Free Ways to Better Yourself in Honor of Self Improvement Month

Posted on 08/30/2011

September is Self-Improvement Month. Before the rush of the holiday season takes over and your life becomes all about everyone else, now is the time to focus on you. Celebrate Self-Improvement Month by becoming an enhanced version of you with these free ways to better yourself.

Read One Book Per Week - Commit to reading four new self-improvement books during the month of September. Head to your local library and check out greats like Who Moved My Cheese, Outliers or The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People. A great way to become a better person is by soaking in the success of others.

Create a Better Living Space - Your space influences your thought and productivity. So make sure your rooms reflect the life you want to be living. Getting organized doesn’t have to cost a dime and it can greatly enhance your space.

Read Inspirational Quotes Daily - Sign up to receive free motivational quotes every day in your inbox from You’ll read quotes like this one from David Rockefeller: “Success in business requires training and discipline and hard work. But if you're not frightened by these things, the opportunities are just as great today as they ever were.”

Keep a Journal - Author of “A Time to Heal: A Grief Journal” Beth Marshall knows just how important writing can be for the soul. “In the wake of losing three close family members, I discovered a habit that was an incredible spirit lifter,” she writes on her website, “I would often get my journal and begin to write about every good, encouraging and hopeful thing in my life. No matter how dark the day might have started, it seemed that writing about the goodness would bring some fresh light.”

Volunteer Locally - Get active in your community by serving others. Helping the less fortunate will make you a better person because you’ll have a greater perspective of just how fortunate you really are. Connect with needs locally by visiting

Set Up an Exercise Routine - Schedule in exercise for the month of September. Commit to at least three cardio sessions a week and hopefully by the time the month is over you will have become hooked on this new healthy habit.

By Alison Storm

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