1. Get to know yourself better
Meditation is a recommended method of getting to know yourself. There are many different techniques involved, from deep breathing, to mantra meditation, to mindfulness.
2. Practice forgiveness
Forgiveness does not have to be a gift from one person to another. While it is highly recommended that you do forgive those who have wronged you, it is also extremely important to forgive yourself for past mistakes you have made.
3. Be mindful
Being mindful can help you in matters of self-control because you will see with true clarity how much effect you have on those around you.
4. Be grateful
Gratitude has many positive health benefits, including the fact that it can change the structure of your brain by flooding your mind with good hormones. When we extend acts of kindness and gratitude to others, we inspire them to do the same.
5. Talk to yourself
This is the simplest trick to gain self control and one of the most effective tricks. Say something nice to yourself at least once a day. Compliment whatever you like best about yourself, say it often enough to others. Your words have power, so use them well.