8 Simple Self Improvement Principles

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personal development is a lifelong process but it doesn't have to take you

more than a few minutes to start improving yourself if you're familiar

with the two-minute rule you know that any big goal can be broken down into

smaller tasks some of these small tasks take less than 2 minutes to accomplish

but they are likely to get you moving towards your larger goals and ambitions

just take 2 minutes out of your day after you watch this video of course to

complete one of these tasks to improve your overall well-being

number one is pretty simple it's drink more water a glass of water may seem

like the smallest of baby steps towards self-improvement but it's still a step

forward we often neglect the recommendation to drink 8 glasses of

water each day your body needs water to maintain bodily functions and keep you

healthy also dehydration may cause headaches

fatigue or problems with your skin and a lot of people are actually dehydrated

and they just don't know it so drinking eight glasses a day isn't easy if you're

not thinking about it so don't be afraid to congratulate yourself when you've

actually achieved eight glasses a day I personally keep a full glass of water

near my desk at all time and I'll drink like crazy all day I drink a bunch of

water the secret is to keep the glass of water full and you also have to use a

pretty large glass of water it's a psychological trick called the

availability bias that makes your brain think hey there's a bunch of water there

we should drink some water a downside of this is that you have to go to the

bathroom quite a bit more but it really makes a substantial difference on your

productivity and your energy levels number two is to eat Whole Foods as a

general rule the fewer the ingredients the more nourishing the food if you want

to have more energy and feel better throughout the day swap out some

processed meals for Whole Foods you can enjoy things like fruits vegetables eggs

and nuts just things that you can actually pronounce cut down on chemicals

dyes and other ingredients that you can't pronounce I suggest taking a look

at your next meal how many ingredients can you actually identify if you don't

know what you're eating you're more likely to ingest something that will

make you feel sluggish and unproductive throughout the day I know this is like

one of the most basic but you can really improve how you feel just by making

small changes in what you eat so let's move on the number three practice daily

gratitude I know you guys hear this from me a lot but positivity and gratitude

really help to melt away your stress even when you feel that you are down and

an attitude of gratitude can show you the light and keep you from feeling that

you've hit the bottom with a clear and grateful mind you will be more likely to

move forward it's been proven I am in time again that people that are

primed with gratitude are more likely to reach their goals for some people

gratitude is a difficult thing but something you can start doing is keeping

a small journal next to your bed whenever you go to sleep and right

before you go to bed write down everything on a single page you were

grateful for that name as the nights pass you'll soon have an entire notebook

filled up with gratitude once you learn the power of the law of attraction

something I've talked about in other videos and the neuroscience of the

reticular activating system something I'll talk about in psychology of beliefs

you will start to understand how truly important having a positive and grateful

mind is for becoming successful it's actually crazy how many research studies

can hold this down number four is to pick up a book

I also recommend cutting down on some screen time and opening your mind with a

good book you can always learn something from reading even if it's just a new

vocabulary word Irie ders and Kindles make it easier than ever to carry around

the knowledge of the universe while you travel or you curl up on the couch or

even when you're going to the bathroom maybe you don't have two minutes to read

a whole book well take two minutes to get some recommendations from your

friends and family members all it takes is a quick click online to queue up some

books on your tablet when the books are waiting for you you're more likely to

actually read them again I do the same thing that I do with the water using the

availability bias I keep lots of books around me so I'm more tempted to learn

from them and actually read them in fact right now I have four personality

textbooks on my desk because right now I'm doing some research for a future

personality psychology series on this channel leave a comment below if you'd

watch that series number five is something I've started doing recently

and it's just listened to a TED talk maybe you prefer consuming inspiration

with audio you can hop online on YouTube and learn from great speakers in a

variety of different fields if you don't know what to watch first watch some TED

Talks if you have a specific subject that you

want to learn about maybe it's psychology you'll probably be able to

find a TED talk on it if you're open to anything you can really explore a whole

worlds worth of different subjects with Ted from happiness to urban planning to

biology it's actually crazy how many videos they have I personally have been

watching a ton of material on personality psychology again in fact

there's actually a couple of colleges and universities out there that

literally record their entire lectures of the semester and upload them if you

know how to find them number six is to forgive someone now we've all been a

victim of wrongdoing at some point in our lives we've all made mistakes just

as you would probably like people to forgive

we have to work on forgiving other people even if they haven't directly

asked for it forgiveness is a small gesture that doesn't just benefit the

person who did you wrong when you let go of a grudge you also let go of the

stress the anxiety and the other negative feelings that you had that

you've been cleaning on to for a long time I recently finished my premium

online course titled a psychology of beliefs and after doing some research

and coming up with around 2 hours of meaningful content you start to realize

the severe consequences to your mindset if you start to hold grudges if you want

more information on this course the psychology of beliefs stick around

through the end of this video number 7 is to join a group of supportive

individuals now it might feel hard or difficult to accomplish your dreams

alone and in fact it probably is words of encouragement and additional

resources can help you find opportunities and boost your mood and

give you more motivation but where do you find a group that is willing to

support your journey well think about the group that you want to join and hop

online meetup and Facebook are two great sources to find supportive communities

and events meetup if you've never heard of it before allows you to search

through different events based on your occupation your interests or your

community that you identify with they help you set up meets in your local area

do you want to meet up with fellow writers in Philadelphia maybe real

estate investors in Austin well you're likely to find a group that fits your

needs on meetup and also Facebook groups are becoming a more popular way to reach

out to like-minded people and connect with them

these groups are often run by experts in their field who offer courses and

resources but the group's sometimes are free you can also search for physical

events to attend through through these groups and lastly in the

self-development community we're really hard on ourselves on always trying to

find continual improvement but number 8 on this list is to congratulate yourself

for this growth so will you plan to take some time today and complete maybe one

of these tips that I've suggested well if you do don't forget to reward

yourself positive reinforcement will encourage

you to keep going and keep growing even when that reinforcement comes from

within I suggest to take a moment of this day and reflect on the ways that

you've improved your overall well-being and plan to complete these actions again

tomorrow the more you consistently contribute to your self-improvement

the faster you and the rest of the world will start to see results as I in this

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watching taking the time to learn from me and I hope you enjoyed this video