Better Yourself Without Losing Weight
Guess what world, some of us are large and proud! We don’t feel like we are on a constant mission to shed the extra pounds to feel better about ourselves. In fact, we feel pretty great just as we are. However, but that doesn’t mean we don’t want to better ourselves in other ways either. Happily, there are many more interesting self-development projects to work on than losing weight. Read on to see what some of the best ones are.
Starting your own business
One way to better yourself is to start your own business. This can be a challenging but satisfying project and one that can not only provide practical experience but if you do it right improve your financial situation as well. Of course, to get your business off of the ground, you will need some funding. Something that it’s pretty easy to get now via routes like paypal.com working capital, or crowdfunding sites. Just make sure you have a clear plan and predicted returns so you can make a strong case to whomever you are applying for funding to.
Learn a new skill
If being an entrepreneur isn’t your style, what about dedicating yourself to learning a new skill instead? There are so many to choose from you are bound to find something that interests you. You may pick something physical and learn to do parkour, fence, or even horse ride? After all, physical activity is known to be a fantastic mood boost, as well as being fun at the time too.
You may be feeling the creative vibe and want to pick up a musical instrument like the drums, guitar or even piano. Alternatively, if you are more of a visually creative person then learning to draw still life, portraits, or abstract paintings may be the perfect betterment activity for you. Something you can find out more about doing at apartmenttherapy.com
You may even want to pick an area that relates more directly to the job that you are doing and learn something like web design, or project management. Then, not only do you get the satisfaction of seeing a project through to completion, but you will have something additional to add to your resume for the next post you apply for that will help you stand out above the other applicants.
Give back to the community
However, if you are truly looking to better yourself, then you should also consider doing something that helps give back to your community such as the suggestions at inc.com. It could be something as simple as organizing a crew to go out and paint some of the more run-down building in your neighborhood, or freshen up peoples’ gardens.
You could also choose to work with some of the less advantaged people in your area that need a friendly face and helping hand. This might be kids from poorer families, homeless folks, or those with addiction problems. Even people that don’t fit neatly into a category like this can sometimes do with a little help, and by helping them, you can learn many valuable skills to better yourself. Including empathy, something you can find out more about at psychologytoday.com, as well as patience, organization, and compassion.
Until the next time, it’s The Gentlemen’s Curb a lifestyle blog where fashion meets fitness in a BIG way.