Sunday, January 20, 2013

Your Better Self

I Googled something random the other day. I don't even remember what it was. Something like "how to live better" or "how to change your life" or something. Well, I spent pretty much the whole day clicking through links to blogs and articles. I don't know why, but I became enamored with finding ways that people have bettered themselves, and seeing what others think of as positive change.

I found a handful of sites that I really liked, and some ideas that I want to take to heart and try out. I thought I would go through those sites/blogs/articles and put them all into one convenient post so you guys don't have to spend an entire day searching them out. Unless that's what you do for fun... like me... you know....

Most of the sites that I like are about changing your habits, making better choices, tips for bettering yourself, and ways to renew and relax. There are a couple, though, that don't fit that category. Let's talk about those first.

One site that I was on said that learning a new language is a good change to make in your life. Learning something new is fun, it can be useful, and it's on my list of 30 things to do before turning 30. This site popped up: Open Culture. It's a list of free sites and podcasts for learning a new language, or brushing up on one.

How to Get From a 7 to a 10 talks about how you shouldn't settle in life. If you feel like you're stuck in a rut, or your life isn't as great as it could be, it might not be an easy road, but you can change it.

The rest of the sites and articles that I found are about changing your habits, which I am constantly trying to do. I'll admit that I have plenty of bad habits, vices, and things about myself that I would like to change.

30 Days to Success is a great method to keep in mind when trying to give up a vice or pick up a new healthy habit. Heck, even just making yourself stick to something for a week or two can give you an idea of whether or not you like it.

One of my biggest problems is getting up in the morning. Now, it's not necessarily something I want to change about myself... I would rather change my job to one that doesn't require me to rise before the sun. But, since that is a daily struggle, I've found that these articles were actually kind of helpful: How I Won the Battle of the Bed and Mind Over Mattress.

24 Daily Habits has some good points and ideas. They're probably not all for me.... For example, I most likely won't be rewriting my goals and blogging every morning before work. I have been trying to wake up earlier, though, and attempting to exercise and read every day. This is kind of a pick-and-choose list.

Who doesn't want to look and feel better? Besides just losing weight, I like looking for ways to relax and feel better about myself. 24 Powerful Relaxation Techniques and 25 Fun Ways to Pamper Your Body are both great lists of ways to pamper yourself and feel better

Anyone out there have more tips or techniques for self-improvement? I'm all ears!

1 comment:

  1. Since you already are the Captain of your Kitchen, you could try all the Spa DIY tips on (I followed the Green Mountain Spa recipes from that blog to here!). Make your own aftershave, whip up a body lotion, make an herbal remedy. Plus if you made various potions and lotions for your friends and coworkers, they'd love you all the more.


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