the past.
A few minutes of meditation can work wonders for your focus and activate your mind. It helps relieve stress as well as makes you happier.
12. Practice being Grateful
Focus on the blessings and you will have more of them. You know the ‘you attract what you like’ rule and it works. Instead of being pessimistic, try being grateful and you will see a positive change coming your way.
13. Enjoy Nature
Go for a stroll or just have a glimpse of a scenic view from over your balcony. Let the nature heal you as you step away from the electronics
14. Walk away from your comfort zone
Do something you find rather uncomfortable. Let’s say if you are an introvert try talking to a complete stranger. It will help you come out of your comfort zone.
Finally, just give to the world in general in whatever currency you have, money, smile, a good deed, or even by your talent. It all counts!
Great practices to inculcate in our daily life. Thank you for sharing ♥️
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We are aware of the benefits of most of them, but here you have compiled them so nicely and written about there benefits for our overall wellbeing. I have been practising most of them, and I must say that they really help.
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Little things go a long way in improving ourselves! These are small but significant things which will help. I have started meditating for a few minutes these days and I can already feel a sense of calm in these stressful times.
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Oh, I love this post! Bravo.
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Hi Corrinne, this is a great list! I have shared it on my Facebook page. I would deepen or extend the challenge in two ways. If you have pets, don’t just take your talk for a walk, but talk to him or her. Focus on the dog when you walk, don’t text!
Also, in terms of smiling, if you are in an area that requires wearing masks, smile anyway. I do think people can tell!
Thanks and blessings, Michele
Hi Corinne, Thank you for a great list! I do a lot of these although I mix them up depending on the day. I’m very lucky to live with 2 dogs so petting them is of course a ‘several times a day’ thing 😉
Thank you for mentioning my name in the post. Corinne. It made me happy even today when I am here reading the post 2nd time this week. Getting a pet dog is next on the cards for D and me and I see that happening next year.
Great tips, and excellent reminders!
Sue from Women Living Well After 50
It doesn’t take much does it Corinne to improve ourselves? Little things can build on each other and it brings a sense of fulfillment. Thanks for sharing at #MLSTL and reminding us of simple and effective ways for self-improvement and self-awareness. x
Leanne | www.crestingthehill.com.au
These are all great tips Corinne – smiling, contibuting, learning, showing gratitude and kindness – the more we invest into the world, the more we reap from it. I love that my life is so happy these days because I choose positivity and gratitude.
I shall try and practice some of them, Corinne! Enjoying nature refreshes me the most!
Thanks for writing about positive thoughts that we need and what you share helps towards empowerment and growth. Simple steps and seamless, Corinne.