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Being The Best Possible You

Jun 8, 2008
If happiness is something that is supposed to be created from within a person, why then is it so difficult to be happy with ourselves? Often, the troubles with self happiness are the lower levels of self esteem that are housed within the mind. Our self concept is tainted and distorted to the point that we consistently assess ourselves and find faults in everything we do. Over a length of time, that tainted image becomes a reality to us.

There are other times in our lives when a fear of the unknown can take hold of us and push us into the realm of self doubt. The fear of failing, not becoming what we once dreamed we would and not attaining success all wreak havoc on the minds eye. When reading this sort of thought, it may sound preposterous, but it is a very real situation for many women.

Self-doubt and a fear to take risks may be all that stand between you and a happy, fulfilling life. Examine your thoughts and beliefs to find out what steps you need to take towards becoming a better you. There are several factors that comprise our entire self image and self esteem. By being honest with yourself about how you feel about yourself, you can acknowledge and confront the issues that must be addressed in order to promote a healthy self image.

In order to improve oneself, you need to look closely at your physical, mental and emotional needs as a human being. Are you expecting too much of yourself? Are your measurements of success really attainable? Has life turned out the way your wanted it to and can you change the outcome if it hasn't? These are the questions that you need to answer and looking deep into yourself for the truths will be the hardest part of the journey.

The physical side of improvement can often be the least difficult of the three. Increasing your exercise levels and toning the body, even weight loss, will have such an effect that self esteem and thus happiness will instantly rise. A great looking body is at the heart of all self-esteem and without that feeling of healthiness and pride in your body, happiness will not follow.

Emotionally, many of us have been scarred at some point and this in turn leads to a need for self-improvement. Psychologist and Psychiatrist make a living off of emotionally distraught people. Often times, emotional distress leads to our negative physical self-image as well. Recognizing the source of ones emotional turmoil is the key to improving ones self image. Addressing emotional barriers is a sensitive subject yet it is imperative in order to improve upon ones character.

The changes needed in our mental state are often those that run concurrently with the emotional changes. Mentally we judge ourselves based on expectations only we understand. If we never achieve those goals we create a negative self image that will wreak havoc on our chances of happiness. Removing all boundaries and definitions of success will greatly improve our chances of happiness.

A happy mind, soul, heart and self are all needed for overall life happiness. Improving oneself for the better can lead to an improved love of the world around us. It is believed that once the unsuccessful person stops trying to be successful, success knocks on the door.
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The author, Elliott Roberts, writes for Becomng, a Personal Development blog, discussing ideas from How To Become Wealthy to Productivity, and more. Visit Becomng, and change your life forever!
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