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Five Tips To Ensure You Live Your Best Life

By Marlene R Dyck |

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Are you living your best life or merely existing? This is a question you may have asked yourself at some point in your life. If not, now is the right time to think about your answer! If your answer leans more towards the latter half of the question, you may have eventually become complacent and settled for the monotony and mundane routine of life.

However, when you reach this stage, you are often missing out on opportunities to experience life on a new level. This usually takes place due to the negative feelings of doubt and unworthiness that continually surround and overwhelm our minds. Unfortunately, when you have low self-esteem or are perpetually unhappy with the person that you are, that mental block or way of thinking can prevent you from living life to the fullest.

To bring about any change in your life, it is crucial first to prioritize your needs and treat yourself better. To help you embrace your self-worth, as a professional therapist and counsellor, I have compiled a list of five tips to ensure you live your best life.

Tip #1: Practice self-love
The most important relationship you are in is with yourself. After all, you spend every second, every minute, every hour and day with you. Regardless of where you go or what you do, you cannot escape from yourself. This is why it is essential to know, respect, and love yourself!

Tip #2: Learn more about yourself 
Being curious about yourself is the best place to start. It may be asking questions such as, “Why did I grow up in the family that was given to me? Why did I make the choice I did in some of the areas of my life, and how can I make my life better?” This is the beginning of your journey for the rest of your life, so start digging deeper and unlock more information about yourself. Your curiosity might inspire you and even lead you to achieve some of your goals.

Tip #3: Evaluate your strengths
We have many things that we do well and that we appreciate about our self. Try to recognize these strengths and acknowledge your positive traits like kindness, caring, empathy, and compassion. Then write down a list of five of these strengths either on paper or on your phone and read that list over ten times every morning when you get up and just before you go to bed.  

Tip #4: Look at areas that need attention
All of us have both strengths and areas that we would like to work on. Focus on one area at a time. To fully grow as an individual, it is vital to find one thing you can do to improve yourself and write about it. Let’s say; you have a hard time getting up in the morning when the alarm goes off. Try to go to bed ten minutes earlier and notice how this makes a difference to your daily routine.  

Tip #5: Be kind to yourself
Last but not least is to take some time every day to be kind to yourself. That might mean finding fifteen minutes in your day to be in a quiet place where you can read a book you may not have found time for before, taking a solo walk, listening to some music you enjoy, or getting comfortable and closing your eyes. These things really matter, and it is time to refuel and feed yourself so you can carry on with everyday life.

By following these five tips, you are one step closer to reaching your full potential and living your best life. However, if you are unable to move forward in your journey, consider seeking help from a qualified therapist.  

As a certified professional counsellor and therapist in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Marlene R. Dyck, Therapist has immense knowledge in the power of healing and has helped numerous clients lead a more fulfilling life. My self-love therapy will allow you to become aware of your self-worth and emotional well-being. Moreover, through my therapy sessions, you will learn to understand yourself better and overcome feelings of self-loathing.

My other services include relationship therapy, marriage therapy, grief counselling, and I also provide my services to those suffering from anxiety, and depression.

To learn more about my services, please click here, or get in touch with me by clicking here

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