Updated: 4 days ago
When it comes to your personal growth and development, there are no limits, there are no due dates and you can start whenever it feels right. It’s all about you. Whether you want to learn to be more independent or learn to open up a little more, personal growth is your way to get there.
Why Is Personal Growth Important?
The whole point of Personal Growth is to improve yourself and your life. The end goal is being the best version of yourself living your dream life. It’s all about growing into the person you truly want to be and living the life you’ve always wanted.
Before I started focusing on my own personal growth, it always seemed like I was “stuck in a rut”, except the rut lasted about 4 years. I was overwhelmed by the thought of improving myself because there was so much to work on, that I didn’t know where to start.
When thinking about your personal growth journey, you should start by asking yourself these three questions:
What about myself (or my life) really needs improvement?
What can I actually work on to improve myself/ my life?
What are all the ways I’m going to benefit from improving my life?
These three questions started it all for me, and I know that they will for you too! If you need a little more inspiration on where to start, here are 8 Life-Changing Personal Growth Ideas!
1. Gain More Confidence:
Being confident can change your life for the better in so many ways including in your career, relationships, and mental health. For example, a person who is more confident is more likely to succeed in a job interview than someone who is nervous and doubtful of themselves.
Here are some ways to gain more confidence:
Saying positive and motivational affirmations in the mirror every morning
Try something new/different
Journal about your accomplishments, skills, strengths, and other great things about yourself!
2. Learn a New Skill:
“When you learn, you grow.” Learning doesn’t end when you graduate. Your brain wants to learn and discover more things! This keeps it healthy and active, and I heard learning makes you smart, too ;)
Learning new things can also boost your confidence, as well as qualifying you for a better job that you’d probably like more. Let your curiosity flourish! Discover new talents.
Skills You Could Learn:
Knitting, Crochet, Sewing
Calligraphy, Painting, Sculpting
3. Create A New Routine
Having a daily routine (or multiple) adds structure and normalcy to your life. A good daily routine can keep you grounded during stressful times and offers a moment (or hour) of peace for your mind. Even when everything may seem out of whack, you’ll still have a routine that you know. Read the Routine Rundown to learn more about creating the best routine for you!
Daily Routines You Should Have:
Morning Routine to wake up, get ready, and organize the day.
Nightly Routine to prepare for the next day and to relax before you go to bed.
Skincare Routine for healthy, glowing skin
Sunday Recharge Routine for recovery after a long week.
Self Care routine to remind you that your important and that you should take care of yourself.
4. Start A Journal:
There are so many life-changing benefits to starting a journal. Among them, are your mental health, as well as time management. There are different kinds of journals like bullet journals, which act as a planner and a diary all in one, gratitude journals where you keep lists of things you’re grateful for, and then the regular journal that you write your thoughts in.
What you do with your journal is up to you. To learn more, read 4 Reasons You Should Be Journaling!
Here are some ways you can journal for your personal growth:
Write about your goals and dreams
Describe the best version of yourself
What is something you’ve always wanted to do?
What do you love/hate about your life?
You can also find more personal growth journal prompts here.
5. Practice Mindfulness:
Mindfulness is the art of holding your attention to the current moment without judging it or having any emotional attachment to it. There are many benefits of mindfulness including reducing stress. Read Mindfulness 101 to learn more.
Here are some ways you can be mindful:
While doing yoga or meditating
Adult Colouring Books
Being crafty and creative
While you’re working
While you’re cleaning
6. Develop a Positive Attitude
If you’re a negative thinker, chances are that you’re not the most pleasant person to be around either. You might be mistaken to be a cold, heartless person when you and I both know that isn’t true! Being positive can have an effect on every aspect of your life, from your career to your relationships. Learn more about being more positive here.
Here are some ways you can be more positive:
Saying Positive affirmations
Prioritizing your happiness
Challenge your inner critic
7. Take an Online Course:
We’re back to learning again, but this time it’s more on the actual academic side. As I said, we never truly stop learning. There are so many resources out there to better your life, your career, and your education, even personal growth!
You can find a course on just about ANYTHING. There are free courses, courses with a certificate, even certified diploma and degree programs. The world of technology is great!
Here Are Some Great Places To Find Online Courses:
8. Create And Work On Goals
As always, I’ve saved the best for last. The absolute best way to grow, besides learning, is to create and work on goals, Doing this means you’re actively working to improve yourself and your life, which is what personal growth is all about! You can learn about goal setting here.
Goals You Could Set To Improve Your Life:
Start a side hustle
Start working out
Drinking more water
The truth is, there are so many ways that you can improve your life. These are just 8 of so many ways that you can work on your personal growth. But, that doesn’t mean that it has to be overwhelming. These ideas are all a GREAT start to working on your personal growth.
Let’s go over them again, to summarize these 8 Ideas For Your Personal Growth
Gain More Confidence
Learn a New Skill
Create A Daily Routine
Start A Journal
Work On Your Goals
I got a secret to tell you.
All of these ideas for personal growth? These are all things I worked on, when I started focusing on my personal growth. With time and effort, I did change my life and it did become better. I’m not the ‘best version’ of myself yet. I’ve still got a lot of years ahead of me to learn and grow more and so do you. That’s a lot to be excited about!
So, what are you waiting for?
Until Next Time, Happy Growing!!