Many people can tell you what they think of you. Friends, teachers, and professional psychologists can all help to see things about yourself that you hadn’t seen.
You should seek to be surrounded by like-minded people. This will create a reinforcing environment for meeting your goals and also help you avoid people who will bring you down with constant criticism.
A decision avoided is an opportunity missed when it comes to personal development. This may mean you need to make decisions without having perfect information about the outcomes of those decisions. A proven track record of responsible, successful decision-making can grow into improved instincts. Even if a mistake is realized after a choice is made, it can still be viewed as valuable because it could be treated as a learning experience. When you make a wrong choice, you are likely to make a better one next time.
Your library and bookstore probably have an entire section devoted to self-help. Take the time to read a few books to find new ideas and tips you had not thought of. It is important, however, that you choose a book that has received good reviews. There is no policing on the writers of personal development books, and some of them are sorely lacking in credibility.
Know what your core beliefs are and live by them. People have their beliefs that act as the center of themselves. When your core beliefs are well-founded, your self esteem improves. Sticking to your beliefs will also provide your life with greater consistency in every aspect, making life more manageable and you more admirable.
Find your personal values so you can create your personal development strategy. These are the areas that will have greater impact on your development instead of conflicting value areas. Spend your energy and time on those areas that you want to better and that mesh well with your values. Consider each change a permanent improvement to your lifestyle and I suggest learning the secret of deliberate creation.
Create an emergency fund. Without such a fund, you may have to rely on credit cards or high-interest loans to deal with sudden expenses or emergencies. Just saving a little bit each week can quickly add up to a decent sum. This money can help out in the short and long term because debt continues decreasing.
Unless you take care of yourself, you won’t be able to care for anyone else. Whatever point you may be at on your journey, it is important to properly care for yourself.
When you are handling depression stay focused on the things you eat and eat more complex carbohydrates. If your complex carb intake is lower than recommended, your body won’t produce enough serotonin. A good way to increase your intake is by adding whole grains, beans, brown rice, nuts, fresh fruits and raw veggies to your diet.
Getting to know yourself better than anyone else is a privilege and an honor. Care for yourself, don’t lie to yourself, and you will be able to enjoy learning more about yourself as you go through life.