When your age starts with the number 2 and higher, the thought process of self-improvement becomes an essential need to become a better individual – be it on a personal or professional matter.
Yet, with so many choices out there to explore, what would be the ones you cannot miss even when you are 20, 30 or 40?
This is why you are here – to read an article to help you choose the right topics in the next chapter.
“The Power of a Routine and How It Will Transform your Life.”
Having a routine may sound mundane, but how you apply it where you actually make the best of it. It can be as simple as watching a documentary a week on your Netflix or learning a new skill every month.
By having a routine, you are building the foundations of the mind, body and soul. As humans, we tend to get bored very easily. Still, if we condition to perform a task we enjoy doing over a period of time, we transform our bodies to accept any slight change in any scenario.
So imagine the many blunders you might be able to avoid once you have such transformation in your life.
Start a hobby! Read a book series! Write short poems of tragedy or the tender touch of love – balls in your court.
“Don’t Be Afraid to Ask for Feedback – from EVERYONE.”
As the older you get, two storylines can happen – you develop a fierce attitude and take no flak from anybody, OR you listen to everyone and try to appease their needs, and everyone is happy.
Which one are you? Or are you neither?
Either way, when you start something – be it a painting exploration or a business venture with long time mates from high school, don’t be afraid to start asking for feedback from the people who know you the best or the least. By having two sides of the story, you will see the flaws and strengths.
It gives you a critical view of what you can alter – or not, depending on your character and how much you trust these people. But do not let fear allow you from just asking.
By allowing fear to dictate your choices, you may never see the realities of your ventures – a risk if all crumble the next day, but you live with no regrets.
“Your Weaknesses? Acknowledge them and Be Proud!”
Sharing a secret is never easy; sharing a weakness is messy, and the recovery is dreadful. Yet, by acknowledging them, you actually find ways to circle them and turn them into advantages for your next chapter in life.
For example, you have a huge love for coffee, but you cannot consume them often and risk having migraines all day long. Instead of giving death glares to those enjoying over a cup of joe, try writing about coffee or creating a scent for coffee lovers or create wearable art for those who love coffee as much as you.
As for the professionals out there, you cannot be in a job and not have weaknesses as you change careers, here and there. You may be a wiz in graphic designing but suck in what to put in the words? Talk to a fellow copywriter and allow their muse to flow into you and make it happen!
While you are technically not advertising the weakness, you are using it to ensure you reach a sense of achievement in any matter you perform.
“Embrace Emotional Intelligence.”
When you create a marketing campaign for your brand or start writing a book based on your life, did you know how important it is to be in the mindset of your audience who would be consuming your content?
Through the element of emotional intelligence – defined as the ability to perceive, use, understand, manage, and handle emotions.
By getting in touch with your emotions, you will be able to use emotional information to guide thinking and behaviour, discern between different feelings and label them appropriately, and adjust emotions to adapt to environments. Despite the term first appearing in 1964, it gained popularity in the 1995 best-selling book Emotional Intelligence, written by science journalist Daniel Goleman.
Try to define your emotional intelligence arrangement; the array of skills and characteristics that drive leadership performance will be back.
“Self improve with Communication of the Critical Mindset.”
By engaging 21st-century questions of environmental, social, and economic sustainability, communicating an ever-more pluralist and global society. It provides designers, real estate professionals, planners, and others with a foundation to understand the cultural systems that frame conflicts inherent in making progressive places.
Unlike preservation programs that presume the permanence of architecture and use top-down regulation to reinforce existing power structures, communication with a critical mindset extends beyond issues of age, history, and aesthetics to offer a framework of theory and research tools encompassing social, political, and cultural meaning.
This enables students to make nuanced decisions about the impact of conservation in complex urban/natural places.