Eye contact

A helping hand

Silence

Stillness

Serenity

Courage

Nobility

Self-respect

Discipline

Hugs

Good friends

Long conversations with good friends

Laughter

A “how’re you?”

A “hey what are you doing this weekend? Let’s catch up. It’s been awhile.”

All the greatest books ever written

All the greatest podcasts ever recorded

A journal and a pen

Cancelled subscriptions to time-sucking services

Healthy food (even if it’s not organic)

Long walks, no phone

This is not a complete list.


The self-improvement industry, with its seminars and recruitments and ‘ultimate packages’ inflates the cost of a better you. And while a better you is incredibly valuable, becoming a better you is a lot cheaper than you think.

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