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File: 135efdb502df5a6⋯.jpg (5.41 KB, 256x256, 1:1, discord.jpg)

 No.8368[Reply]

Updated the invite link to work.

If you're lonely and want to talk to a couple of anons or you want to discuss improvement elements or be kept accountable, this is the place for you.

For improvement elements, the following are what are being done:

>an accountability group

>weekly/monthly progress reports

https://discord.gg/q488BCG

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 No.8816

i am looking for the loan / Business partner. I just want to start my Sea food business (south East Asia). It have huge margin and highly profitable business.

I am not doing any thing illegal and fake.

I am having legal company i am ready do partnership. I just need financial support of 10000 - 20000 USD.

If anyone interested please contact me. I will send all details regarding company.




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 No.6793[Reply]

Looking for a book?

All the below books can be found using any of these methods.

https://sites.google.com/site/themetalibrary/library-genesis

http://bookzz.org/s/?q=&yearFrom=&yearTo=&language=&extension=&t=0

https://www.reddit.com/r/Piracy/comments/2oftbu/guide_the_idiot_proof_guide_to_downloading_ebooks/

Productivity must reads

Habits

Power of Habits, by Charles Duhigg

Superhuman by Habit, by Tynan

http://www.artofmanliness.com/2012/11/20/power-of-habits/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AdKUJxjn-R8

Willpower

Willpower Instinct, by Kelly Mcgonigal

Procrastination Equation, by Piers Steel

http://waitbutwhy.com/2013/10/why-procrastinators-procrastinate.html

Time management

First Thing's First, by Stephen Covey

Art of Getting Things Done, by David Allen

Philosophy of life

StoicismPost too long. Click here to view the full text.

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 No.8483

File: 99cd48fb501b60f⋯.pdf (2.09 MB, Nine Laws.pdf)

Dark Triad people always get ahead. Don't beat them, join them.




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 No.8823[Reply]

hey guys.

i saw topics about shit test, frame, and powertalk on r/theredpill.

i know that sub is about sex strategy.

but its also about self-improvement.

these topics that i saw were eye opener.

shit test. whole school life of kids bantering each other is constant shit testing.

power talking- this also is major in young adult and professional life.

and holding frame- basically keeping good attitude and be admant.

so i wanna know have you found any other topics that i could research on. and improve myself.

i am now very good at shit tests and can usualy shut other persons mouth if he is messing with me. but i fail at powertalking. frame is too little weak.

please share your research thanks.



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 No.8820[Reply]

What would you consider mandatory for humans to do for self improvement?

 No.8821

>>8820

why do you want to improve?




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 No.8818[Reply]

Boards that are like /SIG/, r/theredpill?

 No.8819

>>8818

also why dont threads load. keep getting errors




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 No.8658[Reply]

in canada, what's a starting job that pays decent?

i have a highschool diploma but nothing else.

i've read working at warehouse is good. any suggestions?

any other ways i can supplement income? like this amazon or ebay shit

 No.8678

If you're in a major city, try applying with a telco (Telus, Bell, Rogers) in a call centre. These jobs pay well and can lead to other positions.


 No.8698

Depends on what you consider decent pay. Here most entry level jobs are manufacturing line, warehouse, and the odd niche thing. Most every blue collar job that's skilled requires previous experience or some sort of training beforehand before they will even consider you Best bet honestly is for you to look at your local industry if you want education otherwise just cold call every last place within a 25 mile radius.


 No.8717

>>8698

This really. Depending on what your skills are, Tim Hortons is always hiring, Walmart, and fast food place. If you have the physical abilities, or are willing to learn manufacturing lines, warehouses, demolition, basic road work. Or get a job for the city.


 No.8817

i am looking for the loan / Business partner. I just want to start my Sea food business (south East Asia). It have huge margin and highly profitable business.

I am not doing any thing illegal and fake.

I am having legal company i am ready do partnership. I just need financial support of 10000 - 20000 USD.

If anyone interested please contact me. I will send all details regarding company.




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 No.7164[Reply]

/nofap/ sucks for nofap advice, it's populated by stormfags and the like.

What advice does /improve give for nofap?

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 No.8702

>>8682

Lol ok faggot. There is no justification for your vices.


 No.8704

Legit nofap advice: Don't touch your dick.


 No.8778

the easypeasyway "philosophy" (from that book) can be summed up in pascals wager (which is mentioned numerous times in the book):

you simply need to be honest with yourself and actually believe, in your heart of hearts, that not using porn is the right way to go, because pascals wager applies:

1. the gains of stopping porn are very big - you'll get back your virility, optimism, physical health, all that good stuff. as a consequence you'll be able to have normal relationships like a normal person (again).

