At some point in our lives we have all faced trials and tribulations. Fortunately, we are not judged by our trials and tribulations, nor how we react during them, but by what we learn, and how we are shaped by them. This article will offer some insight and advice concerning personal development.
An easy-to-implement self help tip is to make sure you’re getting enough carbohydrates in your diet. Carbohydrates have gotten a bad reputation recently and more and more people seem to be cutting them out of their diets. However, carbohydrates are very important to your mood and energy levels so it’s crucial that you’re eating enough of them.
Don’t allow procrastination to keep you from reaching your goals. It is all too easy to find reasons to put off taking the first step toward success. Also, the longer you wait, the harder it will be to get motivated. The truth is, if you start right now, you will quickly build momentum, allowing you to acheive your goals faster than you ever imagined possible.
Distract yourself. If you are feeling overwhelmed and anxious, try to distract yourself from your problem. If there is nothing you can do about what is bothering you, obsessing is just going to make it worse. Instead, try to shift your attention to something interesting that you can actually enjoy.
Identify your current strengths before you try to change your perceived weaknesses. A key component of personal development is having a true understanding of your whole self. Unfortunately, personal development often focuses only on weaknesses. Often, improving an already developed strength may be more helpful to achieving your long-term goals.
Write a personalized affirmation. Take a postcard and write down all the things that you like about yourself. Keep this card with you, and read through it when you feel your confidence flagging. You can also try videotaping yourself reading your positive self-affirmations. Replay the video on a daily basis, as well as when you need to hear some positive news about yourself. How will this help?
Don’t be afraid to complement other people on the things that make them great, even if he or she is a perfect stranger. Receiving a heartfelt compliment from someone you love is uplifting. But think about how wonderful it feels when someone who you do not even know comes-up to you and gives you a killer compliment.
You should get plenty of exercise. Over the years, studies have shown that exercise increases serotonin in the brain. This can make you a happier and more energetic person overall. It’s also great for your body image and can make you think more positively about yourself, which is great for depression.
Anything that befalls us in life is an opportunity to learn and grow. Sometimes it is hardship that causes the learning, and sometimes it is extreme fortune that results in growth. However it happens, personal development is the key to leading a successful, happy and fulfilling life. Like Socrates says, “The unexamined life isn’t worth living.”