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Have you ever thought about what your best self would look like? Getting the sleep you need, eating well, activity/exercise, and time with family are just some of what you might include. How can you become your best self? Is it easy? Does it take a lot of work?
Only you know the answers to these questions, but you can get there?
Start thinking about habits that you have right now. Do they put you in the direction of your goal to be your best? We often run on autopilot for the majority of the habits we have. That is why it often takes 21 days or more to change those into a different pattern of what works for us. Juggling all the responsibilities you have with home and work can make it tough to fit it all in. Just choose the one that will be the easiest for you to begin implementing.
Are you getting enough sleep? How are you doing with meals and snacks? Are you drinking enough water? Are you physically active? What do your relationships look like? What do you look like? Do you take much needed mental breaks? How do you treat others? There are a lot of areas that could be thought about when choosing what your best self looks like. Give it some thought and then choose an item or two that you would like to work on. Be specific. What will you do to make them work for you? Where can you put them in your schedule? Will you fail? Probably, but it is not really failure. You learned what did not work. How can you tweak it to make it work better?
What am I working on?
- Avoiding my food allergens. That is tough, but I am getting there.
- Drinking water- not so tough, since I have a glass bottle and a cup that I like and refill them often.
- Daily walks- sometimes early in the morning, other times when I take short breaks or in the evening, depending on my schedule.
- Taking time to do some deep breathing to bring on calm. I need the calm after many years of chaos.
I have plenty more that I want to do, but working on making these habit, first.
So what are you waiting for? Start working on being your best self. You can do it!