You want to improve your life, we all do and that’s why you started your business. However, it’s all too easy to let the pressures of building a business and managing our personal lives to overtake actually living the best lives we can.
The quality of your life and standards you have for yourself will be different for you and the person next to you. However, there are certain universal truths that if everyone adopts can improve your life to make you happier and stress-free.
8 Steps to Improve Your Life
Step #1: Clarify what’s important to you
The first and most important step is to get crystal clear on what is important to you and what a quality life looks like for you.
Start by getting to know yourself a little deeper, by understanding your values and your needs.
Then define your ideal day and then look at each of the key areas of your life and defining what you want for each of them.
Step #2: Be Grateful
Where ever you may be right now in your life, be grateful for what you have. Being grateful will increase your happiness and your ability to see opportunities around you.
If you need help getting started you can download my free Gratitude Journal, along with some other productivity & mindset goodies below.
Step #3: Connect with those who bring meaning to your life
As human beings, we need and crave connection. But it is important to choose those we connect to wisely.
Choose people that will increase every area of your life and bring joy as well as wisdom to your life. This is important in both your personal and business life.
Step #4: Celebrate your Successes and Failures
Fun is an essential part of life. Without it you might as well be dead, So, for every success whether small or big celebrate. Those small and big wins are what success is all about. Not the destination but the journey and the milestones along that journey.
When you fail – take a moment and celebrate that too because every failure brings you a step closer to success. Ask yourself “What did I learn from that?”. Then move on.
Step #5: Love Yourself
You only have one body, oneself, so you’ve gotta love you. Take care of your body and health, as well as your spirit and mind. Love your flaws, cause they make you who you are.
Loving yourself brings confidence, increases your self-esteem and increases your attraction to everyone around you.
Step #6: Set Boundaries
Do you often feel overwhelmed? Feel like you’ve taken on too much? And feel like everyone expects you to say yes to their needs? Then you need to set boundaries.
Boundaries are fundamental to ensuring you maintain a high level of self-care. It’s about telling people what you expect and what you will give.
The first step to setting boundaries is to start saying no. Whenever someone asks you to do something, consider it very carefully. What impact will it have on your time and other commitments?
Take a look out your current commitments and see if you are overcommitted. If you are, start taking somethings off your to-do list.
Step #7: Raise Your Standards
The standards you set for yourself is the standard others will treat you by.
So if you don’t respect yourself and love yourself, it’ll be very hard for others too.
Pay attention to how you let others talk you and interact with you.
Hold yourself to higher standards than anyone else. Having a social circle who hold themselves to high standards can help you start to raise your standards and hold you accountable.
Step #8: Create Your Ideal Environment
You can control your environment. Your environment should not control you, however, it does subconsciously.
I’ve experienced this myself. If you hold yourself to high standards your environment should be a reflection of these standards.
So take a look at your home. Is it exactly how you want it to be? If not then it’s time to redecorate.