The CBS website recently put out a piece called “How to Be Your Best Self, According to Sheldon Cooper.” Since Sheldon is an obsessive and much loved character, I thought we should put these steps through an analysis and see just how high we rank on the “best self” scale of Dr. Sheldon Cooper.
There’s no need to wait until your birthday to celebrate all things you!
Instead, take the time each day to acknowledge your strengths, both mentally and physically. Not only will this hopefully build your confidence, but you might also learn some new things about yourself!
-Proceed with caution around this one. Sheldon does tend to annoy those around him while “celebrating himself.”
Understand What It Means to Be Selfless
While you should take the time to honor and care for yourself, don’t forget about the other people who make your life worth living. Remember when the gang went wine tasting and left a pregnant Bernadette behind? Sheldon didn’t want her to be lonely, so he invited her over for board games and sparkling cider. That little act of kindness made Bernie feel loved and appreciated. Plus, Sheldon managed to have some fun, too.
Do What You Love
Do your friends think your web series about flags is a bit odd? Who cares?! As long as you’re having fun, that’s all that matters.
Whether you enjoy cartography or rummaging through the stacks at the comic-book store, fill your life with things you enjoy – and never apologize for what makes you happy.
-I can also agree with this one.
Embrace Your Inner Child
Being an adult can be hard, so take a break from life’s daily stresses by reconnecting with the younger you. Not sure how? Try coloring, painting, or building a train set. Just don’t blow off a date with your significant other to do so. You’ll thank us later.
-Proceed with caution with this one too. You don’t want to forget about your priorities.
Sometimes, life can get so busy that you forget to take care of your well-being. That’s why it’s important to schedule regular check-ups, set aside time to eat healthy meals, and squeeze in some moderate exercise so you can keep yourself in tip-top shape. A little cardio goes a long way.
-This one is pretty straightforward, and it is a general thing that everyone should do.
Push Yourself to Do Things You Never Thought You Could
Most of us are capable of more than we give ourselves credit for, and that’s why it’s important to take risks. For example, when Sheldon drove Penny to the hospital, he ventured into the “great vehicular unknown.” After all, he doesn’t drive and isn’t the most empathetic person; however, he proved that when times get tough, you have to ante up and help the people who matter most.
-Good life advice.
Expand Your Horizons
It’s easy to get caught up in the same old routine because you like what you like, and that works for you; but, why stay in your comfort zone when there’s so much to see and learn? Ask your friends to teach you about their favorite topics and hobbies. Not only will you learn something new, but you’ll also squeeze in some quality time with your pals!
-Learning is always fun, and knowledge is power.
Celebrate Your Role Models
Whether you’re into superheroes or world-renowned scientists, role models can help motivate and inspire you to reach your full potential.
For Sheldon, those shining examples include theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking, Star Trek icon Leonard Nimoy, and Dr. Arthur Jeffries, a TV science star from Mr. Cooper’s childhood.
-I can agree with one since I’ve met one of my heroes a couple of times. However, don’t be discouraged if you meet them and they don’t fit on the pedestal you’ve built for them.
Trust Your Gut
If there’s one thing, Sheldon doesn’t lack, its confidence. Instead of wasting his time doubting himself or worrying about what other people think, this theoretical physicist trusts his instincts and makes decisions accordingly.
Admit When You’re Wrong
For Sheldon it’s rare, but never underestimate the power of owning up to your mistakes. Sure, not every “I’m sorry” needs a commemorative T-shirt, but it doesn’t hurt.
-We should all follow this one.
Stand up for What You Believe
Life’s too short to let others push you around, so if you’re passionate about something, stick up for yourself! When you decide to wage war in the lobby of a movie theater, it may be time to think about picking your battles a little better.
We went a bit over our word limit here, but all in all, this is pretty solid life advice. What do you guys think? Tell us in the comments below.