Spend time in nature. The world is driven by technology and it's easy to spend a lot of time interacting with people and machines. Spending time in nature is a great way to unwind and to reconnect with yourself. Feel the breeze, see the sky and listen to the birds. You'll love it.
Do not get into a 'comfort zone' and get used to having problems. Do what you can to solve them and get rid of them. It will make you happier and help you change the way you live and think in the moment. When you problems arise it will help you get rid of them as well.
A great way to successfully improve your life is to get the support of people close to you. Any problems you may come across are always going to be harder if you try and deal with it yourself. Rather, install a support system in your life that will motivate you.
Anxiety and dread often result from an individual's inability (or refusal) to accept that not everything in life is certain; it simply is impossible to know the full details of something, including whether or not it will even occur. Eliminate this anxiety by coming to terms with the very real nature of uncertainty. Focusing all of your mental resources on a worrisome potential consequence will not determine whether or not the event will even occur.
Ask questions! Whether you are in school or already in the work force, asking questions should be a regular and expected part of our daily lives. Properly formatted and delivered questions clear up the mystery of what is expected of us. They can facilitate our performance and improve our self confidence.
When you set personal development goals, set them slightly above where you feel comfortable. It's that extra 5% on top of what you feel you can already accomplish that will make you the better person. You'll realize how deep the well of ability is inside of you when you finally reach this seemingly out of reach goal.
Give yourself a routine. Depression and similar negative moods can be caused by boredom, stress, and a wide variety of other things. Creating a routine for yourself and sticking to it can eliminate many of these factors. You will stay busy and accomplish far more with your day, alleviating potential guilt.
When trying to stay positive through your self help process, take the time to look at your surroundings and admire everything that is great about life. For example, the sun provides the entire world (and more) with energy, you should take simple things like this to provide you with positive reinforcement.
If you think that nature is what you walk through to get from the car to the house, rethink. People who never spend time in nature have a higher incidence of anxiety and stress related illnesses. Be sure to take time to go to the park and stroll, go for a bike ride. Observe wildlife, plants and the changing of the seasons for a boost in mid-brain serotonin and lowered blood pressure.
Listen to children on the road to personal development. Out of the mouth of babes comes some very sage advice. For instance, a child and a mother are having a conversation about picking the child up from school. The mother goes off on a tangent about not knowing what to do in the winter. The child looks up and says: "Do not worry about it until it happens Mom." Kids are pretty smart if you know how to listen to them.
You should feel better after reading those tips when it comes to personal development. That was a lot to think and read through, but at least, you should have an idea of what to do and where to begin with your personal development. Besides, you can always come back to this list.