For one to grow, change has to be inflicted.
I have been going through a journey of improvement in discovering myself lately by unraveling oneself with a sense of self-love and self-acceptance. And this goes without saying, the element of change plays a huge part in this expedition despite being the hardest thing to get by.
“The only thing that is constant is change.” ~ Heraclitus
Even so, I personally would like to share with you the things that I am working on changing or improving in order to build and become a better version of myself.
1. Total Love for Oneself.
“The best way to be loved, is to love yourself.” ~ Adam Lambert
To love yourself completely is the beginning of manifestation of growth and acknowledgment. Regardless being the hardest thing to achieve, no amount of love from someone or something can satisfy ones soul that needs from oneself. Hence, in this manner I need to learn to love myself more and appreciate the flaws that I have since they add up to who I am and by learning to love oneself I can learn to love others as well and accept them as they are, quirks and all. For no one is perfect.
2. Speaking Things into Existence.
This phrase is not so new to me. I first heard of it when I was in high school our headmistress, Sr. Njau (By the way I went to a catholic school) would normally come in the morning/evening assembly and share with us her wisdom. She would advise us for one to succeed in life he/she should speak things into existence. Let your words create the kind of achievement you want to have. For that reason I need to do this more often by adding it as one of my daily mantras.
3. Appreciate Being Alone.
I enjoy solitude.
But First things first there’s a big difference between being alone and being lonely although they act as anchors to the same emotion. Note that.
I’d like to think that being alone is finding a sense of independence while spending time with yourself in order to uncover ones true identity and embracing the tiny bits that makes you, YOU. For instance discovering new hobbies and interests one wants to partake. While being lonely is the sense of feeling abandoned that makes you want to find any sorts of distractions to free yourself from it.
But you don’t have to feel lonely when you’re alone.
Well, I for one I’ve been longing to try dining alone. Yes I said it! I don’t remember the last time I took myself out on a lunch or dinner date. Its either I’m out with friends or family. For that reason I have challenged myself not to be afraid to do the things that I find interesting while I’m alone and most of all having fun in the process.
4. Reading More Books.
Long ago I used to be a book junkie. I could finish 3 books in a week. But nowadays it takes me forever to finish a single book (it’s that bad!). This has to change since reading more books has been one of my resolutions year after year. Definitely I need to stir up the flame of reading!
So, my dear readers what are the things you’re trying to change or improve? Please let me know in the comment section.
To add to that, I leave you with this quote to remind yourself that…
“You are never too old to reinvent yourself.” – Steve Harvey