Personal development used to be a bit more 'alternative' than it is now. Now, you can talk about yoga, mindfulness, and the special diet you are on to increase your longevity (not just to lose weight) and it will all sound very 'normal'.
So what is Personal Development?: I would say that if you have an interest in these things, then you are interested in personal development:
And not just an interest, an ongoing commitment. Integrating personal development into your life is about integrating a way of thinking, an openness to learning, often by experimentation. It is more than reading books and listening to motivating podcasts. Often, it involves deciding to change something in your life and creating goals to do that over time. Frequently, those goals require organising support, or at least, connecting with others who are doing the same.
And why is it a growing in popularity? Let me count the ways!
I could go on! There are so many reasons that people are noticing that thinking for yourself, taking charge of creating your own wellbeing, and thinking about the larger system that we find ourselves in, is a really good use of their energy.
If you are interested in thinking about this some more, join me on a free webinar that I am running on the topic of Loving Your Life. This will cover some of the core understandings from personal development as well as talking about 'the 21st Century Conditions' that you may be finding yourself in:
Come online and join in the discussion on what IS going on and how personal development can support you in the day to day experience of life!
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