Life Upgrades: How to Improve Your Life and Inspire Those Around You

Lately, I’ve been on a kick for trying to incorporate what I call “life upgrades” into my day to day and I want to share it with as many people as possible in hopes it inspires others to try the same.

Life upgrades meaning, what habits/services/products can you add to your life that will upgrade it? Upgrade can mean many things: more money, more time, more peace of mind, more fitness, more sleep, more skills/education, more happiness, etc.

And a life upgrade doesn’t need to cost money…there are plenty of free things that will upgrade your life. For example: meditation, morning rituals and reading 10 pages per day (library).

Why Life Upgrades?

And don’t forget that the idea behind life upgrades is not just about improving your life…indirectly, you’ll also improve and inspire the lives of those around you. When you lead by example and “show up differently”, you’ll influence the family, friends and colleagues that see you the most. Not everyone of course, but enough to make a real difference and that’s when it gets really fulfilling.

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You have to find the approach that works best for you.

I’m taking a different path in terms of adding small life upgrades on a steady regular basis (shooting for 1 new upgrade every quarter) where the results will compound over the coming years and elevate not only my life, but hopefully the lives of the people around me too.

I’m currently reading Atomic Habits by James Clear and the message is similar. Tiny 1% improvements in your daily habits snowballs to remarkable results. The book actually points out something interesting in that, eventually with these small changes, we reach a tipping point where the positive results become very noticable. It’s like an ice cube sitting on a table in a room that is 25 degrees. You can keep increasing the temperature by 1 degree and nothing will happen…but go from 31 to 32 degrees and the ice cube will start melting. This is the tipping point.

Life Upgrade Examples

  • Meditate daily
  • Practice gratitude daily
  • Journal or write daily
  • Morning routine
  • Take high quality vitamin supplements
  • Read 10 pages per day
  • Get an Audible account to learn
  • Get a Skillshare account to learn
  • Get house cleaners
  • Use a food service like Plated or Freshly
  • Cold showers
  • Send out 1 handwritten thank you card or note every day
  • Reach out to 2 people every day to connect and build relationships
  • No electronics after 8pm
  • Invest in training or new skills
  • Get 7–8 hours of sleep every night
  • Fast or whatever diet works for you

Thanks for Reading

Seize the day! :-)

Director of Digital & Partner at Ballantine.com. Founder of MorningUpgrade.com. My core interests are business, marketing, personal development and family.