Becoming Your Best Self

Becoming Your Best Self

We all strive to be healthy, happy and successful. Some days we feel more accomplished than others and some days we are just (for lack of a better word) stuck. Today I want to share some great advice that was passed on to me that I am truly grateful for. I hope this advice might stick with you, especially on those “stuck” kind of days. Here’s to you for becoming your best self…

Forgive and Heal

Drama happens. Sometimes it is inevitable. You have to decide if you are going to let issues from the past dictate how you feel today or how you will feel or act in the future. Can you let said past problems roll off your shoulders or maybe you need to confront the issue head on. Whatever you decide make sure it sits well with you. Built up anger leads to stress, anxiety and depression which in turn leads to bad health. Is it really worth it? Try to forgive and move on. Could you even possibly thank the situation for happening because maybe somehow now you are a different person because of it. Even if it taught you one thing about yourself you were not aware of before. Maybe you’re proud of how you handled the situation or maybe you found something you could work on to move forward on becoming a better you. Once you forgive you can lay the situation to bed and heal.

Meditate

I know I talk about this a lot and I know some people think it is not for them. I can promise you that if you get nothing else out of it you will get the feeling of calmness. Calm people are usually more rational and pleasant to be around. They are better at keeping stress levels down and tend to lead a healthier life. Want to try meditating now!? Try 5 minutes a day for one work week (Monday – Friday) to sit in silence and relax. Maybe you’ll miss it Saturday and crave that 5 minutes of peace. Here are more helpful tips for you on meditating.

Take Care Of Your Body Like Your Life Depends On It…because basically it does

That means eat healthy: greens, beans, fruits and steamed Becoming your best selfvegetables are your essential daily foods for optimal health.

Get some fresh air, take a walk, try some light weights, anything to get you moving and your heart rate up is so important.

Make A Life You Look Forward To Living

Make sure you have someone or something in your life that genuinely makes you happy. Reach out to an old friend and make a plan to catch up. Go on an adventure and see an area near you that you have never explored before. Set a goal so you have something you look forward to obtaining. Reach that goal then make another! Only you can make your life what you want it to be. So go out there and live it. Take risks. If they don’t work out at least you tried instead of always wondering what if.

Offer The World Your Help

Are you really good at something, do you have a special talent, Becoming your best selfare you easy to talk to? Good…go and share it throughout your community. It takes one kind act to make someones day and I can guarantee it will make you feel pretty woderful too.

“People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” ~Maya Angelou

Believe In Your Gut Feelings

Your gut is usually right. Yeah, that sounded weird but it’s true. If something inside you is telling you “this is not right” or “this is going to help you” go with it. Deep down you know what is best for you.

Push Your Boundries A Little Everyday

Do something that scares you or puts you out of your comfort zone at the very least once a week. By doing this it opens up doors to new possibilites that you never realized existed to you before because you were a bit nervous or uncomfortable to try. What to you have to loose? Add a little excitement to your life!

If It Does Not Serve You, Let It Go

Don’t let clutter in your body, mind or home for that matter weigh you down. If you know longer have purpose for something even a feeling…let it go.

“When you let go of what doesn’t serve you,you make room for what does.” ~Unknown

Love Who You Are

Becoming your best selfIf you don’t love yourself, why should someone else? Accept, nourish and love who you are. There is no one like you in this world and thank God for that because that is what makes YOU so special. Embrace who you are and what you have and most importantly be proud of it!

“I am too positive to be doubtful, too optimistic to be fearful and too determined to be defeated”    ~Hussein Nishah

I hope this post finds you happy and healthy.

Now go live your life!!!

Rachel Grace

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22 comments

  1. Nnamdi says:

    This is amazing and an information that needs to go out to the world where there are so much rancour and hate. I suppose we need to forgive and in order to heal and also meditate and have a generally positive outlook on the world. If we can inculcate all you have said in this post we are truly going to be ourselves

    Go on doing what you do because the world will be a better place.

    Thanks

  2. Sarah says:

    I have the hardest time with loving myself. I’ve been working at self-esteem and self-care a lot the past few months. But it’s hard to know when I’ve reach the place I want to be with myself. Does that make sense? Maybe that’s just life so that we’re always wanting to do better. Thanks!

