How To Self-Manage Yourself

Posted By admin on July 3rd, 2015

How To Self-Manage Yourself

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Concept of Self-Management

Can you manage yourself? When you talk to yourself, do you listen? These may seem like odd questions but they have some very important answers to them. It all comes down to self-management, which involves being able to manage and control who you are. If you are trying to stay away from fast food to lose weight, but find yourself constantly going to a fast food restaurant, then you are not managing yourself or practicing self-management. Self-management turns you into your own manager. You tell yourself what to do and you do that.

So, what does self-management do for you in your life and what does it involve? Well, put simply self-management will turn you into a doer, rather than a sayer, and involves setting goals for yourself and sticking to those goals. You need to have discipline and will power to self manage and reach your goals, but if you follow these tips, you can do just that.

1. Decide what goals you want to have for your life. They can be anything from losing weight to starting a business, but make sure your goals are something you can achieve.

2. Be specific with your goals. Instead of saying you want to make money with a small business in the first three years, decide how much money you want to make. Being self-managed means being specific to what you want. Managers are specific to employees, and you should be to yourself.

3. Put a chart up somewhere so you can see your progress to your goals. This will both motivate and keep you on track. When you see that you are losing weight, you will be motivated to lose more. If you are not losing weight because you are not exercising, looking at that chart will get you back towards your goals.

4. When an employee does something right, they get rewarded by the manager. The same should happen to you when you have success; reward yourself. If you lose 10 pounds, go to a movie. If your business reaches a goal you set, treat yourself to something. It is up to you but make sure your reward is not counter-productive to your goal.

5. You should place post-it notes around your house with your goals written on them. This will not only keep you constantly reminded about your goals, but it will help you stay on track and motivated. You will see those goals and feel guilty for not reaching or trying for them. As a result, you will get back on the track to reaching your goals and that will make you feel better. Then when you reach a goal, you can remove the post-it note, which in itself will create a great feeling of accomplishment.

When you are trying to better yourself you need to become a manager for yourself. You need to become a person who can order you what to do. You are the manager and the employee, so make sure you stay on track with your goals to bettering yourself.

To streamline and minimize blog maintenance, I will be discontinuing maintaining the Simplepersonaldevelopment.com website (however, I will still hold the domain). I will gradually move all articles from this site to Entrepreneur Journey site. This article originally published on the above website on Oct 28, 2010.

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Bluetooth Toothbrush? Are We Going Crazy?

Posted By admin on June 27th, 2015

Are These Apps Wasting Time

Are These Apps Wasting Time?

I never thought that we would like to have an overview of what’s going on inside our mouth while brushing and want to keep track of that in an app. Recently I came across Bluetooth toothbrushes that can do just that.

These brushes keep track of how you are brushing your teeth, how long you are brushing, where you are putting more pressure, where you are putting less pressure, and many other bizarre things – and then connects to your smartphone via Bluetooth. You can have a detailed report of your brushing activity and your phone can also remind you to brush your teeth should you forget.

You can say this is a marvel of modern technology, but I would gladly decline tracking every move we make and have a report to analyze it. How far we can go with things like this? An app to track how we wear our clothes? An app to track how we walk? How our eyes look and if they are seeing properly?

The world is full of distractions and you need to be very selective in what you do and do not use. As our time is limited on earth, you want to appreciate, enjoy and cherish every second of it before it’s too late. I already visit my dentist every 4 months and am not willing to give up more time tracking how I brush my teeth.

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Why Reaching Goals Together Is Important?

Posted By admin on June 21st, 2015

Why Reaching Goals Together Is Important

 

 

 

 

 

 

A Shoulder To Lean on In Personal Development

When you are trying to better yourself, one of the worst things you can do for yourself is to try and do it alone. It can be very difficult to do anything by yourself, whether it is losing weight, learning a language, or trying to quit smoking. Having someone with you can make it much easier to fulfill your goals not only because you will have support, but because you will have someone to push you as well.

When you are accountable to no one, it can be easy to not do what you want with reaching your goals. If you are trying to lose weight and have to exercise, it can be easy to choose not to exercise if no one will be watching you and ensuring you do. As a result, you end up just not doing it, and that leads you to failing in your goals. However, when you are accountable, you have someone paying attention and they will call you on it if you do not accomplish the goals you set out.

