3 Tips for Building Your Best Self in 2021

After 2020 took our plans and tossed them out the door, we’re holding out high hopes for 2021.

It won’t be easy sailing, but as the vaccine rolls out, there is light at the end of the tunnel, and frankly whatever happens we think 2021 should be the year we (safely) seize the day.

Things may not change right away, but that’s no reason the New Year can’t be an opportunity to start working on your best self.

With that in mind, here are just three ways to make the most of 2021 and set yourself up for your best life.

  1. Push yourself

The job market is more competitive than ever, but that’s not a reason for your own dreams to grind to a halt, and in fact there are many surprisingly accessible ways to keep your skills evergreen for the future.

For instance, studying can be off-putting for those who can’t afford the enormous time commitment. But as more and more traditional universities take their teaching to the digital arena, the future of education could be more flexible than ever.

ARU Distance Learning are amongst the most experienced players in the field, offering a wide range of full and part-time courses designed to be balanced around an already full lifestyle. Many of these take place 100% online and are available to international students.

A new qualification can be the key to breaking into a new career or even a new industry.

  1. Hone your style

Fashion is one of those seemingly irrelevant things that can have a significant impact on our outlook. As the saying goes – clothes make the woman! So don’t just dress for the job you want – dress for the life you want.

Staying home and safe doesn’t mean you can’t get dressed up – in fact, research suggests that doing so even when you aren’t going anywhere is better for your mental wellbeing.

We may be rocking mask-chic for a few years yet but that means now is a good time to invest in a few snazzy ensembles, complete with a versatile set of accessories – and why not use mask season as a chance to level up your eye makeup game?

  1. Switch up your routine

Don’t be afraid to limit the influences in your life that don’t bring anything positive to the table.

For instance, most of us find that social media takes up a huge amount of our time. But is it inspiring? Does it make us feel good about ourselves? Does it add anything to our lives?

More often than not, the answer is no, and the truth is that most of us could afford to spend a little less time scrolling away.

Whatever the culprit of your time consumption is, find a productive habit or hobby that replaces it. Rather than reaching for your phone first thing in the morning, why not try a few stretches or a meditation?

Healthy habits like these can leave you feeling much better prepared to face the day.

These are just three tips for a better 2021 – wishing you luck, health and happiness for the New Year!