Choose to be the best version of yourself every day. Strive to continually improve, learn, be open and focus on truly appreciating everything around you.
Becoming the best version of yourself is essentially a continual journey of learning each day and making progress to always do better than yesterday.
In life there are multiple areas in which we need to keep balanced and progress in. A majority of people only concentrate on a few areas of their life which can have benefits but often leaves people feeling very unbalanced. In order to be the best version of yourself, it is important to focus on each area of your life.
Here are some of the areas of your life you should seek to be the best version of yourself in:
Mind & Emotions
Below are some of the rules I live by in order to allow myself to continue to develop into a better person each and every day.
1. Your Body is Your Temple!
Ever heard the quote, ‘you are what you eat’? Well, your body is a direct reflection of everything you fuel your body with and how you take care of your body! Your body is this amazing vehicle that allows you to experience life and so many of us abuse our beautiful temple and expect it to still show up for us.
How can you take care of your body?
A Balanced Diet: your body burns energy from food which you use as energy to live. What you put into your body, you get out! So, if you put good healthy, nutritious foods into your body you’ll get a lot of healthy vibrant energy to live with!
Exercise: By exercising your body for at least 20 minutes per day you increase your overall quality of life. Exercising helps our bodies to fight a lot of diseases and keeps up in a healthy state! Start by creating an exercise routine of working out around 3-4 times a week and add daily walks or yoga into your life!
Nurturing your body: Take care of your body, moisturise, sleep enough, relax when your stressed and giving your body a bit of TLC will give your body some appreciation for everything it does for you!
2. The Mind is Everything!
It is extremely important to take care of your mind to allow yourself to be emotionally balanced. Some of my top tips for creating stillness in your body and better allowing management of emotions are:
Meditate for 10 minutes every day and see the benefits!
Limit the amount of time you spend on social media or watching TV instead feed your mind with enriching activities such as reading!
Moving Meditation, also known as Yoga can help you facilitate the connection between your body and mind.
Identify all the limitations within your mind and identify any negative self-beliefs and emotions that need to be managed.
Become aware of your emotions with practicing mindfulness
3. Relationships & Social Life
As humans we are social animals and we need deep connections to feel good and share life experiences and knowledge. However sometimes we find ourselves in toxic relationships, where another person or group of people can bring us down and leave us feeling inferior. It is important to really assess your relationships and identify whether they are benefiting your life positively or dragging you down.
It is important also to make sure that you are giving enough in relationships. By giving more to people not only do you feel a sense of fulfilment but our relationships with people become more meaningful and deeper. The people who are closest to us need to be a symbol of love and support within our life’s, so it’s important to nurture the people that nurture you. At the end of it all we only receive the love that we gave.
4. Stop the Fear of Failure and Success!
Do you worry about the future and worry about failing and not living up to that grand vision in life? Do you find yourself worrying when life is on the up, worrying that everything will crumble? This fear of failure and fear of success relationship is something that haunts a lot of extremely talented people and holds them back from achieving their full potential.
It’s completely natural.
People are afraid of success for so many reasons and a majority of the time this is people they don’t feel as if they DESERVE success and that they aren’t capable of sustaining success.
You have to understand that you can’t control the outcome of every situation, but you can control how you react to situations. Take time to really allow yourself to enjoy every up and down of life and teach yourself to love and appreciate your life regardless of whether it is considered a success or not. Learn to live without needing to succeed and you will find that you feel a lot different about success and failure!
Summed up, stop overthinking and over analysing every situation and every fear. Accept the things you can’t control and understand that worrying over uncertainties will never create a solution or make the future more certain!
5. Live for Yourself & No One Else
Stop people pleasing! Stop criticizing and judging yourself and others. You can’t make everyone happy in life. You were not born to be confined to people’s expectations and opinions of you. You were born to be authentically you and not listen to what others think.
At the end of the day, it is your life, your responsibility. No one can hand you happiness, no one can hand you success ONLY YOU.
So, stop living to please others and please yourself because at the end of it all, you are all you got, you are the only person you are born with and die with! However this works vice versa, don’t criticise others or judge their journey because you never truly know a person unless they walk in your shoes. Just give people love and compassion because everyone wants to be loved!
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