As you know self-development is a process of developing new skills, attitudes, actions, or reactions that can have a positive impact on your life and increase your overall well-being.
In this blog, we want to talk about Lucy who is one of our interlocutors that has been starting to try some tips in improving her self-development.
When we asked her about her tips, she said,” Since I am a perfectionist person and always want to be the best version of myself, self-development is always an important topic for me.”
So, she searched and tried many ways in this regard and understood there are a few ways to practice and expand self-development; some might require a long-term commitment or investment while others might be easier to access.
Some of her tips to get started on self-growth include:
1. Get inspired each day.
She mentions the first personal development skill is to create an inspirational room for yourself. This room will help bring you peace where you can analyze yourself. A neat, clean and tidy room will increase your positive energy levels and thus propel you back. This motivation will further improve your focus and bring amazing positivity to your life.
However, a cluttered and messy room will turn your mood from good to bad and start to de-motivate you.
In this regard, the first thing she does every day is to make her bed.
She says, “Believe me, it has a good effect on your day and mood. ”
Meditation has numerous benefits for your mental and physical health. When you meditate, you practice and learn self-awareness, an important skill that can help you on this path of personal growth.
Lucy sometimes shirks doing meditation. Since she knows the benefits of doing meditation for her mind and body, she started using the Habitomic app to help her in this regard.
She says, ” Now I can’t imagine my day passing without doing meditation.”
Composing in a diary, not as it has cathartic impacts on your mental health—it can ease stretch and anxiety—but it has critical benefits for your individual development- she figured out.
Lucy advises us to add reading to our daily habits. Because as you read, you gain invaluable insight into human nature, what drives you and why, and how others see and interact with the world. Whether it’s love, the inevitable repetition of history, or totalitarianism in a backward world, reading is a good habit for personal growth.
In the beginning, she had a problem with reading books. She says,” I always prefer watching TV to reading a book.” But now she uses the Habitomic app. She determines some prizes for herself and motivates herself to read more.
5. Use positive affirmations and words.
Positive affirmations and self-talk can be helpful for your overall well-being, including a decrease in depression and an increase in life expectancy (Beigues et al., 2021).
Lucy mentions;” This can inspire you to start and get you motivated to pursue your self-growth journey.”
6. Have a to-do list handy.
To complete all the tasks up to the mark, you should have a habit of maintaining a to-do list. This to-do list enables the correct work to be done and also assures the maker of the list of on-time completion of the task.
She always writes her to-do list the day before because it reminds her about the quality and quantity of work to be done and assure that every work is done.
7. Workout- schedule.
A person has a responsibility to address physical difficulties because a good personality is also determined by one’s physical appearance.
She suggests that a 15-minute jog three times a week mixed in with other forms of exercise like swimming or the gym is also necessary for toning up our body. This will help us get in better physical shape and provide us with more endurance.
8. Take 30 days challenge.
“This is the finest and final exam to cross-check your progress in self-development,” she says. All you have to do is create a goal for yourself and give yourself a 30-day time frame to fulfill the specified activity.
A goal can be anything you’ve ever coveted or a nasty habit you’d like to break. Furthermore, the provided time frame is sufficient for an individual to complete a PDCA cycle, i.e. Plan Do Check Act, to complete the tasks in the allotted time.
The bottom line:
If you don’t know how to start. Don’t worry. Choose one of Lucy’s tips that you think is easier and start to do it. You can add other tips step by step.
Also, the Habitomic app can help you add these tips and habits to your daily program to increase your self-development. Try it on.