6 Steps to a Better You

Anyone can live a better life than they’re living right now. If you’re some sort of uber-human, nothing on this website can help you in terms of improving your short term standard of living – but most of us aren’t uber-humans, are we? Most of us are drifting aimlessly, hoping for an existence that’s even half tolerable. Can I help you get there? Who knows.

Invest

in yourself and your future. Use your money wisely by putting it toward things that will generate an income, or predictably appreciate in value over time. As you invest, you will gain more money which you can use to invest further, creating a snowball effect that only gets more powerful.

Don’t just invest in any old thing, however. Invest in what you know, or if you don’t know much about investing, learn about the type of investing that interests you, before making moves. Common things that people invest in include, but aren’t limited to; commodities, stocks, bonds, index funds, property, and mutual funds.

Lastly, don’t forget to invest in yourself. Learning and improving marketable skills are the single best investment anyone can make, giving you more power to achieve your goals and do things that you otherwise wouldn't be possible.

Exercise

regularly.  You won’t be young forever but you can keep your body young and healthy throughout your life with a good diet and proper exercise. Remember though that exercise doesn’t just mean 20 minutes on the treadmill – cardio workouts are important, but what’s more important is building and maintaining a strong, resilient body that can stand strong for years and years. Weight training, with a mix of machines and free weights, will benefit you in a multitude of ways and see you through to old age.

Eat right

and feel good about what you put in your body. Food is your body’s fuel, so you can’t expect to feel great if your diet consists of nothing but processed junk and sugary treats. Processed food isn’t always a bad thing, and the occasional pizza, muffin, or burger never killed anybody, but remember what they are; a ‘sometimes’ food. Muffins are literally just small cakes, no matter how healthy it seems on the box or in the display. Instead, start your day with non-sugary cereal, and add a piece of fruit to every meal. You’ll see how much better you feel every day.

Work hard

and do your best with whatever you’re doing. A half-assed effort will produce half-assed results. If you feel like you don’t accomplish most of your daily goals, yet you spend 35 minutes out of every hour fucking around on your smartphone, then cut the crap, concentrate for a few hours, and fuck around later.

If you have problems concentrating for long periods of time then ease into it; do one thing for 10 minutes in a row, and move on to 15 minutes, then 20, and so on. If it’s a little uncomfortable then that means it’s working.

Now don’t take this advice as telling you to put 18 hour days in at the local steel mill, because a better life means you’ll not only need to work hard, but also…

Work smart

and use your head. If hard work were all it took to be happy and successful then we’d all be reading about how rich the employees of iPhone assembly firms are. It doesn’t work that way. If there’s a more efficient way of achieving your goals then you adopt that practice and make the most of it to achieve what you want to achieve.

Find out what you want out of life, because no-one is going to do it for you. If you don’t know what you want, you’ll never know what to focus on and you’ll spend years drifting and never really knowing who you are. If you don’t know what you want to do with your life, then working hard and working smart doesn’t really count for much since you don’t know where to direct it. Knowing what you want will give you a sense of purpose, and you’ll find that you rarely don’t know what to do next, because that goal is always there.

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