Published On: Fri, Mar 8th, 2019

Eight Tips for Personal Development

Whether you’re trying to be a better professional in the workplace or attract love into your life, it’s important to make sure you’re actively working on becoming a better person. If you’d like to receive love into your love, you need to be the change you’d like to see in your life. This is why it’s a good idea to actively work on developing yourself as a person. Consider the following ways you can work on personal development. 

1. Exercise 
Exercise is not only important for a healthy body, but it’s helpful for a healthy mind. So many people walk around with pent-up energy and stress. As a result, they end up becoming ticking time bombs. Whether it’s three times a week or six times a week, make time for exercise. Head over the local gym to enjoy thirty minutes on the elliptical machine. Spend a session totally focused on weight-lifting exercises. To spice things up, take a cardio dance class or partake in a hot yoga session. Your health is your wealth. One of the best ways to make sure you make your health a priority involves going to the gym on a consistent basis. 

2. Read
It’s monotonous and boring to converse with someone who just doesn’t read. Plus, people who are avid readers tend to be more confident with what they know. They’re constantly learning and as a result, they desire to share with others. Read books within your area of career expertise. It’s also good to read more about social ills, current events and international news. Don’t just focus on the juicy fiction romance novel. Become more well-rounded. Do your best to pick up a new book to finish each month or each week. 

3. Travel
There’s more to life than your commute to work and the gym. In fact, the world is so vast and waiting for you to experience it. If you’ve never done a solo trip, make that one of your missions. You’ll be able to meet new people, come out of your comfort zone and gain experiences you’d never have if you stayed within the comfort of your city. Start by traveling around the country. Then, branch out and do some international travel. Once you start, you won’t want to stop. 

4. Get therapy
Too often, people hold on to deeply-rooted traumas in their life. As a result, it shapes the way they behave, interact with others and think. Some of these behaviors can be potentially detrimental when you’re looking to gain a better experience in life. This is why it’s good to see a therapist. Therapy is like holding up a mirror to your flaws so that you can become more aware of what you need to change. It’s not an easy process, but it’s worth it. Plus, many people start therapy and after they receive the benefits, they wish they’d started therapy much sooner. 

5. Develop routines
Whether it’s a good morning routine or an evening routine, it’s wise to create some rhythms that will give you some comfort and predictability on a daily basis. If you set your clothes out the night before, this will help you decrease the number of decisions you’ll need to make the following day. In turn, this helps you decrease the chances of decision fatigue in the following day. Plus, routines help you to focus, master what’s in front of you and be more productive. 

6. Get mentors
Whether it’s a particular skill you need to work on or a company you’re looking to start, it’s wise to get mentors that show you the blueprint. In many cases, a mentor is already booked and busy with their schedule. However, if you shadow them and prove to be an asset to their life, a potential mentor will be willing to offer you the gems you need in order to thrive and succeed. 

7. Master a few skills
When it comes to maintaining a good job and climbing the corporate ladder, employers are looking for people who are indispensable. The best way you can be indispensable is by becoming the go-to person for specific things. If your employer knows that you’re to point person for closing deals or managing quarterly spreadsheets, they’re more likely to see you as an asset that they can’t operate without. 

8. Be social
Go to networking events. When you’re invited to birthday parties, do your best attend. Whether it’s in your work life or your family life, show up for people. Make sure you’re available to celebrate them. Even if you can’t stay for longer than an hour, be intentional about being social and maintaining a life. Life’s more than closing deals and earning more money. It’s about connecting with people and making an impact. The best way to do that is by strengthening the relationships with those around you.

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