If you keep thinking, wishing, and hoping that one day you’ll be the ideal version of yourself that you’ve built up in your head, yet you’ve done nothing about it, now is the time to change. You don’t need to make these changes all at once – in fact, you shouldn’t, because this is unlikely to lead to lasting changes that you can implement time and time again. Taking things slowly is the best way to make real, lasting change. Read on for 6 ways to be your very best self this year:
Journaling has so many benefits, and one of the great things about it is that there’s no right or wrong way to do it. You can bullet journal, free write, write about your dreams, write about what you’re grateful for, or even do mixed media journal entries. Do what you feel when you feel like it. The important thing is that you do it. It shouldn’t be pretty, and the last thing you need to do is think about reading it back. You’d be surprised at how much more calm and clarity this can give you. Some people even say that it helped them to improve their ideas.
Make Your Health A Priority
Making your health a priority is one of the most important things you’ll do for yourself. Focusing on both mental and physical health can do this. You could , or simply try out a new class. Walking more counts, too. Start small, such as eating more vegetables and getting more steps in. Gradually, you can improve your routine even more.
Wise Up To Your Excuses
Wise up to any excuses that you like to use and refuse to buy into them. Perhaps your excuse is that you’re always tired, or busy. The truth is, you’ll make time for what’s important to you. If it’s not a priority, it’s not a priority, but that’s your decision.
Act As If
Act like the person you want to be. Walk, dress, and think like them. Spend time with the people they would spend time with. This isn’t a sociopath’s way to act like somebody else, but rather, a way to get into the mindset of the person you want to be and better yourself faster.
Make it your mission to read more this year. Automic Habits by James Clear is a great book if you want to work on various habits that you know you need to build. Self-development books and fiction books both have their place. Carry a book with you wherever you go and read whenever you get a spare moment.
Consider Getting Help From A Pro
Whether you’re thinking about getting a therapist or a life coach, getting help from a pro can help you to put things into perspective and wise up to your excuses. If you want to make changes this year, one of the best things you can do is invest in yourself – and for many, that may mean finding somebody to help.