So many of us go through our day to day life just partially satisfied with how things are going for us. Are we truly happy? Maybe some of us are, but a lot are not. We are here for a reason and in the scheme of things, our lives are pretty short when you look at the big picture. That is why I think that we truly need to live life to the fullest and become the happiest version of ourselves possible. Seize every single day, focus on happiness, and truly become the best YOU out there with these tips. Keep reading to find out 4 ways to become a happier version of yourself:
Say “yes” to life
When you’re faced with an amazing opportunity, go for it! If you’re a morning person, stop waiting around for your best friend who likes to sleep in and go to the gym for the 5:00 a.m. spin class. Or if you’re a night person, stop choosing to go to concerts with your friends who fall asleep at 8:00 p.m. Stop waiting around for other people to say, “Yes,” to life with you, and start living your own. Once you decide to choose life, you will become the YOU who you are meant to be. Be awesome and get excited to create the next chapter of your life story!
Take responsibility for yourself and your actions
Look at yourself. Reflect on who you are. What kind of things do you enjoy doing? What kind of food do you eat? What kind of people do you spend your time with? What life decisions have you made? Did you make those decisions quickly or did you hesitate, talk it over with half a dozen people, think more, and then decide what to do? These questions are a direct reflection of the person you have become. However, 10 or 20 years ago, would you have answered the questions the same way? Chances are, your responses would have changed at least somewhat. It’s important to accept that you are forever changing and growing. You eat different foods, wear different clothes, meet different people, make friends, lose friends, and make endless life decisions that do not always affect only you. That’s life.
The important thing is to take responsibility for those decisions you make, regardless of who they affect. You are as important as all other human beings, and you deserve the same respect and honesty as anyone else. Whatever decisions you make are a result of what you did to get to that particular decision point. Therefore, when you find yourself in a situation that either wouldn’t make your parents proud, or one that isn’t ideal, own up to your mistakes and take responsibility for them. Once you accept responsibility, a huge weight will be taken off of your shoulders. Blaming the world and everyone but yourself for your problems will never solve your issues. By taking the blame and responsibility for your actions, you will learn to create unconditional love for yourself and become a better version of who you are in your journey of personal development.
The journey to becoming the best version of yourself may involve some touchy subjects, and you may have to overcome some bad habits that you’d rather leave swept under the rug. Along the way, practice self-compassion and self-love for who you are – faults and all. As Dr. Seuss wisely said, “There is no one alive who is Youer than You.” And what makes you YOU, involves all of the great things, as well as the challenges. Stop struggling with who you are and what you’ve become, and love yourself just as you are. This kind of self-love will only support your process of becoming the best version of yourself.
Take a risk
I’ve always heard that to truly live life, you need to push yourself out of your comfort zone. You do not make memories while sitting on the couch or staying in a job that is wearing you down day by day. Take a risk by switching career paths, moving out of the state (or to a new area within your state), or like we mentioned above, saying “yes” to more things that will make you happier…even if it’s a bit out of your comfort zone. If you choose to move, don’t worry about doing it all yourself! All in One Moving & Storage, Inc. can help you move – without the stress on yourself. They are Bergen county movers, specializing in all things related to moving such as residential moving, commercial moving, packing, and more. They say, “Getting your valuables and belongings out of your previous home and into your new one can be tricky. Fortunately we’re more than prepared to meet your needs with services aimed at providing you with a smooth moving experience. To start, we disassemble and reassemble everything from entertainment centers, to beds, to swing sets. All In One Moving labels and inventories your boxes based on rooms and your needs upon arrival. Once we arrive at your new residence, we put your belongings in the rooms you want them in – just point the way! Our residence protection pads protect the railings, walls, tight corners, and doors from damage throughout your relocation. Likewise, carpet covers keep high traffic areas free of debris and markings. Once we’ve finished moving you into your new home, we can remove all empty containers so you can immediately begin organizing your things.” Moving is stressful, but All in One Moving & Storage, Inc. can help you take that leap of faith – without the additional stress!