A Journey to Feeling Better About Yourself.
Being Better, Living Better is all in the Mind!
It’s easy to develop negative feelings about yourself especially when someone criticizes you or when you feel you don’t live up to the standards of your peers.
Social media is a big culprit of this causing a lot of comparison anxiety because we want to show everyone we are better, richer, wiser and smarter than all our friends. This unhealthy competition has even started appearing in young children now that all sorts of technology and connectivity are within easy reach.
Feeling better about yourself or if you prefer the term self-improvement starts with getting rid of many negative factors in your life. No doubt you have heard the saying you cannot love others unless you love yourself first. Comparing yourself to others constantly makes you lose your self-esteem, and mentally you begin convincing yourself that you are not good enough in all areas of your life.
Self Improvement Means Feeling Better About Yourself
Today’s fast-paced lifestyles put more pressure on people than ever before, career meetings, work deadlines, family commitments, and appointments leaving us less time for ourselves. Then, of course, a huge majority of people spend time on social media sites sometimes hours at a time updating profiles adding pictures and photos, trying to make certain they are not missing the latest, greatest, trends.
Being so busy all the time makes us push back the important things which remain on a mental waiting list, stuff like spending more time with our family children, friends, and recreation activities we would love to do but never get around to. Even our very dreams and goals can be put on the back burner and you can wake up and years have gone by…
We all like to say time is money, but you know money cannot buy time, so what should be the priority here in a quest for feeling better about yourself? Sure we need to earn a living but don’t suppress the very joy of life in your chase for wealth simply because you want to keep up with the ‘joneses’ because you saw on Facebook or on a social media website that their car and house was better than yours, so now you want to go bigger!
Time Management the First Step to Self Improvement
The good news is that YOU can take control of your time and YOU can decide how you want to spend it! What is robbing you of your time to live? Is it your job late hours and overtime? You can change your job for something with better hours, or even seek alternative ways to earn more money part-time until you can have more freedom to work from home. Initially, you will have to spend some of your precious time to reach these goals but at the end, your life will improve because the result you will have ultimately created MORE time…
Technology now robs us of a huge amount of our time more so than ever before. This with being constantly available on the phone, spending time online with social media, surfing the internet or watching television, playing video games, or working on computers.
Other time thieves are unplanned family visits, sudden surges of work causing you to be forced to work overtime, long unplanned phone calls, or extra activities you never planned for suddenly cropping up like an activity at your Childs school for example or a wedding invitation.
The good news is that you can take back control of your time which is the first step for self-improvement to feeling better about yourself. You own your time and you decide how you are going to spend it prioritizing what you think comes first and either mentally deleting things, (or better still using a diary), you believe unimportant or putting them on the back burner.
Managing time is best done by keeping records in a diary so that you can remember everything you need to do or want to do, while also keeping sight of your dreams and goals. Learn to say no to friends, family and even at work because you do not have to put other people’s problems in front of yours something many of us are guilty of. This causes us frustration, stress and anxiety all of which is not your own. A big step in self-improvement is putting you first!
5 Self-improvement tips for the Journey to feeling Better about Yourself
You are not trapped in an environment you are in because you CAN control your life and circumstances. You can take real freedom in your hands and live how you want to and I am sure that is an exciting though if you think about it for a little, while reading this advice.
Every life coach will tell you that it is up to you to TAKE ACTION and through this take-back control of your life! You CAN live the life your dream of but let go of the fear.
How to do this means getting out of your comfort zone and does that though not sound deliciously scary? Are you ready to take some calculated risks to change, and you must be mentally prepared to address the problems and challenges that will definitely arise on your new self-improvement journey
Success will manifest itself if you put in passion, determination and perseverance to take back control of your life, your very time and learning. Experience comes with learning and that learning becomes your foundation.
Feeling better about yourself is a journey where you will have to dig deep, work harder, sacrifice a few things until you achieve your ambitions and if they are living a life of freedom and happiness then they are yours for the taking. No matter what you believe the law of attraction does work, so if you are positive you attract positive if you are negative and hate the world, both the world and the very universe will hate you back.
Here are tips to guide you to improve yourself and your life.
- Learn to embrace what you have right now from your current situation to all the positive things you have in life. Nurture enthusiasm, love your boss at work, your family, your friends, and even be friendly to strangers.
- Create a list of goals, dreams and ambitions and stick to a journey to achieve them mapping out the paths actions and sacrifices you will take to get to your destination.
- Delete the comparison making the part in you by acceptance of what you have, gratitude for your talents, and reduce your connectivity and exposure to technology to enhance this
- Create balance in your life with time management as we have summarized earlier in this article. In the journey to feeling better about yourself to be patient and enthusiastic about your dreams and goals, and appreciate the challenges and beauty of life along the way. You will get there one day and you will love and remember the journey in all its glory including the obstacles you encountered along the way.
- Bolster your courage to begin the journey to feeling better about yourself and create the enthusiasm and be persistent on every step down that path looking forward to the accomplishment. Help others succeed and you will also create your own success even faster.
Remember that you are never alone in your journey through life but by improving yourself, your thought processes, and realizing that YOU are in control of your life will make you feel better already. When you start feeling in control then life looks much brighter and you will realize that creating happiness is your job and not someone else because only you know what will make you happy after all!