11 Ideas All About How To Become a Better Person
How To Become a Better Person Inside and Out
Ready for the scoop on how to become a better person.
It is so simple. You just have to do this one thing.
My guess is you can probably sense the sarcastic tone I was using there.
If not, then let me clarify that I was definitely not serious about one magical thing that can make you a better person.
Wouldn’t it be nice if there was though?
Life would be a heck of a lot easier if it was full of magic like a Disney movie.
Sure, those movies have a few small hiccups along the way but that beautiful ending with a full-blown solution is always right around the corner.
Unfortunately, real-life does not come with everything wrapped up in a neat little box with a bow on top.
There is no all-powerful pill that will create the best you or the best life. And if there ever was something like that, we should all be extremely skeptical.
Too good to be true is a popular saying for a reason.
One more thing before we get into the nitty-gritty stuff.
Becoming a better person is not about picking apart any flaw you think you have. It is not about trash-talking yourself.
Trust me, you can not insult your way to building a better life or becoming a person.
Not at all.
Negativity breeds more negativity.
Here Are 11 Tips All About How To Become a Better Person
1) Be Open
We often talk about people being set in their ways. I bet we all are set in some ways just a little. We all have patterns that we like to stick to.
Growth and change are not always comfortable. They often require us to get a little (or a lot) uncomfortable.
I like to think of growth as using a muscle that has not been used much so it has become very tight.
Think about trying to do the splits. Just the thought gives me chills. And if I did want to work on flexibility, it would take a while and it would definitely cause some discomfort.
If the idea of complete openness is a little much, use a different word.
How about the word curious?
I am open when it comes to change. I am curious when it comes to change.
See, the words are interchangeable there.
2) Let Go
So many of us (myself included), carry baggage.
Maybe from mistakes we have made or just situations that impacted us.
There are real-life traumas that people have gone through and those things should be taken seriously. And those are things that need to be worked through.
That is not what I am referring to with the letting go idea.
I am talking about anger or frustrations that come from more of a petty place.
Ask yourself this.
Can I release this issue or is this truly impacting my life and do I need to dedicate time to work on this.
This can be applied to everyday situations or experiences. When you are navigating your way through the day, try to pause and recognize how you react to everything.
Take note of how you move past things that happen. Or maybe you tend to hold onto things that happen. Even the seemingly insignificant occurrences.
I know reflecting on my reactions can be really eye-opening.
So, let it go! Or at least try.
3) Slow Down
Does it ever feel like life is moving at warp speed?
Everyone seems so busy and many people are very quick to let others know just how busy they are.
I am not at all trying to say that the secret is to stop being busy and everything falls into place.
A full plate is a reality for so many people.
But it is extremely critical to slow down and become more aware of yourself and the areas you would like to grow in.
Awareness and acknowledgment are crucial steps.
With yourself and with others.
Connection is all about building relationships. And relationships are a gigantic part of our lives.
Disconnect from technology. Put that phone down.
Nurture the relationships that are important to you. Especially the one with yourself.
Happy and healthy relationships will add so much joy to your life.
5) Get Specific
This idea of “better” can be overwhelming.
Break it down. What does becoming a better person mean to you?
Is there a specific area of your life that comes to mind?
Think of yourself as this complex structure with intertwining and overlapping roads.
Where do you want to start?
Heck, try drawing a picture of what your life looks like to you and label it.
And I strongly encourage you to push through if this feels strange or silly.
6) Go Back to Basics
Water intake. Adequate sleep when possible. Eating foods that make you feel good.
These things matter! These things have a massive impact on you and the quality of your life.
7) Time Clock Audit
How are you spending your time?
The biggest thing that comes to mind here is social media.
Mindless scrolling can be fun at times. And it can be the break that we sometimes need.
But there is a flip side to this.
It is time to reevaluate how our time is spent when mindless scrolling becomes the norm.
How much time are you spending on social media watching other people live their lives?
8) Hold Yourself Accountable
Here is some tough love. This is something I actually say to myself quite often.
Talk is cheap.
I can talk all day about so many things. But am I going to follow through with all that talk?
One reason that change or growth or any form of self-improvement can feel intimidating is that you are in the driver’s seat.
It is quite literally up to you and only you to improve yourself.
This is great because the ball is in your court but also scary because the ball is in your court.
You can be excited about change while also a little bit apprehensive about it.
Both things can be true!
And one more super important thing.
Yes, it is up to you. But this does not mean that you have to do this all alone.
There is no shortage of people or things out there that are all about changing their lives too.
This is one of those times that social media can really serve you. Find like-minded people or accounts to follow on IG!
9) Add Joy to Your Life
What makes you feel good? What brings you joy?
Make a list.
Ok, now add more of that stuff to your life.
I know that is much easier said than done. But we still need to try. We need to make it a priority.
It is very likely that every single thing in your life will not come easily. And there may be things that you are not able to fully make happen.
Look for the pockets. Find some pockets in your day that you can fill your cup.
I can not get to the gym every day because I do not have a sitter. (Huge downside of not living by family)
But I can do a 10-minute arm workout from my phone.
I do not have 3 hours a day to get cozy and read a good book. But if I get to bed at a decent time, then I can get up a few minutes early and read a little in the morning.
Look for the pockets. They are there.
10) Do it For You
Of course, we can want to be better for those around us.
But the biggest motivating factor for positive change has to come from within.
This gives change the best chance of sticking.
This is also about putting a value on what you deserve. Yes, your spouse or your kids deserve the best version of you.
But more than anything, you deserve that version.
That word. How does it make you feel?
Honestly, I am not a huge fan of the word or the feelings it sparks for me.
We live in the age of “now”.
We do not have to wait for many things. And when we do wait, not all of us do it with ease and grace.
So it is safe to say that patience does not always come easily.
But changing anything takes time.
Sometimes it might feel like changes are happening at a slug pace. That’s fine.
Slugs still get around. They just have the time to take in everything around them.
View changes as a must.
Approach the idea of a better life and a better you as non-negotiable things that need and deserve time and attention.
Positive changes are like a domino effect. And there will come a point when it all (or at least most of it) seems to come together.
Have any tips on how to become a better person? Share those nuggets with us!
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