What better objective in life can you think of that’s better than striving to be the best version of yourself? Being a better person is something that everyone should want for themselves and those that they love.
However, wanting something and finding a way to do it aren’t the same thing. While plenty of people may have hopes of being a more altruistic person, more often than not, they find themselves struggling to find a way to do it.
While no one is perfect nor should they expect to be, there’s no harm trying to get as close as you can. Here are some simple ways that you can make yourself a better person.
Practice Acts Of Selflessness
Helping others doesn’t just enhance the quality of life for other people, but it also improves our own sense of well-being. Getting involved in the community somehow can make a big difference in the world around you. Whether it’s volunteering to help pick up trash, or donating your body to science, acts of selflessness are the ultimate accomplishments in life.
Anger is a powerful emotion which isn’t always a bad thing. Anger can help us find strength and even awaken our creativity. However, if unharnessed, anger can be like an illness. It complicates our relationships and can even affect our physical health.
Letting go of anger is one of the most liberating things that you can do for yourself. One of the best ways to let go is to observe when you’re feeling angry and take note of why. Rather than letting anger come and go as it pleases, make sure that it’s worth allowing into your mental space first. If you’re feeling angry about something trivial, let it go right then and there. Over time, with enough practice, you’ll have control over your anger.
It may seem counter-intuitive, but when you give back to yourself, you’re giving back to those that you love. You can’t expect to be the best version of yourself if your cup is empty.
Self-care doesn’t mean impulse shopping or allowing yourself to indulge in unhealthy foods. Self-care means exactly what it’s called: taking care of yourself. Get enough sleep, nurture your passions, eat healthy foods, and get plenty of exercise. By taking care of your body and mind, you’ll be more equipped for the moments when life gets hard.
Accept The World Around You
Humans are naturally judgmental and try to put the world around them in boxes. However, by categorizing everyone how you see fit, you’re only holding yourself back.
Try to practice non-judgment and accept the world around you rather than resisting it, especially when it comes to the people that you love.