We Call That "Growth"
Updated: May 18, 2021
Over the years, I have productively matured as a result of completing various personality and learning style tests. I am not perfect; thus, every week is a different type of struggle. Regardless, I try to set SMART goals, attain them, practice consistency, and keep a schedule. The personality and learning style tests provide strategies and methods to improve your personal and professional life should you choose to grow and develop. Initially, I took these types of tests in 2018 for a class to receive a grade. Now, in 2021, I have retaken the same tests because of my graduate course and natural curiosity. Life experiences have helped to alter my perspectives, which has somehow enhanced my scores.
Here are some of the strategies I implement daily:
Meditate for 5 - 20 minutes daily (ex. each morning I read a devotional);
Exercise 20 - 30 minutes a day (ex. each week I strive to walk 2 - 4 miles);
Give myself rewards after accomplishing a goal (ex. purchasing a new charm for my charm bracelet if I make an A in my class); and
Plan my day every morning (ex. Each evening, I plan my next day, and if needed, I revise my schedule during that day)
Sometimes, weeks pass and I realize I haven't walked, planned, or meditated, and it greatly affects my work and personal life. Every day, I battle with time management and procrastination but I continue to be consistent, to grow and eager to learn. Self-care is essential because the more love and effort I put into myself, the more love and care I can give to others.