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5 Tips to Improve Your Life

This post is written by Guest Blogger, Ruan Smit.

Sometimes our self-esteem can take a dip or it feels like we never have any. It’s all about believing in yourself and following the right steps to help you realise how amazing you are and to focus on the strengths in your character. While we can’t even do all of the steps all of them time it helps to try to do as many as you can each day to lift you up and dust you off.

Looking to improve your life, here are five tips to help you succeed.

1. Accept the things you can’t Change

There are some things in life that you don’t have control over. The faster you accept this and move on with your life the better your life will be. Accept how you can’t control nature and some of the surprises that come your way. Life has a way of doing its own thing and when you accept that you can’t change everything you’ll feel better. We’re not saying that you shouldn’t fight for what you want in life but that you should accept some of the things that do happen and move on. Adapt, fight and win should be your mantra.

2. Start it off early with a great meal and exercise

Starting early means you will have to go to bed a bit earlier. Getting in those essential 8 hours will help you feel energised the next day. Waking up earlier gives you a full day to do everything you want and gives you more time to fit in your essential morning breakfast, which is definitely a priority most people seem to overlook. Squeezing in a short work out is perfect for your day since exercise release those good feeling endorphins and help stretch your muscles.

3. Don’t be a computer or TV zombie

People spend way too much time in front of the TV and computer. It might be your job to work in front of a computer but when you get those breaks, you should rip yourself away from the computer and take a walk around the block, chat to other people and socialise. At home, you should limit yourself to some gaming and television time and then do other things. You’ll be amazed at all the amazing things out there and the people you’ll meet will most likely change your life.

4. Create a to do list

Create a list of things you want to do through the day. It will keep your life in order and you’ll know exactly where you need to be and what you need to do through the day. It helps you prioritise your life and keep everything in order.

 5. Give with a generous heart

You’ll be amazed how a generous heart gives an extra spring in your step. My life philosophy is that if you don’t give with a generous heart you shouldn’t give at all, it just sours the moment. When we say give generously, we don’t just mean money but your time as well. If you know someone who needs help then give them a hand. If you grandmother needs someone to remove a tree in her garden then help her. You’ll be amazed how you feel after you’ve done all of these good things for other people.

6. The office life

The office can be a challenging place and most people don’t want to go back each day because they don’t know how to do something or they hate the project they are working on. The honest truth is that the project isn’t going to go away if you don’t do something about it and the software you don’t know how to use will still be mandatory to use by everyone. Rather dive into the work and finish it, even if you have to put in a few extra hours to get it done. Just imagine how relieved you will feel once the work is done and you can go on with the stuff you love. If you have that software which you hate to use then go do an online course, do Microsoft courses to help you with the basic Word, Excel and PowerPoint software and you will be amazed at how fast your work will go and how much better you will feel.

About the Author
Ruan Smit grew tired of dragging his feet through the mud and decided he should change his life.

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