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Top Self-Help Tips for a better you!

Updated on December 8, 2013

You should always be working on your own personal development. Personal development and self help can include anything and everything from eating a healthier diet, to becoming more sparing, or educated in whatever peaks your interest. It is very important to work on ones self, and always developing ones skills and broadening ones knowledge. A personal development is a never ending journey and can lead you to a much happier, and much healthier life, just by establishing and continuing on good habits.

Seize opportunities

People miss many, many opportunities to develop themselves personally, due to procrastination when it comes to making decisions. Teach yourself, and train yourself never to fear making decisions, even if you are not that informed when it comes to making them. You learn by doing, and a developing a track record of making successful, and responsible decisions can grow into heightened instincts and more efficient decision making capabilities. Mistakes fall into this category, and are very, very valuable when it comes to the learning experiences they provide. Never be afraid to make a mistake, because wrong choices only guarantee that your next choice will be a better choice.

Uphold your values

Finding, and defining your personal values enforces you to create a personal development plan. It is never a smart idea to focus on things that never line up with your morals, values or virtues. Ensure you are seeking out parts of your life that you can actually work on and develop, something you can spend your energy on without going against your nature or what is important in your life. Doing this, allows you to make changes in your life that you can and will be proud of for years to come.

Make goals for yourself

Stepping back to watch your progress, by ensuring you are organized, will help you in making things easier in your life when it comes to achieving the goals you set yourself. Break your goals down into smaller chunks, or phases. A great way to ensure you are meeting smaller portions of your main goal, is to write in your journal, daily planner, or just on a notepad for things to do towards your goal every day.

Lots of people in this world have a personal development goal, and that is great. However, most of these goals are far too vague, and lead to a difficult time to measure ones progress. Ensure you are creating specific goals, that are defined, and can end on a clear cut result.

Think Positive

Willpower is a huge driving factor in making a more positive and healthier life or lifestyle. Only wish or want for the best of the best to happen for others, and keep your emotional self on a positive plane to ensure you will not be knocked down by all the negative feelings you may come across. Positive thinking, and feelings are contagious, and if you are a positive thinker, the ones around you will become positive thinkers as well, and this can lead to an even bigger jump in positivity throughout your life.


Exercising is a great way to ensure you are thinking positive. It not only is a great way to lose weight, and boost your self confidence, but there are other reasons for exercising. Physical activity stimulates the production of the "Feel-Good" chemicals in the body, and lowers the stress hormone cortisol, exercising will also make you feel more calmer in most situations, and allow you to think and feel more positive towards anything that may be negative.

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Problem solving

In order for someone to change the problems they seem to have or are facing, you need to see what is in between yourself and your success. Doing this is extremely hard for some people, but once you have addressed the obstacles that are in your way, the path to success will become much clearer and easier for you to accomplish. Sit back and be completely honest with yourself, and ask yourself questions and give yourself answers as to why you aren't where you want to be in life, or about any other problems you might be facing. Use a piece of paper and jot the questions and answers down if you need to, this way you can review them later and make sure you are staying on course and have a battle plan for over coming your problems or obstacles.

A great personal guideline, is to treat everyone with respect, even if they don't necessarily deserve it, or have anything you may or may not need from them. The way you should act towards other people really says something about your character as a person, not theirs, which reflects greatly upon yourself in the eyes of others.

Now that you have a couple different ideas on how to improve yourself. You need to get out there and try them, become more confident about starting a personal development plan. Make sure you keep an effective plan and keep it routine from the time you start. If you continue to acquire new and useful information, use it to your advantage and keep adding to your plan for a better, more effective and in depth plan.

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    • Mackinreviews profile image

      Ty 4 years ago from Las Vegas

      Your absolutely right, thank you for the feed back! There is always room for improvement. I definitely feel that this is a rule of thumb that can only be learned, and the sooner it is learned, the easier it becomes to better yourself.

    • ChitrangadaSharan profile image

      Chitrangada Sharan 4 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Nice and useful tips for self improvement!

      We may be doing well in life but there is always scope for further improvement.

      Thanks for sharing these useful tips! Voted up!