Low Cost Self Improvement

When we think in terms of improving ourselves, we tend to think of big things like going back to school, investing in expensive clothes, joining a gym, using expensive cosmetics, or indulging in expensive spa treatments or hair styles. But there are many free and low cost things you can do to improve yourself (both physically and mentally), boost your confidence, make you attractive to others, and make you a more interesting person. Some ideas:

Be conscientious of basic hygiene and grooming: Shower, use deodorant, and brush your teeth regularly. Comb your hair. Shave or keep your facial hair neatly trimmed. Keep your nails in good shape. Nothing is a bigger turn off than poor hygiene. Keep s


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12 Responses to Low Cost Self Improvement

  1. jocej says:

    your blog looks great! i’ve been reading some stuff regarding self desipline and i read it all in your blog. these helf us alot! thanks

  2. That’s a great article! It’s a recipe for a brand new person almost! I suggest tackling a few of the recommendations at a time until you can do em all!

    Thanks for writing such good material, Jennifer.

    John DeFlumeri Jr

  3. Francis says:

    “Get in touch with whatever power you believe rules the world” ;-(

    Quite simply, “the WHOLE(not just a portion) world is under the control of the evil one” and so it is that the earth is being destroyed and that which is Spirit is being perverted ;-(

  4. Ken says:

    Good post,
    Looks like you put together the recipe for a whole new life, but it is great information.

    Keep it coming!

  5. Carolyn Morgan says:

    Very enjoyable, very comprehensive. It let me know how very much there is to any one person. I intend to self-improve in some of these areas. Thanks.

  6. Gwen Alviani says:

    I would recommend joining Toastmasters International to help improve your public speaking skills. Fees are only about $35-$40 every 6 months. Many employers will pay for Toastmaster Dues.

  7. Gail says:

    Something interesting I discovered when I no longer went out to work due to disability, the lack of stress sweat. It may seem crazy, but even in summer there is no need for deodorant unless I am going through a very stressful time. This makes for a savings. I certainly don’t recommend just willy nilly stopping the use of deodorant, but you may find you don’t actually have the need for it if you live a quiet at home, no busy lifestlye life.

  8. Robert says:

    Spend More Time with Your Family. Get rid of the TV and every evening can be family night. Whether its a family walk or a night to play video games, Everyone Wins

  9. Francis says:

    Quit serving ‘time’ in the prison that is this world.

    Begin a nomadic(no-madness) journey…….

    How much land does a man need?

    And why make a monthly mortgage or rent payment on your own prison cell?

    Why be a rat and run a race?

    A better word for stress is dis-ease(no-peace), which is the a prime cause of sickness ;-(

    Experience Peace, in spite of the dis-ease(no-peace) that is of this world……. francis

  10. ThiNg says:

    This was an EXCELLENT article. Best thing I have read on this site in a long time.

    You really hit the nail on the head about free or low-cost things you can do, and most of them are so simple.

    The preparing your speech thing is worth it’s weight (okay my weight) in gold!

    I started doing that about 2 years ago and my business clients increased, I made more friends, etc.

    Anything that makes you more confident (not arrogant :P) makes you more attractive.

    I would add one more (although it’s sort of like taking classes). Learn a new language. Borrow the items free from a library, or do like I did and trade someone (I taught them better English and in exchange I learned Spanish!).

  11. Francis says:

    If you don’t spend money, you don’t have to make it…….

    “Freedom is just another word for nothing else to lose”…….

    The simpler life becomes the more life becomes…….

    Why is it humanoids purchase their own prison,, most with multiple cells, then build a fence around it, pay for the locks, a security system, and then pay to insure that their prison will be rebuilt if needs be?

  12. quatro says:

    This is the spirit of a self made man, a soon-to-be-leader.

    one great post you got here.

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