We all want to become the best version of ourselves but how many people are really willing to put in the work? Developing yourself isn’t only taking girl’s trips and drinking wine, it takes time, self-reflection, diligence, willpower, and realizing some things about yourself that quite frankly you wanted to leave buried. And as women this process can be even more challenging, because we tend to struggle in putting ourselves first and taking time for ourselves.
Designing your best self involves a fair amount of self-analyzing; you’ll need to identify and address your faults and be patient enough to handle slow, gradual changes.
This process can’t and won’t happen overnight but if you put in the work it will happen. Check out my 6 tips for beginning this process and becoming your greatest self.
Tip #1-Be Open to New Things
The first step in designing your greatest self is to try new things. Be open to new opportunities and adventures. You might be surprised at how much this simple act can change you and your path in life. Try new things, learn new skills, meet new people, explore new places; you never know where you might end up or how it might change you.
Tip #2 -Take Time for Self-Reflection
You’ll never be your greatest self if you don’t know yourself. Taking time to explore who you are as a person, what you like to do, and what you want in life is essential to your happiness and success. Take some time monthly, weekly, or even daily to really get to know yourself.
Tip #3- Stay Motivated and Keep Your Momentum
We all have days where we don’t feel as motivated, but we can’t let them get the better of us. If you’re going to design and work on your greatest self, you have to push through the slow period and find your motivation so you don’t lose momentum. Progress is a gradual process.
Tip #4- Know the Good Habits from the Bad Habits
We all have a mixed bag of good and bad habits that make us unique. It’s important to identify these habits and whether they’re good or bad when designing your greatest self. You should do what you can to maximize your good habits and minimize the bad ones.
Tip #5- Don’t Let Your Emotions Take Control
While experiencing emotions and working through them are normal and necessary parts of life, allowing them to take control and rule important decisions in your life can be detrimental. It’s important to keep them in check whenever necessary and to identify appropriate times to express them. In order to do this, you’ll have to be in-tune with your emotions to know when they’re taking control and when it’s an appropriate level of emotion for the predicament or situation.
Tip #6- Put Yourself First Sometimes
While it’s important and honorable to put others before yourself, you’re important too. You have to put yourself first every once in a while,Sis. It’s a trend among women to always put the needs of others before their own, which is thoughtful until it becomes detrimental.
If you never take care of yourself, you’ll become too weak and feeble to care for others or yourself. You have to find a balance and be sure to give yourself the time and care you need.
Being your greatest self takes work, diligence, patience, time, and a whole lot of effort. You have to take time for self-reflection and the patience and strength to work on improving yourself. This is not always easy, as you’ll have to admit to and address your faults, but it’s necessary and healthy, as well as the only way to become truly your best self.
I hope that you found this email useful as you navigate through the process of designing your best self.
Just remember as you go through this process the change will not happen overnight; it will take time for you to fully implement these changes and start to see results. Be patient with yourself and don’t give up.
Which tip would you like to start implementing in your life today? DROP IT IN THE COMMENTS BELOW!