by Hoogie Espinosa . July 14th, 2014
Yesterday, I wrote about a way to gamify your blogging and help you come up with titles and topics on the fly. Today, I rolled some dice, and this is the result. Let’s see how much I can get out of it.
Understanding oneself and others is extremely helpful in life and it’s impossible for you to not have noticed. From saving a relationship by stopping and thinking of what went wrong, to thinking about what your clients want to get ahead in the industry. Psychology plays a huge part in whom you are and whom you can become. Here are a few tips on hacking the mind.
Everyone knows to not hang out with negative people. They just spend the whole day complaining, reducing your morale. However it’s also a good thing to surround yourself with people better than you.
Having a constant reminder of what is possible through daily conversation will help boost you up. Successful people also like imparting their wisdom and helping others get their gears going. Somewhat like an investor on your life.
Not only should you be around people that inspire you, but you should also be in a place that inspires you. Being in a drab and gloomy area has a greater psychological effect than you probably think. Fix up your place and design it to fit your personality. If your work is on the go, look sharp. Dress like the person you want to be.
Do this regularly. Other than filling up your schedule and getting your body healthier so you don’t feel the weight of the world on you every morning, it fills you up with endorphins, or happy hormones.
I also find two other great merits to working out: it can be extremely addicting, and there are tons of ways to do it. Don’t stick yourself to a gym if you don’t like that kind of stuff. Go dancing, sprint around the city, get into mixed-martial arts. Get something that you enjoy and make it physical.
A lot of times, unproductivity is a result of gunning for mediocrity. You stay in your safe zone and only do the things you know you can do. But you need to strive for more. Do more. Fail more.
Don’t be afraid to go for that extra task even if you feel like you’re not going to make it. But of course, do not just run around like a raging barbarian. Take calculated risks. Don’t be an idiot.
Documenting your progress online can have an amazing effect. Not only are you able to remind yourself of what you have already accomplished, but others are able to take inspiration off of this, helping you feel that what you’re doing is right and that you are doing something excellent for the world. Readers will look to you for constant content, and that constant content relies on you improving yourself.
Complementing the last point, getting someone to partner up with helps you a whole lot. Whenever I get into a new thing, whether it be work, or a new game, or whatever, I always look for a rival: someone to compete against and share constant feedback.
Be sure to get someone or some people that are within your level, so you can see each other grow, learn through their experiences, and hear what they have to say about yours.
You won’t get anywhere if you think what your doing is stupid. Even if you’re not a Hollywood stunt-person or a nightly vigilante artist, look for the merits in what you do. Remind yourself of the times that make you smile and keep on reliving those moments.
Pull up that smile. Do things in more exciting ways. Not only will this help you be more positive, but you’ll also be a shining ray of light to those around you, pushing you ahead in life.
Do you have any favorite self-improvement life hacks? Comment below.
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