2. the losses of not stopping porn are very big - it's basically the opposite of 1., you'll fuck your physical and mental health, and in turn your relationships with other people

3. is the most important, because 1. and 2. you probably already know from reading about ybop and the advantages of nofap, but this you probably never really considered (or worse, you believe the opposite):

the losses of stopping porn are very little - you're not actually giving anything up when you quit porn, you don't need it, it's just like every other addictive drug that produces in you the feeling of withdrawal, but that feeling is artificial.

finally all you have to do is decide to stop and that's more or less it. in time your mental (the habit aspect of using porn) and physical (the whole dopamine business) addiction will fade, and you're free to enjoy your life.

i recommend reading that book, even if it's kind of poorly written. it saved my life.


 No.8782

I forgot this board existed. What made me do it is I'm tired of living life on auto pilot, porn has ruined all motivation and zest for life it really is a harmful substance it really does fuck with your mind. I'm on day 11, I feel pretty depressed and out of it it's partly due to my sleep pattern being messed up. I watched about 5 or 10 minutes of porn today just because I'm so bored and feel like shit. While it was nice it didn't really do anything for me. Attempting no fap before, a peek would have caused me to stop everything and watch porn. What made me stop entirely was the benefits of semen retention, why would you waste your life essence on nothing? Read this https://selfdefinition.org/celibacy/quotes/napoleon-hill-sex-transmutation-part-2.htm

It's a long tough journey but just think of all the time and semen lost to porn, if I could go back in time I'd stop myself from getting into porn when I was 12.


 No.8815

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>>7164

>stormfags




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 No.8709[Reply]

For the /fat/ folk around here. I lost almost 100lb (310 to about 215) ask me anything.

 No.8713

>>8709

What diet?

>inb4 low carb


 No.8814

>>8709

Any particular schedule ??




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 No.8358[Reply]

Does anyone have a trick for waking up in morning?

I'm not looking for way to wake up early. I'm looking for a way to remind myself that I need to get out of bed. I've had times where I just lay on my bed for hours(with more than 8 hours of sleep). Sleep is not the problem. Getting out of my bed is.

The only times I have ever gotten out of bed the instant I wake up is when I get a nightmare. I like nightmares for that reason only. They allow me to enjoy the morning. Otherwise, I always wait until the last 15 minutes. I sometimes have to skip shower & breakfast and apply perfume instead.

Do you feel like you're barely conscious when you wake up? And then when I get out of my bed I feel just fine. What I feel that I need is a mental shortcut that takes me from zombie mode to out-of-bed mode. I'm gonna try putting a glass of water on my night table tonight.

sleep well, /improve/

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 No.8635

Your dopamine pathways are shitty. Play a sport fag. Soccer, basketball, boxing, wrestling, whatever. I play on my own, just go to the park and start practicing, or work on your footwork and dribbling at home. The practice is juicy, so juicy. I like the pump. 2 hours a day all combined. The footwork drills and dribbling drills are basically the most important part, and instills self-reliance (juicy self-reliance).

Reading some deep shit is also juicy.

In the end you have to find the right things to feel juicy about. The world is juicy. Get out of bed and into the world.


 No.8666

I've had a similar problem as you OP. Tried changing my diet and that seems to be helping. I used to get up and get ready right before leaving for work… then I would, in my rush, get some type of fast food for breakfast. During lunch, since I was in a rush and didn't pack anything, I would buy fast food again. Then there was dinner, which at least wasn't fast food, but it wasn't that healthy either. Starting to cut this shit out and eat more fruits/veggies, seems to be helping some.

How's your diet look?


 No.8757

>>8666

I'm getting into a keto diet. I quit refined sugars and 100% quit porn. I fall asleep faster now. But I still struggle when trying to get up.


 No.8759

>>8666

I started making bacon and eggs in the morning and it started getting pretty good. Then I started making smoothies with spinach, greek yogurt, almond milk, a banana, and peanut butter. HOLY SHIT. One sip is like a whole cup of coffee in the morning. Good nutrients at the same time every morning is so important. It's a bit of a slog at first but it gets your whole life into a rhythm.


 No.8812

I have this problem. I go between sleep and awake repeatedly for hours every morning. During this time I am unconscious and hardly alive. How can I stop that?




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 No.8291[Reply]

I think some people here might benefit from having a topic dedicated to what they did last to improve themselves.

I'll start: Read a book over the weekend.

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 No.8377

>>8375

a really big oil company, i'm gonna proverbially sell my soul to the devil but you just can't beat a great hourly wage, benefits, climate controlled work environment, and the prestige


 No.8388

File: f2db209ec7fdbdc⋯.png (99.25 KB, 200x200, 1:1, scrooge-mcduck-logo-200x20….png)

>>8377

You got into the oil fields? You racking up that oil dough?


