Personal growth is your “me time”. We refer to it as “sharpening the saw”. You need to spend time strengthening yourself if you intend to be effective at the things you do. To keep your saw sharp, be sure you’re including activities like the following in your planner on a regular basis:
- mental health check
- physical health goals
- doctor and dentist appointments
- educations goals, skill mastery
- meditation, spiritual renewal, relaxation
It’s important to keep a record of your life. Use your planner to remember significant and even simple day-to-day events.
Schedule Self-care Appointments
Take care of yourself by scheduling doctor, dentist, and other regular checkup appointments. Plan to treat yourself to a massage, pedicure, therapy, or even a great movie or book.
Continue learning. Register for a class that interests you, make a list of books you’d like to read, or dive more deeply into your hobbies.
Track Fitness and Health Goals
Use a stamp, write, or color in how much water you drink. Plan healthy, homemade meals, and schedule time to move, stretch, and breathe deeply.
Big Picture Perspective
Take time to reflect, plan yearly goals, and consider where you’ve been.