5 Ways I am Improving Myself
Can you believe 2022 is around the corner? Time flies when you're busy, and I have definitely been occupied working on myself. With September being Self-Improvement month, it’s perfect timing to share how I’ve been improving myself mentally, spiritually, and physically.
In my journey of self-discovery over the past 6 months or so. I have developed 5 habits that have helped me to feel grounded and centered. I hope one of these habits resonates with you.
Here are 5 Ways I am Improving Myself:
Waking up early
- This recent habit has been challenging because trust me, I am not a morning person, but I'm learning to be. Who knew? I've been waking up around 6 am and it's been surprisingly great. I'm able to have quiet time while it’s still dark outside, which allows me to start my morning routine without interruptions. I reflect on my dreams, and take time to jot down my thoughts, feelings, and ideas, whether personal or business related. I feel fresh and ready to start my day; it makes me feel so accomplished.
- If you believe in a higher power, you may find some truth in what I am going to say (and if not, that's totally okay). I realized that I moved away from taking time to pray, but a close friend encouraged me to pick this habit back up. I felt like I lost my connection with God, and it wasn't a good feeling. So I've started to rekindle our relationship, and I've become much happier and content with myself. I couple my daily prayer in my early morning routine. I give thanks and show God my gratitude for the blessings he has given me. I also pray for protection over my family and friends.
Understanding My Feelings
- This one has been tough for me. I have always struggled with articulating my emotions, but I’m slowly getting better, (I promised myself I wouldn't cry while writing this, oh no. 😪) There have been days when I felt depressed, not wanting to leave my bed. The world isn't the funniest place lately. But, I’m learning to combat those feelings by asking myself, “Why am I feeling this way? What event has caused this emotion or was it something I saw online?” I realized while the internet is an amazing way to network and find what you need, social media can also be detrimental to your mental health. Especially with the events we have all experienced in the past year and a half plus. It’s important to step away and assess your feelings by writing them down or meditating.
- If there is one thing I will always stick to from now on, it’s working out! Whew, I never thought I'd say that. Exercising 5-6 days a week has boosted my confidence. It makes me not only feel good, but look good. I'm getting stronger every week and get excited to see how much I've accomplished. I'm not gonna lie, I find myself looking in the mirror a bit more often too. I started off working out 1-3 days a week doing little things such as a 30 minute walk on the treadmill, and have gradually increased my time in the gym to weight-lifting, HITT training, and more. It's been interesting to discover that exercise also improves my mental clarity.
Enjoying Being Alone
- Last but not least, I'm learning to enjoy my own company. When I feel alone, I will do things I enjoy, such as read a book or give myself a facial. Closer to the weekend, I’ll watch my favorite show (currently What’s Wrong with Secretary Kim, which is a super good rom-com, I definitely recommend it!) I’m learning it’s okay to be by yourself, and to be your own support system, even if you have one. I also like to remind myself that God will always be by my side, so I’m never truly alone.
Well, that’s what I’ve been doing to improve myself! In honor of Self-Improvement month, I encourage you to pick up one good habit that maybe you forgot or keep putting off. Whether a 30 minute walk or 5 minute meditation each day.
Be consistent in that good habit, and it will be much easier to pick up new ones. After all, we can always learn to be better versions of ourselves.I hope you found something helpful in this blog.
Thanks for tuning in and remember,
You Are Enough ❤