Simple Ways to Work Toward Self-Improvement

This blog post was inspired by Ian Garza of Big On Balance.

Do you feel like you’re not quite where you want to be in life? Perhaps you feel like you’re stuck and not sure how to build the life you want.

Taking initiative to start on the path to self-improvement is the key to feel truly satisfied with your life. From boosting your career to signing up for a gym membership to focusing on your mental health, there are countless things you can do in the name of personal development.

Below are a few self-improvement projects worth considering to find more inspiration and fulfillment.

Earn Your Degree Online

Setting big goals and taking steps to achieve them is the best way to boost your self-confidence while expanding your skillset. You’ll be amazed by what you can accomplish if you put your mind to it!

If you’re interested in landing a better job and moving forward in your career, you might want to consider going back to school to earn another degree. You don’t have to attend classes at a brick-and-mortar campus to make this happen. Instead, you can choose an online program that will allow you to work full-time and manage your family obligations while studying.

You can study plenty of subjects online; you could earn a master’s degree in business, education, accounting, nursing or technology. And with a master’s behind your name, this can help you tap into your potential and take your career to the next level.

Side note: you can also consider being certified in a specific subject you are passionate about.

Improve Your Sleep Routine

Failing to get enough sleep can make it difficult to manage your daily schedule. A solid sleep schedule is the foundation of a healthy lifestyle. To feel truly rested and refreshed when you wake up, Self recommends writing in a journal or reading before bed, enjoying a cup of tea without caffeine, and meditating.

It’s also wise to make your bedroom a sleep sanctuary. You can do this by removing clutter and anything that adds stress (like your laptop), and consider the lighting. You need bright light in the morning, and soft, ambient light in the evening. It also helps to remove the TV from your bedroom.

Focus on Fitness

Making time for exercise can improve your overall health while making you stronger and feel more capable. If you’re feeling unmotivated, you could try joining a gym. This provide access to lots of equipment, classes, and possibly even a personal trainer to help you stay on track. Eating a healthy diet can also help you fuel your workouts.

Prioritize Time Management

Getting a handle on time management can be tough, especially if you tend to reach for your phone when you’re feeling bored. Learning to better manage your time can change your life for the better. To master the art of time management, Michael Page recommends keeping a daily planner, setting reminder alarms for everything on your to-do list, and turning off notifications for your phone and email.

You can also check out my online course, How to make more time each day.

Choose New Hobbies

Starting a new hobby gives you the chance to challenge yourself without the pressure of being graded or evaluated. You’re free to learn new things in a fun, relaxed environment! You could start painting or drawing, knitting, baking, woodworking, or doing yoga. When it comes to hobbies, the sky’s the limit.


When you put all of these efforts together, or even if you only try out a few, you set the stage for lasting changes and improved confidence. Investing in yourself is one of the best things you can do, and you only get this one life. So why not make those most of it?

Changing your life for the better takes time. But it’s never too late to start thinking about self-improvement. No matter what you want to achieve, these tips will help you make progress toward your personal goals!



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