Looking for a way to level up yourself and grow as a person? Here are 45 practical ways to start growing in self-improvement to make small changes that over time have big impact.
Practical Activities For Your Self Improvement Checklist
1-READING PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT BOOKS DAILY
2-READING INFORMATIVE ARTICLES
3-TAKE A SELF-IMPROVEMENT COURSE IN PUBLIC SPEAKING
4-TAKE A SELF-IMPROVEMENT COURSE IN A CERTAIN TOPIC
5-PRACTICE A NEW LANGUAGE
6-PRACTICE MASTERY OF YOUR FEARS
7-CREATE A SPACE FOR YOUR WORK AT HOME
8-GIVE UP A VICE
9-PRACTICE A VIRTUE
10-LEARN TO COOK WELL
11-PRACTICE AN EXERCISE ROUTINE
12-USE A MORNING ROUTINE
13-USE A NIGHTTIME ROUTINE
15-CREATE AND USE A VISION BOARD
16-WRITE A LETTER TO YOUR FUTURE SELF
17-START WRITING A BOOK
18-CREATE A BRAIN TRUST TO LEARN FROM AND GROW WITH
19-NETWORK WITH PEOPLE YOU CAN LEARN FROM
20-FIND A BUDDY TO SELF-IMPROVE WITH
21-PRACTICE PRODUCT CREATION
22-LIVE IN A NEW CITY OR COUNTRY
23-SET SMART GOALS
24-PRACTICE VULNERABILITY WITH YOUR TRUSTED RELATIONSHIPS
25-WORK ON IMPROVING YOUR RELATIONSHIPS
26-FIND MUTUAL SUPPORT GROUPS
27-BEGIN A GARDEN
28-LEARN TO BETTER NAVIGATE TRICKY RELATIONSHIPS
29-AIM FOR A PROMOTION
30-CREATE A SIDE HUSTLE
31-WORK TOWARDS SOLUTIONS TO YOUR HEALTH PROBLEMS
32-RESET YOUR PRIORITIES TO SUIT YOUR CURRENT ASPIRATIONS
33-WORK WITH A COACH
35-USE A DAILY PLANNER AS AN ADULT
36-REDUCE OR REMOVE YOUR TV/VIDEO USAGE
37-WORK WITH A COUNSELOR FOR EMOTIONAL HEALING
38-GROW IN YOUR FAITH
39-PRACTICE YOUR TOP VALUES
40-UNSCHEDULE YOURSELF FROM HAPLESS PURSUITS
41-FOCUS ON ENHANCING YOUR RELATIONSHIP WITH YOUR SPOUSE/PARTNER
42-PRACTICE VISUALIZATIONS OF LIVING YOUR DREAM LIFE
43-SURRENDER ALL OF YOUR PURSUITS AND DESIRES TO JESUS
44-START EATING A HEALTHY DIET
45-REVIEW YOUR SELF IMPROVEMENT CHECKLIST AND MODIFY IT OVER TIME
Being Practical With Change
When working on adding a few daily tasks for self-improvement to your schedule, it’s important to be realistic about your time and energy.
- A few tips on how to be practical with your changes might include:
- Picking a few new activities to add and see how you enjoy them
- Planning to do a new weekly routine instead of making it a daily routine
- Pick what sounds the most interesting to you
What Not To Do When Building New Habits
Here are a few tips for what not do to when building new habits:
- Don’t just add an activity because you think you should to grow. Think about how you’d like to grow and then pick based on your interests.
- Don’t think you need to add 20 new activities to your week to grow. Growth is about the long term marathon, and by adding a few things in consistently you’ll gain more mastery.
- Some people grow by being reductive. If you already have a lot of self-improvement activities, but aren’t seeing the results you want or the contentment isn’t there, you may need more down time and less activity; or you may need to do a deep dive in an activity instead of skim the surface.
Structure To Support Your Growth
Most of us need some kind of structure to maintain momentum for the long haul; and, growth usually happens in the long haul, not in immediate short-term abrupt change.
You may want to consider using a weekly or daily routine checklist template for practicing your new routine, use a reading checklist template for monitoring the books and articles you finish, or a job description checklist template for monitoring skills you need to develop to get into a new job or career.
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If you find yourself getting stuck on implementing your new chosen activities, you may want to use personal planners and checklists designed to help you reach your goals. Head over to the KiteAnchorPlanners studio for some practical and minimalist designed printables that help you keep track of your priorities.
As you begin to grow and develop, you will feel additional personal freedom. as you become wise and resourceful, you will grow in confidence and peace in your ability to handle different situations.
Quotes For Inspiration
Here are some amazing quotes to help keep you motivated in your personal development journey:
- “Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it.” Henry David Thoreau
- “If you are not willing to risk the usual, you will have to settle for the ordinary.” Jim Rohn
- “Try not to become a person of success, but rather try to become a person of value.” Albert Einstein
- “I find that the harder I work, the more luck I seem to have.” Thomas Jefferson
Christian Songs For Inspiration
Here are some inspirational songs for you as you work through your personal sustainability checklist and live your best life:
Overcomer by Mandisa
Raise an Halleluiah by Bethel United
Dare You To Move by Switchfoot
Change can be exciting! So, what are the steps to improve yourself? Start building a checklist of personal development activities to add to your schedule and eliminate those activities that are simply wasting your time. Start being in charge of your time, and you will begin to grow in no time!