Powerful Ways to Become Your Best Self Today
submitted by Cheryl Conklin

You know that you are capable of great things. If you achieve your potential, you’d feel confident, assertive, and ready to take on the world. Well, what’s stopping you? It’s easy to soothe the mind, to tell ourselves we’ll get to future greatness later. But if you’re going to look, be and feel your best – there’s no time like the present to start.

If you push yourself to grow and develop gradually, you will reap the benefits tenfold for a great life. Here’s what to do, presented by SLC Aquatics.

Focus on Healthy Habits

If you feel good, you look good. And https://www.insider.com/ways-to-look-feel-more-attractive-confident-2017-8 has proven that when you look good, your confidence skyrockets. Start from within by nourishing your body and fuelling it well for all your activities. Incorporate lots of fresh greens and protein to feel light and refreshed, and avoid fatty, oily foods that can make you feel heavy and bloated.

Start spending a portion of your day moving in some shape or form – according to VeryWell Health, even 30 minutes of exercise can work wonders in preventing the effects of old age down the line. It’s mind, body, and spirit for a reason – so try and incorporate a meditation practice into your daily routine. This will center you and fill you with the gratitude and appreciation needed to take on each day.

Embrace the ‘Goal-Digger’ Mindset

Get goal setting. Consider the most important areas of your life, and visualize how they would look in the ideal situation. Then, think of concrete goals to help get you there. Set both short and long-term goals to create the life you’ve always dreamt of. Short-term goals could include saving up for a car or phone, while long-term goals could be landing that dream job or investing in a worry-free retirement.

And don’t forget to switch your life up if it’s not aligning with your future goals. For example, if you’re working a job that isn’t serving you, it might be better for your stress levels and mental health to make a change. If you want to switch careers, consider going back to school to brush up on the required skills for your intended industry. Some programs allow you to explore various careers simultaneously – from criminal justice to business and psychology. Online degree programs make it easy to get a master’s while working and managing home life. Just make sure the school you refer to is accredited and offers competitive tuition fees, and you’ll be good to go!

Obliterate That Comfort Zone

Your comfort zone exists for one reason and one reason only – to be broken. While you may feel confident and calm within your safety net, you can only evolve when you push yourself. According to Greater Good Magazine, the adrenaline and serotonin released when you challenge yourself releases powerful endorphins, evoking feelings of confidence and power. If you’re resistant to change, start small – having that difficult conversation you’ve been putting off is a place to start. Adventure sports, travel, breaking your routine – all these activities require bravery but come with immense satisfaction and fulfillment.

Positive Thoughts Only

Healthline reports that the way you speak to yourself is make or break. Rather than beating yourself down, drowning in insecurity, and nitpicking your behaviors, learn to work with what you’ve got. Repeating positive affirmations and mantras will help you coach your way to betterness and help you believe that you are already your ideal self.

We hope these powerful tips help you along your self-actualization journey. The stresses and pressures of daily life may bring you down, and becoming your best self may seem unattainable, but we are here to tell you it is not. Big change starts slow, so give yourself time to develop into a healthier, happier you.