Even if you’re a happy person, there’s always room for self-improvement. As you become older and learn more about yourself, you might identify personal weaknesses or flaws that you can work on.
But although you have a desire to become a better person, you may not know where to start or what to do. Fortunately, becoming a better version of yourself is easier than you think.
1. Believe in Yourself
If you’re too hard on yourself or feel you can’t do anything right, this can become a self-fulfilling prophecy. If you want to become a better version of yourself, you need to believe that you can improve. And in order to believe in yourself, you have to stop tearing yourself down.
Rather than focusing on your weaknesses, focus on your strengths. This builds self-confidence which can motivate you to work toward personal goals without giving up.
2. Stop Criticizing Others
Not only should you start believing in yourself, you should also stop criticizing others. Treating people harshly in order to feel better about yourself is one of the biggest signs of jealousy. If you’re jealous of other people and focus too much attention on what they’re accomplishing, you’ll waste time and energy that could be used improving your life. If you can let go of jealousy, stop making comparisons and learn to be happy for others, you’ll be a happier individual.
3. Stop People Pleasing
Living your life for other people can weigh you down and become a huge burden on your shoulders. This is your life. You only live once, so do what you feel is best for your life and stop making decisions according to what others think you should do. Living for other people robs you of happiness.
4. Get Healthy
To become a better version of yourself, it’s also important to adopt healthier habits. Make sure you get an annual physical and bring new or unusual symptoms to your doctor’s attention early. Also, practice healthy eating habits. Limit your intake of sugary and fatty foods. Eat five servings of fruits and vegetables a day. Drink about eight glasses of water a day and exercise at least 30 minutes three times a week. Improving your diet and regular exercise improves your overall well-being.
5. Follow Your Passions
You have the power to control your life. So if you’re in a dead-end job or if you hate your career, create a plan to rewrite the future and follow your passions. You deserve to be happy. Going to a job you hate every day can make you an unhappy person. Following your passions might involve earning less money. But if you can adjust your lifestyle, you might discover that you’re able to do what you love and still care for your physical and material needs.
6. Take Breaks
It’s important to take breaks and unwind. Burnout is a state of emotional, mental and physical exhaustion due to ongoing stress. If you feel overwhelmed, or if you’re unable to keep up with day-to-day life, it’s time for a mental break. It doesn’t have to be a long break. Maybe use some of your vacation time and take a few days off from work to relax. You can also fight burnout by limiting the number of hours you work each day and getting at least 8 to 9 hours of sleep a night. Being energized and refreshed can help you become a better version of yourself.
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Becoming a better version of yourself takes effort, but you can do it. The key is adjusting your mindset and making decisions that can improve your physical, emotional and mental health.
Have you taken any of these steps to become a better version of yourself?