Self-improvement is the foundation you need to achieve your goals and dreams, and be happier and healthier. But where do you begin? A good place to start is by creating a self-improvement plan for yourself. Here’s how.

Definition

Before you get started on your journey, it’s important to clearly define what self-improvement means to you. Because you’re improving yourself, no one else can tell you what success would look like when it comes to your own life.

Self-evaluation

Once you’ve defined self-improvement, it’s time to evaluate yourself. An easy way to do this is by asking yourself a few questions to help you discover your positive and negative traits, which behaviours and habits serve you, and which ones don’t.

Problem analysis

Now that you’ve gotten to know yourself better, the next step you’ll need to take is a problem analysis. Write down the main problem or problems you’re facing at the moment, and underneath each, break down what the root cause of the problem is, what power you have to change the situation, and how you can go about approaching the problem better. Be honest with yourself during this process, and don’t be afraid of asking yourself some difficult questions - the more you let out during this step, the more value you’ll gain out of the exercise.

Your 4 columns

CompassMyLife.com has identified four main aspects which make up every individual’s overall existence. These areas are the mental, emotional, physical, and spiritual wellbeing. Using these 4 columns, spend some time writing down a few ways in which you could improve each one.

Your vision and goals

The final step of your self-improvement plan is to clearly define your vision for the future as well as the short-term and long-term goals you’ll use to achieve it. Use the insight you’ve gained in all of the other steps of your plan to create a vision that’s achievable, and in line with the kind of life you’d like to live.

Using these 5 headings, you can create a self-improvement plan to help guide and motivate you. Remember, you can get many more tips, tools and insights on Discovering Your Path by doing the Take a Girl Child to Work Day Online Programme course for free today. Good luck!

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