Here are some stories from guests about their personal development journey, what they do and what they recommend. I hope you find them useful and inspirational to help you on your own personal development journey.
I aim to plan in at least one of my new personal development goals so I feel like I’m constantly achieving, perhaps one every few weeks. This could be working on a new project, tackling something I needed to do, or conquering a fear or concern.
It makes me feel like I’m moving forward and achieving something and not just remaining stationary.
I have a diary which I plan day to day activities which I cross reference with a list of goals I made at the start of the year.
If you don’t complete your goals and you’re struggling then don’t fret or obsess. Pick a new one and plan the other goal for a later date. You’ll feel better just knowing you’ve achieved something rather than worrying about things you haven’t yet.
I have a morning routine:
1. Journal (15-20 mins)
2. Meditate(10 mins)
3. Fitness routine (15 mins)
4. Say affirmations (5 mins)
5. Listen to something inspirational while getting ready
6. Make inspirational posts for social media, website etc.
This has an impact on my mindset because I used to suffer from depression and I feel it has made me feel like I have a purpose as soon as I wake up. It gets me going. Also, it keeps me positive in my mind by having a routine of listening to something inspiring every day before I go about the rest of my day!
Yes, this is my morning routine every day except Sunday which is my day off – family day.
Yes! I feel having a Morning routine is essential to well being. Having to-do lists helps keep things off your mind throughout the day.
Planning your day the night before helps. Also picking out your clothes before bed helps too.
Making decisions first thing in the morning will drain you. So if you get all this organized before bed you can start each and every day with a new attitude and full of energy to make the decisions that are important! Energy is not only valuable to you it is essential to a clear mind!
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I read or listen to business related training 15-20 minutes a day. I also read or listen to personal development related to an emotional or mental struggle that I am having 15-20 minutes a day. Going to church once a week and spending time with scripture is also an important part of my personal development.
Personal Development is 100% necessary for my life to be balanced and positive! I can truly tell emotionally & mentally if I have missed too many days of reading or listening! I have anxiety, specifically in social situations! Learning to let go, believe in myself and trust in God has turned my life around in the past few years.
Ideally, I like to have my personal development time scheduled in but this is actually a place I struggle! My organizational skills need improvement! So I have recently been focusing heavily on sticking to a daily planner and scheduling my time in each day.
I recommend finding an accountability partner or group! You need to be able to talk openly about your takeaways and your continued areas of struggle! A supportive place that can pick you back up!!
I take time for myself, whether that’s reading a book, watching a film, going for a walk or just having a pamper & a bath, I like to have at least 1 hour a day without my phone. (& also at meal times) I also have a relaxation audio I listen to every night, & say my affirmations every morning. I also go to an exercise class once a week (soon to be twice)
Exercise is good for you, not just to be healthy but also because it makes me feel good about myself & I feel happy & energised after class, Having an hour without my phone allows me to talk to my son & partner without the interruption of my phone going off, or just being able to relax and watch a film helps me to switch off for a little while. Having ‘me time’ helps my mindset by looking after number one, as if I’m stressed or feeling negative then others around me will too.
I work funny shift patterns to I try to work it into my evening, I normally get in from work & sort dinner for us, then have a shower & change, (if I’m not going to my exercise class) we then have dinner (without phones or TV) & then I check messages & reply, then an hour before bed I leave my phone on charge in my bedroom so I don’t have it & I can relax ready for sleep.
Remember to forget the small things, now to some that sounds simple but the smallest thing things can change someone’s mood, such as someone driving too close to you, or cutting you up, or someone stopping in front of you in a shop, just forget about those little things & focus on your mood & day! You choose your mood, rid your life of negativity & fill your mind & heart with positive things.
I love the book ‘don’t sweat the small stuff’
The two personal development activities I incorporate into my life are time management and stress management. I incorporate time management into my schedule every week and stress management into my schedule every day.
Time management helps me get more done in as little time as possible and stress management helps me stay calm and focused so that I can accomplish what’s on my to-do list.
I add time management into my schedule at the beginning of every week. Using the Notes App for Mac I create a list of things I need to get done for that week. Yoga every day at around 3pm to relieve my stress. This helps me stay calm and move forward with what needs to get done for my business.
Adding personal development activities into your schedule is important. Just because you’re busy doesn’t mean you should forget about taking care of yourself. The first step to success is to replace negative thoughts with positive thoughts because it’ll help you reach your goals faster.
I go for a walk every day for about 30 – 45 mins and I read a book every night and sometimes during the day.
I feel that this helps my mindset because walking helps to clear my mind for whatever happens during the day and reading helps to relax me and settles me down for a good nights sleep.
I don’t really have a schedule or routine as I’ve been doing this for quite a while now so it just happens naturally, every day.
The one thing I would say is that an activity that relaxes and settles you of a night ready to go to sleep, I think is one of the most important things, because a good nights sleep is a must, as it prepares and heals your body for the following day.
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