Happy Monday beautiful people! Last week seriously kicked my butt. The time change back from Hawaii, jumping right into work, a ton of blog work to complete, getting our house organized for packing and so much more. I used the weekend to take a much-needed break seriously. Sometimes, we feel like we can’t take a break until every checkbox on our to-do list is marked complete. I know I’m guilty of this and let’s be honest, that list gets longer by the day so are you ever done working? It’s essential that you take time for yourself and remember not to get caught up in the other things that could cause stress over time to our wellbeing. Being your best self and living on your terms is what happiness is all about. If you need a few thought starters on how to get started being your best self, see my six tips below.
Six Tips To Be Your Best Self
1) Create a life you adore!
Not a fan of the way something is going in your life right now? Change it. Turn the very life you’re living into a fulfilling, rewarding one. The power is in your hands to live your best life. From right where you are, create a reality that uplifts and inspires you. When we love our lives, we are instantly connected to receive that great relationship, dream job, deep healing, or financial breakthrough. Be the CEO of your life.
2) Purge your social accounts
This is a major one that I think everyone should do whether they know it or not. We often play the comparison game, and I think with social media (Instagram) to be specific, we find ourselves comparing to a life that’s not meant to be ours. The biggest tip to end this is to unfollow any accounts that don’t help you move forward each day. If those accounts just keep you on the comparison train, unfollow. The life you’re currently living is your life and path for a specific reason. It may be hard right now, or it may be perfect, whatever you’re currently experiencing is because God placed you in this particular moment for a reason. Ride it out and be thankful for what you have. People are 95% of the time not showing you exactly what’s going on behind the scenes of their life and showing you this premade social media life. That girl who gets all the new bags you’ve been dying to get could still live home with her parents who help pay the bill on these purchases while she’s saving to buy a house just like you recently did. From your side, you think she has all of the latest fashions, and from her side, she’s dreaming of owning her own house like you, but little do you both know, you envy each other for things that will come with time if it’s meant for you. If you went and bought all of the new bags, you wouldn’t have your dream home. Yes, social media makes it seem like everyone has it all but everyone also has their bad days so never wish for anyone else’s life. Just enjoy your life.
3) Take care of your body
Fuel your body with nutrition, physical movement, sleep, and pampering. We all deserve to be pampered, and your body needs it to function correctly.
4) Let go & relax
“Letting go” on a daily basis is a game-changer. Just 15-minutes is medicine for an entire 24-hour window. A regular practice of taking a few minutes to breathe helps with healing along with greater serenity, well-being, and confidence. Your anxiety fades away.
5) Stop being hard on yourself
Replace self-criticism with self-compassion. Let inspiration be your fuel rather than self-control. Give yourself a break from your inner judge. Refuse to give power to the bully within. You didn’t get that new job, okay? Keep it pushing love. That may not have been for you, but the next one with a pay increase, corner office with window view and personal assistant, has your name on the offer letter. Never dread on things you can’t change. Everything happens for a reason, so never give up without a fight. You’ve got this babe!
6) Last but not least, Fall in love with yourself
Love is the most powerful energy in existence. You have to love yourself to be your best self. If you don’t love yourself or wishing different things about yourself, then you’ll never be able to live your best life fully. The same affection and adoration you send to others, send it to yourself. Love yourself actively, and you will grow radiant, lighting up the world around you creating a win for everything you encounter.