The one common denominator in everyone’s life is that change is inevitable. Adjusting to change requires something much deeper than acceptance. Which is growth. Something we experience in our lives in different ways. For some growth might be personal grow, others might focus more on mental, emotional, physical or financial. We grow in ways we want our lives to prosper. For me the last decade was a turning point and new chapter of spiritual and mental growth.
Whatever your life trajectory is if you want to be on the swing upward you have to consciously be aware of where your intentions are. We set goals for ourselves to achieve success, but have you spent enough time thinking about your personal life goals? How to be happier? How to live a life of peace and less stress and chaos? Those people who have adopted the technique acclimating to a routine to their personal growth practices have transformed their lives. It doesn’t take a miracle but it requires consistency and persistence — something we can apply to everything we want in our lives.
Today is the start of a new day, a new year, and the next decade. The era of the 20’s! It’s also a chance to reevaluate how you’re giving back to yourself and what you are feeding yourself daily. Are you a person who wakes up with “the glass is half-full” or “the glass is half-empty” mindset? I love performance based goals because they are measurable unlike result based that are not successful unless they are achieved. Performance based goals are a wonderful way to start the new year and give yourself encouragement.
For example, you can begin by making a list of things you want to work on. For me that list includes: Mindfulness and more meditations, practicing staying present in more shared moments (less work), and setting 3 objectives (versus overloading myself with an entire to-do list) to complete daily. To track my performance I have allocated time in the morning every morning to meditate or listen to an inspiring podcast for at least 30 minutes. No phone, no social media no distractions. Time to start my day (for myself) and begin the day inspired and free from any doubt or worries carried from the previous day. That focus creates a space for mindfulness. Something I desperately need and also use yoga for. Once I am centered I can concentrate and not overly react or get overwhelmed by what’s going on around me when things go unplanned — as they often do.
The key is making your goals a habit so they becomes a routine rather than a checklist. If you can do this daily and see results by the end of the day you will able to achieve longer success and reach bigger milestones longterm. This will open you mentally and encourage growth in all areas of your life. As I’ve mentioned before you should always crawl, walk, then run into new ventures. It’s great to visualize the big picture but you have to build the building blocks for the foundation if you want to be happy and successful. Happy new year and beginning to another chapter. I encourage you to take time for yourself to set intentions for the personal growth you want to achieve.