10 Tips from the Personal Development Field to Help You Escape Your mundane Life
You know that feeling when you’re stuck in a rut and the world is looking dull and grey? When there’s nothing to look forward to, no new challenges to take on and no reason for excitement? It’s called “ego depletion”, and it describes exactly what happens when your life starts to feel the same again after a long period of self-improvement. Self-improvement requires courage — not all of us are naturally inclined towards this kind of thinking. It requires making choices that will change your life for better or worse.
It requires being willing to take calculated risks that might lead to failure or even success, but which could also be made into something great if you’re really lucky. You see, self-improvement means overcoming our egoistic impulses and facing the fact that we each have limited skills, time and energy. It means learning how to manage our dependence on external factors instead of depending on ourselves alone. With humility comes self-awareness, which brings about self-acceptance, which leads towards personal growth … YES! If you think about it from a psychological perspective, every decision we make in our day-to-day life has an impact on who we are as people. We shape our own destinies by making choices based on motivation rather than emotions alone. So how can you start living a more meaningful life? Here are 9 tips from the Personal Development Field that will help you escape your
1. Take a break
Did you know that one of the best ways to get your life back on track is to take a break from everything and everyone you love? It may sound drastic, but when you’re feeling stuck, it’s essential to take stock of your life and think about what’s missing. Schedule time for yourself to process and think about what’s important to you. You might notice that you’re less stressed when you’re not holding the wheel and have some down time to decompress.
2. Network, Network, Network
Great things are achieved through partnerships. If you don’t know anyone in your new city, try to make contact with people you know there. Ask them to put you in touch with people they know. Reach out to people you trust and whose opinion you value.
3. Confidence is key
One of the best ways to boost your confidence levels is to take risks. Be bold. Be creative. Be yourself. Do things that make you feel confident and worthy of doing what you do. It could be that you’re afraid of being judged or that you simply don’t know how to be yourself without feeling shy or modest. You’re worth it. You’re a wonderful person. So are your skills. You just need to believe it and show the world that you’re valuable.
4. Fear is the biggest obstacle for personal change
There are many ways to overcome fears. Meditation can calm the mind and help you relax, but what if you have a really bad anxiety or phobia? Well, the good news is that it takes determination and, perhaps more importantly, the will to overcome your fears. Many fears are triggered by external factors like poor eating habits, relationship problems etc. You can develop a fear of breathing if you’re not taught to relax while breathing in and out. So if you’re having a hard time breathing or “failing” to meet an activity challenge, it’s probably because you’re trying to hold your breath for a longer duration than you need to.
5. Don’t be afraid to ask for help
One of the most important things you can do to grow as a person is to ask for help. Everyone has something they’re good at and can do, but often people are good at asking for help but bad at taking it. If you’re struggling at work, you might be afraid to ask for help because you don’t know anyone who can help. But in reality, you have every right to be afraid and you have a responsibility to yourself to ask for help if you need it. If you don’t, someone else may get hurt. So, in the words of Julia Cameron: “If you don’t need it, don’t ask for it. If you want it, take it. If you want to be happy, take responsibility for your life.”
6. Exercise regularly
Exercising regularly is one of the best ways to help you feel full and satisfied. It’s also a great way to socialise and meet new people. Pick something you enjoy doing and do it regularly. You’ll feel better, look better and have more energy.
7. Turn off the phone and computer!
Do you have things on your phone or computer you need to check or do but don’t want to? Or do you feel like you need to be connected to social media 24/7, but you hate being away from your computer? It’s possible that you’re more productive when you’re not spending time online. This is true for all of us — we spend too much time doing things that we could be doing instead. If you want to get more work done, try turning off the phone and computer for a short while and focusing on what you need to do instead.
8. Learn a new skill or develop an old one
There are many skills that are lost with time. We learn new skills through practice and experience, so it’s important to develop skills that you can use on a daily basis. Learn a new skill. Write a new poem. Learn a new language. Read a new book. Do something that you always used to enjoy but might be able to do better or differently. It takes practice, but it’s possible to improve at almost anything.
If you think about it from a psychological perspective, every decision we make in our day-to-day life has an impact on who we are as people. We shape our own destinies by making choices based on motivation rather than emotions alone. So how can you start living a more meaningful life? Here are 9 tips from the Personal Development Field that will help you escape your mundane life and start Living a life Worth Losing!