While many of us avoid the journey of self-development, it is important that we understand that this journey is made up of the little efforts that we introduce and implement that help us pour into ourselves. Self development is a journey that begins with small proactive steps that we can introduce to our daily routines.
Here are 4 hacks that can aid towards improving your life:
- Start journaling
SACAP – provider of accredited qualifications in Applied Psychology, counselling and coaching – states that keeping a journal will help you to keep track of the patterns in your life and how they make you feel. In this way, you can always refer back to reflect and understand yourself a lot more better. This practical way will also aid towards paving the way to understanding your emotions, desires and motivations. This will also assist towards keeping track of your goals and keep you in check.
- Break down your goals
According to Criteria for success – training and management consulting firm – reaching your goals is not as much of a linear journey as it plays out to be in our heads, sometimes reaching for such expectations can result in failure. Breaking down your goals will offer realistic chunks that will result in concrete steps that you can actively take to be a step closer to your goal than you were the previous day or week. Break your goals down to make them more realistic and attainable for you.
- Include those dear to you
Motivation is important and those dear to you bring that and so much more. Surrounding yourself with people who are in support of your growth can be just the right boost and bring on the healthy pressure that you need. Criteria for success advises that you include them in your goals so they can somehow hold you accountable and encourage you. Speak to them openly and honestly about how you intend on improving your life.
- Change your overall attitude
SACAP reassures that “gratitude is an attitude.” Having the proper attitude can be one of the transformations that can positively change your life. SACAP further says learning to acknowledge and appreciate are vital to carry throughout your day. This will teach you to be more satisfied with what you have and further motivate you into wanting to elevate yourself