We’ve given you a lot of posts on how to be happier, more productive, improve your relationship etc. So in this post we don’t want to reiterate what we’ve already said, instead we want to give you tips on how to follow the tips we’ve been giving you. Confused? You don’t have to be!
All we are saying is, here are tips on how to follow or implement self-improvement tips. Let us understand it through an example of a student who has a lot to study.
1. Take baby steps
So you want to study more, but you haven’t been studying at all. Don’t expect to be able to study for hours together, the minute you make up your mind to. Keep realistic goals and take baby steps – you must know how to crawl before you can walk.
2. Make a plan
You have a million assignments to complete and it seems like you have no time to finish them? Plan out your time, however limited your time is. Writing down a plan gives you clarity about how much you can achieve, and your work seems less daunting when it is put on paper.
3. Reward yourself
You finished revising all the lessons you had vowed to do – give yourself a little treat. What we’re saying is, acknowledge your achievements. This gives you the positivity required to keep going.
4. Use physical reminders of your goal
So you want to achieve your goal of studying more? Put up posters about hard work and maybe even how much you want to score in places where you can see them. Physical cues act as a great way to remind you of what you are working for.
5. Get help
You have an important exam coming up, but you are not able to concentrate. You have tried all self-help tips and hacks, but they are of no use. It is time to seek help. Admitting that you need help is the first step to recovery and is half the battle won. Let trained professionals help you with their expertise.
(While we have taken the example of a student, these are general tips that can be followed by anyone for anything!)
So there you have it, what you should do to get to what you want to do. Have we left anything out? Do sound out your thoughts in the comments below.