So, what now?

Have you ever struggled with what you’re doing or had a change in perspective that leads you to change what you want to do? Are you juggling working full-time, feeling overwhelmed and constantly worried, a family member that’s ill and in need of constant care or your kids are at a stage in life that you’re finding particularly worrisome. We all have experienced worry to some degree. I’m guilty of trying to do too many things all in the hopesRead more

The Importance of Taking Time For You

For the first time in a very long time, I took myself on vacation!  Well, myself and my best friend that is took a much needed and well deserved trip to have fun.  You know FUN!  If you’re schedule is anything like mine, you’re busy right? Who has time to just take a week to relax, no work, just blissful reflection time and FUN?  Now I’m not saying we sat around the whole time doing nothing.  Heck no!  We exploredRead more

Personal Development And How It Can Help You In Life

Personal development is something you should work on if you’d like the quality of your life to be better. Once you start working towards living a better and more healthy life, you will notice the benefits almost immediately. Here are a few things that can be done to assist you. Make a list of goals that you know you can reach in the near future. Don’t just make some kind of a large goal that’s going to take you quiteRead more

Simple Exercises You Can Do At Work

  If you’re lacking the time it takes to have a regular fitness regimen because of work, kids, or life in general then simple exercises you can do while at work could be just what you need. These 7 simple exercises and tips you can do while at work are fast and easy. You can still have a great work out without the need for a gym. AND it’s great stress relief! 1. Instead of using a desk chair, sitRead more

Benefits of Walking

I know … totally random, right? No not really. Walking or exercise in general should be part of your personal development plan. For me walking is easiest on my joints, finding the time, and something I can do alone or with someone. And since walking is one of the ways in which I get exercise, I’d like to share the benefits. If you’re a parent, you’re concerned about your children. Whether it is their mental makeup or their physical makeup,Read more

Mindset

What exactly is mindset? Why is it important to our personal development? These are important questions and I’d like to address it briefly in this article to do otherwise would result in a dissertation … When I asked my youngest son “When I say mindset to you, what do you think of?” He replied without hesitation “Your attitude … I think.” He was right even with his “I think.”  It is all about your attitude, beliefs, assumptions, and your viewRead more

What It Takes To Really Change For The Better

Do you have habits you want to change? Do you feel that you’re not really living up to your full potential? Do you have this nagging feeling something is missing? If so, listen up because in this article, there are three steps to change yourself for the better. By the end of this article, you will be able to take baby steps to making change. Awareness A key component in self-improvement is awareness. If you are not aware of habitsRead more

Gratitude: A Personal Development Tool

Personal Development is a unique journey for each individual.  As such, there are different ways you can accomplish personal development.  The key is to start somewhere and if you are like most people, you can get overwhelmed by all the personal development tools that are available to you. Sometimes this can lead to indecision and no improvement whatsoever. One of the most beneficial tools I have used is gratitude.  The concept of gratitude or being grateful for what you haveRead more

Resilience

As I sit here without electricity [thanks Irma], I am contemplating today’s topic. I’ve been staring out my windows for a while now, watching the rain beat against the glass making a soft tapping noise.  I watch the trees sway unnaturally and twist against the onslaught of wind and I marvel at nature’s resilience … ah ha! Today’s topic … Resilience! What exactly is resilience anyway? Well, resilience is the ability to adapt or recover quickly from a difficult orRead more

The Art Of Deliberate Practice

Personal development involves many tools, techniques or processes that an individual uses to improve something about themselves to … become a better person. These usually include influencing behavioral and mental tactics thoughts and beliefs to curb negative habits while growing and nurturing positive ones. One that is rarely discussed but very important is deliberate practice. Deliberate practice is just that … practicing deliberately EVERY day.  It involves learning and gaining new skills and expertise. It is reliant on lots andRead more