YOUR GUIDE TO BEING YOUR BEST YOU. (Part 1)
Thought for the Day: “Improve yourself, but never change. Be someone better, but remain yourself. Forgive who hurt you, but don’t forget who loves you everyday. Forget the past that makes you cry and focus on the present that makes you smile.”
Here are some tips to help you be a little bit better every single day!
1: Do something for someone else.
Do a “three-minute favor” for someone. Three-minute favors are selfless giving acts, without asking for anything in return from the people
that you help. Examples of three-minute favors include: sharing your knowledge, making an introduction, or writing a positive review online for a business that you visited.
2: Stop working too hard to try and over-achieve.
We all have a tendency to lean towards working too much, losing our focus on what is important, and, ultimately, our joy in life. It’s the unhealthy feeling that if we don’t do something highly productive every day, we’ve somehow failed in life. Allow your perfectionism to take a break. Slow yourself down, and know that life is OK the way it is, right at this moment. Take the time to appreciate and focus on other, neglected priorities that bring you true joy.
3: Put yourself in another person’s shoes.
Caring and empathy are things you can grow, and it starts with relating to other people’s circumstances, working to understand their pains and frustrations, and knowing that those emotions are every bit as real to them as our own are to us. This helps you develop a deeper perspective, and opens you up to helping
those around you, which also enhances your own sense of gratitude.
4: Focus the attention on other people.
There’s something amazing that happens when we let other people have their glory. When we shine the spotlight on someone else and let that person be seen, heard, respected, and considered special–it will become enjoyable and give you a peaceful inner confidence.
5: Be the first to reconcile after an argument.
Many of us is to let resentment fester in our hearts after an argument or misunderstanding. Then we cut off the other person from our lives until he or she reaches out to us with an apology since we feel that it is justified. It’s easy to do this, but it’s also just plain silly. You can lose a friendship, a family relationship, or great connection at work because your ego has to have its way. Ask yourself this question, “Would I rather be right or happy.” Then, be the first to reach out to make amends, even if you’re the one that has to apologize first. That humble act of being the better man/woman will do wonders for your relationships; the other person will most likely soften, apologize in return, and allow you back into his or her life. And if they don’t, you can walk away with no regrets in the future.
HAVE AN AMAZING DAY EVERYONE! I AM THINKING OF YOU ALL TODAY AND WISHING YOU THE BEST THAT LIFE HAS TO OFFER!
ALL MY LOVE,