As the new year has just begun you’re bound to be thinking or have already thought about how you can change your life and yourself. However, change isn’t always the best and can often end up with failure and disappointment because ultimately you are you, so how about you work on being the best version of yourself! If you haven’t already, you should really get to know yourself, learn to love yourself, and then you can see where you want to – not need to, but want to improve. So here are a few ways you can become the best you:
Don’t Worry About Failing
Easier said than done, yes. But if you don’t try, you’ll never know. Are you worried about what other people think? Are you concerned about the future and what you hope to achieve? Do you tell people beforehand that you don’t expect to succeed or thrive in order to lower expectations?
There is a real condition called atychiphobia, or fear of failure, but it is important to realise that failure is a natural part of life and doesn’t signal the end of the world. Most highly successful people, such as J.K Rowling, Richard Branson, and Bill Gates have all failed at some point in their life, read their books and feel inspired. Remember: “Fear will do one thing and one thing only: hold you back.” – Kya Aliana
Don’t Be Afraid Of Success
It’s very common, you worry when everything is going well, but in your mind, life can’t possibly be this great, so naturally, something goes wrong as expected? People are afraid of success for a number of reasons, such as fear of losing their identity, more responsibility being added, raised expectations, and not being able to handle success well. But success is a good thing and something you deserve. You can handle success by staying authentic and remembering who you are, accept that you won’t please everyone, and be comfortable with every decision you make.
Work Out In The Morning
A simple one, but so effective. If you can drag yourself out of bed in the morning, your energy will be much better or the rest of the day and your health will be better for it. You’ll get it out of the way, you won’t sit through work dreading your workout later and talking yourself out of it, and you won’t sit at home in the evening feeling guilty for not doing it. Whether you want to lose weight or just need toning workout plans, no one ever regrets a workout, getting up and getting active is the best way to start the day.
It might sound silly, but give it a try. Every morning or night, write down three things that you’re grateful for that day. It will make you feel much happier. You could write them in a little book or on post-its and put them into a jar. Then, anytime you’re feeling down or stuck, just have a flick through the book or take one note out of the jar and read it, it’s incredible.
Don’t Criticise Or Judge Others
To become the best version of yourself, you need to try and get rid of negative thoughts and energy. If you’re thinking negative thoughts about others and feeling negativity towards others, then you’re throwing negative energy at people and potentially damaging a person’s self-worth and self-esteem. You’re also throwing negative energy out into the universe yourself. Remember that nice people do come out on top, it might not seem it at the time, and it might feel like it takes longer, but ultimately you will achieve more than those who are selfish and bitter with the world. You can avoid criticising and judging others by not assuming anything; know it’s not about you, and pretend to walk in their shoes to see the situation from their perspective.
Be Positive About Yourself
Don’t say to yourself, “I will never lose weight.”; “I’m so stupid, I could never do that job.”; “I’ll look stupid and weird if I try to wear some of those clothes.” Try to silence your inner critic and put a positive spin on things. You can start by eliminating negative vocabulary, such as always, can’t, never (and ever), won’t, but, should, and try. As Yoda would say, “Do or do not. There is no try.” and remember that you can do it, think of all the things you have achieved already – you can do it.
Thoughts?? Let me know in the comments…
Stay Fearless 💋