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.

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 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?

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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?
Share them with me in the comments section below.

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14 thoughts on “5 Powerful Habits That Will Guarantee Personal Growth

  1. Very nice post. I need to remember all of these. Thanks for for the great words.

    Posted on April 20, 2017 at 10:40
  2. This is such a great post. Yes this year seems to fly so quick. Won’t be long and thanksgiving, Christmas and new year is going to be here. I love your advices this is a great motivation. Life is too short to be negative all the time, although sometimes it’s hard to focus when life is knocking you down but we can always get up and start all over and improve . Thank you for sharing this post.

    Posted on April 17, 2017 at 11:13
  3. Keeping an open mind and positive affirmations is key! I like to make sure that there is no room for negative self speak and negative thoughts. Laughter also ensure that happens. Thanks for the wonderful tips!

    Posted on April 11, 2017 at 21:28
  4. You know, I always used to think the positive affirmation thing was corny. I could never get into it. Then I started a new job and I told myself that every time I passed a specific landmark during my daily commute, I would say one positive affirmation to myself. I honestly do think it puts me in a positive mindset for the rest of the day!

    Posted on April 11, 2017 at 16:47
    1. What a great idea Alayna. I think it really does work and changes the way you view things in life. I will try the positive affirmation landmark idea – have a wonderful day! Sheri

      Posted on April 12, 2017 at 05:53
  5. This is so Motivational… Some of the tips really very effective for some positive growth in personality

    Posted on April 11, 2017 at 12:45
  6. These are amazing words of advice! So glad you posted this!

    Posted on April 11, 2017 at 11:54
  7. I love that point about keeping an open mind! It’s so important to not keep your mind closed off in so many aspects of life.

    Ellie

    Posted on April 11, 2017 at 11:48
  8. Such great advice. It does take work but your right happiness is a choice.

    Posted on April 11, 2017 at 06:05
  9. Those are really good habits to have. I must work on the daily affirmations. However, I do choose happiness everyday 🙂

    Posted on April 10, 2017 at 23:35
  10. I keep a couple of positive affirmations on sticky notes on my computer monitor at work. They make a huge difference in my life, as well! I think remembering that happiness is a CHOICE is a key part of being happy in life. Thanks for these thoughts!

    Posted on April 10, 2017 at 23:02
  11. I couldn’t agree more. the example with your husband’s pictures was just too eye opening. I can’t believe I fell for it. This was so lovely. I loved reading it.

    Posted on April 10, 2017 at 20:13
  12. I really like the idea of taking time out of your day to be reflective. So often, I’m faced with so many distractions (we all are!). But, the times in which we really figure out whats working and what isn’t are the times we remove ourselves to allow for reflection.

    Posted on April 10, 2017 at 10:27
  13. Loved this post, and it’s funny timing it should come to my inbox today: right when I’m focused on cultivating personal growth in all aspects of my life.

    Posted on April 10, 2017 at 09:21