When you picture the best version of yourself, are you looking into the mirror, or looking into the future? The truth is, evolving into the best version of yourself is an ongoing journey of self-improvement. Generally, your best self means taking control of your life. It means taking ownership and accountability over everything that happens for you, instead of to you. However, we know it’s often easier said than done. That’s why we’re here today to show you an actionable path you can take to truly become the best version of yourself. 


Today, we share 7 tips and habits that are guaranteed to help you find your best self. So, if you’re ready to completely transform your life, simply read on to find out more! 



  • Set Personal Goals 



The first step to becoming the best version of yourself is to take some time to truly consider your aspirations in life. We all have varying goals and different ideas of what our ideal lives look like, so taking some time to introspect and setting achievable goals is key to finding your best self.  Whether your goal is to save up for a new home, get a promotion at work or simply lead a healthier life, start planning the steps you need to take to become that person. The great thing is that everyone’s goals are different, so don’t feel boxed in by societal pressures or thoughts of what you “should be doing”. Follow your heart and the rest will follow. 


Expert Tip: Not sure where to start? One of our favourite ways of taking control of our goals comes in the form of keeping a 2023 diary. Keeping a handy all-in-one lifestyle planner will aid in seamlessly blending everyday tasks with self-care, mindfulness, habits, gratitude and goals.



  • Spend Your Time Wisely



Do you spend hours on end scrolling through your phone, only to realise that you’ve achieved nothing but a feeling of dread or ‘FOMO’ from watching what everyone else is doing with their Instagram-curated lives? If you often find yourself in this predicament, it just may be time to reconsider how you are spending your time. We all have the same 24 hours, but what you choose to do with those precious hours makes all the difference in your quality of life. To transform into the best version of yourself, we encourage you to avoid wasting precious minutes and hours on trivial activities. Instead, spend more time on activities that will help mould you into becoming a better you. So, instead of mindlessly scrolling through social media,  why not spend your time treating yourself to self-care, setting goals or even spending quality time with the ones who mean the most to you? You certainly won’t regret it. 


If you struggle with time management or are finding it difficult to disconnect from technology, we recommend reading this helpful article.



  • Leave Your Comfort Zone



In the wise words of Roy T. Bennet, “You never change your life until you step out of your comfort zone; change begins at the end of your comfort zone.” As cosy, safe and comfortable as your comfort zone may be, it is one of the biggest obstacles and barriers to achieving your goals. Chances are, finding your best self will require you to stretch beyond your comfort zone and push yourself to new limits that may even scare you a little bit. The trick is to slowly and consistently make positive changes that challenge your psyche and usual ways of thinking. Depending on your individual life circumstances, this could be as simple as starting a new fitness routine, or as complex as finding the courage to ask for a raise or promotion.


At the end of the day, leaving your comfort zone will require some bravery on your part, but trust that the benefits will be more than worth it. Explore 10 ways to step out of your comfort zone here.  


  • Stop Procrastinating



As we all (unfortunately) know, procrastination is the thief of time. Unless you are a robot or superhuman, chances are that you too suffer from some form of procrastination in your life. Whether that is hiding that pile of laundry behind your closet door and hoping it’ll go away or put off your healthy diet regimen to “tomorrow”, procrastination is, in essence, a form of laziness. Unfortunately, chronic procrastinators sabotage themselves from becoming the best versions of themselves. 


If you’re on a mission to meet the best version of yourself, getting over the procrastination hurdle is key. To start the ball rolling, we encourage you to make your actions precise and calculated, have some form of accountability established, and set your goals up in a manageable and easily achievable way. To learn more, explore 5 types of procrastination and how you can overcome them here



  • Prioritise Your Health 



It is no secret that health is one of the most important (if not the most important) aspects of living life to the fullest. Without a healthy body and mind, there is certainly no way that you will be living the best version of your life. This means taking care of yourself by exercising, eating well and paying attention to your mental health. Your overall wellness sets a firm foundation for finding your best self, and positive daily habits can help nourish the body and mind. 


Some specific examples of setting healthy habits in your life include never skipping breakfast, going for more walks, speaking to a counsellor or therapist, and/or carving out time to rest, relax and rejuvenate. To find out more about how you can prioritise your health, head to this article



  • Let Go Of Past Failures



If you are aiming to find your best self, you are going to have to get on board with the concept of failure and how it is an inevitable part of life. In fact, failure should always be seen as an opportunity instead of a roadblock. Without failure, we cease to learn. It’s a chance to reevaluate and come back stronger with better reasoning. Most importantly, failure is not fatal and being unable to let go of past failures will only hold you down and prevent you from progressing in life. 


Remember – all the great people you know have also encountered failure at one time or another. Even Albert Einstein was thought to be a complete failure in his childhood. Explore 11 tips for letting go of past failures and embracing the future here



  • Find Support From Others



Last but certainly by no means the least, finding support from others and reaching out when you need help should never be seen as weakness or failure. To become your ultimate self, we encourage you to share your goals, aspirations and feelings with those closest to you – whether they be family members, friends, counsellors or relatives. If you need help or guidance, don’t be afraid to ask for it — we all need a little help sometimes. In reality, it is the ones closest to us who can keep us accountable and also provide the encouragement we need in moments of struggle. So, don’t be ashamed to ask for a helping hand. 




At the end of the day, life is guaranteed to throw a number of obstacles, stresses and pressures our way. However, when you learn to embrace and accept the bumpy roads of life, you are guaranteed to expand your horizons and self-actualise into the best versions of yourself. 


We hope that today’s 7 tips have helped you feel motivated to start the journey to your best self and live the life you have always wanted. All the best and take care!