Finding your best possible you requires two steps: visualising yourself in the future, having achieved your goals, and considering the characteristics you will need to get you to that place. What makes the difference in finding your happiness is your outlook on things. When your inner voice is pessimistic and unhelpful, it will hold you back from achieving contentment, fulfilment and inner peace. To become happier, is important to be more positive, and fill you life with positive influences.
The journey to self improvement requires you to do something to make you feel better every single day. Even if it is something as simple as listening to an upbeat, happy-feeling song, writing in a journal or changing your hair style. Small things can make a big impact in your mood. Being confident about who you are is the first step to happiness. Recognising what you love about yourself first will make you much happier to be in your own skin. I believe that recognising your own qualities is essencial to turn your negative thoughts into positive thoughts. Your journey to a better you starts by recognising all of the things you love about yourself, whether it's your free spirit, your kindness, your skills, or the colour of your eyes. Whatever your situation, maximising how you use your strengths will help you to manage your weakness.
Confidence is the key to happiness, but if you're so confident that you don't recognise your flaws, you won't be true to yourself and you may become arrogant. Be open to accept constructive criticism, because until you learn to accept who you are and work to address your flaws, you'll never grow as a person. There is always something about ourselves we can improve on.
It is through improving ourselves that we get the most out of life. Find balance by knowing your flaws but avoid blaming every little thing on yourself, because if you spend so much time obsessing about your weaknesses and things you want to change, you'll never find the motivation for improvement. Constantly beating up on yourself will lead to unhappiness.
When you decide you want to live your life to the fullest and pursue constant development, you will notice that the more you seek knowledge, the more you realise how little you actually know. There is so much out there we don’t know, so much that we can learn, that it’s impossible to reach a point of no growth. Whenever you think you are good, you can be even better.
Being positive about your future is only possible if you are willing to take risks to achieve your personal and professional goals. Believe that you deserve happiness in life and surround yourself with positive energy. Your environment sets the mood and tone for you. A peaceful environment allows positive energetic vibes will be released into your lifestyle and daily habits. If you are living in an inspirational environment, you are going to be inspired every day.
Be willing to get out of your comfort zone and shake your routine up, just do something different. By exposing yourself to a new context, you’re literally growing as you learn to act in new situations. Remember that being too comfortable doesn’t help us grow, it holds us back in life. Make a list of things you want to work on, and focus on reaching them, one step at a time. Remember not to be hard on yourself, learn what can be controlled by you, and what you should just let go. Give yourself regular breaks when dealing with the challenges in your way, and move forward knowing that you’ve done your best.
Never forget how wonderful it is to be you. The path to self improvement is about discovering your true nature and self. It’s the process of embracing your physical and emotional being in order to reach the essence of who you truly are. Focus on the positive aspects of your life, and forgive yourself for your past mistakes. Remember that complaining is finding faults, and wisdom is finding solutions. Only when you are at peace with yourself and in harmony with your life, you can be open and receptive to the unlimited possibilities of the divine within you.