Personal growth: how to transform your life in 6 steps
Personal growth refers to a series of activities that help improve one's awareness and discover their own identity, in order to promote the development of their own potentials and personal and relational skills.
The objective is to improve the quality of life and contribute to the realization of individual dreams and aspirations.
Growing as a person is a process that lasts a lifetime. Unfortunately, we do not always take the proper path and we can find ourselves in a situation where we feel far from our own essence and live on autopilot, distanced from our dreams, our aspirations and our needs. In this society that goes so fast, it is easy to stop being protagonists of our life and lose sight of our most personal desires.
Change is an individual process
When we reach this point, it's time to change and connect again with our own identity , to examine how our inner and outer world is and how we relate to the people around us. It's time to take action and transform. In this way, we can recover our well-being and our level of self-satisfaction.
This transformation begins in ourselves, because change is an individual and personal process, and nobody can change us if we do not want to change. Transforming our lives requires self-reflection, being aware of our own capacity to achieve our goals and achieve positive and lasting changes; and it requires commitment, time, energy and clear and realistic strategies.
Are you in the place you want to be?
The road to wellness and personal growth means achieving balance and harmony in our day to day , in the relationship with ourselves and with others. Therefore, it is necessary to observe and identify if we are in the place where we want to be and if we are satisfied with our life, and define what we can do to improve what does not satisfy us, so it is possible to work so that this change is possible.
Well-being can be understood as "being in the place where you want to be", and although this is not a constant but something dynamic, which is built throughout life and can be modified at any time, it can become in a relatively stable characteristic if we get a good relationship with our interior and with ourselves, and if we empower ourselves in front of life and follow the path that we have set for ourselves.
6 keys to transform your life
But, What can we do to transform our life? What actions can we carry out to enable a change towards well-being and self-satisfaction? Below you can find six keys that will allow you to transform your life in a positive way. These are:
1. Self-awareness and self-awareness
Since the growth of a person is an individual and personal process, The first step to transform your life is to know yourself . Self-knowledge means evaluating one's own system of values and beliefs, detecting strengths and weaknesses, and being aware of one's motivations and desires.
Take some time to find out what is most important to you, what you want to achieve in your life, what makes you happy, what your dreams are or at what moment of your life you are at the beginning of your transformation and your development personal. This will help you have a more realistic perspective of who you are and where you want to go.
2. Challenge your limiting beliefs and get out of your comfort zone
The comfort zone is a mental state that does not allow personal growth and is a habit that can be harmful to achieve a high degree of satisfaction in the way of living life. When you decide to take a step forward and change your life, but something prevents you from moving forward and anxiety keeps you anchored to that situation that is comfortable for you, you are putting your personal growth at risk. This supposes a great emotional cost and an impediment to continue with your transformation towards greater well-being.
To leave the comfort zone is not to fear uncertainty and to trust in the possibilities of oneself. But this is not always easy. When we are young, we are more prone to take risks, but as we get older we learn to fear failure, leading to helplessness and even paralysis. To continue growing, it is necessary to overcome the fear of failure and the limiting beliefs that prevent us from developing.
3. Be open to change
Exiting the comfort zone requires changing the limiting beliefs by empowering beliefs , because, on many occasions, these limitations are placed by the mind.
If the limitations are placed by the mind, that means that the mind itself can also help us to go further, to overcome the barriers or obstacles that may appear in our day to day life. Being open to change and having the will to carry it out is an indispensable requirement to start any transformation.
4. Have an action plan
Self-knowledge helps define objectives realistically and allows prioritization . But to achieve the objectives, it is necessary to plan the movements and define the way to reach the goals that we believe are important to us.
When you know what is important for your happiness and well-being, you should set short, medium and long-term goals to be able to take action. It's no use wanting to transform if we do not do anything to change. Now, remember that the goals can be changed, so you must be flexible. The important thing is to go step by step to achieve the transformation.
5. Take responsibility and abandon victimhood
Often, many people do not take responsibility for the problems that affect them and look for the cause outside or blame others for their mistakes. Why does that happen to me? Why do not they recognize what I do? or why does not the other person change? ... it is easier to become the victim and wait for things to be otherwise .
However, responsibility (or as experts say in personal growth: "respons-ability"), understood as the ability to respond, is essential in any process of change. It has to do with empowerment, self-leadership, how we respond to the events that happen around us, and is vital for the transformation of our life. "Respons-habilizarte" in the face of change is one of the keys to personal growth .
6. Attend a Life Coaching workshop (life coaching)
Transforming or changing your life is not easy. It is necessary to learn a series of skills and resources for managing emotions, interpersonal relationships, self-discovery and empowerment, which allows achieving emotional balance and physical and mental well-being.
In order to acquire these skills for change, one of the best options is to attend a life coaching workshop (also life coaching or personal coaching). Attending one of these workshops can provide you with many benefits. For example:
- Improve communication with oneself and with others
- Greater self-acceptance
- Learn to set realistic goals and goals
- Detect limiting beliefs
- Discover your own needs and wishes
- Learning to manage emotions
- Greater well-being and quality of life
- Stress reduction
Life Coaching Workshop: "Where are you and where do you want to go" (Instituto Mensalus, Barcelona)
If you are thinking about improving your well-being, you want to know yourself better, you want to learn to face the difficulties that can arise in your day to day to achieve your personal goals and you want to learn the necessary resources to relate to others in a healthier way, the center of psychology and personal growth "Mensalus Institute" of Barcelona offers a life coaching workshop that starts on January 18, 2017 .
Thanks to the "Life Coaching Workshop: Where you are and where you want to go" you can learn to know and understand better how our mind works and how it is possible to manage emotions and thoughts in a conscious way. This will allow you to improve your self-esteem, your interpersonal relationships and achieve greater emotional and physical well-being. The methodology is active, experiential and participatory, and the sessions take place in small groups, which creates a climate of trust, respect and confidentiality.
In short, during the 8 sessions of 2 hours each (which are taught every week), the participants of this workshop will learn to observe, identify and decide if they are in the place they want to be and if they lead the life they want to take ; Possible changes will be considered, they will work to achieve them and they will discover different techniques and resources that will be useful in your daily life.
- If you want more information about this workshop, you can get the contact information in this link.