  3. Fred says:

    Designing your life. This is a very powerful article that you’ve shared. I like how you encourage people to change a little each day because it’s more manageable- especially when you want a lifetime change.

    Thank you!

  4. Kathy says:

    Thanks for sharing this really thought provoking article! So much wonderful truth here. I like the “let it go” concept also. That is the one thing that so many have a hard time with! Everyone should read this article!

  5. Arianan says:

    I could not have said it any better! ESPECIALLY the effects of letting go of grudges, hurts and pains, etc! I tell my clients sometimes you have to accept an apology that you never actually got. Great Job!

  6. Emma says:

    I admit that I struggle with a lot of bitter feeling towards people who made life miserable for me when I was at school and even things that happened at pony club!
    Since I had a near death experience two years ago, I’ve been trying hard to make the most of life and one of the things I try to do is move on from those days.

    In fact it is possible that I was so sick because of my anxiety and depression over those things.

    In that respect, near death experiences can be so life changing! I’m not recommending it, but it is important to make the most of life because you never know what regrets you might have later!

    • Rachel Grace says:

      Hi Emma. I am so sorry to hear how difficult times were in your past. You are so right to make the most of life. Keep reminding yourself to move on and love the life you have now. Remove the negative and hold on tight to the positive!

  7. Jana Perkins says:

    This page is exactly right. Negativity never did anybody good and it releases a huge burden on one’s shoulder to just let it go. Doing the unbelievable or just going out with a friend can make someone feel so much better.
    These things always helped me and when I get the chance, meditation, relaxation, and all positive feeling will get placed back in.

  8. Owain says:

    I have always wanted to try to meditate. I can obviously try just 5 minutes a day so will try that. Thanks for the link for the tips on that. Most useful.

  9. Mike says:

    Great tips, Rachel! I enjoy the part about simply making a choice to move forward vs being a victim of our story. We get to choose, every single day! I believe we’re exactly where we need to be at any moment… both good / bad – as allude to, there are hidden lessons in every experience so long as we’re open enough to look. Great post !

    • Rachel Grace says:

      Thank you for your comment Mike! I agree that we are exactly where we need to be at any moment. I do believe everything happens for a reason and it is up to us what we make out of it. Please visit again soon!

  10. Enid says:

    What a great reminder to place a positive value on yourself. We often compare ourselves to others’ Facebook feed and find ourselves lacking…but let’s be honest, when was the last time you posted a picture of the dust under your bed or the mess in your kids room. I don’t measure up to my own pintrest account, why would I think anyone else does? Give yourself permission to be the most authentic you!

    • Rachel Grace says:

      Very well said Enid and so true! I think unfortunately social media can be very deceiving and in turn cause people to judge themselves for not measuring up to something that may not even be reality. Stay focused on who you are as a person and stay true to yourself. Thank you for your comment!

  11. Helen Doyle says:

    Rachel, generally I live and let live. I let off steam immediately something happens then put it away. I like people and honestly can say I rarely intensely dislike anyone. I might not like their actions but I note this to them. If they want to continue on in their way then I don’t have much to do with them.

    At the moment though I have one big issue and no matter what I do or say to myself it keeps rearing its ugly head. And unfortunately I live with the cause. I get along on an even keel most days but then something is said and that raises my ire again. When the something is something that is incorrect that makes my blood boil even more. But normally I can be cheerful the next day; so I have bounced back. But it makes for an unsure situation.

    I have never been able to meditate but I do sit and gaze at the scenery, the birds, all our wildlife around the yard and my cat. She is pretty smoochy and so very calming (until she starts scratching my bed for attention!). I guess this is my form of meditation.

    I agree with your points on what to do and have followed most of them for as long as I can remember. And it does work but also makes life interesting.

    You have offered a very relevant post so thanks on all the reminders on how to live.

    I look forward to your new posts.

    Ciao
    Helen

    • Rachel Grace says:

      Thank you so much for your comment Helen. Remember to always take a minute too sit and relax and let the things that may really bother you jut roll off your back. Your stress levels will thank you! Please visit again 🙂

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