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5 Personal Growth Steps To Take

Personal growth is a never-ending journey of self-understanding and improvement. It’s about learning, growing, and making the necessary changes to better yourself. Here are five personal growth tips to help improve your life.

More self-love/care

Practicing self-care can open the doors to the unconditional love of self and others. To me, Self-love means doing things that make me happy, celebrating my achievements, being my authentic self, and being okay with my imperfections.  Self-love sometimes means putting your needs first.

Self-love can be achieved through a number of ways. One being, inner dialogue. We use so much of our energy complaining about little things, that we often forget to smile and talk positively.  If you can set aside 5 minutes for positive self-talk, your life will change, because it changes your entire perspective.  

How often do you compliment yourself throughout the day? Probably not enough. It’s important we take a moment to acknowledge our accomplishments and celebrate ourselves–no matter where we stand in the journey.

Practice Mindfulness

Mindfulness means to be aware and present in the moment. It doesn’t require a lot of skill, just plenty of practice. It’s paying attention to your thoughts, movements, breathing, and all your thoughts and bodily movements. The benefits of being more mindful are endless. It can reduce stress, increase clarity, focus, and more.

When we are mindful, we enter the pure awareness of our predicament and cradle it without judgment, fear, blame, shame, or expectation. This loyalty to what allows us to turn unfulfilled needs into self-knowledge. –Richo, David (How To be an adult in relationships)

Make necessary changes

I once read a fortune cookie that read, “self-awareness is the most important level of change.” Without any awareness of what’s happening around us, nothing will ever change. In order to execute positive change, we must be able to understand the problem.

If you’re having trouble executing change, try expressing what’s wrong. Take out a sheet of paper and write down three challenges or weaknesses that are holding you back, and the three steps you can take right now to improve. It’s never too late.

Eliminate negative thoughts

Negative thinking keeps us from being able to implement change and see the positive. You can eliminate negative thoughts by changing the way you look at things, which I explain here. Your worldview will always influence your self-concept. For example, If you think negatively of the world, you will think negatively of yourself.  To evoke positive action in life, you must start with yourself.

Be thankful

Be appreciative for the experiences that shape you for the better. Whenever you feel like you’re missing out on things, focus your attention on the joys of being alive, the things that make your heart soar. It’s so important to be gracious for what you’ve got, even if it’s not a lot.