Sometimes, we are so focused on furthering our career goals that we seem to put personal development on the back burner. Personal development plays an important role in your life, and it is important to give yourself time to reflect and open yourself up to possible revelations.
Ben Mackie, owner of Scribe Copywriting, offers a suggestion – schedule time to recharge.
This may seem counterproductive in the world of “go, go, go!”, who has the time to take a break?
In the midst of all the daily hustle, you are using only one side of your brain, the business side. All about numbers and logistics, but that is not where ideas are born. Taking the time to refuel yourself will allow you to revitalise the creative side of your brain. The side that allows you to think freely and gives you the opportunity to reach your full potential.
Imagine if we took the time to recharge ourselves as much as we do with our phones?
Take a day off to reflect on your goals. A good tip to follow is to do this every new season, about every 3 months. Take the time to think of what you want to accomplish in the upcoming months. Include both your personal and work-related goals to ensure that you are creating a positive work/life balance. Write down these goals and then actively keep track of them throughout the season.
As well as keeping track of your goals each season, spend some time on a weekly basis to plan your goals. Every Monday take an hour or two out of your day to plan the week. Make sure to include both personal and work so that you ensure you are setting aside time for yourself as well as the other priorities in your life.
Personal development is a form of self-care. It is important to take the time for yourself without feeling guilty. It is when we become the best versions of ourselves, that we can then best help others.
This blog is based predominantly on information given by Ben Mackie during his appearance on The Stronger Than My Excuses Show: Guilt…you can’t help others until you help yourself