Every day, you are given an opportunity to be your best self: happier, healthier, and more successful. Most people never actually realize that opportunity because they assume it would mean too much work, but we’ll let you in on a little secret: it’s not hard to be the best version of yourself if you know what steps to take.
You also need to realize that learning to be the best version of yourself is not an overnight process. Just try to make yourself 1% better every day, and before too long, you’ll be an incredible person.
We’ve rounded up a few of our favorite pieces of advice to be your best self that we’ve given on this site and worked them into the guide below. Good luck!
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Treat Yourself Right
When you treat yourself right, you’ll do everything more effectively. That’s why this is the first item in our guide; all the proceeding steps will be more manageable if you’re properly taking care of your mind and body.
Respect yourself. You need to give yourself what you need to enjoy life fully and respect the world around you.
Make self-care a priority and an integral part of your everyday lifestyle. There’s this widespread myth that spending time on yourself is a selfish act. That’s not true. In fact, people around you will appreciate when you prioritize your self-care because you will be in a better mood when you’re around them.
Invest in yourself. Don’t hesitate to spend a little (or a lot of) money during your self-improvement. Show yourself that you’re worth it.
Stop criticizing yourself. You’ve probably heard that “nobody’s perfect,” but have you really internalized the message and learned that it’s silly to beat yourself up for your flaws? Everybody has them, and they always will.
Calm Your Mind
Learn how to maintain a calm, relaxed demeanor, and to avoid stress. Not only is it good for your self-care, but others will appreciate it.
Start morning meditations. It’s amazing how many of our self-improvement guides have a point about meditation because it is helpful in so many aspects of your mental well-being. This is especially true when it comes to things involving calming of the mind.
Learn methods to relax your mind during your daily routine. At work, at home, during your commute, or while waiting for someone.
Live in the now. Learn how to stop stewing in the past and stop worrying about the future. Instead, just live in the moment.
Find inner peace. This is the ultimate goal of anyone learning to calm their mind. Being able to maintain inner peace at all times will make you a happier person.
Improve Your Social Relationships
Surrounding yourself with non-toxic people is a very important part of bettering your own attitude towards the world and being the best version of yourself.
First, improve your social skills to make people gravitate towards you. By doing so, you’ll get to pick friends who make you a better person.
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Learn to be a better conversationalist so that you can express your deepest feelings in conversations with those close to you.
Help your friends express themselves in the conversation, too, by being a better listener. Building trust with your loved ones is key to being your best self.
Read up on how to be a better friend so you can preserve and even deepen the relationships you need to flourish.
Make a Plan
Make a plan for your life. Feeling secure and successful lets you stop worrying and focus on being your best self.
Pave your road to success. Make sure you have a path laid out in front of you, so you’re not going through life blind.
Improve your time management skills. If you allocate your time wisely and stick to a schedule, your entire life will begin to run much more smoothly.
Start saving money and living better. We all know money can’t buy happiness, but the security provided by having a lot of money saved up most definitely can.
Fight for What You Want
Being able to get what you need to be happy is essential because it improves your frame of mind at all times.
Learn to be persuasive as well. Never try to mislead people, but learn how to get them to understand your reasoning more quickly, so getting across your message is more efficient.
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Be Grateful best version of yourself
Once you have learned to be your best self, keep it up by being grateful for all you have and all you’ve accomplished.
Maintaining an attitude of gratitude has so many positive benefits that we need a separate article to go over all of them.
Become an optimist. By doing so, you will begin to consistently generate positive vibes and make the environment around you a warmer place.
Learn how to pass on positive vibes to others so that you aren’t brought down by their negativity.
Following all these guides is not an overnight process; it is a lifelong pursuit. We have confidence in our readers, though, and we’re excited to support you in the journey!