“Life isn't about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.” – George Bernard Shaw
Even when we are “grown up,” we are never truly done growing – every moment holds the chance to deepen our wellness of mind, body and spirit. So here are 14 thoughts (arranged by acronym!) to help you move closer to all you wish to become.
Invest deeply in your dreams and ambitions, and give them time to grow.
Place your energy into relationships, professions and activities that are rewarding and enriching.
Rest when you need to. Regular sleep helps the brain and the body grow and heal.
Value and nourish your physical wellness through stimulating activities such as yoga, tai chi and other outlets.
Develop a healthy mindset towards life challenges. Try to view temporary setbacks not as failures, but as learning experiences.
Enhance your overall wellbeing through mindful nutrition. Focus on organically grown foods that will help you grow strong!
Use exercises like meditation and mindfulness practice to nurture your spiritual self and increase your understanding of existence.
Develop your powers of compassion through small acts of kindness every day.
Gradually make thankfulness a part of your daily routines. Be grateful for the small things as well as the big ones.
Accept that growth is a process of change… who you are in this moment is not necessarily who you will be in the future.
Allow new experiences into your life. New books, foods, friends, and travels will expand your mind and make you feel well rounded.
Purposefully seek adventure and discovery. Take in art, dance, music and literature to encourage your creativity and imagination.
A flower cannot remain a seed forever. Don’t be afraid of changing – trust the path before you and keep moving!
Above all else, make it your mission to live and grow each day in happiness.