Personal Development Tips and Tricks
Coping Strategies – The Keys to Personal Development
You have heard all of the phrases about improving yourself and being a better person but they have never really inspired you. However you want to improve yourself and are looking for some good ways to do so. Here are some pieces of advice that you can use to build your personal development.
Don’t be afraid of change. Many people have a well-founded fear of change. After all, why change something if you are comfortable? The problem is, the world is constantly changing, whether we change with it or not. Instead of seeking out a comfort zone, embrace change. Learn from it and soon you will be able to adapt to anything the world throws at you!
If you want to improve your personal development make a plan. Write it down on paper or on your computer so that you can physically see exactly what you need to be doing. You will also have an easier time checking on your progress if everything is laid out for you.
Stand up for your belief systems. Your convictions make your personal character, so be sure to defend what you think is right. There are times when we’re tempted to step down and follow the herd. However, standing up and being counted can encourage bravery in others and stop injustice before it starts.
Volunteer for that job no one else wants to do. Volunteering can open up your relationships with others. It can help you acquire knowledge and skills that might one day prove invaluable. Just because your co-workers don’t want to take on a job doesn’t mean you should automatically rule it out!
The way a person carries himself or herself tells a story. By practicing good posture, you will automatically fell more confident in yourself. Stand up straight, keep your head up and make eye contact. You will instantly feel more alert and empowered and will make a positive impression on others.
A good way to achieve personal development is to practice selflessness. As you sacrifice the things that are important to you by helping others, you will begin to notice your true self. Caring and helping others makes you understand your true self and the more you sacrifice, the more you will realize yourself.
Try consuming less alcohol in your diet. Alcohol can keep you from sleeping deeply and can really impair your thinking. It can also make you more tired during the day if you had a drink the night before. Try to avoid alcohol consumption before bed, and if you must drink, do it during the day, but at a moderate level.
Do what makes you happy. When you find something that you are passionate about, success comes naturally. Most people do what is practical or what is expected of them. As a result they wind up unhappy, stressed out and unfulfilled. Don’t make that mistake. Instead, choose something you love and pursue it with passion. Not only are you far more likely to find long-term success by doing so, but you will be able to live a joyful, fulfilling life.
In conclusion you want to be all that you can be but you want it portrayed in a way that you can apply to your life. The useful information in this article provided many methods that you can use to strengthen yourself and those around you that you care most about.
Written by Cathy Warschaw, CPC, ELI-MP
Founder & Make It Happen Coach
© Up All Night Coaching, 2016
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