Here’s a secret: improving your life is like learning languages. Once you learn one language, it’s a lot easier to learn more because the fundamentals are the same. And once you improve one area of your life, it’s a lot easier to improve every area of your life because you’ve already learned the fundamentals. Here’s how to improve your entire life.
How to Improve Your Entire Life
I will tell you that improving the first area of your life is the hardest. It’s like learning your first foreign language: deciphering all the new pronunciations and accent marks; figuring out how the grammar is structured; learning new verb conjugations and pronouns. It can take years and feel like a constant uphill battle. But once you’ve got that down, learning something else, or improving something else, is a breeze.
That’s why you sometimes see people who overhaul their health end up becoming happier or more confident or improving other areas of their life as a result. Or when someone declutters their home, they end up gaining a lot more than just an organized house.
Here are some areas of your life that you might work on:
– Passion / Purpose
Overcoming depression, for example, isn’t just about applying a few tips and tricks here and there. It’s about changing the way you approach life.
If your happiness and mental health is the first area of your life you want to improve, here are some of our blog posts that will help you get started:
- How to Start Recovering from Depression or Anxiety
- The Ultimate List of Resources, Tips, and Blog Posts for Overcoming Depression
- How to Become the Person You Want to Be
Or you might even find that it’s easier to improve a different area of your life first, and happiness is just a natural by-product. If you were to change careers to something you’re more passionate about, for example, you might end up being a lot happier without even having to do anything else. Or you might find that improving your financial life gives you more confidence.
All these areas are interrelated in a way. You can’t tug on one string of your life without pulling the others. 😃
That goes in the opposite direction too. So if one area of your life is in complete disarray, it’s a lot harder to get control of the rest of your life.
Start by picking just one area from the list above to tackle first. Maybe that’s the area causing you the most grief and stress right now, or maybe that’s an area that seems like it would be the easiest to fix and would give you some small victories to keep the momentum going.
Pick the area you want to improve, and today, take three small steps forward toward improving just this small area of your life. Tomorrow, take three more steps to improve the same area, and keep doing that until you see progress. You might just find that you end up improving a lot more than you realized. 🙂