15 Simple Ways to Becoming a Better You Daily
The number one way to become a better you… quit believing the lies you’re telling yourself. That’s honestly the bottom line. Unfortunately, there’s not a magic wand to make that happen overnight. There are things we need to do, steps we need to take, to get there.
My insecurities go waaay back. You name it, I didn’t like it. And then, when I got married, and had kids, I felt like I was failing them, so it got even worse. Negativity had such a hold on me that there were days I didn’t even want to leave the house. I felt trapped in discouragement and defeat. It’s truly by God’s grace that I am who and where I am today. Finding this freedom opened a whole new world to me.
Don’t get me wrong…I still have my moments. I mean I’m human right? Freedom doesn’t mean it all goes away. It means my negative thoughts happen a whole lot less and when they do creep in, I have the tools to help me.
Here’s a few tools that help me when negative thoughts creep in…
Pray! Pray! Pray!
Get into Gods word
Ask friends to pray for you
Remind yourself of Gods truth of who you are
A lot of positive self-talk
Becoming a better you is really all about building your personal & spiritual growth. Being intentional about creating habits that add value to your life and to who you are. Getting rid of things that don’t add value.
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Am I taking time for me each day?
Do I spend time in prayer?
Am I getting enough sleep?
Do I take time to laugh?
Am I moving/exercising on a regular basis?
Do I know how/when to say no?
Am I spending time with people who life me up?
Do I spend regular time in God’s word?
Am I drinking enough water?
Do I know how/when to ask for help?
Am I doing things I enjoy?
Do I take time out alone?
Am I taking time with friends?
Do I feel burnt out?
If you find yourself answering no, more than yes, it’s time to make some changes towards becoming a better you.
Changing your personal & spiritual growth habits changes your perspective, the way you see yourself, the way you do things, and your interaction with others.
It helps you learn more about you and who/where you want to be.
15 simple ways to becoming a better you daily…
Read your bible, pray, join a bible study, serve your church, find a church.
Step out of your comfort zone. Try something new. This helps overcome fear & doubt
Surround yourself with uplifting people, friends you can laugh, cry, & pray with
Read, listen to podcasts... Personal development & Christian are my absolute favorites.
Practice gratitude. Every day, thank God for at least one thing.
Exercise/Move, drink plenty of water, get plenty of sleep.
Take a technology break. Social media, phone, tv,….
Declutter. Not motivated for this one, to be honest, but, it does help me feel better
Create morning & evening routines. This makes your whole day better
Celebrate your wins. There are no small wins. Everything should be celebrated
Journal. Nothing fancy. Just jot down what’s going on, prayers, gratitude….
Acknowledge & embrace your struggles. it’s these struggles that make us stronger.
Show yourself grace. Nothing happens overnight so don’t be so hard on yourself
Learn to say no, set up boundaries, & slow down. This is a BIGGIE and so important!
Ditch the comparison game. There’s only one you!
Remember, it doesn’t happen overnight. Finding a solution to moving on from your struggles is necessary, so regardless of how the day goes, pick yourself up and keep going. What got you here, won’t get you where you want to be. Be patient.
Journaling prompts to get you started…
What do I think about my daily habits?
How do I really feel today?
What do I need to let go of? (People, memories, resentment…)
What gets me motivated?
Identify your negative self-talk (Doubts, fear, comparison…)
Identify positive self-talk you could say instead
What’s the most important thing to me right now?
Scripture to keep in mind…
Romans 12:2, Do not be conformed to this world but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.
Colossians 3:2, Set your minds on the things that are above, not the things that are on earth.
Matthew 22:37, Jesus replied: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.
Psalm 73:26, My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength[a] of my heart and my portion forever.
Luke 18:27, Jesus said, “What is impossible with man is possible with God.”
2 Timothy 1:7, For God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control.
Hebrews 13:5, Keep your life free from love of money, and be content with what you have, for he said, “I will never leave you nor forsake you.”
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