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We’ve all heard the phrase ‘new year, new me’ echoed on social media as the end of each year draws to a close. With the closing of one chapter, and the opening of a new one, the new year can be a great time for self-improvement.
As the world starts to slow down in December, it can be a great time to for self-reflection and goal setting. What would you like to achieve in the coming year? More importantly, how can you be the best version of yourself in 2022?
Make personal development in the coming year a priority and you stand a greater chance at achieving personal goals and improving skills.
There are a number of steps you can take in order to best prepare yourself for a fantastic year ahead. Without further ado, lets jump into it!
Self-improvement tips for 2022
Write down your goals & check in frequently
Spending just a little bit of time to create a personal development plan can lead to huge rewards further down the line. Studies show that people who strategically plan and write down their goals are 1.4x more likely to achieve them.
In addition to creating a plan for the coming year, checking in with your goals frequently allows you to measure progress and acts as a reminder to stay on track. Doing this will boost your growth mindset, pushing you to continuously develop, and is often cited as the reason many successful individuals reach their goals. Having something to measure gives you more clarity and less leeway to give up.
Although self-improvement may not always be a linear process and there can be setbacks and delays, remember to stay positive and mindful of your progress, which leads us onto our next point...
Maintain a healthy lifestyle
What could start your year off better than maintaining a healthy lifestyle? Prioritizing your health and keeping good habits is one of the easiest ways to aid you on your self-improvement journey in 2022.
Studies show that when you fuel yourself with nourishing foods, you’ll see an improved focus and mental state.
There are lots of elements involved in having a healthy lifestyle: drinking lots of water, eating a balanced diet, getting plenty of exercise and maintaining a healthy work/life balance are some examples.
As well as maintaining a healthy lifestyle, looking after your mental health and thinking positively can impact how likely you are to achieve personal growth goals. Limiting beliefs are an obstruction towards self-improvement, thankfully however, studies show that it is easy to overcome negative thinking, with the help of mindfulness techniques.
Keep learning new skills & trying new hobbies
Another element of self-improvement not to be ignored, is the power of continuous learning of new skills and hobbies. Learning new things throughout life as we grow and develop helps improve brain function, reduces stress and increases confidence.
Reports state that successful people keep themselves busy with productive hobbies, which ultimately improves their performance in many aspects of life. Whether reading, doing yoga or learning a new language, continuous learning of new skills is an excellent way of keeping your brain active and sharp.
Stay open minded to the hobbies you pick, things that push you out of your comfort zone are excellent for growth and can aid you on your personal development journey in 2022.
Prioritize personal development
Finally, make it a priority to want to improve. It is reported that up to 94% millennials have committed to self-improvement goals, meaning that more and more young people are seeing the value in personal development.
An excellent way of sticking to your personal development plan is to work with a coach & mentor - having a support system makes you more accountable and motivated.
As your own personal sounding board, a coach & mentor can shine new lights on areas for improvement, highlighting blind spots in your personal development plan, that may not have otherwise been noticed. According to Forbes, coaching and mentoring relationships are key to driving success in personal and professional lives.
Take on board our top tips on how to be the best version of yourself and you’ll start off 2022 with a bang.
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