Developing a New You with Personal Development
The Way to Accomplishment in Any Field is Discipline
How to improve your health, fitness, and appearance.
Personal development can mean many things. You can foster better relational connections, new gifts, or even another vocation. One aspect of personal development is what many people want: to improve their health, fitness, and appearance. Below are some tips that will help you get started on your journey to a healthier and more fabulous life!
You’re one of the many people who put off medical visits or physicals. So the first step to improving your health is to make an appointment with your doctor. You’ll need a complete physical exam, including blood work. Your doctor may also recommend age-appropriate health screenings. Including mammograms, diabetes screening, and colonoscopies. While these steps are tedious, you can’t become the healthy person you want to be without first getting a clean bill of health.
Once you’ve had your checkup, take a look at your body. Do you need to shed a few pounds, or even 40? Additional pounds can put you in danger for some risky medical issues. Counting coronary illness, diabetes, stroke, and rest apnea. You can decrease these dangers by taking on better dietary patterns. You don’t have to follow a diet plan to lose weight. Replace unhealthy carbohydrates, such as white bread, white rice, and pasta, with whole grains. Eat plenty of salad and vegetables, and focus on lean proteins like fish, legumes, and beans. Instead of unhealthy fats like butter and margarine, opt for olive oil and avocados. By improving your diet, you’ll shed pounds.
You can’t achieve total fitness without implementing some type of exercise program. If you are overweight, start by taking long brisk walks, one of the best exercises you can get. As you gain strength, endurance and lose weight, you may want to join a gym or exercise class where you can get in shape. Finding a buddy or workout partner can be easier than exercising alone.
Once you’ve lost weight and are in better shape, it’s time to focus on your outward appearance. If you’re like most people, you may be in a rut, wearing the same hairstyle and clothes for years. Make an appointment with a good stylist and ask him what would look best on you. Then let him or her do it with your hair. Ask a makeup consultant to give you ideas for a new, modern look. While you’re out and about, a manicure and massage will lift your spirits.
Take a look at your wardrobe. Are your clothes current and snappy, or would they say they are old, obsolete, and some unacceptable size?
It’s time to go shopping with a friend, or even a girl, to create a new wardrobe to complete your new look. Be courageous, attempt intense tones, and in vogue styles. You may even be surprised to find that you now fit into smaller sizes!
Creating a new look for yourself can be an important phase of your personal development plan. When you are confident and happy with the way you look and feel, you will be ready to tackle new goals and accomplishments in your life!
The art of personal development.
In the field of personal development, the emphasis is on inspiration and motivation. Leaders in the personal development movement believe that people can and should create a better life for themselves. In my experience, this extrinsic motivation and inspiration are short-lived.
There is even a name for this momentary peak of motivation, the seminar high. Seminar high is when a person attends a motivational or inspirational seminar and leaves with a high that lasts for a few days. But after those few days, that person’s motivation level drops back to what it was before attending the seminar.
You will find that this is true for religious events as well as professional events. In college, I remember attending a retreat for students. The problem I encountered was that they pumped us up so much that by the end of the retreat, I was exhausted. What was supposed to pump me up deflated me.
What I’m going to say now is a bit trite and simple, and many won’t like it: The key to success in any field is discipline.
It is a discipline that is forcing me to write this story while I have no time to do it. It’s the discipline that forced me to work hours and hours to start my business. Not only that, but it was my internal image of inspiration and motivation that gave me the will to do these things.
Let’s go back to motivation. In brain science, there are two types of inspiration, intrinsic motivation, and extrinsic motivation. The first one is the type of inspiration that comes from inside you. It is your internal flame that propels you into action. Extrinsic motivation comes from other people and is temporary.
To me, motivation is only useful to get you started, but it is self-discipline that keeps you going.
Discipline isn’t something that falls into place without a hitch for me. Yet, I thought it came naturally to most people. What I have found is that self-discipline must be cultivated by the individual. You have to go to war with yourself and be determined to win over yourself.
Self-discipline is a skill that can help you succeed in all areas of life. The first step in cultivating self-discipline is to focus only on the things that will bring you closer to your goals. Quit squandering energy on things that don’t make any difference. Stop looking for diversions and distractions. This is the first and most important step in cultivating self-discipline and success. Once you’ve taken this step, you’ll then need to continue to fight with yourself to stay on track and pursue your goals.