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Here’s How You Can Continue to Promote Your Own Self-Growth

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Sometimes, life’s challenging scenarios can have us grow as people. Growing as a person basically means learning new things about life and yourself, and having them impact you and the person you are usually in a positive sense. Quite often, the largest stents of self-growth can come be born from the most difficult periods of our lives – but a common misconception is that we have to wait for these challenges in order to grow as people. If you’re interested in improving your life and self, then here’s how you can continue to promote your own self growth throughout life.

Look After Yourself
In the same way as you would with the people you love, take the time to look after yourself.
Say for example, you had a blog and you wanted it to grow. What would you do? You’d do everything you can in order to have it do that – including spending time on it, researching tools such as an SEO service in order to help, and focusing on its growth. In the same way you promote a blog, or water a flower, why would you not do the same for yourself?
Particularly when we’re busy, we can all be guilty of neglecting ourselves a little. People underestimate the importance of taking time out to practice self-care in our lives, and yet it’s crucial for our mental and physical wellbeing. If you burn the candle at both ends, there’ll be nothing left at the end – so burn it slowly and it’ll have a long lasting life and a bright flame. It’s that simple.
Self-care means something different to everybody. So long as you’re taking time out for yourself and removing yourself from the stress in your life, you’re doing it right. You might like yoga, running, reading a book, having a bath with oils or taking a nap – it really doesn’t matter. The beauty of self-care is that it’s completely relative to the individual. In the same way that sleeping and eating revitalises and keeps your physical body functioning, self-care promotes your own self growth. Think of it as the nutrients you need to grow as a person, and you’ll never forget to do it again.

Try and Learn Something New Every Day
You’re never too old to learn something new


, and in order to promote the growth and openness of your mind and thoughts, it’s something you should be trying to do every day.
Now, we’re not saying that you have to learn a new language, or do some complex algebra equations every day. It can be as simple as learning a fact, whether that be about the world or someone you love. Reading articles, looking at the world around you and talking to new people all count as learning. The more you learn, the more connected you will feel to the surrounding world, and overall the more you’ll grow as a person. Personal growth comes from connection, and you can never lose that if you’re learning – or trying to – all of the time.

Let Go of Your Fears and Negativity
One thing that stops us from growing as people, is fear.
It’s natural to be scared of something – whether that be something as irrational as spiders, or something on a deeper and more personal level, like the death of a loved one. No one is saying that to grow as a person you have to confront and get over these entirely, but if you just let go of your fears a little, you’d be surprised at how free you’ll feel.
Never be scared to try new things. If you hate your job? Find a new one. If a relationship – whether that be romantic or platonic – is toxic and no longer serves you? Leave it. Freeing yourself from the things that make you feel bad or afraid is one of the biggest first steps to self-growth, and although it can be difficult, you are capable. Believe in yourself, and you can do anything.

Go for a Walk
Finally, and surprisingly importantly, go for a walk in the great outdoors.
That might sound silly, but you’d be surprised at how much it can help. Removing yourself from the technology-based world and taking some time to be alone with nature and your thoughts can be a beautiful thing, and you will learn more about yourself and the world around you than you ever thought to be possible. Reconnect with the immediate world around you in order to reconnect with yourself and grow.

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