 No.8393

>>8388

Oil supply chain, but this is where I've always worked in except in smaller companies. This will be my last stop in oil though, I don't know what I'm going to do after this but once I have a few years here I am out of it.


 No.8791

File: 049e0d26ff7bd26⋯.png (1.98 MB, 811x1255, 811:1255, 2269b113ff761bbefbb844dd49….png)

Quit my old job, and got a new one. Same pay really, but easier on me.


 No.8809

Showered, got dressed and walked to Starbucks. It sounds simple, but my depression has gotten so severe that I rarely even get dressed or go outside if I'm not going to work. It was a nice day.




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 No.8796[Reply]

Images that you can print out, use as your wallpaper or use as anything else to remind you to get back on track. Post your favorites, whatever preferences you may have.

 No.8803

just get a mirror :^)


 No.8804

>>8803

A mirror can't look into your mind.


 No.8805

>>8803

this but unironically

a mirror shows you what you look like and therefore what your current state is.


 No.8808

>>8803

Having a large mirror i'd walk by help motivate me to work out. Tired of seeing a skellyton every time.




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 No.8789[Reply]

Hello, I'm cross-posting this from /sig/ on /pol/

I have some major addictions,namely : gluttony, and pornography. How do I tackle addictions that seemingly have eaten up so much of my life. I know the best method is replacing the time and energy spent on something better, but how do I make the jump? I did get some good responses from /sig/, but something conrete I feel is needed to tackle this. Thanks

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 No.8800

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 No.8801

>>8794

Not him but I also struggle with porn and masturbation addiction. I'm on 03-06 right now and jesus christ this guy rambles on and on. I'll push through and read it all cause I'm fucking desperate to end this miserable addiction and will try anything but yeah not super impressed so far. Lots of spelling and grammatical mistakes and lot's of seemingly pointless rambling just get to the point my dude.

Will continue to update my progress as I keep reading, hopefully this helps.


 No.8802

>>8801

You could also browse /r/semenretention >inb4 reddit

It could motivate you a bit


 No.8806

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>>8801

Ok so I finished reading it 3 days ago and I'm also on day 3 clean from porn and masturbation. Coincidence? Only time will tell I suppose.

My criticisms remain the same as before, the author rambles on and on like a motherfucker. It's crazy how someone can say so much and still say nothing at all. Also he repeats himself a lot. He makes VERY bold claims that his method will instantly free you from your addiction and not only will you not feel withdrawal pangs but you it will actually be a enjoyable experience.

His method which he refers to as the EASYPEASY method or just EASYPEASY, is actually only touched on in one of the final chapters, the rest of the book is just his ramblings.

I won't discuss what EASYPEASY actually is because the author claims that reading all of the previous chapters in order is essential for it to work.

I was very unimpressed throughout the entire read but forced myself to go on just to figure out this method of his is and when I finally got to it I really said out loud are you fucking kidding me? It's kinda bullshit but also is true its very anticlimactic and just really weird. I don't wanna say much more about it because I don't want to give anyone a wrong impression or ruin it somehow.

All in all if you are serious about ridding yourself from the horrible addiction of pornography you will seek out any help you can get and try everything you can, in such a situation I would recommend give this book a try. Good luck everyone God be with you all.


 No.8807

>>8806

I'm glad you gave it a try.

It's basically a hypnosis book(a positive one). The point is for you to go "yeah, I know that" and "of course I already knew that"

And then at the end: "Why am I doing this again?".




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 No.7022[Reply]

You lack the internal drive to do this alone. That's why you're here. You need a set of rules and external guidelines to get on the right path. This is what this thread is.

A beginning is a very delicate time.

Let's get started.

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 No.8744

YouTube embed. Click thumbnail to play.

No one said this would be easy. The world assails us on every side with the stifling, the ignorant, the demoralizing, and the ugly. Our only salvation is to anchor ourselves with an unfailing confidence in ourselves. To accept that no matter how dire the situation, we are human beings deserving of happiness and will learn one day to demand the best of ourselves and our world.

The most critical skill to develop is to separate our thoughts and circumstances from ourselves; we are not our thoughts, we are not our circumstances. Thoughts come and go. Circumstances are mutable and temporary. They are transient. The are formless. We are permanent. Our thoughts betray and infect us with pessimism and hopelessness. They permeate our being and whisper doubts that no person would ever say to us. Grant them no quarter. Banish them. Treat these insecurities as the enemy and destroy them with extreme prejudice. We must have the courage to fight this shadow adversary more fiercely and with more vigilance than any external obstacle.

For some of you this may be harder than others. The darkness may be so intertwined with who you think you are, it may be extremely difficult to see where the lies end and you begin. You must remove yourself from this deathly embrace and find the strength to see who you are as a human being.

