How Can You Guarantee Personal Growth and Emotional Wellness?
I love the word happy now I know happiness is a choice. A habit. A word that will guarantee personal growth in your daily life.
April arrived fast! Real fast. Seems like just a few weeks ago we were celebrating Christmas and the New Year, and suddenly Spring is here. Flowers are blooming, coats and sweaters are coming off and the general feeling in the air is lighter, more colourful, happier. Happy. Yes, that word again.
I say daily because consistency is key. You have to work at it and really and truly want it.
A habit is defined as an acquired behaviour pattern regularly followed until it has become almost involuntary. We have bad habits and good habits. Most people associate habits with something negative.
You can guarantee personal growth by acquiring these five habits and practicing them every single day. Change will come slowly but surely.
1. Self Reflection
This is a great way to guarantee personal growth. Self-reflection is important for gaining perspectives into different situations that life throws at us. You will learn so much about yourself in the process. Introspection is when you can examine your own thoughts, feelings and sensations to gain insight.
You will begin to see growth and changes in yourself and become better each and every day. It prevents you from worrying about things out of your control.
2. Have An Open Mind
When you learn to open your mind and listen to other points of views (even if you don’t agree with them). You will find that you learn to hear people out rather than trying to prove them wrong.
Listening is hard. It can be hard not to interrupt, hear the person out, then offer your thoughts, suggestions, feedback and opinions.
When you have a closed mind, it’s easy to rush to conclusions and pass judgment.
What if I told you I deleted all the pictures on my husband’s phone while he was sleeping? Would you think I was a mean spirited little witch? Possibly.
Ok – but what if I told you his phone had run out of space because we take so many pictures of our little one. He had asked me for days to please download the pictures to the PC and remove them from his phone. Didn’t get around to it until after everyone had gone to bed. Would that change your impression of me?
Having an open mind means not taking the first thing that enters your head and establishing it as fact.
Don’t limit yourself to approaching life the same way day after day. Be more accepting of others and open to change.'Don't judge what you don't understand.'Click To Tweet
3. Learn To Take Risks
YIKES! Why should you have to take risks to guarantee personal growth? Simple, it helps you face your challenges and fears. A lot of people are too afraid to take risks and lose out on achieving so much in life because they do not want to take risks. Risk taking has many benefits such as:
- Drives you to learn new skills
- Creates opportunities
- Builds self-esteem
- Empowers you
- Helps you to achieve your goals
- Breaking out of your comfort zone will allow for changes to happen
4.Speak Positive Affirmations
I am a HUGE fan of positive affirmations. Speaking positive affirmations to yourself daily will guarantee personal growth in your life.When I started speaking positive affirmations to myself, I was able to strengthen the connection between my conscious and unconscious mind. What an amazing difference it has made in the way I approach life. You are in charge of both your mind and your happiness. “You will always find what you are looking for. The more you focus on it, the more you will see it.”This applies to both good and bad. Whichever you choose to focus on, you’ll look for and find things that back up your belief.
5. Find Humor In Every Day
One great way to guarantee personal growth is finding humour in every day. Humour brings out positive emotions and allows you to overthink situations less frequently. Humour lightens emotional loads we carry, allows for great conversations to take place and helps to de-stress. Who doesn’t love a good laugh?'Every time you find humour in a difficult situation, you win.'Click To Tweet
When you apply these five powerful habits and integrate them into your daily life, you will guarantee personal growth.
You will finally get different results. Positive results in life. You will see things change for the better. Your awareness and understanding of what you truly want out of life will become clearer.
Only when you change your thoughts and beliefs can you expect your behaviours and actions to change.
Create a life for yourself that will allow you to love more and be loved.
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What powerful habits do you use to guarantee personal growth?
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