If you don’t go exercise, they will ask why aren’t you exercising. If you start smoking, they will ask you why you started. Eventually, you will reach your goals to show the other person that you can indeed do it.

However, it is not only about keeping you honest. When you are involved in personal development, it can be had to feel as though you are making progress. You may become depressed and if there is no one you can talk to, you may end up failing in your quest of personal development. Now, if you have someone with you, they can talk with you and work with you to ensure that you do feel motivated and as though you are making progress.

When someone is there telling you that you can do it, that you are going to reach your goals, well it is like having a personal trainer for your confidence. Just like a regular personal trainer who helps you tone your muscles and get fit, a confidence personal trainer keeps your self-esteem high, and keeps you wanting to strive towards your goals. They are very valuable to have, and they can help you achieve everything that you want.

It is not always easy to reach our goals and often our biggest enemy is ourselves. We will get down on ourselves, get depressed and think we just are not going to make it. As a result, you may feel as though there is no chance of ever having success. When you have someone who is a shoulder you can lean on, you have someone who will keep you going and give you that little push that gets you towards the end zone. They are also the ones who keep you going when you are feeling lazy because they feel a sense of accomplishment when they help you reach your accomplishments.

Who is your confidence personal trainer?

To streamline and minimize blog maintenance, I will be discontinuing maintaining the Simplepersonaldevelopment.com website (however, I will still hold the domain). I will gradually move all articles from this site to Entrepreneur Journey site. This article originally published on the above website on Sep 30, 2010.

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How To Start A Personal Development Plan

Posted By admin on June 15th, 2015

How To Start A Personal Development Plan

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Learn To Accept Change

It may not be very easy to exactly pin point where personal development would begin or end. But we could comfortably say that anything that involves an aspect that could lead to your own individual transformation can get included in personal development. This all revolves around a resolution that one makes to try and become a better person than they were yesterday. When we get to look inwards, we try and improve the person that we discover, as opposed to when we try and compete with another individual. Personal development is all about you against any form of mediocrity you find in you and would like to see an improvement.

Those who have undergone any form of personal development training realize the importance of beginning by writing down all that you are and what you intend to do about it. It does not have to be anything complex. The simpler it is the easier it becomes to relate with it and accomplish. When you put things down in pen and paper it helps your mind to actually clarify them to make them realties. And since this kind of plan is personal, it should not appear as if it is cast in concrete, so there should be freedom and flexibility as and when circumstances allow.

The good news about a successful self development plan is that you can actually begin today or as soon as you finish reading this article, and it really may not matter how fast or how far you go. You can take your baby steps by building on what you learn on the first day you decide to do something about yourself. You need to learn how to make your agenda into a goal that can be broken down into small achievable steps. The advantage of doing this is that when you achieve one small feat, you have the incentive and motivation to move on to another one with the knowledge that you can actually make because you will have results on your side.

As a good student in the self development school you can save yourself a lot of valuable time and energy learning from the examples and experiences of other people. If people have made mistakes from particular choices you can get to avoid such because experience may never be the best of teacher. Someone said if you let experience be your only teacher, time will teach you the bitterly cold truth, but will take your youth in exchange. One of the easiest ways to learn from other people is by reading self development books and picking all the golden nuggets you find in there to make them your own.

If there is one thing that you must realize and take real note of, is that the only consistent thing on earth is change. Learn to accept the fact that change is inevitable and you will be best placed to survive if you can anticipate change and be able to adapt to it as soon as you realize it is there to stay. People all through history have had to change their belief systems and their ideas about many things and systems. You can imagine that if it were not for change, all the development you see today would simply be in the minds of people.

To streamline and minimize blog maintenance, I will be discontinuing maintaining the Simplepersonaldevelopment.com website (however, I will still hold the domain). I will gradually move all articles from this site to Entrepreneur Journey site. This article originally published on the above website on Nov 27, 2010.

