You might have heard of the concept that a child’s brain is like a sponge, hyper-aware of its surroundings and constantly absorbing new information. However, it’s important to remember that growth is a lifelong process—personal development doesn’t end with puberty. There are many ways to ensure that you are evolving both mentally and emotionally, no matter your age. Below is a brief guide to the process of learning and growing.
Building a Well-Rounded Version of Yourself
Humans are inclined to be competitive in almost every environment. But, whether you aim to be the most involved parent at your child’s school or the most committed executive in the office, it’s important to remember that this strength is just the tip of the personality iceberg. When you take a step back and work on mental health and emotional intelligence, you’ll find that balance is the key to happiness—even more so than any one success.
Getting Out of a Funk
Whether you’ve been procrastinating about finding a new job or leaving most of the parenting responsibilities to your spouse, it’s easy to fall behind where it counts. No matter what is going on in your life, the answer will almost always come from inside you. Take 10 minutes out of every day to journal about your frustrations, as well as the high points. If you notice a pattern, work with a therapist or life coach who can help you redirect negative thought patterns or bad habits. With the mentality that it’s never too late to change, you can take your personal development to new heights.
There often comes a point in adulthood when people think they have everything under control—only to discover that someone in their life is unhappy with them. No matter where you need room for improvement, the first step to positive change is recognizing your weaknesses. If you’re not open to personal development as an adult, it’s easy to get arrogant. A willingness to change and accept your shortcomings allows you to stay humble. Doing so rightly earns the respect of your peers, family, and superiors...and leads to personal happiness!
If you’re interested in diving into your personal development, get in touch with Peggy Sealfon-Stonewater Studio. Peggy gives talks, workshops and helps clients across the country. You can speak with her directly by calling (239) 821-2266. The trusted life coach offers guidance with everything from anxiety to insomnia, and she can develop a plan to transform your personal and professional life for the better. For more information on her services, visit the website to start your journey.