It seems that last month’s post was received pretty well. A lot of you messaged and asked for more practical self-improvement tips. Never let it be said that I don’t listen to my readers so here you go!

Today, I’ll be talking about more practical self-improvement tips that you can apply in your life starting today!

Level up a pre-existing skill

Everyone is good at something. This is true even about the most mundane skills that people can do. If you have played video games before especially RPGs, you’ll know the concept of leveling up – gaining experience so you can be better and stronger. As a blogger, I’m constantly leveling up my writing skills. As a speaker, I’m constantly leveling up my public engagement abilities. What skills can you level up?

One of the things that you need to realize is that there is something that’s already good about you. You just need to properly identify it and nurture it well.

Expand your comfort zone

This is one of the trickiest and often hardest self-improvement tips out there. It is, incidentally, one of the most effective ones out there. Real growth comes with hard work and sweat. Being too comfortable doesn’t help us grow – it makes us stagnate. What is your comfort zone? Do you stay in most of the time? Do you keep to your own space when out with other people? Shake your routine up. Do something different. By exposing yourself to a new context, you’re literally growing as you learn to act in new circumstances.

When a person remains inert, that’s when the feelings of being in a rut start to fester. Being proactive about wanting to change and actually doing it is a pretty good way to improve yourself.

Have someone hold you accountable

One of the pitfalls that people don’t see coming is the lack of accountability in sticking to goals. We can always decide to “leave it for later” or to “skip today because I’ll do it tomorrow”. These are the thoughts that often lead to more stagnation.

One of the best ways to fight this from happening is to have someone hold you accountable. Have someone you trust be a part of your self-improvement journey. They can help keep you on track if certain days feel tougher than others.

Trim your friendlist 

While it’s important to have someone who can support you through your self-improvement, it is also equally important to cut out all the negative people in your life. It goes without saying that having negative people in your life is a good way to suck out all the positivity that you’re trying to cultivate.

To keep that from happening to you, it’s important to be critical of who you keep in your company. This doesn’t mean that you should cut out everyone who doesn’t agree with you. There are people who disagree with you because they care. You need to learn to discern the difference between those who add to your growth and those who do not.

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