Goals are a wonderful and essential thing to have in life. When achieved, feeling fulfilled will establish you to seek more of that positive energy and will potentially make you more productive as you carry on. That’s why it’s important that we set goals for ourselves, and the beginning of a new month can take you far if you do that wisely.
Take new timely beginnings (hours, days, months, years…) as a chance to have a fresh start again. We’re capable of changing our lives in any given moment we decide we want to change. It’s just important that when we decide that, we also choose to take the next step forward and turn that mental energy into action.
It’s normally more preferable to have this decision some time before the month ends and create an efficient and effective plan and strategy, but if you haven’t yet, that’s okay. You can choose to do that now. One month can change your life if you decide to.
The 7 Ideas That Will Help You Improve The Quality Of Your Life This September
1. Get Your Finances in Order and Create a Budget
Individuals work alot to guarantee their safety and security in life. But many know there’s so much more to life than just security, and so they work even more. Understanding how money works is essential to evolving in life. Whether someone wants to admit it or not, it’s hard to live in our world today without money. You might be able to get by, but it’ll be much less stressful if you know how to create consistent streams of income. That’s why instead of working harder, you shouldn’t forget that before that, you should learn how to work smarter. What’s the point in working harder if you don’t even have a clear path or direction, a straight destination and deep understanding, of where you’re going and what work you are doing? Work is a very personal thing, and everyone has their own way of understanding the purpose of that work. Are you passionate about it? Is it supporting your convictions and beliefs? Is it supporting your goals and motivations? It’s important to understand why you do what you do and where you want to go and when you want to reach your destination.
Once you got the answers to those questions out of the way, it’s time for some advice. Seek financial education if you haven’t already. Books, seminars, and mentors are your friends if you don’t know where to start. Some books include “The Intelligent Investor”, “Rich Dad Poor Dad”, and “The Richest Man in Babylon”. From there, you’ll find more the more you search in your financial journey.
I highly advise creating a budget for your money and wealth. Put at least 10% of any income you may receive and put it to work, so that it makes more money. That’s where investing comes into play. Use the profit you make from that 10% investment to reinvest and make more money. Never remove those 10% accumulating as if cash. It is the seed that creates the money tree for you for life. As this tree grows, the cash that you will use guilt-free without losing wealth will increase as well. That’s why you must never remove the roots of the tree, otherwise, you’ll have to create a new money tree all over again. The more money trees you plant in your life, the better it’ll be for you and the richer you’ll become. Read the books I mentioned before to understand this topic more thoroughly. The book “The Richest Man in Babylon” explains the concept I mentioned about the 10% in an easy to understand way. One idea for this is creating online businesses. There are many ways to create cash flow and passive income, and you’ll always learn new concepts and ideas about them the more you search for answers to your curious questions. The sooner you start, the better it is for you. You’ll reach financial stability and security earlier than expected. If possible, share your knowledge with your social circle so that you can all grow together.
2. Find a Hobby That Makes You Happy
With life always bustling and moving so quickly, it’s important to make sure that we’re taking care of ourselves and not letting stress to become our normal. We can integrate meditation, mandala coloring and drawing, journaling, writing a story, reading a book, making use of a microscope and telescope to discover what we don’t normally pay too much attention to, or simply enjoying the tranquility of nature, into our lives. Make this hobby a daily habit,even if only for a few minutes, and over time, you’ll notice a difference in your mood.
3. Drink More Water and Work on Improving Your Physical Health
Mostly everyone has experienced the terrible side effects of dehydration. But did you know that severe dehydration can cause the kidney to start shredding and may lead to permanent damage? It truly is terrible. Also, not drinking enough water can cause mental fog and dizziness. Other than staying alive and healthy enough to keep our kidneys in one piece, drinking enough water will give you mental clarity, clear skin, and help you to lose weight over time, while dehydration will have the exact opposite effects. Also, staying physically fit and performing exercise on a daily basis will help you feel more energetic, especially if you stay hydrated over that as well. It’s great to have longer stamina and energy to stay doing whatever you want all day without getting tired quickly. Also keep in mind that if you exercise and the scale isn’t changing, or you’re even gaining weight, but you look fit, it’s most likely that it’s you gaining muscle, since muscle is heavy. So as long as you feel better, then that says more than the number on the scale.
