Do you feel like you sometimes struggle to truly love yourself?
Recently, has happiness felt like it’s something that other people have, but that will always elude you?
Do you just wish you had a better attitude and more positive outlook on life?
If so, then you need to read this post.
In it, we’ll tell you how to become the best version of yourself.
Read on to learn how to make being the best you possible, no matter where you are in life right now.
1. Stop Comparing Yourself to Others
Repeat this phrase out loud: “I am enough.”
Chances are, you don’t actually believe it, right?
That’s because you’re caught up in a cycle that many of us also fall victim to: comparing where you are in life to everyone else around you.
Comparing yourself to the guy who made a million dollars by age 23 or your friend who found their soulmate in college isn’t just unhealthy. It can also cause you to self-sabotage.
Also, remember that even the people you think have the “perfect life” deal with their fair share of setbacks and challenges.
So remember: you really are enough.
2. Do a Social Media Detox
In order to become the best version of yourself, sometimes you need to detach from the digital world.
Even if it’s just for an hour or two every day, snooze your notifications or deactivate your social media accounts for a week.
Not only will this help you to be more in the moment, it will also force you to focus on strengthening your relationship with people in the real world — not on a screen.
3. Practice Daily Gratitude
Far too often, we focus on the things we don’t have, instead of all the wonderful things that we do.
Being the best you means realizing that you have far more than you might think. Each day, write down three things in a journal that you’re grateful for — large or small.
When things get rough, flip back through the pages.
Another way to practice gratitude, and to set yourself up for success each day?
Try repeating a few of these positive affirmations to yourself in the mirror every morning.
Sure, you might feel a little bit silly at first. However, once you start realizing that these phrases actually help to get you in the right mindset and encourage you to be more optimistic in life?
We’re sure you’ll be a lifelong convert.
4. Get Outdoors
If you’re feeling low, notice your stress level rising, or just want to be the best you can be, sometimes all it takes is a quick trip outside.
In fact, there are countless scientifically proven benefits to even spending as little as twenty minutes outdoors each day.
In addition to getting your heart rate pumping, you’ll also enjoy a quick boost to your mood. So, instead of eating lunch at your desk, head outside and go for a quick walk around the block.
It’s also a great way to clear your mind, so you can approach a challenge from a new angle when you get back.
5. Look for Opportunities, Don’t Wait for Luck
Sometimes, being the best you means taking risks and grabbing life by the horns instead of waiting for something to happen to you.
Start evaluating all of the opportunities in your life, from large to small.
A handsome stranger catch your eyes at a bar or on the train? That’s an opportunity to meet someone — so take out your headphones or close your book and get engaged.
If you see a job open up at your dream company, don’t wait for a headhunter to approach you. Instead, apply for that position yourself!
Also, stop referring to your accomplishments as “just lucky” or “random.” Instead, acknowledge that good things happen to you because you work hard — and because you deserve them!
6. Listen to Others
In order to become the best version of yourself, you need to empathize with and listen to other people.
This won’t just help you to broaden your perspectives and increase the size of your inner circle. People will begin to look to you as a leader when you listen to them, because they know that they can trust you to hear their stories without any judgement.
Stop waiting for your turn to talk or interrupting the conversation to tell a story about your own life.
Instead, be present in the moment and respond to what others are actually saying, not what you’d rather be talking about.
7. Embrace your Mistakes
If you really want to learn how to be the best you? You need to learn to laugh at, learn from, and above all, be thankful for, your mistakes.
As much as we’d all love to live an error-free life, it’s just not realistic. This doesn’t mean that you need to be paranoid, or constantly wait for the moment when it all starts going wrong.
Instead, it’s all about seeing those mistakes as a chance to learn more about yourself, know what to expect in the future, and as an opportunity to become more proactive in life.
Ready to Become the Best Version of Yourself?
From taking a break from social media to taking the time to really listen to others, we hope that this post has helped you to understand how to become the best version of yourself.
Remember that genuine self-improvement takes time — it doesn’t happen overnight.
Instead, it’s all about committing to a routine and a perspective that helps to make your life better.
Looking for additional tips on how to do just that?
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