We are all works-in-progress. And it takes effort and dedication to grow and evolve in a positive direction. Fortunately, there is never a bad time to set new goals for yourself, and it's never too late to pick up a habit that can improve your well-being for the rest of your life. Whether you are dealing with stress, working through relationship struggles, or simpler trying to change your life in small ways, there are many strategies available to help you be the best version of yourself.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    • What can I do for self-improvement?

      There is no single answer to this question, so it's important to find the strategies that work for you, whether that involves learning a new skill, exercising more, or taking up meditation. Many times, the effort alone is enough to make you feel better.

    • How long does it take to form new habits?

      While this varies by person, research suggests it can take two months or longer for new behaviors to become ingrained. The more difficult the change, the longer it may take for a habit to form.

    • What is the best way to set goals for yourself?

      At Verywell Mind, we like to recommend setting SMART goals—Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant and Time-bound goals—which can help promote a sense of ownership over your self-improvement, increase motivation, and lead to small steps toward lasting change.

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