When first starting a personal growth journey it can seem a little bit intimidating. Not to mention overwhelming. It’s like starting a new project… It may be the biggest project you have taken on. You know working on yourself is not an easy task. To lighten your load a bit I wanted to share 5 ways you can improve yourself daily for free.
When you first become self-aware that something has gotta change in your life and you slowly realize that change is you. Quickly you grab your phone and do a google, YouTube, or Pinterest search. “How to start a personal Growth Journey“, “How to improve myself” or maybe you want to do a 6-month glow-up challenge. It is ALWAYS something along those lines.
It is the same thing over and over
You are doing your due diligence by being a studious person… grabbing pieces of paper left and right to jot down notes to get you started. Because you are committed to the growth of yourself. But it’s always the same things over and over.
Which isn’t lies, but still …
BOOKS -Not all of us have never-ending book fair funds…
JOURNALING – is great highly recommend it, but when first starting you see everyone with these beautifully decorated journals and think you have to go out and spend money on a pretty notebook, art, scrapbooking, and chachkies to journal.
WORKING OUT – This is a great thing to add to your daily routine, but not all of us have the money for a gym membership… Some of them be getting REALLY expensive.
EATING HEALTHY – Important, but also can be expensive if you don’t know what you are doing. ( pushing the fresh veg to the back of the fridge and forgetting it’s there… WE HAVE ALL DONE IT and probably still do it)
Improve yourself daily
Wanting to improve yourself shouldn’t cost money, but sometimes it does. There are people who just want to help others succeed by putting out information to help you along whatever journey you are on. If you appreciate the information the person has given to you… please go support them in some way to show your gratitude.
My list may look a little similar to the list I mentioned above, but… I am trying to bawl on a budget here. Being on a personal growth journey myself I have done my fair share of due diligence to find ways to help me along this journey financially…
As I have mentioned before those of us who do not have book fair money… but reading should be included when you want to improve yourself.
Check out Z-library you can download PDF or EPUB versions of a lot of books. If you do not have a kindle and the book you want to read is an EPUB file you can also use this EPUB to PDF converter. Also, If you love the book you have read please go support the author and buy the physical book. If and when you have the money. They should get paid for their hard work.
If you are looking to read books faster download the app Spreeder. This app can help train you to read quickly without losing comprehension. You can also set challenges for yourself on how many words to read.
Shameless plug coming in 5, 4, 3, 2, 1…
If you want some personal growth book recommendations check out these posts.
Personal Growth books to add to your reading list
Inspiring books to read this year for personal growth
5 helpful books that will educate you on mental health
Or if you want to read more books this year… here is a fun little challenge.
How to easily read more books
I told you my list may look similar. LOL but they ain’t wrong. You don’t need all the mumbo jumbo knick-knacks to journal. I have journaled with a broken crayon and a half-used notebook. You make do with what you have when that is ALL you have.
Journaling is essential when you want to improve yourself. If you are unsure where to start… I have a few posts that may help you out.
Yet, again, another shameless plug… I have a bunch of journal related content that you might be interested in like:
The Beginners Guide to Journaling
25 simple questions you never ask yourself, but should
Life Audit Questions
How to Start Today – Manifesting the life you want
10 interesting October journal prompts for Self-discovery
World Mental Health Day – Checking In With Yourself
Healing your inner child
If you want to spend a little money I have a video on YouTube showing you all the ways I get cheap journaling supplies. How to collect journal supplies | Getting creative at home and shop on a budget
Online workouts for daily improvement
As I mentioned before some gym membership prices can be a little pricey… But that doesn’t mean you can’t get a good workout in. I love getting my steps in each day. So I can either go outside and walk around my block or check out YouTube. YouTube is a gold mine for great workouts. I want to share a few of my favorite walking/dance/fun workouts to help your daily improvement.
You can get access to 2000 free online courses from 140 leading institutions worldwide. Including Boston University, Harvard, Columbia, MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology), and more… Learn about Art & Culture, Business & Management to Food & Nutrition. Whatever your little heart desires they may have a course on it.
Learn about Art to improve yourself daily
Get your daily dose of art. With this free app called Daily Art. You can expand your knowledge of art with the click of a button. I think this is a great way for daily improvement. Honestly, I don’t think I have ACTIVELY looked at a piece of art in quite a few years. Sometimes you forget how really beautiful it can be. So add more art to your life and be a bit fancier with the useless random facts you know about pieces of art.
Improve yourself daily
It’s normal to get caught up in trying to become the best version of yourself. But Improving yourself daily doesn’t have to cost an arm and leg… You just kinda have to know where to look. One thing I hope you keep in mind is that there are MANY, MANY ways for daily improvement and those offered here are just a few.
Take a little time to try each one out. So you can find ones that bring you the most joy in improving yourself daily. Find what works for you and try to build them into your daily life. It may take a bit to get in the swing of things. That is the game of creating new habits.
Until next time, have a great day! Remember you are a badass!