Become a healthier and happier person by working on yourself. Develop goals of personal development, stick to them and see them manifest in your life in positive ways. Working on yourself allows relationships to deepen, doors to open, and you can gain a more positive outlook on life in general. Follow these tips to develop yourself in a positive manner.

Overcome your personal fears with action. Take baby steps into overcoming your fears to either diminish their hold on you or to completely eliminate them. Convince yourself that you can be more than just afraid of the fears, and that you can take steps to bypass them. You are not limited by them.

When meeting someone new, try your best to make a good impression. It is said that people judge people they have just met within the first ten minutes of meeting them. In such a short amount of time, try to be yourself and show them how good of a person you are.

Be true to your self, and be the best “you” possible. Be honest about what you need to be fulfilled and happy, and reject those things that do not bring true joy into your life. Be the best “you” that treats yourself with respect, love and caring. If that version of you does not yet exist, work on finding and developing it.

Try consuming less alcohol in your diet. Alcohol can keep you from sleeping deeply and can really impair your thinking. It can also make you more tired during the day if you had a drink the night before. Try to avoid alcohol consumption before bed, and if you must drink, do it during the day, but at a moderate level.

There are few things in life as powerful as teaching another person to read, whether that person is a child or an adult. Consider volunteering at a school or homeless shelter, as a literacy tutor. You will be empowering people to master a skill that has the potential to literally change their world, as well as, the world of their loved ones.

Toss out the negative internal dialogue. Did you make an unwise decision? Possibly. Does this make you an unwise person who deserves a mental whipping after each mistake? Definitely not. Look for the humor, wisdom, and knowledge that can be gleaned from any of your mistakes, whether they were major or minor.

Help others! Learn CPR and basic first aid skills through your local Fire Station or community center. By helping someone who is in danger or injured, you are also helping yourself. Helping someone will else give you a sense of pride, purpose, and inspiration. There’s a chance you could even save another person’s life, contributing to the fullness of your own life.

As you can see, these tips are easily included in your everyday life. Learning them takes little time out of your day and just a bit of practice. As you progress, you will find that life seems a little brighter, relationships seem easier and the world around you will seem a little more inviting.