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6 ways to improve yourself this year

6 ways to improve yourself this year

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Constantly improving yourself by developing new skills, learning new things, or improving your love life can only contribute to a better quality of life, not worse. Since it's just the beginning of the year, you have plenty of time to change your life for the better, replace bad habits, become more productive at work, or just find your inner balance.

If you did not achieve certain goals at work last year, try to improve yourself this year because only that will help you advance your career and accomplish professional objectives. In addition, sometimes you need to overcome your fears and find inner peace to be successful enough in other spheres. So, don't waste your time, here are some very useful and effective tips on how to improve yourself this year:

Wake up earlier.

We all need “those 5 more minutes” when we wake up for work. Getting up early and being energetic and in the mood is not easy. However, if you are planning to improve yourself, you will have to get up earlier. Waking up early has been acknowledged by many to improve your productivity because only then do you have just enough time to complete all the tasks. 

However, many people have sleep disorders and cannot get enough rest for the next day. According to research, most people need 7 to 9 hours of sleep to function properly and stay healthy. We can attribute all this to a fast lifestyle and exposure to blue light during the evening hours. If you are a person who typically sleeps less than 7 hours, futuristic nighttime gadgets can improve your sleep quality. Whether you're looking for a new gadget for your collection or to improve your sleep quality, make sure to check out BREO BOX, featuring nighttime gadgets and other unique products.

Practice “forest-bathing”. 

Ever heard of shinrin-yoku? Translated from Japanese, a shinrin-yoku means “forest bathing”, and refers to a therapy that was developed in Japan during the 1980s, becoming a cornerstone of preventive health care and healing in Japanese medicine. 

According to Japanese researchers, spending time amongst the trees is good for us and leads to amazing health benefits. After just 15 minutes of forest bathing blood pressure drops, stress levels are reduced and concentration and mental clarity improve. Use your free time to connect with nature and clear your mind. Exercising in the gym is great for your body, but forest bathing is an ecotherapy that is free and equally beneficial for your body and spirit.

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Treat yourself! 

How long has it been since you treated yourself? You were probably more focused on gifts and surprises for others last year. Would you like a relaxing massage, a new hairstyle, a new gadget, or a short trip? If you want to improve yourself this year, you must not neglect yourself anymore. Don't punish yourself for failures.

Surprise yourself with something you want because you deserve it! You will see how much more motivated and better you will be when you think more about yourself. If you want to please yourself with something unique and different, take a look at the BREO BOX.

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Drink more water and eat healthier. 

A stitch in time (saves nine). You cannot expect to improve yourself, and especially your health and appearance, if you eat fast food and do not eat vegetables. That is why it is important to start with a healthier diet on time. Additionally, you should pay attention to the amount of water you take in daily.

According to one survey from 2018, nearly 80 percent of working Americans say they don't drink enough water! Not drinking enough water will leave you dehydrated, your face can become dry, you will have less energy, along with abdominal pain, and even experience mental fog. In addition, make sure you eat fresh fruits and vegetables every day. Remember, you need to take care of your body and what you eat to be healthy and have enough energy to accomplish all your goals.

Make your home inspiring. 

Does your home contribute to your bad luck? According to psychologist Sarb Johal, improving the light level in a dark home will make us feel better. Exposure to natural light is really important for our mental health and establishing sleep rhythms. Living in a dark house or being constantly in a dark, closed-in space can make us feel lethargic.

If you live in a dark and messy environment, it's pretty obvious why you're failing. If you are living in an inspirational environment, you are going to be inspired every day! Our environment has a bigger influence on our mental health than we think. So, you have to make your home inspiring to improve yourself! Hint: Research suggests that happier people tend to pick a yellow color.

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Learn something new.

And last but not least - try to learn something new. This advice may be the most obvious of all, but it is certainly the most effective. Why? Learning new things means – training your brain which can help improve cognitive functions such as concentration, focus, problem-solving, and even prevent dementia. Consistently educating yourself and learning new things such as languages or playing an instrument, can only improve you and keep you open to new opportunities in life.

Today you can learn almost everything online. There is certainly something you can learn that will help you in your career or relationships. If you have no idea you can choose one of the following: learn a new language, play an instrument, use Photoshop, gardening, painting, origami, basic car repairs, speed reading, master writing, photography, basic self-defense, and more. When you have the knowledge, you have the power to accomplish all goals.

 

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