We all strive to be the best versions of ourselves, but many people wonder if it’s possible to become better once you’re an adult.
The answer is a resounding yes. Although some do not believe this, there are always ways to improve yourself.
Now this leads us to these questions: How can you improve yourself to be a better person? What is the easiest approach? Taking into account your well-being as well as the best interests of others, here are some of the most effective ways to become better for your future self;
Let Go Of Anger
As easy as it may sound, this is pretty difficult to do. We all experience anger in our lives. Uncontrolled anger, however, can create problems in our relationships and even with our health.
All of this can lead to more stress and additional problems, complicating life and keeping us from being our best selves. That’s why learning to manage and eventually, letting go of anger is so important to becoming a better person.
And to be able to achieve this, you need to recognize what triggers your anger and knowing what to do when you feel angry.
Leverage On Your Strengths
In learning a new skill or subject, there could be a mix of challenges and sometimes we may feel incapable of handling it but you should also be aware of the fact that sometimes there are things we could also do easily that could be a difficult task to someone else, instead of struggling to do what you aren’t familiar with, leverage on what you can do effortlessly and do it often.
Use the “Stages of Change” Model
Precontemplation: Ignoring the problem
Contemplation: Aware of the problem
Preparation: Getting ready to change
Action: Taking direct action toward the goal
Maintenance: Maintaining new behaviour
Relapse: Reaffirm your goal and commitment to change
These stages would help you acknowledge your imperfections and help you strive to be a better person.
Take Care of Yourself
You may not always have control over the circumstances you face. But you can control how well you take care of yourself, which can affect your stress levels and enable you to grow as a person when you face life’s challenges.
Self-care is vital for building resilience when facing unavoidable stressors for several reasons.
When you’re tired or eating poorly, you will likely be more reactive to the stress you face in your life. And may end up creating more problems for yourself but when you’re taking good care of yourself (both your body and mind), you can be more thoughtfully engaged with whatever comes, use the resources you have in your life, and grow from the challenges you face, rather than merely surviving them.
Take proper care of your body, soul, and mind.