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How To Get Out of Your Comfort Zone

Posted By admin on June 9th, 2015

How To Get Out of Your Comfort Zone

 

 

 

 

 

 

Breaking Out of Your Comfort Zone

When you are trying to become confident and reach your goals in personal development, it can be important to get out of your comfort zone. By getting out of your comfort zone and enjoying it, you gain confidence and self-esteem, which is very important if you want to better yourself. In order to get out of your comfort zone, you need to do the following:

  1. First of all, don’t be afraid of looking stupid. That is one of the biggest things that holds people back. Just be stupid. Make a fool of yourself, jump around and act dumb. Whatever you need to do to break the ice. You will find that not only do you enjoy it, the consequences are not going to be anything near as bad as you though they would be.
  2. The only thing to fear is fear itself. This is very true and you should live by this adage. If you are afraid of something, face it. If you do not like spiders, get surrounded by spiders. If you are afraid of heights, go up to the top of a skyscraper. By doing this, you will realize that most of your fears are groundless and if you can conquer them, you can conquer anything.
  3. You need to take pleasure in change and the unknown. You can never know what is going to happen around the corner, but that does not mean you can’t be ready for change when it comes. When the change comes, embrace it and embrace the unknown that it brings. When you do this, you free yourself and you create something for yourself that can be very rewarding. Just accept that there are unknown things and be happy with that. You will find that in the end you are much happier with yourself as a result.
  4. Be ready for risks and do not always be afraid of them. Many people do not want to take risks because they are afraid something bad will happen. However, there is just as good of a chance that something great may happen. Sure, not all risks will work out but if you don’t take any risks, you won’t get any rewards. As a result, you need to be ready for risks as they come and you need to take those risks. Get comfortable with the concept of risks and do not be afraid of them. With risk, you may lose something and sometimes that can be very hard to deal with. However, you may also gain something. Look at risk like love. In love, you may lose out and end up having your heart broken, but if you do not take the risk to find someone special, you may never know the joy of finding your soul mate.

Getting out of your comfort zone will help you realize your dreams and achieve things you never thought possible. You just need to be ready and prepared to get out of that comfort zone.

To streamline and minimize blog maintenance, I will be discontinuing maintaining the Simplepersonaldevelopment.com website (however, I will still hold the domain). I will gradually move all articles from this site to Entrepreneur Journey site. This article originally published on the above website on Sep 7, 2010.

 

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How To Increase Self-Esteem

Posted By admin on June 2nd, 2015

How To Increase Self-Esteem

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Building Your Self-Esteem

If you want to better yourself, you need to have confidence and you can only have confidence if you have high self-esteem. High self-esteem will help you make the right decisions in your life, and it will give you the confidence to make those changes. In order to increase your self-esteem you need to do the following:

  1. The first thing that you need to do is to impress yourself because to raise your own self-esteem you have to respect yourself. Find things that challenge yourself and then do it. Maybe run a marathon, write something, or just climb up a big hill, whatever you can do to raise your self-esteem. This is all part of setting goals and then working towards those goals. Achieving goals is probably the best way to gain self-esteem for yourself.
  2. Look for things that bring out the best in you, including noble pursuits like academics. By learning more, you feel that you know more and that will give you more self-esteem.
  3. Helping another person can make you feel better about yourself. Work at a homeless shelter, volunteer with a charity or environmental organization, become a Big Brother or Big Sister. This can be very rewarding and it can make you feel great about yourself, thereby raising your self-esteem.
  4. When you know something, teach someone else how to do it. A good way to raise your self-esteem is to teach someone the skills you have. That will allow you to feel better about yourself because you are passing on something you know to someone else. You are helping a person better themselves, by being a teacher. Your self-esteem will go up and the admiration you get from the person you teach will help you have more confidence.
  5. You have to be positive with yourself because if you are positive, you will believe in yourself. If you walk around making bad comments about yourself, you will have low self-esteem. You need to look in the mirror and say something good about yourself. Give yourself confidence because you are your biggest fan. You are the person who believes in yourself and you trust yourself, so if you see yourself telling you that you are a good person who can achieve anything, then you will be able to build your confidence. When you are building your self-esteem, your best friend will be the mirror because you can see yourself and talk to yourself about all the good things you are going to achieve. Your self-esteem will rise up before you know it.

Self-esteem is either high or it is low. If you have low self-esteem, you will have trouble bettering yourself because your low opinion of who you are will keep you from achieving anything. However, if you have high self-esteem, you will believe in yourself and you will achieve the things you want. Self-esteem is extremely important because high self-esteem gives you confidence. Confidence allows you to reach your goals and better who you are as a person.

To streamline and minimize blog maintenance, I will be discontinuing maintaining the Simplepersonaldevelopment.com website (however, I will still hold the domain). I will gradually move all articles from this site to Entrepreneur Journey site. This article originally published on the above website on Aug 14, 2010.

