Create Yourself Again: Where to Start
We can’t become what we need to be by remaining what we are.Oprah Winfrey
If you have been wanting to drastically change yourself, your lifestyle and the current situation, you are growing and becoming wiser. But is it easy to become a better version of yourself? And how to develop the willpower? Let’s figure out the basic ways of self-improvement and find out where to start.
- Make a clear decision
If you feel that you need changes, do not delay it. If you don’t understand whether this is worth doing, then ask yourself the questions: “If I continue to live like this, what will my life be like in a year? Two? Five? Will my life suit me? What kind of people will surround me,” “ If I change my life, what will it be?”
- Find yourself a goal
Sometimes we need some kind of kick, some goal, for the sake of which we will change and change the situation around us. Try to make a list of goals that you want to achieve. Does your current lifestyle give you the opportunity to reach them? If not, then something should definitely be changed.
- Start cleaning
To change yourself, it is also worth changing what surrounds you, both in life and in virtual space. Start with social media feed, because what we read or observe on social networks directly affects our mood. Unsubscribe from negative and not interesting people and pages. Revise your communities. Organize and create a new feed for yourself that will motivate, educate and cheer you up.
- Time for analysis
Think about your strengths and weaknesses, but rather, write them down in two columns. Analyze what you should do to change for the better. Who or what prevents you from changing? What scares you? Identify it all and decide how to change it. Remember, there is no single way, as everything is individual.
- Use your time wisely
When you get a free minute, read a book, watch a movie or listen to a lecture. It’s time to train yourself and stop spending so much time on social media. Instead of seeing people that you are no longer interested in, visit a museum or exhibition. Spend time the way you want, and remember that it’s not always selfish to do it your way.
- Changes never end
Remember that the self-improvement never ends. Every evening, find 5-10 minutes to analyze: how the day went, if everything from the list was completed and if you had some quality time for yourself. Plan for tomorrow. As a general rule, do not stop asking yourself questions. Write them down to understand yourself and your condition, to conclude what will be best for you.
- Find a friend
It is sometimes difficult to change alone. If you wish, you can find a friend who will help, mentor and support you. You can compare your emotions and feelings, monitor changes and move towards the goal together. Also more interesting!