Each of us has an idea of what is the best version of ourselves. Ask yourself, “Am I the best rendition of myself?” Most of us would like to think that we have become our best self and are living our best life possible. But the truth is, we may not be there yet.
“What if Oprah listened to her haters and doubters? What if Steve Jobs settled for a real job? What if The Rock never broke through depression? What if Ellen never overcame the bullying? Imagine a world where everyone lived their passion. We would be better people. We’d be better partners. We’d be better parents.”Jay Shetty
Life brings on stressors, burdens, and strains that make it difficult to be our best self. Especially during Covid-19 and quarantine, we may be hard-pressed to think of ourselves in a positive manner at all. It is important to realize the positive things you are doing and to not give up on attaining that goal of becoming the type of person you have always wanted to be.
Becoming your best self involves being able to encourage personal growth, limit diversions, and focus on the goals you want to achieve. It is often a change of mindset, allowing you to promote your own positive thinking and create a new sense of self-confidence. Being your best self is not an overnight transformation, but rather, a series of daily actions that can help you live the life you’ve always wanted.
“If only you could sense how important you are to the lives of those you meet; how important you can be to people you may never even dream of. There is something of yourself that you leave at every meeting with another person.”Fred Rogers
How to Be Your Best Self
- Set personal goals
- Step out of your comfort zone
- Develop healthy habits
- Ask for help
- Focus on your strengths
- Practice positive affirmations
- Go easy on yourself
- Become a positive force for others
“A man cannot be comfortable without his own approval.”Mark Twain
While you may feel that your best self is impossible to imagine, you can take action now that allows you to start living a better version of your own life. The process of becoming the best rendition of you, begins with the small actions and better habits that can help lead you to a healthier, happier self.