While, fitness and health is important; so is your mental health and wellbeing. Strength training and eating right to build your endurance is a necessity. Building up your mental is important as well and often is neglected. The problem with neglecting your mental wellbeing is that no one but yourself will know that you are struggling; and often people struggle in silence. If this is you– make the necessary changes to make improvements today. Lack of mental strength is more than likely the root cause of your lack of motivation.
Ask yourself: Are you motivated? What is it that motivates you? Do you have a daily routine that gets you moving each day?
Indulging in daily personal development is what keep me motivated. Prior to this year I was not familiar with the term, “personal development.” Personal Development is defined as: activities that improve awareness and identity, develop talents and potential, build human capital and facilitate employability, enhance the quality of life and contribute to the realization of dreams and aspirations.
Personal development can be a game changer for you. Each morning, I start my day out listening to my favorite podcasts: The Quote of the Day Show, The Classy Career Girl Podcast, Optimal Business Daily, and Optimal Finance Daily. Many of these Apple iTunes podcasts are no more than 5-10 minutes long so it does not require a lot of time out of your day to listen to. I look forward to my morning commute just so I can listen to all of the great information these podcasts have to offer.
Personal development contributes to your own personal growth. It encourages and empowers you to think outside the box in order to reach your full potential and obtain success and happiness. Many times we are so settled into our own way of thinking and it takes a different perspective to open our eyes to new ways of thinking and concepts.
I challenge YOU to incorporate more personal development into your daily activities. Whether it is a podcast or a book- set some aside daily to exercise your mental. I promise that you will feel more motivated and inspired in your daily life. Those goals and ideas that you have stored mentally– will come to fruition.
Return back to this post in a few weeks and share with me your progress. Share this post with others, as it may be helpful to someone else in their journey to becoming a healthier and better person.