Food For Thought: On Being Introspective

As I write this I am sat in a hairdressers under the steamer which is burning my neck just a tad which gave me the idea to try and take my mind of things by thinking about life.. 

Always a bad idea. 

I kid. Kinda. 

I have been going on a lot about how I'm trying to be a better person, [Read: 5 ways I'm bettering myself this year] Which I guess everyone is trying to do but I figured out that a lot of people don't have the ability to be introspective. 

Now I'm thinking what is even the point of this post... 

The point is, everyone wants to invest in themselves and make themselves better.. Whether it be paying a personal trainer, improving your skills or going back to education, but I feel like we never really take the time to just be better people. 

2016 saw the start of me actively and consciously trying to be better, and I've noticed that it's having a tremendous affect on my relationships in general. A positive effect may I add. 

But how do you actively, consciously make yourself better? 

Simple really.. 

Take time to reflect on your behaviour, whether that be just before you go to bed, after you've had an argument with someone, after anything. 

Sometimes I find myself getting really annoyed but instead of justifying my behaviour I sit and think how I could have handled it better, how do I be a bit more understanding and how can I right my wrongs here. 

Then the next time I find myself in a similar situation I'm consciously thinking about how I am going to react instead of just reacting. 

We are so quick to point out everyone else's flaws and faults, we need to concentrate on our own first, not only that but we got to start trying to understand where people are coming from and why they may act the way they do. 

You don't have to be deep to want to better yourself, we can all be better and being better shouldn't depend on how people treat us
By no means am I saying we should sit back and take peoples shxt, but I am saying we need to hold ourselves accountable for our own behaviour. 

A bit of food for thought maybe? How are you going to make yourself better today? 

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