Being the best version of yourself can mean many different things to people. However, I think there are key attributes that pertain to each of us as we strive to be the best person we can be, internally, not just on the surface.
When I think of being the best version of myself it doesn’t mean I am always happy or things are perfect, on the contrary….it means I honor where I am at all times (the good and the difficult) and I am gentle with myself when I need to be.
Being the best version of yourself means you wake up ready to tackle the day that is ahead of you and you go to bed at night knowing you did the best you could, even if things did not go as planned.
Below are true and proven ways to shift your perspective to help you on your Journey to becoming your best you!
We must find balance in life in order to be our best and most healthy self. When we are trying to “manage” life without balance we burn out quickly. Creating a balanced lifestyle will help you avoid the crash & burn which leads to anxiety, depression and stress. Remember to always make time for yourself, even 15 minutes a day doing Yoga, meditating, taking a walk or a hot lavender & Epsom salt bath will re-charge and refresh your soul.
Shifting the way you see yourself
During the process of learning who you are, you will experience many painful moments. Rather than resisting or struggling against these times, breathe into them. Shift your perspective so that you appreciate these moments knowing they are helping you grow. Thank the Universe for this learning opportunity, forgive yourself and those who have hurt you and focus on all the wonderful things that make you who you are.
What is your Mantra?
If you haven’t defined the best version of yourself, whip out your journal and begin with writing down your goals & values. What are the most important goals & values in your personal life and work? What values do you use to define the person you are now and who do you want to be in the future. Get very clear on those. Exercise: write your values in your journal and add to them over time as you start to shift perspective.
Spend some time with yourself and create a vision for your future life. Look at every aspect of your life and envision how you want it to look through journaling, drawing, vision boards etc. This is a fun and creative way to manifest a vision. Be specific, the Universe can only give you what you ask for if you are clear with what it is you want.
Create a put into action plan
Once you have brought your vision to life it is time to execute an action plan on how to receive all you desire. Setting goals is important and a huge part of creating the vision. Use stepping stones to get there….one step at a time.
I love rituals as I speak of them in almost every blog. Rituals create a pattern or a habit and create consistency which is critical with self-love and self-care. It is easy to start something and eventually fizzle out. I personally have learned from experience that rituals keep us on task and motivated to keep going.
We all have those people in our life that have been in our life a while, however we aren’t sure why we still engage with them. They are a negative time-suck and are actually toxic to our existence. We dodge their phone calls, don’t return their texts but still we keep them around. Let them go. If they no longer serve you in a positive way, if you feel drained from being in their presence, let them go. By letting them go you will open the door for something better.
Determine what you really need in life to be happy. Usually its the simplicity of life that brings us the happiest moments. Exercise: host a de-clutter ritual in your home. It can be very healing.
Create a life you don’t need a vacation from
How many times do you hear people say, “ugh, I need a vacation”. Guess what, you can go away but you must return. Since a vacation isn’t forever why don’t you create a life that you don’t need to run away from. Make your home your sanctuary. Create rituals in your life that give you a break from reality without having to spend thousands to do so.
Listen to your gut….always. Intuition will never steer you the wrong way.
Honor where are you are at this moment
Whatever you are feeling is where you are at the moment and you need to spend time in that feeling. Sit with it, accept it and move forward. Do not try to push those feelings away, as they will return and wreak havoc in other areas of your life. If you simply accept and honor where you are at you will move on much quicker than those who choose to ignore how they feel.
“If we do not suffer a loss all the way to the end, it will wait for us” – unkown
Start an exercise routine today if you haven’t already. There are so many wonderful and free resources out there to help you design your own wellness routine. If you need help creating this routine, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will get you started. This also includes nutrition. Start a Keystone Habit involving exercise and eating healthy and watch everything else fall into place.
Forgiveness and Healing
Where you are wounded, where you are hurt, where you are frightened — seek healing. Restore and forgive yourself. Get well again. Do what must be done to heal. You can’t be the best version of yourself when you are emotionally, mentally, or physically unwell.
*Be grateful for what is*
Spend a few minutes in gratitude every day through mindful meditation. Focus on all the blessings in your life and thank the Universe for them. Being grateful for what you do have and acknowledging that gratitude will change your mindset over time.
There are many ways to give back, either through community work or spending time with your friends and sharing this new mindset with them. Everyone can benefit from being their happiest and healthiest self.
Are you the best version of yourself, and how are you working to become that person?