4. Learn a Language
I can’t emphasize enough on how important it is to learn another language. It opens so many doors in your path. It’s been medically proven that learning a language will help you to live a longer life and improves mental cognition as it strengthens the connections between neurons in your brain. Other than health benefits, this skill will allow you to enlargen your social circle as you’ll then be able to communicate with a more diverse community of different cultures and backgrounds, further strengthening expansion and widening your horizons in life. You’ll have easy access to books, tv shows, unique articles, and new topics that were previously unrecognizable and unaccessable to your cloud of knowledge.
5. Start On Something You Need To Get Done That You’ve Been Putting Off
Procrastination can really keep hitting us in the head if we don’t hit it back and destroy it. That’s why so many of our much wanted goals have been lying on a shelf for months gathering dust. Use this month as a fresh restart to get back to that delayed goal and this time, make sure it gets done. It can take time, and that’s okay, but don’t let it slip out of your hands again. It’s sad when a good habit has finally been working out, only to be abandoned again. Make sure, even if just for a few minutes a day, that you don’t abandon your positive goal again. You’ll feel great when it’s finally been achieved after all this time. Just get it out of the way, and you can focus on creating other goals in the process. Remember though, do the goal that you want to do, if it’s causing more harm than good, then you should reevaluate and analyze that goal again to see whether it is truly a positive goal or not and whether you really should continue pursuing it. You have the power to control it, so don’t let it control you.
6. Work On Emotional and Mental Cultivation
Life is always looking for different ways to throw new obstacles in your path, that’s why we need to learn how to take control of our emotions and let ourselves not be swayed by them. Instead, we need to be aware that we can turn them from something seemingly negative into a force benefiting us and giving us an advantage. Making it serve us. Staying open to diverse ideas and normalizing the practice of shifting our perspective will help us to view any situation from a completely novel and different stand point. This will help us learn and adapt to change, making the path of our mental cultivation a smoother and a more educational and welcoming journey. Anything that makes you react to something strongly can be used to your benefit. Everything is energy, be it negative or positive. Positive energy itself can help us be productive if we learn to understand how to convert that energy into action and put it to good use. However, negative energy, despite popular belief, can be used as a powerful source for productivity and manifesting our thoughts and goals into a reality. Next time when you feel a negative emotion, throw that energy and pour it into something productive. That will distract you, and at the same time you’ll be getting a lot done without realizing it.
7. Have Control Over Your Mindset
How dreadful would life be without a proper and strong mindset. Our mindset, our perspective, our beliefs, our inner world, it’s everything. Without a healthy and sound mindset, we’ll only be prone to self-destruction and ruin our lives in the process. The quality of your mind will reflect, sooner or later, externally and will affect your life in the world around us. We see it in our behavior and actions, we see it in the friends we choose, the decisions we make, and the intentions and motivations we thrive on. If you’re in a bad state of mind, take care of yourself and seek help from others. There is no shame in asking for help when it’s needed. A friend can help, a therapist can help, a pet can help, you can help. Never stop trying to improve your mindset. If we lose control of our minds, then there’s no telling what unfortunate thing we’ll do. Always seek to have control over your mind to the highest of your ability, and then break that boundary and learn to master the power of your mind. With your intentions becoming sharp and clear, your life will have no choice but to change to the way you intend it to. I highly recommend reading the following 2 books: The Art of War by Sun Tzu and The Richest Man in Babylon by George Samuel Clason. They’re very useful, practical, and valuable books that you won’t regret reading.
Thank you for reading. I hope to have helped you improve your life in any way possible. Do you have any other ideas that can help to make this month more productive and uplifting? What do you normally do when a new month is beginning? Feel free to share in the comment section below.