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Doing the Work to Better Yourself

If you have a personal goal that you want to achieve, like reducing your anxiety, ending cycles of unfulfilling relationships, quitting a bad habit, becoming more resilient, or even improving your self-love, you need to work on yourself in order to better yourself and improve yourself.

Unfortunately, we can’t just snap our fingers and be better versions of ourselves, we need to take the steps and put in the work and effort towards your goal and self-improvement. I know for me personally, it was and is way harder than I imagined.

Growing requires changing your typical “move”. Reacting to a situation differently than you have in the past. It involves processing past hurts and pain we have stored away that impact our behaviour now.

As you go on your journey to growth, change and less suffering remember:

Take the time to rest. Go in and out of doing the work…you can’t do it all at once. Part of self-improvement is knowing when to take a break and relax. Let yourself reset and focus on yourself.

Surround yourself with people who are also doing their own work.

Ask yourself the tough questions. Get to know yourself better and become more self-aware. What do you want to change about yourself, your life or your choices? What do you want to inspire other people to do? How do you want others to see you? Once you’ve figured out the answers to these questions, what are you going to do about your answers? Hold yourself accountable. Make sure you stay on track to meet your goals. If you have trouble holding yourself accountable, consider having an accountability partner, like a friend or family member.

Focus on the positive aspects of your life and celebrate your successes. This process is not about shaming yourself into change.

On the way to self-improvement, there will be bends, detours, and even moments of temporary defeat, but as you progress, it is important to celebrate every step forward, no matter how small.

Trust in the process, trust in the world. Trust the change will be worth it.

If you need a partner in your self improvement journey, reach out to us! ~ Laura, Clinical Therapist Call (506) 651-1239 or BOOK ONLINE

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