Every new year inspires people to become the best version of themselves. It is common practice to start off with a long list of New Year’s resolutions and invest in things that can help them live the life they truly want. Sadly, at the end of the year, many realised that most of those resolutions have been forgotten and that they spent the year pretty much the same way they did before drawing up those plans to make changes and improvements. Change should is a deliberate thing. If you want to become your best “you” this year, here are some life prompts that can help you get started and stay on track.
1. Create a timetable for your goals
You have to be deliberate, so you need to have a sense of urgency. If you really want to lose 10 lbs, you must establish the start date of your diet and exercise routine, as well as the date you should aim to see that you have achieved your goal and lost those 10 lbs. Remember, it’s all about using the dates to keep you on track.
2. Identify the goals that you can accomplish right away
For example, if you want to change your look, set that appointment with a professional stylist as soon as you can. Come prepared with a picture of a person whose style you want to emulate. If you need inspiration, take a look at how a few famous agency models have their outfits put together by their styling team, and have your chosen professional stylist help you create similar looks that you can easily create with your own clothes and makeup.
Getting your hair done and scoring expert advice on how to dress for your body type usually just takes a short while, but the result is instantaneous. This change will get your momentum going.
3. Create little luxuries for every day
You don’t need to be rich to actually feel rich. It’s all about knowing what little luxuries you can integrate into your everyday life. For example, make bath time an absolute treat. Buy luxury scented candles to create a spa vibe for your bathroom. You could invest in a few high-end personal hygiene products as well.
These little luxuries will remind you that you can enjoy some of the fine things in life. As trivial as bath time may appear to be, it can make you feel so much better about yourself. Plus, relaxing baths can do wonders for your health and well-being.
4. Find words to inspire you
Inspirational books teach and provide a useful guide to becoming a better version of yourself. Take the time to go online and do research on books that can direct you toward the life you wish to have.
Say, you want to be a calmer and more organized person. Consider reading Marie Kondo’s “The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up,” or Fumio Sasaki’s “Goodbye, Things: The New Japanese Minimalism.” These books hold not just nuggets of wisdom, but also the steps to take to succeed in the goal of organizing your things and consequently, your life.
5. Align yourself with people who inspire and support you
Identify family and friends whose values are similar to those that you aim to develop within yourself, and who can support you on your journey to becoming your best “you.” Whenever you feel discouraged or you find yourself stumped, these are the people to turn to; they can provide you with the advice and support you need to keep soldiering on.
Do help out other people who are on a similar journey. Share your own experiences and be a source of encouragement for them. You will find that your goals are more substantial and purposeful this way.
6. Come up with rewards for the goals you do achieve
There’s nothing like a reward to encourage you further whenever you reach a milestone on your journey. Positive reinforcements help in any type of personal transformation.
When you study hard and reach the grades that you wanted at school, or when you have successfully managed to wake up at 5 a.m. every day of the month to work out, treat yourself to something special. You could get a new book, a new pair of running shoes, or a relaxing day at the spa. These little encouragements serve as fuel for continuing your journey to self-improvement.
These six tips are reliable ways to help you get started on the path toward becoming the version of yourself that you can be truly proud of and happy with.
About The Guest Blogger
Jessicka Bell co-founded the AgenC, one of the leading model/talent agencies in the Middle East, in 2014. After just three years in the market, the AgenC now works with most (if not all) of the heavy hitters in media and fashion, as well as represents over 1,000 talents ranging from international models through to cast, kids, creatives and photographers.