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Another new year, another occasion to start something new. While you may think it’s odd, I’ve actually already started most of my New Year’s Resolutions last December of 2022. I wanted to remind myself that you don’t NEED to wait until January before you make positive changes in life. You can do it any time you want. In fact, you should actually do it as often as you can. Life is, after all, a constant and neve rending process of growth.
While I often try to think of ways to improve, the lack of energy and motivation coupled with the multitude of problems that life throws at you make things slightly more difficult.
Unfortunately, life has a painful way of shocking you awake when you get complacent, and while I won’t get into any details I’ve just had a big one last November.
In any case, this year I’ve set some new personal targets for myself. I won’t go into too much detail with those either since a lot of things in life are best kept secret, but here are some of the things I plan to work on for 2023.Read more: My Own Self-improvement Work for 2023
- Increase income – Always easier said than done, but always worth attempting. There are many options: I can improve my current income sources, I can look for new ways to earn, I can retry old methods, or I can try something else. The main goal is to earn more wealth for 2023.
- Personal Growth – While I try to stick to this all the time, I have gotten stuck in a rut during the past two years. It’s time to rekindle that passion and ambition and try a lot of things to become a better and more amazing person this year onwards.
- Improve relationships – A hint to what happened last November. This will follow the second goal, but I’m setting it as goal number 3 to set the law of attraction in motion. It’s said that if you look for good relationships then you will likely fail, but if you aim to become a better person then good relationships will likely follow. If you are a high value individual (e.g. a wise and competent expert), then you will attract excellent people who will add value to your life.
Aside from my three main goals, here are some new habits that I will start, or have already started:
- Eat new things: Maca powder, spirulina powder, ground flax seeds, etc.
- Train in new exercise forms. They’re like yoga asanas, but for different arts.
- Improve daily morning stretches. Instead of quick “bouncing” stretches that can damage tendons and ligaments, the small change of extending the stretches to 30 seconds improves flexibility.
- Improve Qi Gong breathing techniques. From experience, I know that proper breathing technique helps during extremely stressful situations. This year, I’ll study the advanced tips from Bruce Frantzis’ book. They’re easy enough to practice while sitting in front of the computer.
- Add new exercises to my weekly workout sessions. For months I’ve been doing the same old bicep curls, squats, and calf raises. This time, I’m learning new exercises for a better full body workout. Thankfully there’s plenty of free guides all over YouTube.
- Improve book reading habit. Since I’ve just been rereading my old books these past two years, this time I’m going to start buying and finishing more new books as my budget allows.
- Increase frequency of YourWealthyMind blog posts. This is part of my increased income goal as it improves SEO and Ad revenue. I’m doing this by making daily writing a habit again.
- Prayer, visualization, and meditation habit. Those will keep me focused on the goals that I want to accomplish and they will also stir up the brain’s reticular activating system to think of more ideas and notice opportunities.
- Commit to a weekly lifestyle and goals review habit.
- Revive old hobbies that I stopped doing (e.g. drawing, streaming, etc.).
Those are the ones that I will list for now. Once those become automatic, it will be time to find things I can improve on and/or learn things that I can add to my life. There’s always time especially if I can reduce all those time-wasters in life (social media browsing, YouTube, etc.).
One of the most important things we have to remember is that if we want to live the kind of life that we want, then we must commit to constant and never ending improvement. Of course, our actions should all have a consistent long-term end goal or else a lot of effort will get wasted. In any case, once we get that self-improvement habit and make it consistent, the benefits will add up over time. If we do things right, then we might just achieve those things that we’ve always dreamed of.
Anyway, I’ve told you some of the things I’m working on this 2023 and thankfully I’m doing well on most of them so far.
How about you? What are your self-improvement plans this year?