The pandemic has inspired many of us to take stock of our lives.
And now that you’ve re-evaluated what matters to you, you might have decided to carve out some time to build a better you.
Be kind to yourself and try our five solutions for self-improvement!
- Get More Sleep
This can be difficult for the night owls out there, but an early night can have a huge impact on your life. A good night’s sleep will help to keep your immune system running smoothly, and your stress levels in check – so keep your shut eye on a regular schedule!
Getting plenty of rest will do you the world of good – and there’s a lot of truth in the ‘beauty sleep’ cliche! Sleep deprivation can really take a toll not just on our appearance, but also on our mental and physical health.
- Watch What You Eat
Dieting is rarely anyone’s favourite thing to do, and sometimes life just feels too short to stick to a strict diet.
Instead, just be mindful of what you consume and remember – everything in moderation. The odd glass of wine or takeaway is perfectly fine, but just make sure you’re also eating fruit and vegetables.
Most of us need a coffee in the morning to function, but too much caffeine can cause a whole host of issues from insomnia to anxiety. If you can’t quite bring yourself to cut out the coffee, just try cutting back instead!
- Read Daily
Reading is a great way to keep your mind active and improve your understanding of the world around you.
Studies have shown that reading also helps to improve your emotional intelligence, giving us an understanding of a wide variety of perspectives.
If you’re tired of finish your evening in front of Netflix, or scrolling down your Instagram feed, trade out your usual night time routine for a book and a beverage of your choice.
- Further Your Education
Furthering your education is an excellent way to boost your overall confidence, and it can even advance your career.
Dropping everything thing and returning to university isn’t possible for everyone, those with full-time jobs and children. However, with an institution such as Anglia Ruskin Distance Learning, you can study anywhere and at any time
Distance learning really is a great choice for those with already packed schedules. Plus, the nature of remote study means that you can learn from anywhere in the world!
- Find a Hobby
There are many benefits to having a hobby. As well as occupying your free time, they can also reduce your stress levels, make you more social, and boost your self-esteem as your skills grow.
Consider taking up a sport or joining a yoga class. If you’re feeling particularly ambitious, you could even learn to play an instrument or master a second language!
Not only is self-improvement important for our physical and mental well-being, but it also helps to make us better people too.
What steps have you taken to improve yourself? Tell us all about your self-improvement journey in the comments below!