Friday, 20 October 2017

5 Amazing Ways to Become a Better Version of Yourself

5 Amazing Ways to Become a Better Version of Yourself

As we grow older and mature, we all realize that there are still ways to improve ourselves. Learning does not stop after college. There are many avenues to create a better version of ourselves - either physically, mentally, financially, emotionally and spiritually. The only question is how? Below are just five ways to help you get started:

1.    Pursue higher studies or learn a new skill via short courses/programs.

One of the ways to greatly improve yourself is to take up further studies like getting a masters or doctorate degree, or learn a new skill such as taking up cooking, dressmaking, web developing, or graphic design lessons, among others.

Taking up higher studies or learning a new skill can help you go further in your career. It can also give your resume an edge if you are looking to apply for new jobs in the future. You will also get to push yourself to the limit, and discover more potentials and opportunities for yourself.

If you are haven’t decided yet on what studies or short courses would you want to take up, you can instead take up leadership seminars and courses to improve yourself. These seminars can help you become more efficient and organized at work, it can also help you improve your social skills which could be very useful in both your personal and professional life.

2.            Relieve stress and bad vibes through yoga and exercise.

Sometimes, we become the worse version of ourselves when we are so caught up with a tight working schedule and a very toxic environment at that. Living in that cycle usually makes us irritable, unappreciative and basically emotionally exhausted.

One of the ways to break free from that tiring and toxic cycle is to incorporate a time for leisure and physical activity in your schedule. This could be yoga, zumba, indoor cycling, walking, jogging or going to the gym! You don’t have to do it everyday, twice to thrice a week would suffice - especially if you are still starting out. Exercises are known to help your brain release more endorphins. These are basically “happy hormones” that can improve your mood and overall emotional and physical health.  

3.            Read more books.

Of course, you can learn and reinvent yourself more with the help of books. Books can help broaden your imagination and satisfy curiosity. It can also help you acquire new skills and knowledge that can be applied in day to day living.

4.            Throw away your prejudice.

Many people talk about being the “better person,” but most of us also forget to throw away our existing prejudices which is usually the culprit why we tend to shrug off other people’s struggles and faults.

True enough, it is rather difficult to live without prejudices because this is usually something we do that we are not always in control of, or something that we are not always consciously doing. This is because our brain can automatically make assumptions due to previous experience and knowledge, and most of the time, we forget that the world is a bigger place and that our own experiences and environment are completely different from another.

So while it is almost impossible to just drop off any of our existing prejudice, what we can do is to slowly educate ourselves and correct ourselves whenever we realize that we are going towards that negative direction. Most of all, it is better to pause and think first before saying anything that is caused by our prejudice.

5.            Know what you want and follow through it.

It is difficult to start becoming a better version of yourself if you don’t know what you want to become, or which aspects of yourself would you want to change or improve. There is no need to rush, self-improvement is usually a slow process and you are definitely not alone!

Before embarking on a journey to self-improvement, always remember to pack three things: that’s an open mind, and open heart, and of course - lots of patience. The best things will always take time!

About the Author
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