Each area of life needs constant work, and it’s up to you to know when and how.
The beauty yet problem with modern life is that there are many distractions, billions of things to think, say and do. We can easily avoid the basics, going down a rabbit hole of the unnecessary, neglecting the most important aspects of life.
During the process of self improvement, you’ll face tough decisions; ie. what stays and what goes? First ask yourself, does it make me feel good or bad? What is good vs. bad? If something makes you feel bad or uncomfortable its time to evaluate that part of your life and figure out whether it’s something you want to keep and work on, or completely purify from your life. Then ask yourself, does this contribute to or hinder the balance of my life?
You may be familiar with Maslow’s Hierarchy, a pyramid that dissects the basic areas of life. Generally it is said you must master the bottom tiers, before mastering the latter, eventually ending with realizing your full potential and recognizing who you truly are. However once you move through the pyramid with a clear idea of how you specifically bring balance to each tier, you’ll realize there is no end, it is a continuous cycle, with variables constantly changing.
Most likely when you start your journey you’ll wonder, where do I start? Start with finding yourself the best food, the purest water, the cleanest air, and the most comfortable shelter. If you have a cracked foundation it could hinder the other areas of life.
If you have gone through the entire hierarchy, go back over all the tiers and make sure everything is aligned with your goals, values, and priorities.
Read more about Maslow’s Hierarchy to have a better understanding… Simply Psychology | Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs
Esteem is a natural result of the succeeding sections. When you improve the quality of your basic needs, build your safety net, face fears, improve your relationship with yourself and others, and build a sense of community; you’re self esteem, confidence, strength, recognition and social status will benefit.
Strength & Confidence
Strength and confidence will come naturally as you master the lower tiers.
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