Have you ever thought about how your memories impact your personal growth? At first glance, it might seem that memories, or looking back, wouldn’t have much to do with growth, or moving forward. However, memories and connecting with your life’s experience actually provide tremendous personal growth. Here’s why.
Whether or not you think you’re creative, you are. (If you’ve ever said, “I’m not creative,” today’s #familyhistoryfriday post is one you especially need to read.) Creativity is not just important to personal growth– it’s important to life. We touched on creativity last week in The Importance of Hobbies to Personal Growth, so let’s dive in a little deeper. Why is creativity so important? How are “non-creative” people creative? Understanding what creativity really is and what it really looks like is the first step to using creativity for personal growth, satisfaction, and happiness.
In today’s culture of busy-ness, it can be easy to think of hobbies as an extravagance or an indulgence. However, hobbies are an important part of personal growth. Learning a new skill, developing a talent you already have, and doing something simply for the pleasure of it benefits your brain, heart, and attitude. Hobbies are good for your overall well-being. If you’re not sure what this has to do with #familyhistoryfriday, keep reading!
I think memory-keeping is magic. Memory-keeping (or preserving photos and memories in a tangible way) is great for you, great for kids, and great for families. How many ways are there to spend your time? How many of those ways help kids and families while at the same time allow you personal growth and even therapeutic effects? As we take a good look at personal growth during this month’s #familyhistoryfriday articles, you will learn surprising reasons why memory-keeping is at the top of my personal growth to-do list. And, of course, I’ll help you get starting DOING IT with simple and straightforward solutions.