10 Habits For A Better You

       I think the most significant conclusion that I have come to this year has been that I really just want to live my best life. As cliche as it sounds, putting meaningless issues aside, and focusing on yourself can make you feel so much better on a daily basis. I wanted to share some tips on how to be the best possible version of yourself.

1) Express Gratitude - A common misconception on being grateful is that you have to settle, or not want anything more from life. Contrarily, gratitude is about appreciating the things you do already have, and not taking anything for granted. Just a few minutes thinking about what you are thankful for can transform your outlook.

2) Exercise Regularly - As humans, staying active is essential. Just 30 minutes of exercise can make you feel so much better. Hitting the gym isn't necessary, just figure out what you like and do it.

3) Eat mindfully - We have full control over what we put in our bodies, so fueling yourself with nutritionally dense foods can have a large impact on the way you feel. Put good in, get good out.

4) Limit time on social media - I don't know what it is about social media these days, but it really just makes me feel drained. It's an amazing platform, but don't spend your whole life on it, as it is not 100% real. Putting your phone down an hour before you go to sleep can be really beneficial.

5) Make time for things you enjoy doing - Do things you love! If you make time for activities that fill you with joy, chances are, you will become a much happier person.

6) Be open to learning new things - Everyday, there are millions of new things out there to learn about. Being open to attaining information outside of the classroom can broaden your horizons and teach you important life lessons.

7) Have alone time/ take time to center yourself -  Whether it's praying, meditation, or just a few minutes thinking about life, spend some time reflecting upon your day, and tuning in with yourself.

8) Put yourself first - Don't be afraid to say no! Trust me, I am the type of person that will sacrifice their well being just to make sure everything goes well, but that is something I am trying to change. There is nothing wrong with holding yourself at the top of your priorities and is, if anything, a form of self respect.

9) Treat others well - There is always a story behind a person and if they aren't treating you well, chances are they are dealing with deeper issues. Putting out more negative energy is only going to make a situation worse, so stepping away is sometimes your best bet.

10) Don't beat yourself up - Tell yourself "good job" once in a while! Give yourself a pat on the back for your accomplishments, since other people aren't always going to do that for you.

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I hope this was helpful in some way.
Thanks for reading!
- much love, Suzan J


  1. These are great reminders and tips to just be the best person you can be. :) I am often so hard on myself and need to tell myself not to be often. "It's not the end of the world." is what i say to snap out of that. lol

    Have a wonderful week!!



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