Mediate. Begin to recognize the thoughts as they flow. Identify them. Do not become attached. Dismiss them. Nurture your good inner voice. Recognize when the negative self-talk begins, and strangle it. Let your spirit grow. Endure.


 No.8745

>>8744

I'm sorry. This is the first time I've said "we" and "our" instead of strictly "you" and "your". I've tried to be reliable and impartial and insightful in this thread for nearly two years now, but I hurt and struggle too.


 No.8751

>>8744

>Our thoughts betray and infect us with pessimism and hopelessness. They permeate our being and whisper doubts that no person would ever say to us. Grant them no quarter.

This is wisdom. So often the negative internal voice is the echo of a parent who didn't know how to nurture. There is no arrogance nor self-pity in believing that you deserve better than the pits of hell.


 No.8792

>>7022

It's been two years.

Where were you two years ago? Where will you be two years hence?


 No.8793

I made a slight change in my mindset and I've seen the most dramatic change of anything I've done to my results. You need to make this change if you're thinking the same way.

Before I was constantly focusing on the ideal version of myself and comparing myself to it.

Now I am focused just on improvement. I compare myself to who I was yesterday.

This has so many benefits:

>You don't push yourself further than you can go and end up burning out because you only have to do better than yesterday

>You don't beat yourself up and ultimately drain your own will because you have realistic expectations

>You don't linger on past mistakes because you know you're better than you were

>When you falter you don't lose everything, you only lose the day's progress

>You don't stress yourself out that you're not perfect and ultimately self-sabotage

>You don't take major wins as evidence that you've reached your destination and regress




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 No.8779[Reply]

Its the time of year again where the spark of self-improvement is rekindled around the world.

Now is the time to reflect on the present year and how you will improve the next year.

What are your goals?

Were you satisfied with the present year?

How will you make the next one better?

 No.8780

2018 was alright, got a better job and fixed my relationship with my quasi estranged brother. The latter has brought immense peace to my soul and I highly recommend to all of you if you have someone out there you care for make amends sooner rather than later. You'll feel some pain about the time lost but it get so much better afterwards once the guilt is gone. Overall it was a solid 6 year. I did manage to accomplish my main goal of last year which was to get a better job but like most other years I got swamped with a backlog and forgot the rest. Things to do, places to go. I knocked out a lot but I still have quite a list.

This leads to 2019 which essentially is where I'm going to play catch up on my books, electronics projects, etc. My main goal however is going to be to finally learn to draw. I finally have a steady pace going. Dunno where it will lead me but hopefully it becomes an outlet of sorts.


 No.8781

>>8780

>a successful year

Congrats its nice to know someone achieved some of their goals here. Apart from school I kinda fell off the wagon near the end of the year.

I did manage to nearly double my previous nofap streak of 1 month. I feel like this year was overall positive.

In 2019 I want to reach 4 months of nofap. Go to gym at least once a week, and continue doing good in school.


 No.8785

>>8781

I have a couple things to add:

-meditate each day. It can be as little as 1 minute, anything is better than nothing.

-brief cleaning each day to keep mess from slowly growing


 No.8786

In 2018, I moved to a more fulfilling job and I got my license. I started work again on a fulfilling hobby that I stopped doing because I lost everything and made great progress. I began to take better care of myself but dropped the ball on that a couple times. I did the same with reading more. However, I reflected enough to come to some realizations about myself. This is the year that I address my deep seeded issues and stop sabotaging myself.

A few years ago, I was rotting away, and now I am strong. Feels good.


 No.8788

Read and speak intermediate Russian

Complete my software project

Be more social(not looking for friends, just taking the option of being social when it presents itself)

Good grades




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 No.8775[Reply]

The twilight of another year is upon us. At this stage in the life of /improve/ I think I speak for us all when I say resolutions rarely successful but is there anything you want to achieve in general in 2019? Any lessons from 2018 you are willing to share? Or maybe just vent and offload if you want.

 No.8777

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Hey there

In 2018 my life has gone down the shitter. Lots of arguments with my parents about petty things like walking the dog at 7 am on the weekends and other bs that they shouldn't really care about.

In 2018 I'd like to settle things a little bit by getting out of my little depression bubble by socializing more etc. (i heard just faking happiness helps a lot) so i actually have some motivation to do anything, so they hopefully have nothing to complain about (though i think they will always find something), and I'd also like to just get some distance from my family and maybe do a trip around Europe in the summer.

So yeah, i hope 2019 will be better than this year


 No.8787

Every conversation I've had in university has been terrible. Like when I'm in a group I set high expectations for people because I can actually make people laugh and have a pleasant time.

But then, when it's time to go our own ways and I start a 1-on-1 conversation with someone it becomes boring shit like this:

"Uhhh so what class do you have after this?"

"Cal 2"

"Oh ok…"

*silence*




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