So, I have found recently that pretty much most of what I do with my time (outside of the essential functions of eating, sleeping, etc) has to do with being the best version of me that I can be.
Which, as far as revelations go… is a good one! Not only is it how I spend a lot of my time, but it is definitely one of my favorite ways to spend my time. I really like reflecting on who I am, how I’m living this life, and how I impact those around me. Accepting and owning that I am a constant work in progress, means that I am that much more open to accepting my flaws, limitations and shortcomings… because being open to them also means being open to adjusting the behaviors and attitude that perpetuates those weaknesses (real or perceived) that I have.
Along with this revelation came another super important one for me… the more I focused on being the best me… the better friend, wife, sister, daughter, aunt, coworker, etc… I became. As I was taking time to reflect and focus on my life, health, happiness… I was also just evolving into a gentler version of myself. I have found myself more prone to forgiveness and general feelings of well-being. I’ve taken time to sit and look around and be truly thankful and grateful for where I am in life.
So, not only am I healthier (because I’ve been doing a pretty dedicated fitness routine and following a eating program), motivated and inspired (making a purposeful effort to search out and follow inspirational and positive people), happier and more content in general… I’m also still open every single day to learning more about myself, the world I’m living in now, and how I can be a better version of me tomorrow than I was today.
It’s a pretty neat place to be in!
Cheers to being the best versions of ourselves, for ourselves.