Practicing to be observant helps you think clearer and see the bigger picture. You’ll learn more about people, environments, and the meaning of subtle actions or facial expressions will be revealed. Being observant gives you ideas as you notice the world around you more closely.
Write everything and anything, anytime and anywhere. Carry a journal with you wherever you go. Write down where you are, a compliment that someone gave you, or random thoughts you may have. Make a digital diary on Google Docs or Word and try to write a short story or poem. Writing isn’t just a hobby, it’s also you making history. Years, or even months later, you can look back on what you’ve written and see your growth. Writing is also a way to structure your thinking and clear your mind.
Set Daily Goals
Before you start your day, set at least three goals to accomplish for the day. It doesn’t have to be big goals, it could be as simple as “Compliment someone” or “Don’t complain today.”
Take Regular Social Media Breaks
Don’t Take Everything Personally
A lot of people find pleasure in projecting their own insecurities onto you, some without even realizing it. I’ve learned (and am still learning) to not think about certain things for too long. Sometimes, situations or circumstances are out of our control.
Educate Yourself Frequently
Education is extremely important in this life. You don’t have to learn a new subject in math, it could be as simple as watching a TED talk on how to understand your emotions. An intelligent person is a respected person.
See an Opprotunity in Everything
Try to look at the bigger picture and the brighter side of life. I am a firm believer that our minds and words have power, and we should be careful of the negative things that we say. If we constantly remind ourselves and talk about our faults or other negative aspects in our lives, we will trap ourselves in a never-ending cycle of doubt and subconscious barriers will be built to hinder our growth.