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What is a self-growth plan?
Self-growth is all about examining and improving your habits, behaviors, and mindset.
When you make a self-growth plan, you set personal goals to improve your life and become the best version of you. Your personal goals are chosen based on what you need and want to improve the most in your life. A daily self-growth plan includes a list of objectives for each day and can help inspire & motivate you.
Your daily goals may vary slightly each day, or they may be the same set goals each day. For example, your goal could be to take a walk every day. Or, just Monday through Friday. The nice thing about creating a daily self-growth plan is you can customize your plan any way you wish.
An effective self-growth plan challenges you but is both practical and doable.
Why create a plan for self-growth?
Creating a self-growth plan is a way of caring for yourself and creating more happiness in your life. Writing down your daily plan for self-growth can help you feel inspired and motivated to reach your goals. Writing can help clarify and define the lifestyle you are creating.
The first step in creating a self-growth plan
First and foremost, think about what areas of your life need improvement. This could be just one or two, or it could be a few. Don’t judge yourself either way. Whatever your situation, you are strong for making a plan to improve things in your life. A self-growth plan is an act of self-care.
Try making a list of things you would like to work on in life. This could include:
- Love life
- Health, physical and/or mental
- Stress levels
- And more
Do some journal writing around each subject and see what comes up. Is there anything that has been bothering you for a while? What about the opposite- maybe there is something that is greatly inspiring to you? What about the people in your life and how they are affecting you? How is your daily routine? There’s much to consider.
Creating a positive self-growth mindset
Before you start writing out your daily self-growth plan, check-in with your mindset and emotions.
Allow your goals to motivate and inspire you. Personal development can and should be fun! Don’t beat yourself up if you’ve been working on certain goals for a while. And don’t stress yourself out. Know that no one is perfect and that it’s impossible to be perfect.
A daily self-growth plan is ultimately intended to increase happiness. It should not be another thing on your “to-do” list. Know that self-growth takes time and diligence. So aim to include ideas in your self-growth plan that are fun and motivating.
Without further wait, here are some ideas you may enjoy for your daily self-growth plan. Use what inspires you or resonates and disregard the rest. Hopefully, these self-development ideas will get you feeling excited at the possibilities in life, or help you think of even more personalized ideas to add to your self-growth plan.
10 Easy self-growth ideas to include in your daily self-growth plan
Journal writing daily
Journaling each day is a wonderful activity for self-growth. And it can be really fun!
You can journal as much or as little as you’d like. Journal writing helps you to de-stress, clarify your thoughts and emotions, build your creativity, unravel your emotions and more. It’s an easy, inexpensive way to care for your mental and emotional wellbeing. Check out some of the below articles if you would like some journal prompts and writing ideas.
Building an exercise habit will empower you to feel physically, mentally, and emotionally stronger. Daily exercise is a healthy habit to include in your self-growth plan and can be simple and fun. Just a few minutes each day of stretching and/or strength training can be beneficial. You could try foam rolling, hula hooping, dancing, or, include a walk as part of your self-growth plan.
Reading every single day is an awesome idea for self-growth. There is so much wisdom to be found in books, and so much fun too. Why not create a Pinterest board of books you want to read? Then commit to start reading every day.
It’s true that reading, exercise, and journal writing are all forms of self-care. But there are many other activities you can engage in for self-care. Taking a bath with Epsom salts, drinking more water, getting some sun each day, saying positive affirmations, or eating more organic vegetables, for example. What would benefit you the most? Add it to your daily self-growth plan!
Develop your spirituality daily
Spirituality looks different for everybody. But having a connection to God or Spirit, however you define the Divine, is a wonderful idea for your self-growth plan. You may want to set aside a few minutes per day for prayer, meditation, reading spiritual books, or engaging in other types of spiritual seeking. A strong spiritual connection can empower you in a magnitude of ways.
Focus on gratitude daily
You could keep a gratitude journal, spend time meditating on what you’re grateful for or say a simple “thank you” to the Universe. Focusing on gratitude every day can make you feel happier and also help you manifest more to be grateful for. Gratitude is a wonderful attitude to cultivate each day. A gratitude mindset is a perfect addition to your self-growth plan.
Experience nature daily
Going outside every day is a great idea for part of your self-growth plan. Getting fresh air and sunshine each day is so important. If you can take a walk, visit a park, or a body of water, even better. Other ways to experience nature every day include sitting outside relaxing, buying fresh flowers, or keeping houseplants. How does nature inspire you?
Connect with others daily
Talking on the phone, chatting with the cashier, even connecting on social media are all ways to feel mentally stronger. We need that connection with each other as humans. Even if you are having a lonely day, an inspiring podcast can help to connect you to fresh ideas and perspectives from other people. And don’t forget to hug your pet!
Be creative daily
Whether it be writing, painting, drawing, crafting, baking, or any other form of creative expression. Being creative can help shift your mindset when you are feeling down, and can also gain you new skills. We never stop learning. So why not make it part of your daily self-growth plan to focus on a creative endeavor you can improve at with practice which will help your mood too.
Grace mindset daily
Every day, be mindful to be kind and caring to yourself and others. Women especially beat themselves up over things. It can be hard to go easy on yourself. This doesn’t mean being lazy or lacking integrity. Just in keeping a peaceful mental balance of acceptance that you are doing your best. Do what you can, and relax. That is the positive, grace-filled mindset to develop and cultivate.
Free PDF Printable Daily Self-Growth Plan
Grab your free printable self-growth plan below for daily use! Chose from the two styles you see:
- Grayscale modern style printable self-growth worksheet
2. Cute and colorful self-growth daily worksheet
Final thoughts on self-growth and living your best life
These ideas are just a few to add to your daily self-growth plan. There are so many other ways you could plan for your best life. I hope these goal suggestions triggered more ideas for you.
One thing I’ve realized lately is that life goals really can take your whole life. I find that there are many goals I have met, and many life improvements I’ve been able to maintain. With practice and effort I have improved my life in many ways. But other things take time, they are ongoing. And that’s ok.
The alternative to not working on self-growth, or not having a plan, is to just not. And that is ultimately boring! Sure, there are tough times, but ultimately, growing and living a happy life is the point of life. Wouldn’t you say?
I hope you enjoy the free printable self-growth worksheets. Please let me know what you think in the comments!
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