• Gemz

Creating a personal development routine

Having a personal development routine can and will change your life.

If you care for your mind and your body, your future-self is in for a real treat. 

Once I started to take time out of my day to deliberately increase my personal growth, my whole world changed. 

Let me just put it this way, if you don’t already have a personal development routine in your life, the right time to get started is NOW. 

Make The Time

The first step is to actually make the time for your personal growth time. 

If you’re brand new to personal development, it doesn’t have to take very long.

Start out simple.

Spend 10 minutes on personal growth if that is all you have. I know you’re busy – but try to either incorporate it in your morning or evening routine. 

Your Morning Routine

I personally enjoy having my personal development routine in the morning and as soon as I get up. I have the house to myself and I stay clear of all distractions. No one else is up yet.

Doing it first thing also feels like I make it a priority and I can go into my day with my positive mindset on. 

There is no better way to start the day than to care for yourself. I highly recommend implementing your personal development routine during those crispy early hours. Your Evening Routine

An evening owl are we? Then, I suggest doing your personal development routine at night time. There is no right or wrong time. I just don’t recommend doing it in the middle of the day when you will likely be busy anyway. Pick a time and place that works for your schedule and you’re good to go. 

Define Your Dream Result

It can be helpful to define your dream result and have a clear goal going into your personal development work. When you have something specific in mind, for instance, a dream you want to chase, you can get your thoughts and emotions on right so you can act from a place of abundance and not from scarcity. 

Ask yourself questions like…

  • What does my dream life look like?

  • What is my ultimate goal?

  • How do I want to live my life in the next 2-3 years?

  • What am I like?

  • Who do I hang out with?

  • How much money do I have?

  • What do my days look like?

Things To Do

Here are my favourite things to do during my personal development routine.

Dreaming Big Hour

Allow yourself to dream big for up to one hour a day. Visualize your dream future and hang out with your future self for a bit.  There is power in visualization. The more you get into the habit of visualizing your dream future, the more likely it is to manifest. 

It’s just the power of visualization.


Meditate for 5-10 minutes.


Read an inspiring book

Visit Your Goals

Check-in with your goals and dreams.

  • Are you living in line with your dreams?

  • Are you taking steps in the right direction?

  • If not, what can you do today to better align your self with your goals?

Do Mindset Work

Spend time with your thoughts and emotions. 

What thoughts are you currently having and do they support the dream life you want to create?

If not, make the effort to change your thoughts so you can feel differently, take action accordingly and get the results you want.

Your thoughts will always drive your results, so you need to be thinking thoughts that support your dreams. 

The results you have in your life right now is evidence of thoughts you have thought in the past. 


Practice Gratitude

Repeat your go-to affirmations and take some take to practice gratitude.

A gratitude journal that will for sure help you to start and end your days on a happier note. 


Speaking of journaling…

Journaling is the one thing I personally cannot miss in my personal development routine. 

It tends to be the catalyst for all my creative endeavours. Journaling will spark new ideas for both my personal life and business. I love it. 

Passive Action Meets Massive Action

Once you’ve read a chapter of an oh-my-goodness-these-concepts-will-change-my-life book, it’s time to actually implement what you’ve just read.

Passive action is all good and great, but if we don’t implement the learnings into our lives, we won’t maximize our potential – and t