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Many times in life, you may find yourself in a rut. You aren’t doing anything new, or you may be stuck trying to achieve a life-long goal. Whatever the situation, it is always a great idea to improve yourself so that you can work toward achieving your goals and live a happy live. To help you, here are 10 ways you can improve yourself daily

 

ADMIT YOUR MISTAKES

It is often said that if your mistake isn’t recognized, you are doomed to repeat it. Everyone makes mistakes, and the mistakes that you make will often teach you more than anything else. When you find yourself in a situation where you were wrong, own up to it. Chances are, if the mistake involved others, you will be praised for taking responsibility. Your commitment to admitting your mistake will show those involved that you are serious about improving.

 

OVERCOME YOUR FEARS

Everyone has a fear of something. If your fear is affecting your social and work life, you should work to overcome it. If you are terrified of public speaking, for example, you should practice speaking in front of family and friends and then groups of people you don’t know to overcome your fear.

 

USE TO-DO LISTS

To-do lists can help you focus on the tasks you have to do. There is a lot of satisfaction in checking off your tasks as you complete them.

 

AVOID NEGATIVITY

There are bound to be negative people wherever you go. Try to avoid them so their negativity doesn’t rub off on you.

 

LET GO OF THE PAST

You can’t move closer to you goal if you’re holding on to your past failures. Give them up so you can move on, be happier, and more productive.

 

SHOW KINDNESS TO THOSE AROUND YOU

Kindness is infectious, and you can never be too kind. Also, kindness is often reciprocated. Show kindness to those you encounter to develop your compassion, love, and patience.

 

READ

No matter if you are reading a personal development book or article, or just a novel, reading increases your brain flow. Spend some time developing your mind to help you improve daily!

 

TAKE A BREAK

Breaks are important to growth. Everyone gets tired, why do you think schools give children with a ton of energy a long summer break? Taking a break is a proven way to increase productivity in the classroom, office, or in your personal life.

 

CUT BACK ON TECHNOLOGY

In this day and age, it is common to spend much of our day connecting with others on social media through our computers, phones, and tablets. Putting down these devices and limiting your interaction with them will help you build your relationships and focus on your goals.

 

LEARN TO DEAL WITH NEGATIVE PEOPLE

Negativity can bring you down or cause you to act in anger. Instead of blowing up next time you come across one, learn management skills that can help you to work with people in the future.

The Japanese rock garden or “dry landscape” is also known as a Zen garden and creates a miniature landscape with rocks and pruned trees. It’s relatively small and surrounded by a wall. The Classic  Zen Gardens were created at the temples of  Zen Buddhism in Kyoto, Japan during the Muromachi Period. Nowadays, Zen gardens are also associated with Japanese culture and many people grow them to experience inner peace: A place of peace and refuge, sometimes used to meditate and relax from daily worries.

 

Growing your own Japanese Garden: Elements of the Zen Garden

 

A typical Zen garden consists of sand, plants, rocks and a wall. Each of these elements has deep symbolism; sand is used as an incorporation of water, while rocks serve as symbols of mountains, islands, and animals.  A zen garden should be surrounded by a wall –  a symbol of partition between the outside and inside world’s; the sand is usually set in a curvy shape and plants together with rocks are placed on top of it.

If your house has enough space on the outside you could build your Zen Garden there; otherwise, it could be planted indoor as well: you could grow many plants, vegetables, and fruits inside of your home. First of all, find out what you want to plant then choose an appropriate space: make sure it has enough sunlight and ventilation from outside (note: the best way to grow it is near a window). Second, decide which plants you want to plant and consider if they are suitable for your home environment. If you struggle where to find an appropriate kit, you could find it on Amazon:

 

  1. Eve’s Zen Garden Wooden Kit, Everything you needed to create your own Zen garden. Relieve Stress and Relax: it includes a complete kit to create a zen garden; it also has a black wooden container, fine sand, wooden rake, polished stones, figurine and zen garden guide all these cost around 15-20£
  2. Zen Garden with Inspirational Word Black Executive Sandbox New Age $27.88
  3. Mini-Zen Gardening Kit 5.06€ (before 5.99€) on bookdepository.com

 

Your garden can be a way of showing your creativity and release your mind from negative emotions. The ancient Japanese discipline of Zen was used by Buddhists monks to reach spiritual enlightenment. Cultivating a zen garden is one of the most stress-relieving activities that calm after a long day of work. The Book of Meditations describes the purpose of cultivating a zen garden: “ The purpose of cultivating a zen rock garden is to open your mind to see more than what is before you” (Toysmith 2001).

 

Here are some of the most common plants for your Zen garden

 

  1. Lavender is a plant used in beauty products and teas, and they say the most fragrant lavender is the French one. It’s a type of a fast-growing herb, so make sure you have enough space in your garden or pot. Plant it in a roomy pot near a sunny window;
  2. Aloe Vera is known for its medicinal properties. How to plant it: Fill the bottom of your pot (1/3 full) with small pebbles, potsherds or marbles. Fill the remaining 2/3 of your pot with loose, sandy soil-cactus potting mix or a mixture of 2 parts sand to one potting soil. Through the winter, water the aloe vera once or twice a week (yourzenlife.com).

 

Build your zen garden into a wonderful place of relaxation after a stressful week.

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It is very common and rather normal for blogging beginners to be highly perplexed when it comes to selecting a theme for their blog. There are a plethora of free as well as paid options. Each theme has it’s own set of advantages and disadvantages. Many experience bloggers would agree in unison that choosing a theme with simple design cues can go a long way. Let’s see why.