self-improvement

The process of making yourself a better or more knowledgable person can be called self-improvement. Doing sit-ups every night and learning to speak Mandarin might be part of your new self-improvement routine.

Anything you do in an attempt to improve yourself is self-improvement. Volunteering at a homeless shelter, going to college, learning to meditate — all of these things can lead to self-improvement. Often, self-improvement and self-help are used interchangeably. The improvement part of this word originally meant "making money with something," but by the 1640s it came to mean "the act of making better."

Definitions of self-improvement
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n the act of improving yourself

Synonyms:
self-reformation
Types:
auto-suggestion, autosuggestion, self-suggestion
a system for self-improvement developed by Emile Coue which was popular in the 1920s and 1930s
reform
self-improvement in behavior or morals by abandoning some vice
Type of:
improvement
the act of improving something

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