If you follow our blog, you are most likely someone who strives to grow and improve in many ways. As a wife, mother of four, homemaker, business owner and natural health & living enthusiast, I’ve made my own personal development a high priority. Throughout my journey, I’ve felt all the ups and downs that life has to offer and I’ve learned that self improvement is a journey that never ends, yet the successes, no matter how small, are worth it.
It’s an Inside Job
Based on my experience, personal growth and development starts from the inside. Everything that goes on within ourselves is what really matters and taking responsibility for our physical, mental, spiritual and emotional health is the best approach we can use for sustainable balance. Life is all about what we are learning and how we are growing. I recommend a holistic approach to personal growth that involves taking a look at the whole human being and the surrounding environment.
A Holistic Perspective
If our goal is our own wholeness, then we must look at all areas of our lives in order to develop and grow holistically. This is why we offer ideas on different areas in life. Little by little all of these threads merge together into a healthy and balanced life.
Holistic healing can take time and it requires commitment, yet small, consistent steps will prove big results. To begin a holistic journey of personal growth, spend time going within by walking in nature, journaling or meditating (and no, you don’t have to sit in lotus position) to look at all areas of your life. Notice any areas that feel stuck or bring up emotion or tension. If necessary, engage a trusted coach, therapist or mentor to guide you toward areas that need improvement. You may work to improve only one area of your life at a time, to prevent overwhelm, but keep a holistic perspective and set your end state goal to look at the big picture and heal all areas over time.
It’s Up to You, but You Are Not Alone
You are responsible for your journey and only you can know what you need to grow, learn and evolve. Trusted friends and coaches can provide different perspectives, but it is up to us to take time to process the information we receive and apply it to our situation appropriately. Remember that you have resources at your fingertips at all times and there is nothing wrong with asking for help. Vulnerability is strength, but in the end personal growth is up to you.
Kim is a natural health enthusiast, herbalist and avid organic gardener who has completed two programs in herbology. As a Holisticate, she shares insights, wisdom and recipes from her journey toward wholeness to inspire and empower others to live a holistic and balanced life. Connect with Kim on Facebook.
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