Self development is all about working on yourself, so you can be the best person possible. Most of us had goals, aspirations and ambitions when we were young, but when you enter the world of work it’s easy to fall into a bit of a rut. You’re doing the same things day in day out, you’re not improving your skills or meeting new people- life can get a little dull. The last thing you want is to look back in ten, twenty or thirty years wishing you’d done everything differently. Now is your chance, work on you and live the life you always dreamed of. Here’s why self development is important.
It can make you smarter
Self development often involves some kind of education. If you’ve always had an interest in a particular subject, why not study it? You could go all in and go to university for three years and get your degree. If you already have your degree, you could study for a masters. Regardless of what education you already have, you could study for a course online- take this online fnp course for example. These don’t always have prerequisites, so are ideal if you don’t have existing qualifications and can also be used to help you specialize and learn more if you do. You don’t even have to do something academic, if you’re a creative person you could join an art or craft class, learn flower arranging, baking or cooking. It’s all about learning new skills.
It can improve your job prospects
Improving your education or building skills and experience all looks good on your CV. Education and classes are all ways to bump up your resume and impress potential employers. Even if you’re not looking for a new job right now, write down everything you’ve done on there. It might come in handy later down the line if you change career or want a to earn a promotion.
It can help you to be a better person
Self development can be a way to help others as well as improve yourself. Volunteering is a great example of this, it could be working at a local soup kitchen, animal shelter, hospital or women’s refuge. You get to learn new skills and also appreciate your own life, in the process helping those that genuinely need it. It truly is a win- win situation. You don’t need lots of time to do this, even an hour a week could be enough.
It can help you to get healthier
Health is everything, and self development can involve leading the healthiest life possible. Find an activity you enjoy, it could be bike riding, hiking or going to the gym. It could be swimming, yoga or dance or a mixture of lots of different things. Use this as a way to get out of the house, to move your body and shed excess weight. Start paying attention to your diet, focus on eating plenty of whole foods and cut out the junk. You’ll look better, you’ll feel better and set yourself up for a healthy future too.
What do you do for self development? I’d love to hear about them in the comments below!