8 Steps To Becoming Your Best Self

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We all have our flaws and things we’d like to fix about ourselves, but the first step is actually admitting the fact that you have problems to fix. You don’t have to wait until it’s time to make New Year resolutions to start making changes. You can start right now. You’ll become your best self only when you start taking care of yourself and correcting your mistakes.

Take care of your body.


To be able to look and feel your best, you need to take care of your body. Exercise, eating right, and getting sleep will help you become more healthy from the inside out. When everything on the inside is healthy, it will visibly show.

Think positively and surround yourself with positivity.

Thinking and being negative will only cause you to attract more negativity. Instead of dwelling on bad things, reflect on good things and things that make you happy. Surround yourself with people and things that are positive. Being around people who are positive will encourage you to become more positive.

Learn new things.

Learning new things will expose you to things you never would’ve seen yourself doing. Learning something new stimulates the brain. When you learn something new, it opens the doors to new opportunities, including making more money in different fields and professions.

Pick up a new hobby.

Having a new hobby will allow you to try something new that you enjoy in your spare time. Hobbies are known to reduce stress as well as provide additional income. Having a hobby encourages you to spend your unused time doing something you like while still being productive. Other benefits of having hobbies include improved memory, increased confidence, and meeting new people.

Stop bad habits.

If you’ve noticed that you have bad habits and it’s difficult to change them, don’t beat yourself up about it. It didn’t become a habit overnight, so don’t expect it to change that way. Become aware of what your bad habits are so you’re able to do something about them. Learn what things trigger these bad habits and try to avoid them. Choosing a positive substitute for this habit will making breaking it much easier.

Be kinder to others.

I’m sure you’ve heard the saying “treat others the way you want to be treated.” There’s no reason why we should hold grudges or be mean to anyone. Being nice to others will lead you to be happier, less stressed, and it encourages better relationships with others. Always help others when you have the ability to and when you see a need for it. It will make the other person feel good while making you a better person in the process.

Treat yourself sometimes.

Working and being productive is important, but unwinding and relaxing is just as important. Working can cause you to become more stressed due to focusing so much on productivity and limiting your relaxation. Instead of focusing on that so heavily, you need to take a little time out for yourself. You can get a mani/pedi, go shopping, or even out to eat, but you don’t always have to spend money to make yourself feel good. You can take a warm bath with epsom salts and bubbles, do a face mask, and just lie down and watch Netflix.

Realize you can be toxic, too.

No one really wants to accept the fact that they can do wrong and negative things, but admitting this is the first step to being able to better yourself. You aren’t always in the right and thinking you are is unrealistic. Think about some of the situations you’ve been in: typically people blame the other parties involved but fail to realize they can be part of the problem, too. Know that you aren’t perfect and that when you mess up you should be able to admit that and try to fix the problem.

No changes are going to come overnight because that’s just not how it works, but continue to do things to make you a better version of yourself. You’ll gradually change, little by little, but you’ll eventually be able to look back and see all the progress you’ve made and realize how far you’ve come.

By Cierra Lemott, Junior, Brooks College Prep

Instagram: @cece.kodak

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