30 Ways To Be Your Best Self


Sometimes I need to remind myself how to perpetuate positive momentum. Here are a few prompts I use that I am happy to share with you.

Each Day

  1. Pretend the password to unlock your phone is to think of a few things/people for which you are grateful.
  2. Take 3 minutes to breathe deeply in and out. Watch the wind moving through the trees and the world going by.
  3. Offer a random act of kindness.
  4. View a mistake you made non-judgmentally. Identify what success would look like the next time and set your intention accordingly.
  5. Face confrontation. It is better to talk and find out than to keep it in and worry or fester. Communication is the key to healthy relationships.
  6. Be honest with yourself; do what you say you will do.
  7. Find your reason to smile.
  8. Count to three before responding to someone.


Each Week

  1. Set a focus for this week. Write it down.
  2. Keep track of the good things that happened. Write them down.
  3. Make a personal to-do list and assign time frames for each item.
  4. Enter a distraction-free zone when knocking out your tasks.
  5. Journal or doodle.
  6. Challenge yourself to be 10 minutes early for an appointment.
  7. Call instead or email or text.
  8. Ask questions instead of making assumptions. Information is power.
  9. Dare yourself to put away your smartphone and immerse yourself with the company of those around you.
  10. Stop people pleasing. Say no. Review your projects for the week and eliminate any that are not impactful.
  11. Identify what you learned from an event this week. Tough situations call upon you to rise to the challenge and overcome the obstacle, making you stronger than before. Make note.

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Each Month

  1. Review your core values and identify situations where you demonstrated them in action.
  2. Get out of your comfort zone and go someplace you have never been before to try something new.
  3. You do not have any control of the events going on or the things people will say, but remember that you do have 100% control over yourself, your feelings, and actions.
  4. Uncertainty can feel scary. Consider that not knowing how it will turn out also means that the possibilities are endless.
  5. Send a hand-written note to a loved one.
  6. Identify your priorities for the following month. What are actions you can take towards accomplishing these?
  7. In the face of critics, say nothing, keep doing your best and everything will fall into place.
  8. Track your expenses. Spend your money on experiences, not things.
  9. Devote your time to utilizing your strengths.
  10. Let go of resentments. Forgiveness will leave you feeling lighter.
  11. Tell a loved one how they have positively impacted you and how thankful you are to have them in your life.


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Kelly Christiansen

A top columnist at MsCareerGirl, marketing guru Kelly Christiansen has 10+ years of strategic leadership experience and is a Senior Marketing Strategist on the Health Care team at Kahler Slater, an architecture firm in Wisconsin. An avid reader, runner, and recipe experimenter, you can follow Kelly on twitter @kellymc247

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