10 Tips to Help You Grow Now

1. Just Chill

Schedule in 30 minutes of idle time each day next week. Don’t waste it on social media. Just be with yourself, alone, quietly, and let your creative ideas flow freely.

Read: How to Stay Productive Without Sacrificing Creativity

2. Give Thanks

You may feel like something has been taken from you by circumstances out of your control. The best remedy? Make a devoted effort to improve your gratitude for all that you still have.

Read: What I Want to Be When I Grow Up

3. Tell Yourself

We all have our backstories. But your past is only a positive influence if you frame the story correctly. Remind yourself of the greatness you’ve already accomplished.

Read: Women of Influence: Untold Stories by 10 Dynamic Women

4. Focus Internally

Make a short list of the most important things currently under your control. It won’t solve all the world’s problems, but keeping your focus on those things will help keep you centered.

Read: What Being Pregnant During the Pandemic Taught Me About Cultivating Contentment

5. Put Yourself First

In relationships, we all have a tendency to bend toward our counterpart. That’s fine unless we near a breaking point. If you feel like your dreams are being held back by someone else, it’s time for a frank discussion with them.

Read: How to Get It All Done as a Single Mom Solopreneur

6. Think Critically

If you’ve got an entrepreneurial itch, but can’t ever seem to get started, your self-limiting beliefs may be an issue. Take some time to journal this weekend about your fears so you can tackle them.

Read: 4 Reasons Why You Haven’t Started Your Side Hustle

7. Lift Her Up

Men and women alike, we all have a part to play in helping to encourage and promote more women (and women of color) into leadership. Consider someone you know who you can help.

Read: 3 Ways Female Leaders Can Get Ahead

8. Make Em’ Smile

Your teammates will work harder if they know you’ve got their back. Schedule in a weekly or monthly pleasant surprise to keep the rewarding feelings of happiness flowing.

Read: Happiness Is… a New Career Path

9. Overcome Together

Self-pity can be debilitating. If you have a problem that seems to be slowing your pace, search for a mentor or coach who can help you through it. You don’t have to go alone.

Read: ‘The Slay Coach’ Empowers Female Entrepreneurs to Believe in Themselves

10. Take Action

Now is the time to get serious about your personal growth. Consider each of the resources we’ve curated and make a commitment to improve your skill set.

Read: Why Focusing on Your Personal Growth Now Is More Important Than Ever


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This article originally appeared in the September/October 2020 issue of SUCCESS magazine.
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