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Personal development is seriously food for the mind and the soul. I know it might be hard to believe, but it can seriously be the missing piece to handling all that life throws at you. We go through lots of phases of change between school, parenting, business, marriage, and personal development will help you be well equipped to deal with ALL of them. It’s an ongoing process of self-improvement and about setting goals for yourself and putting plans in place to reach those goals.
Here are some reasons personal development should be a priority in YOUR life, and why you should look at my Girl Boss Reads!
1. It improves your self-awareness.
You get the opportunity to take an honest look at the areas of your life that need improvement. You get to know who you really are, what your true values are, and where you’d like to go in life. Once you go through this process, you will improve your self-awareness and experience fulfillment. We all want that, right?
2. It helps you develop your strengths.
Personal development helps improve on your weaknesses, but it can also help you to develop your strengths. By taking time to focus on nurturing and using your strengths more, you go from being good at something to being excellent at it. You can reach your potential by working on the skills you’re already good at.
3. It forces you out of your comfort zone.
If there are areas of what you do for a living or that are a part of your character that you don’t like, those are the areas that personal development can help you improve on. Confronting these and improving on them can help to push you out of your comfort zone. This allows growth!
4. It boosts your confidence.
Making a decision to better yourself in any area of life helps you feel more confident! Once you’ve achieved a goal, learned another skill, or developed a certain area of your life, you just naturally feel good about yourself. The more and more you practice this, the higher and higher your confidence becomes!
Have you heard of Audible?!! It’s a lifesaver when it comes to not having the time to sit down and read a book. I can LISTEN to a book while I’m doing other things! A-mazing. You can try it for 30-days free and you get a credit for a free book as well! Right now, I’m listening to Girl, Wash Your Face by Rachel Hollis.
Do you do Podcasts? For iPhone users, it’s on your phone and for Android users, I’ve heard CastBox is good. Right now, I’m listening to the Model Health Show by Shawn Stevenson, and of course there are always my go to’s The Chalene Show and Build Your Tribe.
I honestly don’t know anyone who’s not using Netflix, but if you’re not, you should be! I’d recommend The Magic Pill – a documentary about healthy eating that will BLOW YOUR MIND.
What’s on YOUR personal development list right now?! What are your go to Girl Boss Reads?
Great list, Michele. Currently, I am reading Miracle Morning for Network Marketers and Outwitting the Devil. Next up is A Tribe Called Bliss. Great stuff!