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Being yourself is one of the most important things you need to do and need to be. While it sounds easy, you might be surprised how many people find it difficult to be themselves or how many people even know who they are and what it means to be themselves. If you're not happy with who you are, there isn't a lot you can do to change it, but you can certainly be the best version of yourself, and here's how:

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Take Care Of Yourself

You must take care of your body as it is the only one you're going to get. Start by making one decision about what you can do to improve your diet each day. Limit the sugar or salt you usually add to your food; enjoy one less glass of wine and add one more helping of fiber or greens. 

Increase your intake of water, so more exercise like walking up the stairs instead of taking the lift and doing something fun and tangible every day. If you need additional vitamins, then take supplements. Have a look at which ones are best for you, whether it's more energy you need, stronger nails, or have a look at these to promote hair growth as listed by DietProbe.

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Pay Attention To Your Wealth

If you want fun and freedom, then you need to be wealthy. Wealth means different things to different people, so work out what this means to you and what it is you want to achieve. What do you need to live life to the fullest? Then to accomplish this, you need to add value to yourself. It doesn't matter what it is that you do, whether you're stacking shelves at a supermarket or you're a doctor, learn something new that has value to your customer or your boss. It could be learning to juggle or studying for an online master's - it doesn't matter. Learn a new skill, form a new habit, develop yourself, and slowly but surely you'll get to where you need to be. Save more whether it's putting money away or spending less on things such as eating out and buying cheaper brands. It all adds up. 

Think Before You React

Pay attention to how you react to certain situations, as usually reactions are those things we do without thinking and can often be harmful and destructive. Change your response, interpret things differently, and change these adverse reactions into good ones. 

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Treat Others How You Want To Be Treated

When you are kind when you are compassionate when you are generous, and when you speak encouraging words, you are acting in a way you want to be treated, and in turn, people will treat you in this way. If you're not conscious of it, commit to saying something kind every day, make the same commitment to listening to someone. Pay attention to how you act, and you will notice that people treat you that way too. It will enrich your life as you enrich others. You will see relationships improve, an increase in your productivity at work, and you could help to enhance another person.

Lots of love,