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Personal growth is the process by which someone continually grows and expands to reach their full potential. It’s all about learning new things, developing your skills, and getting out of your comfort zone – however uncomfortable that may be!

The benefits of personal growth include healthier relationships, increased productivity, and greater fulfilment in your life – and to be honest, who could say no to that?

Here at Learning Nexus, we offer various courses based around personal growth, including Listening Skills, Time Management and Delivering Presentations. Whether you want to improve your confidence or communications skills, contact us at hello@learningnexus.co.uk or 01453 75600 for more information.

Types of personal growth

There are many types of personal growth and each of them is as important as the next for a holistic approach to self-development. A few of them include:

Mental growth

Mental growth is all about exercising your brain, staying mentally fit and looking at your patterns to see how you might be able to approach things better. This type of growth requires a lot of conscious intention and effort, but if you succeed, it can result in a change in attitudes and behaviours that transform your life for the better.

Physical growth

A healthy body is beneficial for any type of personal growth. When we nourish ourselves physically through good nutrition, sleep and exercise, our minds, relationships, and working life all benefit. Try workouts like Pilates and HIIT to really challenge yourself, and practice yoga regularly to strengthen your mind – body connection.  

Social growth

Humans are social creatures, and we need connection to learn, grow, and prosper. Social growth therefore involves improving your communication skills, and your ability to understand other people. Learning how to become a good listener, a better speaker or even taking up a new language are all ways you can grow your social skills. 

Spiritual growth

Personal growth can also be found through nurturing your spiritual side. This might involve spending time exploring yourself more deeply, reading spiritual texts or simply quietening the mind through meditation and mindfulness. These practices can lead to greater awareness in the long run, which not only improves your relationships, but your ability to deal with stress and overall sense of fulfilment.  

Routes to personal growth

Now we know the types of personal growth, let’s have a think about the things that can help us grow and expand:

Read books

You’ll find plenty of helpful guidance on personal growth in books. Whether you choose Eckhart Tolle or Tony Robbins, there’s a whole world of self-help books out there just waiting to inspire you.

Tip: Be mindful to read each book slowly to truly understand the message it provides. Underline or highlight key quotes so that you can refer back to them often.  

Set goals  

Setting yourself small goals along your personal growth journey will help keep you on track. Each time you hit one, you’ll feel a sense of accomplishment and that’ll make you want to keep going!

Tip: Make sure to write down your goals – whether it’s every day or month, writing them down and being able to tick them off once you’ve achieved them will really help to create momentum on your journey!

Be positive

Personal growth isn’t always easy but having a positive attitude will help you make the most of every part of your journey. Cultivating a positive mindset isn’t simple, especially if you’ve tended towards negative thoughts before, but the more you practice it, the easier it will become!

Tip: Surround yourself with positive people – being around these types will not only uplift you, but it can provide you with real-life examples of how to approach things more positively!

Take risks

Growth comes from stepping out of our comfort zone, and although it takes courage to walk a new path, to try a new career, hobby, or way of being, the benefits can be greater than you ever imagined. With every risk you take, you’ll feel proud of yourself that you dared to do something different, meaning that even if it doesn’t work, you’ll feel that bit more confident to try again.

Tip: The risks that you choose to take needn’t be huge. Practising taking small risks every day or week is enough to achieve great things.

To find out more about our courses based around personal growth and wellbeing, contact us at hello@learningnexus.co.uk or 01453 75600 for more information.