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How to set realistic goals

Posted By admin on May 20th, 2015

How to set realistic goals

 

 

 

 

 

 

     Setting Realistic Goals

One of the biggest mistakes people make when they are bettering themselves is set goals that are too hard to achieve. Goals are very important because they will allow you to be all that you can be, but when you set goals that are too lofty, you can be setting yourself up for failure. This is why it is so important that when you set goals, you set goals that you can achieve not too easily, but not too difficulty either.

An example of this is to say that you want to develop yourself personally by losing 100 pounds in a month. Well, you cannot do this without getting surgery and surgery is often the easy way out and will not allow you to keep the weight off. This is an unrealistic goal. However, if you set a goal of losing 100 pounds in a year and a half, then you are creating a goal that is achievable, but not too easy. If you set a goal of losing 100 pounds in 10 years, you are not challenging yourself enough.

Goals will help as guide posts for your journey to becomi8ng a better person. You will be able to use your goals to determine how you are going to better yourself and the achieving of those goals will show you that you are making progress.

To ensure you do not set goals that are unrealistic, you should do the following:

  1. Make a list of things you can do right now, without much money and with ample time available.
  2. Looking at that list, determine what can be done sooner rather than later, and then sort the items on the list in terms of when they can be done.
  3. At this point, ask yourself each time you read a goal whether you think it is realistic or not. Saying that 100 pounds in six months is not realistic is not cheating; it is being real with yourself.
  4. Based on the answers you give for each question, adjust your goals accordingly so that you can ensure you have created goals that you will be able to achieve without having to set yourself up for failure.

One of the biggest reasons people fail in their goals is that they set themselves up for failure. Running a marathon is a great goal, but if you have never run a marathon before and plan to next weekend, you are only setting yourself up to fail at that task. As a result, you will want to ensure that you make that goal realistic because then when you achieve it, you will feel that much better at your accomplishment.

Goals are one of the most important things to have for yourself, and they will show you that you are doing well with bettering yourself. Talk with people about your goals and ask them whether they think they are realistic. They may say they are not, but that does not mean you have to listen to them. The only person you must listen to is yourself.

To streamline and minimize blog maintenance, I will be discontinuing maintaining the Simplepersonaldevelopment.com website (however, I will still hold the domain). I will gradually move all articles from this site to Entrepreneur Journey site. This article originally published on the above website on July 25, 2010.

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The Importance of a Strong Support Group

Posted By admin on May 9th, 2015

The Importance of a Strong Support Group

Strong Support Group Is Important

When you are planning to better yourself and go through a personal development change, something you need, beyond confidence, is a strong support group. A strong support group will help you make the changes you need in your life because they will be able to tell you what you may not be doing right, what you need to change and they will keep you on the path to becoming a better person.

Your support group does exactly what the name suggests, they support you. They tell you that you can do it, they push you to better yourself and they are there for you when you need them. Support groups are found in many different things including groups like Alcoholics Anonymous, who have a strong support system for their members to lean on.

You can work on this same principle with your own support group who will guide you and keep you on the path to bettering yourself. Your support group can come in many different varieties. You can talk with people who have gone through the same thing and use their experience to help you. If you want to lose weight, talk with people who have done so because they will know all the pitfalls that you can get into and they will ensure that you do not fall off the path. However, you can also go closer to home and use your family as a support group. Your family will want you to be a better person, and they will be happy to help you achieve that. Whether it is your parents, siblings, cousins, grandparents, children, or your spouse, you can use them as a support group because in the end you are bettering yourself personally for them. You can also talk with your friends because your friends often know you best and will help you better yourself as a person. They will be able to support you when you need it because that is what a friend is for. Additionally, you can talk with co-workers because you spend 40 hours a week with them and they will help you when you are not near your friends or your family. Your co-workers will often be happy to aid you in bettering yourself.

A support group is something that will give you confidence, tell you what you need to hear and keep you going towards being a better person. They will be the people who you talk to and who talk to you, when you are working to develop yourself personally. It will not always be easy when you are going through personal development, for you or your support group, but in the end everyone will be stronger for the journey. Any type of personal development journey is difficult, especially when you go alone, so why not just use the help of a support group to give you a helping hand on the journey? It is not cheating; it is using what is available to you for success.

