By Chaplain (Lt. Col.) Marty Clary
/ Published April 04, 2020
ST. JOSEPH, Mo. --
As the Pandemic continues, some of us find ourselves with some extra time on our hands. Is this a blessing or a curse? The good news is that you are the one who decides the answer. The extra time affords us an opportunity for self-improvement, and as I’m sure many of you are aware, self-improvement is an aspect of personal spiritual well-being.
The list of ways for self-improvement is as long and varied as there are people in the world. A few suggestions: Cultivate a new habit or quit a bad one. Read more and perhaps learn a new language. Pursue a new and perhaps unusual hobby (learn to play the bagpipes). Learn to overcome your fears or take some time to identify your blind spots. Set a challenge with your friends or family.
Just as the list of ways to improve yourself is extensive, so is the list of benefits. Some benefits that you might enjoy: Improved relationships, you become happier, better ability to adapt to change and make decisions/solve problems, you are more likely to reach other goals. The list goes on and on but perhaps one of the greatest benefits, it can improve your mental and physical health as well. All in all, self-improvement makes you a more well-rounded person.