No matter what mistakes you’ve made in your life, you can still strive to become a better person. In this two part series we’ll look at some changes you can make right now in order to become the person you want to be so that you can live the life you want.
Writer William Faulkner said, “Always dream and shoot higher than you know you can do. Do not bother just to be better than your contemporaries or predecessors. Try to be better than yourself.”
When we have difficulties in our lives, it can seem like no matter what we do we can’t get past the struggle. People suffering from addiction, in particular, often can’t see past their need for drugs or alcohol and think that they won’t be able to find a way out. Anything that clouds our way to a better life can seem impossible to get past. It’s not impossible. Know that there are changes you can make that can help you be better than yourself.
Let’s take a look at the first five changes you can make starting today. For quality drug rehab in Raleigh, call Legacy Freedom today!
1. Have gratitude. It’s easy to forget how much we have to be thankful for when things seem to be going badly. Instead of focusing on what is wrong in your life, remember the good things. Your car may have broken down again, but that hour you spent at the repair shop gave you a chance to take a break from the hustle of life to read a few magazines in the waiting room or catch up on the games on your phone.
2. Love yourself. We all have flaws, and we all make mistakes. Our imperfections make us who we are, and the choices we’ve made led us to where we are. Stop being so hard on yourself over the past. If you constantly remind yourself of mistakes you’ve made, try to let them go. What’s done is done. You’ve probably reconciled the mistakes, so there’s no need to beat yourself up anymore.
3. Forgive yourself and others. While you learn to forgive yourself over past mistakes, take time to forgive others. Holding on to resentment isn’t healthy. Be thankful for what you learned from the experience and move on.
4. Be honest. Sometimes it’s easier to tell a little white lie instead of the truth. Sometimes it makes situations easier, but other times it can be a way to avoid dealing with an issue you may have. The next time you let a half-truth slip, ask yourself what the outcome would have been if you had been honest. Chances are, the results would’ve been better for everyone involved.
5. Have integrity. Be the type of person that does what you say you are going to do, whether it’s for yourself or for the people in your life. Being reliable and competent can strengthen relationships with others as well as build confidence in yourself. Every time you reach a goal, whether it’s a personal goal or related to work or family situations, reward yourself.
Stay tuned for part two of this series.
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