We all want to be the best we can be. Always. All days.
A bird sitting on a tree is never afraid of the branch breaking, because her trust is not on the branch but on it’s wings.
It’s a fair reminder that to have better days we need to believe in ourselves.
Because we want to be better versions or have even better days, here’s an adapted version of 7 steps to help us live better!
When you think about life, remember that no amount of guilt can change the past. No amount of anxiety can change the future. And because each new change provides us the chance to better ourselves, don’t define yourself with who you once were.
2. Set boundaries
We need to set limits not to control others, but to protect yourself. Let’s not create too much unneeded drama in our lives just because we fail to effectively set boundaries.
3. Feel all emotions
Wouldn’t it be great to just remove all those negative feelings in our lives? Yes! Those unwanted emotions. But positive and negative moments serve as lessons in gratitude and pain. So here’s the deal. Allow yourself to work through the difficult times and get to enjoy the good times so we can experience and learn from life.
4. Commit to healthier habits
There are 6 best doctors in the world. And they give free consultations daily, without having to seek appointments.
Sunshine, water, air, rest, exercise and diet.
We tend to abuse our bodies in more ways than one. And yet we spend so much for health care when health isn’t our priority. As we grow older, we need to plan for better days even with our health.
5. Practice gratitude
Learn to replace our rants with expressions of thanks. Not everything is wrong with our lives. And never get stuck in a rut. Have a mindset on positivity. Some things just have to turn out wrong before they become right. Count your crossings as blessings.
6. Cultivate generosity
Yes, the world does not revolve around you. Those who are bitter about what’s happening to them by drowning themselves in self pity lack appreciation of life in its full splendor. Loving others through generous service deepens relationships with others and makes you happier overall.
7. Give yourself grace
This is the part that I love.
We need to stop being so hard on ourselves. The key to experiencing growth and becoming the best version of yourself is to give grace to who you already are and love yourself along the journey.
(Adapted and parts rewritten from Downs, Ups, and Tencups. 7 Steps to a Better You)