1. Get more sleep
Being a well rested version of you is always the best version to be. Sleep is so important in so many ways, your skin, your health, your growth, don’t slack on. Sometimes it is hard to to control the amount of sleep you get, but getting enough sleep whenever you can is so important.
2. Smile more, at anyone
Smiling can do wonders for your attitude at approach. Everything can just seem so much lighter and happier if you just smile. Having a good attitude really improves who you are overall. Smile when you first wake up, smile at strangers, just don’t let it get you down if they don’t smile back.
3. Drink more water
Water is amazing. Simply put, amazing. Read here about all the ways drinking more than enough water can improve your life.
4. Turn a negative into a positive
Just like there is always some bad in a situation, there is always some good. It is just the matter of which your eyes are drawn too, and which you seek out. You can definitely change your mindset and your life if you learn to seek out the positives in any situation, that way there is always hope that you can improve and be better.
5. Be grateful
Gratefulness is such as amazing way to improve yourself. It allows you to be way more in tune with the universe so you can manifest what you want, and it also has mental and physical benefits too. I highly suggest reading this post, to learn how to use gratitude most effectively, in a journal.
Social media is trying its hardest these days to drag people down and make them hate themselves, and get so involved in a fake world. This means social media can be dangerous. Unplugging from technology for a certain period of time can help your mind reset, it can help your mental health and it can help you learn more about yourself.
7. Read and learn
How can you be the best version of yourself if you aren’t learning and sharpening your mind? Learning is so important for your future, and improving yourself. The only way to become the best version of you is to improve yourself, and since you can read to learn about almost anything, reading is one of the best ways to become a better you.
8. Talk to someone, let it out
Often times we bottle everything up inside of us, not giving ourselves a chance to deal with any of our pent up emotions and thoughts. Talking to someone close to you can really help you deal with everything in your mind that is holding you back. Sometimes it might feel like you have no one to talk to, then I suggest you do a brain dump. Write it out, or even speak into a recording.
Clean space means a clear mind. If you have a lot on your mind, odds are your home is cluttered and disorganized, reflecting your life. There are so many ways to stay organized, decluttering, physically, mentally and digitally, and one of my favorites, lists. Check out this post for the best ways to stay organized.
10. Learn how to be more productive and have better time management
Learning something like productivity and time management can come from experience, books, blog posts, and so much more. They are super important skills to have to be the best version of you. Click here to see my best time management tips, and click here for some very productive habits.
Get strong, both mentally and physically through exercise. There are so many ways to exercise, some super calming and great for the mind like yoga, and some more taxing on the body like lifting weights. Exercise just means getting your body moving, and becoming a stronger, better version of you.
12. Set goals
If nobody has dreams, aspirations or goals, nobody would do anything. We wouldn’t progress as a society. But there is a difference between saying “I want to get rich” and saying “in five years my bank account will contain $5,000,000.” A big difference. The first is just a dream, nothing tangible. But the second is a goal, that you can work towards, you can break it down into parts, and make a plan. That is what I mean by setting goals. Workable dreams.
13. Say no and set boundaries
I am fortunate enough that I have not had a problem with saying no, but I am friends with some yes-sayers. It’s an awful habit to have and to break. You feel guilty when you don’t say yes to everything people ask you do to, but you feel miserable because your own sense of self is getting lost and you are being swamped by things you don’t want to do. The easiest way to stop this is to set some boundaries. How much time each day/week will you spend doing things for someone else? You can make boundaries like this that are clear practical, and you can also make boundaries simply saying I will politely decline anything I don’t want to do.
14. Stop comparing
Comparing is awful. It ruins the part of you that is truly unique and beautiful by plaguing it with thoughts and comparisons of someone else. You are beautiful inside and out, and you have or you can get what you want and need. Focus on yourself and who you are instead of others.
15. Calm your mind
My favorite ways to calm my mind are meditation and yoga. I am not very good and having a clear, calm mind, so meditation and yoga (wellness in the Sims ;)) are not very easy for me. But they are skills you can get better at, and I plan on doing just that. I really suggest this because the benefits can spread across your entire life, making you a much better version of yourself.