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A lot of motivational speakers and life coaches out there tend to talk about being your best self. It’s a good mantra, there’s no doubt about it. Being your best self is better than being your worst self or trying to be someone else, right? Sometimes, though, it’s just not good enough. Maybe your current idea of “best” you isn’t good for you. This is especially true if your health just isn’t right. Whether it’s because of alcohol consumption, drugs, bad eating habits or zero exercise, you can always be better.
This is why it can be good to start over.
Be a new you and get yourself into a better routine. Some people take to new lifestyles well. For others, it comes harder which is to be expected. The trick is not to expect too much of yourself too soon. If make the assumption that you change change overnight, you may be on a one track road to disappointment. Different approaches work for different people. Below are a selection of ideas and tips you might want to try or find useful. Your first real hurdle is finding the right approach that suits you. Once you’ve found that everything else hopefully will come easier.
Again, starting out is the hardest part, so you want to start to be the best you by easing into things. Wean yourself away from the things that aren’t good for you. Start off slow, no one is saying you need to go cold turkey, unless of course that’s the way you think will best suit you. Detox Your Body for Better Health and a great start.
If it helps, think about putting a plan together. If you plan a new, healthier life for yourself then sorting a plan can be a great first step. For example, if food is your vice and you’re looking to be healthier, why don’t you think about a meal plan. These can be a great way to regiment your new life and can be beneficial to those with lower will power. Sure, you need will power to follow the plan but it’s easier than just winging it. On the whole, starting easy is the best bet. Even if you’re ultra motivated, throwing yourself in at the deep end can result in a nasty shock and you going in the opposite direction. For those who are really struggling, start by speaking to someone in the right field, who can give you the right information to help you on your way.
Explore the Unexplored Hobby
You’re going to have to fill your new time with something. Previously, this was full of whatever vice you’re now trying to escape. If you just sit there twiddling your thumbs it probably won’t end well for you. You’ll seek to fill that time with what you used to.
What hobbies have you always wanted to explore? This is the perfect opportunity. If there’s nothing you can think of off the top of your head then consider something new. Join a local football team. Study at an arts and crafts class. Learn a language. There are dozens of things you can look to do. Joining a gym is a great option. It kills time, and it kills fat. It’s double good for you. If you’re not the type to be able to just sit there pumping iron or running aimlessly on a cross trainer, then sign up for a class. Boxercise is becoming more and more popular and so is crossfit. Still find it boring? Try a sport or join a local club for your interests. There are always options available you just have to push yourself to get into them.
Seek The Right Help
In certain situations the above can help to be the best you but it’ll by no means be the end to your problems.
Getting professional help is crucial for serious mental health problems and addictions. The truth is, only you can help yourself. At least for the first step, you have to make that on your own. There are all kinds of help available, from free simple to access advice to the longer rehab based help if required. Whatever the case, if you get the right help you’ll be well on your path in the right direction. If the alcohol consumption is getting out of control look to AA. If the drugs are getting out of control speak to a doctor, there are all kinds of medication that can help you. A dietician might be able to help you if you struggle with overeating or anorexia or bulimia.
If you think your life or health might be at risk, seek professional help. If you can’t do it for yourself, do it for your family. Mental health is just as important as physical health. These are just some of the tips toward improving your life. If you are feeling down or depressed for more days than not, please seek medical attention. If you are feeling like you cannot go on, please call the suicide hotline at 1-800-273-8255 or chat here>>> https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/chat/ Or visit the suicide prevention lifeline at https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/