Deciding that you want to start taking steps towards becoming the best version of yourself is the first and most important moment in your self-improvement journey. When you make a decision like this for yourself (and not for anyone else) you’re committing to yourself to treat yourself the way you deserve to be treated. Regardless of what areas of yourself or your life you wish to improve, and regardless of the reasons for these desires, there are no downsides to making big or small changes for the better. Here are a few tips for your self-improvement journey:
Being clear in your understanding of who you are is important, and this can have a big impact on many different facets of your life — your relationships, career, personal life and parenting. Understanding your own personality traits, your strengths and weaknesses and other information such as this can help you to identify where you need to work on yourself the most and which paths in life might be best suited to you. If you feel like you do not know yourself well enough, you could take the Myers Briggs test online to get a better understanding of who you are.
Know Your ‘Why’
There is almost no point in making big life changes, implementing new habits and trying to turn over a new leaf if you do not have a clear reason behind why you want to do it. If you want to learn a new language, ask yourself why. If you want to eat a healthier diet, ask yourself why. If you want to read more books each year, ask yourself why. Knowing why you want to make changes and in what ways they will benefit your life will help you to stay motivated to keep up your hard work. It’s a lot easier to give up on something challenging when you have no real reason for doing it in the first place.
Be More Mindful
Practising mindfulness will benefit you and your new goals in so many ways, and there are many different ways of doing it. Mindfulness could entail the typical implementation of a meditation practice, and while this can have loads of benefits for your focus, stress levels and other facets of your life, this is not the only way to be mindful. Mindfulness relates to being present in the moment; thinking about where you are and what you are doing in each moment and giving yourself fully to whatever that might be. This can involve spending less time on your phone, focusing on your food instead of the TV during meal times, and throwing yourself fully into things you care about.
Whatever new habits and changes you decide to implement in your life in your endeavour to be the best version of yourself, these three tips will help you to make better decisions about what you should be doing and help you to really achieve what you have set out to do in your life.