You will often see people talk about becoming your best self. But this is quite an open statement. What does it truly mean to be your best self? Well the truth is that it can mean a lot of different things to different people. On a physical level, being your best self is all about improving your physical and mental health. Ensuring your body has the strength and energy to do the things you want to do. Below we have compiled 7 small changes you can make to help you become your best self.

Self-Reflection

What is the first thing you do when you wake up in the morning? Make breakfast and get ready for work? Put on the TV and check your phone? Well what if instead of doing these things straight away why not take a five to ten minutes to simply stop and reflect on yourself and the world around you.

The moments after we wake up is when our conscious and subconscious mind are most connected. It is when most writers get their best ideas. It is also the perfect time to ask yourself a few important questions. What do I want out of this day? What do I want out of this life? How am I truly feeling? Doing this for just a few moments every morning will help your mind become more focused and healthy in the long run.

Health Supplements

Our bodies are complex machines that need a delicate balance of vitamins and minerals to function properly. And the truth is that most people aren’t getting all the things they need. Primarily due to the fact that most of the cheaper foods available to us are heavily processed.

Consider buying some health boosting organic multivitamins and keeping them in your bathroom cabinet. Taking a few of these different multivitamins each day will give your body and mind that little extra boost and help you become a more energetic version of yourself.

Breathing

You might find it silly to hear that you are likely breathing wrong. It is such an automatic function that you don’t even take the time to consider it. But proper breathing goes a long way in making you feel more energetic and focused.

Breath work is the cornerstone of all meditation practices. You should breathe in through your nose for four seconds. Hold the breath for four. And then release for four. This will provide your body with more oxygen and helps control your heart rate. The knock on effect of this is an increase in energy levels and it can even help reduce stress and anxiety.

Try New Hobbies

A lot of people struggle to know what it is they want to do with their life. And this is likely because they just haven’t found that one thing that really inspires them. So we recommend taking the time to try a new hobby. Maybe look at doing something you would have never considered doing before. Perhaps it could be a crafting hobby like sewing or painting. Maybe it’s a dance class. Or something as simple as photography.

Self Affirmation

Most people are too hard on themselves without even realizing it. It is all too easy to put a lot of blame on ourselves for little mistakes we make. We punish ourselves for our past mistakes and live in fear of making more in the future. Self affirmation is the practice of changing the way you think about yourself.

The idea is simple. Each day you should spend some time saying different affirmations about yourself. Tell yourself you are deserving of love and forgiveness. Tell yourself you are allowed to make mistakes and grow from them. Repeat these while looking at yourself in a mirror. Studies have shown that this practice can have a marked impact on your mental health.

Eat Healthier

Maintaining a completely healthy diet isn’t all that easy in these trying times. Food prices are going up as wages stagnate. But there are small changes you can make to your daily diet that will have a positive impact. Try to eat more fruits throughout the day. Healthy snacks such as nuts, seeds, natural yogurt, and seeds are also a fantastic choice. If you can start incorporating these items into your daily routine you will soon notice you have a lot more energy and your mood will improve too.

Get Proper Sleep

Sleep is so important for our body and mind. But it isn’t enough to just get some sleep. You need to ensure you are getting enough quality sleep. A sleep cycle lasts for roughly three hours. Meaning, when you know what time you need to wake up each day, plan your bedtime backwards in three hour blocks. For example, if you’re waking up at 8 AM then you should go to bed at 9PM.

You need to ensure you don’t get disturbed in the night as well. Invest in some good ear plugs or a white noise machine.

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