Personal development is one of my passions and one I pursue in my day-to-day life.
Find Your Passion
One of the most important things in your life is to have a clear vision of your path. Something you want to pursue in life, something you feel deeply passionate about. How do you find it? Dig deep within yourself and try to identify what makes you feel joyful and happy. This can take a while. The fact is that we all are very complex and complicated beings with different desires and needs. Our usual day-to-day life may only be scrapping on the surface of what the whole potential of ours has in store for us.
Have in mind that finding your passion can become a very difficult task and may take a lot of your time. Do not be afraid to experiment with this. If you really want to find your passion and your purpose here on this planet you will have to try different things and activities, in order to see what you like and dislike.
There are those very fortunate people between us that have found their passion from birth and started to pursue it right away. I am talking about elite athletes, some of the famous actors, artists, et cetera. Many of us however have a long way to go when discovering what our purpose really is and what makes our hearts sing of joy. There are a lot of people out there who will never manage to discover their passion throughout their whole life and will die unhappy and unfulfilled. Try to not be one of these.
Have a Healthy Lifestyle
It almost goes without saying that in order to unlock all the hidden potential you have within yourself, it is required of you to eat and drink well during the process. I am not talking about special diets or anything like that. I am talking about finding the right balance and some healthy habits along the way in order to make your body feel as great as possible as often as possible, and therefore help you on the way to develop a better overall lifestyle.
Largely eating trash food is a typical thing you should try to obey as much as it goes. While for instance chips, cola, and sweets can be a good meal if taken occasionally, having these ingredients on the table every single day will end up with you putting on unusual weight and developing a high risk to receive both chronic and regular diseases. It will also make you feel bad as you know deep inside yourself that those products are not good for you.
Remember that healthy eating and drinking habits are only a part of the whole picture. To feel physically good you also need to exercise and include enough movement in your life so that your body stays healthy and energized. Right now, obesity is a huge problem around the world. Not just because of the pandemic itself, but also because of the lifestyle many people live. It is a sitting one where movement is only occasional at best. An active lifestyle is important. You should try to find hobbies that involve some physical activities.
Be Open to New Possibilities
Always be open to new possibilities as you never know how many of them will appear in front of you during your lifetime here on earth. Remember, even if you are skeptical at first about something, it is highly recommended to at least try it out, especially if you feel it can be somewhat beneficial for you. It can give you some new valuable experience that can help you grow further, both in your career and in your personal life.
Be aware that fear often kicks in and tries to make you stay exactly where you are rather than trying something new. It is your responsibility to take charge here and now in order to develop yourself. Try to dismiss those negative feelings as much as possible. Do not misinterpret me, it is important to be careful however if you are too careful risks are that you will miss on many opportunities coming your way. Like a famous F1 driver Daniel Ricciardo once said: ''Sometimes you've just got to lick the stamp and send it''.
This applies especially to your work life. To find a work you love and are passionate about and to then also get an opportunity in that branch may require of you to change the way you live a bit. However, still, keep your personality no matter what. It is your unique personality that will be your biggest asset and this does apply to life in general.
Mindfulness is one of the most valuable exercises that you definitely should develop and use on your life path. To calm your mind and experience lasting peace is tremendously difficult to achieve however if you manage to do that the benefits you will get from it will definitely be worth it.
Mindfulness is a way of concentrating on the present moment instead of thinking about what happened in the past contra what will happen in the future. Its core function is to make you become more aware of your body, thoughts, emotions, and energy in general. The goal is to make you more conscious and aware of yourself and discover your true potential. This state can be achieved through various exercises, for instance through meditation or advanced breathing exercises.
Those are some of the most used techniques to develop mindfulness skills. Though the results may vary from individual to individual, mindfulness is indeed something that can drastically improve your life for the better. In the end, you never know. Maybe it can be a start to a new spiritual journey of yours that will push you to new heights?
© 2021 Jan Stepan