September is Self-Improvement Month. The annual observance is dedicated to getting people out of their ruts and moving forward in positive ways. Every person should find time for improvement through setting and keeping goals.


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As you seek to develop in meaningful ways, take the following steps:

  • Eat healthier – You can live better if you eat healthy food. If your body is falling apart, success in other areas of your life won’t mean much. If you find yourself feeling lethargic or frequently sick, assess your eating habits and make corrections as needed. Eating plenty of fruits and vegetables will help you avoid chronic diseases such as diabetes, cardiovascular illness, and many forms of cancer.
  • Get physical – Healthy eating must be accompanied by exercise. Exercise will help your body optimize its potential so you can reduce the risk of getting sick.
  • Relax your mind – Participating in a hobby can help calm your thought processes. School, work, or family life can be stressful, but a hobby can get your mind off of your daily worries. Many people find satisfaction from delving into pursuits such as cooking, painting, hiking, or swimming.
  • Be yourself – Often, people behave according to the expectations of others, always trying to measure up to certain standards. This can become a trap that does not lead to happiness; even if you please others, there is no guarantee that you will please yourself. Be true to yourself, and make your life decisions based on your own convictions.
  • Detox – An accumulation of toxins in your body could result in a feeling of restlessness or lethargy. When you feel fatigued or sickly, your body could be bogged down by toxins from the food you eat or the environment you live in. Detoxification can rejuvenate your body by purging it of negative elements. Try using a seven-day detox for optimal results.