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20 Goals to Revolutionise Your Self-Improvement Journey

Photo of Tsvetelina Hinova Tsvetelina Hinova 20 October 2023
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Ever catch yourself dreaming of a better version of… well, you? Maybe it’s the allure of fresh knowledge, the urge to banish those pesky January blues, or the drive to cultivate deeper connections. Or maybe it’s all of the above!

Welcome to Thankbox’s 20-step guide, tailor-made for those vibrant souls looking to spruce up their personal evolution game. 

But, a gentle heads up – self-improvement isn’t a weekend project. It’s more of a marathon than a sprint. One that involves confronting some tricky emotions and venturing past those cosy comfort zones we’ve snuggled into.

For simplicity, we’ve divided our list into the following: 

  • Professional endeavours

  • Mind matters

  • Emotional explorations

  • Social ventures

  • Healthy habits

  • Future gazing

Ready to embark on this transformative ride? Let’s dive in!

Professional endeavours

1. Strengthen workplace bonds

Forge bonds with your colleagues outside of standard meetings. Regular lunches, coffee breaks, or team-building activities can lead to better collaboration and camaraderie.

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Further enhance these bonds by sending a Thankbox digital group card. It’s a distinctive and thoughtful gesture, perfect for showing appreciation or simply touching base. Such gestures recognise individual efforts and cultivate a vibrant culture of gratitude within your workplace.

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Take a lead and share the team's appreciation of others with a Thankbox. It's a nice, simple way to improve relations at work and just make someone feel nice.

2. Ask for feedback

True growth comes from introspection, so regularly seek feedback from your colleagues. Understanding others’ perspectives on your work can unveil strengths (and weaknesses) you didn’t know you had.

3. Set clear boundaries

Dedication to work is commendable, but it’s crucial to recognise when to hit the pause button. Define your professional boundaries to ensure you maintain a healthy work-life balance.

4. Take an online course

There’s a world of knowledge at your fingertips. Enrol in an online course on a topic you’ve always been interested in so you can elevate your skillset. After all, continuous learning fuels career growth.

Mind matters

5. Read a book a month

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Whether it’s a captivating fiction novel or an insightful biography, dive into a new book each month. Each page offers a fresh perspective, expanding your mind and vocabulary.

6. Digital detox once a week

Dedicate one day a week to disconnect, allowing your mind to wander without the constant buzz of notifications and social media updates. A digital detox can do wonders for your mental health.

7. Explore a different culture

Dive into the traditions, stories, and practices of a culture different from your own. Whether it’s through documentaries, online courses, travelling or even cuisine, immersing yourself in a new cultural experience can broaden your horizons.

8. Learn something new

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Ignite your curiosity by picking up a new skill. Maybe it’s strumming a guitar, speaking Spanish, or even mastering the art of building rapport. New skills invigorate the brain and keep life exciting.

Emotional explorations

9. Keep a gratitude log

Taking a moment daily to reflect on the things you’re grateful for can create a positive shift in your mindset. By jotting down small joys and big wins, you cultivate an attitude of appreciation no matter what challenges you’re facing.

10. Practise mindfulness

Amid the hustle and bustle of life, it’s essential to find moments of stillness. Begin by dedicating just five minutes a day to meditation, focusing on your breath and the present moment. Over time, this has the potential to reduce stress and increase calmness.

11. Share and communicate

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Bottling up uncomfortable feelings is not the best strategy. Make it a goal to open up to a friend about your emotions at least once a week. Sharing is a great way to strengthen bonds and remind yourself that you’re not alone.

Social ventures

12. Reach out to lost contacts

Reconnect with the past by sending a message to someone you’ve lost touch with. Whether it’s an old schoolmate, a former colleague, or a distant relative, reigniting these bonds paves the way for renewed friendships. 

13. Volunteer for a worthy cause

There’s something immensely satisfying about giving back. Dedicate some time to volunteer for a cause close to your heart. This fosters feelings of fulfilment and purpose while also broadening your social circle.

14. Attend a social event alone

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Stepping into a room full of strangers might sound intimidating, but it’s an empowering challenge. Attending a social event solo opens you up to genuine interactions, not to mention boosts your confidence.

Healthy habits

15. Experiment with a new diet

Curious about going vegan or cutting out sugar? Give it a shot for a month. Discover new dishes and potentially a fresh zest for life. Your body might just thank you for the dietary change!

16. Stay hydrated

We all know that feeling – mid-afternoon hits and our energy plummets. Sometimes, it’s not the lack of caffeine but the lack of water! Challenge yourself to gulp down a set amount of water each day. It’s recommended we drink 6 to 8 cups a day. So, bottoms up!

17. Incorporate daily movement

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It’s not always about the gym (phew!). Consistent movement boosts mood and overall health. Whether it’s dancing to your favourite tunes, taking a stroll in the park, or simply stretching during a Netflix binge, make it a point to move a little every day.

Future gazing

18. Reflect and reset monthly

You know how unpredictable life can be. So, every month, take a moment to revisit your goals. See how you’re doing, make any tweaks if necessary, and reignite your passion to keep pushing ahead.

19. Embrace continuous growth

Personal evolution doesn’t have a finish line. Always remain open to learning, adapting, and exploring new avenues. By fostering a mindset of continuous growth, you ensure that the best version of yourself is always yet to come.

20. Visualise your ideal self

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Dare to dream big. Craft a vision board or jot down notes that detail the person you aspire to be. Visual reminders can act as powerful motivators in your journey of self-improvement.

Confetti icon Improve your workplace bonds by sending a Thankbox

Take a lead and share the team's appreciation of others with a Thankbox. It's a nice, simple way to improve relations at work and just make someone feel nice.

Final thoughts

Diving into self-improvement isn’t just about ticking boxes – it’s about uncovering the vibrant layers of who you are. Celebrate each small victory as they paint a clearer picture of your incredible journey.

And with Thankbox by your side, expressing gratitude and connecting with others becomes effortless. Embrace the process and create a Thankbox today!

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