Personal Improvement

Life Hacks for Personal Improvement

Feelings can be tricky. We all want to live happier and healthier lives, but we sometimes trick ourselves into thinking that we have to jump through too many hoops to make that happen. However, the truth of the matter is that you just need to switch up some of your routines and add new healthy habits to live your best life. Today, Dr. Thomas Maples has some simple tips that you can implement today to be more satisfied with your life.

Feelings Improve When You Get Enough Sleep

The first step that you need to take for a healthier and happier life is to get seven to nine hours of good sleep every night. If you have trouble sleeping then it may be your circadian rhythm that is off. To fix it, make a habit to go to bed and wake up at the same time every day, even on the weekends. When you lay in bed, avoid looking at the phone or watching TV, as both will emit blue light that can disrupt your rest. It is important that you get enough sleep because that is when your body repairs your immune system, so you get sick less often. Also, you will be able to wake up refreshed and happy.

Improve in Your Career or Find a New One

If you are unhappy day after day then it may be that you are constantly going to a job that leaves you feeling empty inside. You should not live like that. Instead, talk to your boss about moving to a new position or ask how you can get promoted. If they won’t let you advance, then consider looking for a new job. It may be frightening at first, but if you find the right fit then it can be incredibly rewarding. 

Before applying to a new position, you should update your resume with your new credentials and skills. If you are unsure where to start, go online and find a free library of resume templates that you can modify with your own skills, accomplishments, photos, colors, and images. Then download your perfected resume and send it off to your dream job.

Alternatively, if you work in education, social work, or the arts, you might need a more detailed curriculum vitae instead of a resume. Luckily, there are plenty of tools that can assist you in building your own template for a cv, which you can then keep updated much more easily as you continue to amass more skills and experience.

Think About Starting Your Own Business

When all else fails, consider starting your own business. Think about what you are good at and try to sell your services to the masses. This will not always be an easy task, but it will give you an incredible feeling of accomplishment. When you form your business, consider starting a limited liability corporation. An LLC is great because it gives you more flexibility and great advantages at tax time. 

Update Your Appearance

Update Your Appearance

Another great way to improve your life is by building up your confidence – and updating your wardrobe is a good place to start. You could also get a little expert advice on maintaining the wardrobe you already have. Remember, it’s not about how much your wardrobe costs; it’s about how comfortable and confident you feel wearing it.

Consider Trying Art Therapy

If you are feeling especially stressed day after day, then you need to get to the root of your problem. One way you can do that is by talking to your family and friends or consulting a professional therapist. Another option is to think outside of the box and try art therapy, which is using artwork to explore your feelings, gain better self-awareness, and develop better social skills. You work with a professional art therapist, and they help you as you come up with your own masterpiece. You don’t need to be an artist to try it out, and it could do wonders.

Get Your Feelings Out Through Journaling

Finally, even if you are not particularly stressed, you can still feel better and keep a healthy mind by journaling your thoughts every night before you go to bed. It is a great way to let out all of your negative feelings so you can go to sleep and wake up with a clean slate.

As you can see, there are many simple ways that you can improve your life and feel better every day, from looking for a new job to updating your wardrobe and making sure you’re getting enough rest. Make sure to get enough sleep and find happiness in your current job or consider starting your own business, and you will begin to feel great every day. 

Dr. Thomas Maples has over 20 years of clinical experience, I have helped individuals with numerous life problems develop new perspectives on how to deal with their emotional problems. Reach out today to get started!

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