What are some of the steps that you take towards self-growth in all aspects of life; mentally, physically, emotionally and socially? What is a good way to measure your progress?
Personally for me I found that an effective way to improve myself was to understand that I can never be a better or worse than what I already am. I know it’s a bit sad but I don’t believe in people bieng good and evil and honestly because of that I’m more confident with decisions I make whatever the results. Sometimes not being in control gives you a strange form of confidence which in retrospect is what some people would call “improving yourself”
not necessarily every day, but these are some of the core habits i’ve found to be most helpful for ongoing growth:
reading, writing, getting enough sleep, meditating, cooking, exercising, eating fairly healthily, drinking a lot of water, taking walks, getting in nature, learning, socializing, practicing gratitude
as for measuring progress, i think one great metric is just how you feel when you wake up in the morning. if i’m regularly waking up feeling ready to go and excited for life, i know i’m on the right track
I either ride my bike, do yoga ,stetch, dance or go for a walk each day.
I eat a vegetarian diet and make note of my eating windows so that I may give my body enough time to digest. My eating windows vary anywhere from 3hrs to 9hrs each day.
At night before bed I recite reiki principles and use mala beads to stay focused in meditation.
I make sure to get a good amount of sleep *sidenote falling asleep has ALWAYS been a challenge for me unless I was physically exhausted. I started meditating (10-15min before bed ) last November and have had little to no issue with falling asleep within 5-10min.
I keep balance by recognizing when I need solitude and when I need more social interactions. I do not overplan my schedule with social events because I know I will end up zapping myself and retreating for too long to make up for it.
I write a lot and try to sit in silence at the end of each day to check in. This is how I check my progress. I see what keeps surfacing in my writings and in the silence.wow thanks for reading.
I’m big into baby steps and not overwhelming myself with too much change all at once, because then I get discouraged. So I usually ask myself every morning “What is one thing I can do better today than I did yesterday?” Whether it be avoiding a tempting food, doing one more push up than the day before, reading a couple more pages of that book than usual, getting in touch with an old friend, etc.