Everyone wants to live the best life, but what does that truly mean? What if it simply means seeing yourself improve compared to what you were before, therefore living a better life than yesterday. Well, that just might be what it means, and here are some tips to get you started on that path:
Be Physically Fit
Let’s face facts: you can’t truly enjoy life when your physical health is suffering. It will only serve to hold you back and prevent you from fully experiencing life. And becoming healthy isn’t just all about controlling what you eat (although it is a large part of it). As important as a proper diet is, it is also important to stay fit and active as this will help keep your health in check.
It will also enable you to move around and do more in a day. After all, being physically fit doesn’t mean you’re an athlete of a high caliber- it means being better equipped to do your everyday tasks through a strong and dynamic body. Self-improvement is not just limited to improving your mindset, it also means improving your body.
Take Care of Your Teeth
No matter how much we try not to judge people, we often look at those with bad teeth poorly. While it’s not exactly a reflection of someone’s personality (it could be a matter of circumstance), having poor dental health is not a good situation to be in. It will cause you unbearable pain in your everyday life, not to mention the discomfort you can get through eating- and the social stigma, on top of that.
Do your best to take care of your teeth: brush your teeth every after meal, floss daily, and use a teeth whitening gel to keep your smile looking fresh. It’s in simple and subtle matters like these where improving yourself really affects your life in a major way.
Read A Lot of Books
We only have this life that we know of- we won’t get to experience anyone else’s, and we can’t exactly spend all the time we have experiencing everything that life has to offer. But that doesn’t mean you cannot experience many things. Through books, we can experience what living in another country in another era would be like. We can gain a better of the world around us, and get insights about almost everything in life.
Books are integral to our development, both as an individual and someone part of society. The road to self-improvement begins with reading, one might say, and it’s a great self-improvement tactic to read more books than you originally did.
Cultivate an Accepting Personality
The best life one can live is one with as few unnecessary stresses. And the best way to achieve this is not through apathy but through tolerance. Be tolerant of people’s inherent personalities, including their flaws. Being tolerant doesn’t just mean accepting people when they’re pleasant, it also means accepting their personal preferences and opinions even if contradict yours.
However, this doesn’t mean you should let injustices and discrimination happen, this only means you shouldn’t let trivial things that ultimately don’t hurt anyone goes. Being accepting of people and situations around you will save you from stressing over things out of your control. Of course, cultivating an accepting personality for yourself is a long and difficult path, but it’s the process that matters.
Confidence is the Key
‘Living the best life’ is a vague statement, but the idea gets across. Of course, what’s best and what’s not is subject to everyone’s preferences but this shouldn’t hinder you from trying. To live a good life means you live a life where you’re confident and secure. Confidence comes from seeing something valuable in yourself, accepting that value, and believing that others see it too. Start by looking at yourself as objectively as you can.
There are things that only you can do, there are people who rely on you- what is it that you’re good at? Immediately dismissing this by saying “I’m not good at anything” is a disservice to yourself. Everyone has something they’re capable of, and you need to hold on to this as a source of confidence. Wear it with pride, and soon enough people will respect you for it.
Know What Fashion Looks Good on You
Another way to ‘trick’ yourself into becoming more confident is by wearing clothes that boost your pride. Clothes are invariably a part of human society, it often influences what we think of people, no matter how much we try not to judge. Why not use this to your advantage and wear clothes that make you look good? This will help you feel more confident to go out and be seen, and ultimately, be more confident.