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How to Create a Bucket List to Improve Your Life

Posted By admin on May 2nd, 2015

How to Create a Bucket List to Improve Your Life

Make a Bucket List to Improve Your Life

Personal development is about creating something more than yourself. When you develop yourself personally, you will build upon yourself and improve yourself. This means going out of your element and doing things you may not have thought doing, but always hoped that you would. This is why the concept of a bucket list is so important to personal development. With a bucket list, you are creating a list that will help you improve yourself because you are going through the things that you want to do in your life before you ‘kick the bucket’.  To create a proper bucket list, one that will not disappoint you or be counter-productive, you should do the following to make your bucket list the best possible:

  1. You may want to write your bucket list all at once, but you do not need to do this. Write down the first few things can be written right away but keep your bucket list with you at all times because over time you will think of new things that you want to do.
  2. Don’t just pick the normal things that everyone picks, like ‘See Paris’. Think outside the box and choose things that are a bit more interesting. Riding a motorbike down the Great Wall of China is a good example of this.
  3. Look at the list of others to see what interests them and what they may want to do. You may find that you also want to do those things.
  4. Put things on your list that you can accomplish right now, at a low cost, like learning a language, while also making some things easier to achieve than others. If all your list items are very hard to do, you will only get discouraged. That being said, only putting easy things on your list will make it not worthwhile for you to do.
  5. Put your bucket list up on the internet because this will make you accountable to the people who see the list. They will both help you and push you to do your bucket list and they will keep you on the path to accomplishing the things that you want. It is like an audience watching you and making sure you do what you have promised to do.
  6. Probably the most important thing you can do is to make your bucket list something that is fun. If it is all serious, you won’t enjoy it and the most important thing about personal development is enjoying the person you are becoming and what you are doing. That is why you want to make your bucket list fun, so that you are always looking forward to what you are going to be doing in the future on the list.

A bucket list is something that is very important when you want to develop yourself personally and make yourself a better person. So begin today to make yourself a better person with your own personal bucket list.

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How To Take Time For Yourself

Posted By admin on April 21st, 2015

 

Taking Time for Yourself and Personal Development

 

 

 

 

 

 

Taking Time for Yourself and Personal Development

When you are having trouble developing yourself into the person you want to be, one of the biggest reasons may be that you are not taking time for yourself. You need to take time for yourself because that will allow you to look inwards at yourself and determine what it is that you want. Personal development is very important if you want to be successful and a big part of that is through taking time for yourself. While part of personal development is working with others, a large part of it is ensuring that you are also looking at yourself and doing things for yourself. So, here are some ways that you can take time for yourself.

  1. Each day, whether it is for five minutes or one hour, stop what you are doing and relax. Just sit back and think about what is going on in your day, what is going on in your life and enjoy the quiet. After you do this a few times you will begin to enjoy the time and even look forward to it.
  2. Take time to be optimistic about your life. This means that you take time to think about your life and if you are having problems in your day, then determine what you could do to make it better. Think about things that make you happy and what you can do to ensure you keep being happy. Be optimistic during the time you take for yourself and before you know it, that optimism will spread to other parts of your life.
  3. During the time you take for yourself, look at your goals and what you want to do with your life. Think about your goals and how you are going to reach them. Think about the things that make you happy and think about what you are going to do to ensure you reach your goals. Taking time for yourself is a lot about goal setting because you can sit back and determine what goals you want to reach and how you are going to reach each of those goals.
  4. Talk to your friends and family and let them know that you are taking time for yourself. Tell them that this time is for your personal reflection and that means no interruptions. Do not take phone calls from anyone and ensure those in your house know to leave you alone.
  5. During your time, turn off the television, turn off the computer and sit down so you can be in your own mind. This keeps distractions from becoming a problem and it keeps you from worrying about things, or thinking about anything beyond what you need to.

Personal development will change your life but you need to make time for it and that means making time for yourself. Do not skimp on time for yourself because you want to ensure that you do everything right and reach the goals you want. Time for yourself allows you to think, plan and implement towards that end.

To streamline and minimize blog maintenance, I will be discontinuing maintaining the Simplepersonaldevelopment.com website (however, I will still hold the domain). I will gradually move all articles from this site to Entrepreneur Journey site. This article originally published on the above website on June 5, 2010.

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