Be on Your Way to a Better You

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Tired and frustrated of how you are living your life? The problem might be you. So, know these self-improvement techniques that will help you become a better person in no time!

Nobody is perfect.

Each one of us has flaws and imperfections, most of which are something we are unaware of or something we do not find the need to change right away. However, there are really some personal flaws that we need to remedy. Also, there are some qualities which, while not to be considered flaws, need improvements or changes to make us feel better about ourselves.

But are we really ready to make the change? Yes, we make resolutions that we intend to keep or “hope” to keep. However, most of the time, we are not able to keep and fulfill these resolutions for so many reasons – lack of dedication, low will power, temptations, and distractions among many others. But, that we are not able to keep these resolutions does not mean that they cannot be changed anymore…because they can still be! All we need to do is give enough dedication to the goals we set and to have the right attitude in aiming for those goals.

To guide us in our journey to a better self, below is a set of guidelines which we may find useful.

  1. Set an achievable goal. Do not strive for perfection; it does not exist. Remember that we are loved by people, not only because of our good qualities, but also because, and in spite of, our flaws. Thus, a little imperfection wouldn’t hurt.
  1. Do not compare yourself to others. You are unique. You are different. Set your goals based on what you want to be, not who you want to be like. It is good to have a role model, but being a carbon copy of someone else is never fun. Also, constant comparison to others will only lead to frustration.
  1. Make a timeline. Set a deadline for what you want to accomplish. Include in your timeline what you need to achieve every day, every week, or every month to chart your progress. Lack of a well-defined timeline will cause you to postpone your tasks, until you abandon the resolutions altogether.
  1. Use your ability to visualize. Imagine yourself exactly how you want to be. Making a picture of yourself will serve as a motivation for you to carry on, allowing you to believe that your goal is actually reachable.
  1. Find other people with similar problems and resolutions. You and your companions may work together, motivate each other, and help each other. Each can be another one’s support system. You can also check and remind each other when one is straying from the plan.

Remember, change is not achieved overnight. But if you start doing your plans now, you would get to your goal sooner than you thought. Good luck!

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