How Much Time Do You Spend in Personal Development Each Day?

by ryanbiddulph 30 replies
2 hours or more? 10 minutes? None?

Personal development is basically a 24-7, 365 gig but life intervenes. That’s why it’s crucial to spend a set amount of time developing yourself; to improve your life and interaction with others.

I aim for 1-2 hours of time set aside for PD each day but also spend another 1-2 hours writing articles, blog posts or various self-help related content. These creation sessions offer me little mental reminders throughout the day.

So how much time do you spent on PD each day?
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  • Profile picture of the author KaizenCoach
    Hey Ryan,

    I resonate with the idea that our entire life experience is aimed at personal development if we are willing to embrace it as such. Taking time to meditate and reflect supports us in being aware and grateful of all our experiences- pleasant and unpleasant.

    As far as focused self-development time, I'm similar to you in guess 2-4 hours.

    Good Topic!

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    Hi Karen,

    Thanks for stopping by with the reply. 2-4 is where it's at. Anything less and life is intervening too much. Have a great day

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  • Profile picture of the author Brock Henry
    Originally Posted by ryanbiddulph View Post

    2 hours or more? 10 minutes? None?

    Personal development is basically a 24-7, 365 gig but life intervenes. That’s why it’s crucial to spend a set amount of time developing yourself; to improve your life and interaction with others.
    Ryan, you nailed it on that one. I couldn't agree with you more. It's soo easy to let life not just slip in, but overtake that path to PD. As a result, it has to be a conscious decision to make time to develop ourselves...exactly as you said.

    I think 2-4 hours is a wonderful time frame to try to maintain each day.

    Have you explored how much of a difference it makes on you depending on when you fit those 2-4 hours into the day? I have found that starting my day off with some PD time tends to have a bigger impact on me than almost any other time in the day. There is something energizing about focusing myself first thing out of the gate before I do anything else. I'd be curious if you've found the same to be true for you.
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  • Profile picture of the author paulie888
    Typically 30 minutes to an hour. I'd like to get into a set schedule where I devote at least 2 hours to meditation and also reading/brainwave entrainment.
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    • Profile picture of the author Tommy Perez
      I don't think personal development can be effectively done within allocated "time slots" during a given day.

      For long-term change...you need to actually change the very thing which controls your actions...which are your beliefs.

      Once you change your beliefs, you then strive to make ALL of your decisions through the filter of your new beliefs.

      That way...you technically spend your ENTIRE day changing yourself because you will consciously be trying to fit ALL your actions into your new beliefs.

      Over time...these beliefs will become so deeply ingrained into your mind such that positive actions happen automatically.
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      • Profile picture of the author sergit
        I agree. Beliefs are everything. They can push you forward or hold you back. And this is where I stuck with my old limiting beliefs.
        For guys who dedicate 2-4 hours per day for personal development. Can you actually describe a bit what do you do during this time? What do you call personal development?

        Originally Posted by Tommy Perez View Post

        I don't think personal development can be effectively done within allocated "time slots" during a given day.

        For long-term change...you need to actually change the very thing which controls your actions...which are your beliefs.

        Once you change your beliefs, you then strive to make ALL of your decisions through the filter of your new beliefs.

        That way...you technically spend your ENTIRE day changing yourself because you will consciously be trying to fit ALL your actions into your new beliefs.

        Over time...these beliefs will become so deeply ingrained into your mind such that positive actions happen automatically.
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        • Profile picture of the author ryanbiddulph
          Originally Posted by sergit View Post

          I agree. Beliefs are everything. They can push you forward or hold you back. And this is where I stuck with my old limiting beliefs.
          For guys who dedicate 2-4 hours per day for personal development. Can you actually describe a bit what do you do during this time? What do you call personal development?

          Hi Sergit,

          I meditate 30 minutes morning and 30 minutes evening(most days) : 1 hour

          I take 15 minute breaks each work hour to EFT Tap or Visualize: this adds up to at least 1-2 hours each day.

          I wrap up with an hour or so of personal development reading or affirmations: 1 hour

          On average I hit around 3 hours per day spend on PD.

          My life improved dramatically when sticking to at least 1-2 hours of PD a day, *every* day. You must be consistent or old habits creep back, holding you back.

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          • Profile picture of the author sergit
            Thanks Ryan
            I don't do much for personal development right now except going to a weekly group sessions with my shrink once a week (coming out of long severe depressions). I came to a point when I see that changing my life and achieving my dreams is not going to happen until I change the way I think which is often negative at the moment.
            I always been into personal development but it was more reading then actually doing day after day consistently.
            Anyway I subscribed to your youtube channel.
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  • Profile picture of the author 2010MAVRIK
    Personal Development means your overall development. It may be related to your surroundings, your culture, your education and lots more things. You just need to change yourself by taking corrective measures or consulting some expert.
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  • Profile picture of the author John Durham
    Lately I have been spending a minimum of 15 minutes per day listening to Randy Gage, and it really helps me get the prosperity vibe on for the day! He's my pick of the month. Yall should check him out! He really has a fresh take on success and the subconscious mechanisms that cause us to do what we do.
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  • Profile picture of the author dwave
    For me it's an all day party I'm always reading, and joining webinars. To me it's more important then my business.
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  • Profile picture of the author williamrs
    If meditation and reading count I'd say that 1 or 2 hours. Otherwise...
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  • Profile picture of the author superbseo
    personal development is not an issue on which one can fix his time.development is a continous prosses.one can learn from its culture surroundings and above all religion explained basic norms which provide a clear way and pattern to develop ourselves.
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    • Profile picture of the author ryanbiddulph
      Originally Posted by superbseo View Post

      personal development is not an issue on which one can fix his time.development is a continous prosses.one can learn from its culture surroundings and above all religion explained basic norms which provide a clear way and pattern to develop ourselves.
      This is true, but can you meditate when in the midst of others? Can you perform positive affirmations in the face of people belittling your dreams?

      I agree that PD is a 24-7, 365 deal but it's important to set aside specific periods of time to be by yourself and work on PD.

      What are your thoughts on this?

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      • Profile picture of the author naruq
        I Spend 2-4 Hours Per Day In Self Development. I feel that any entrepreneur or a person who wants to improve in all of the major areas in their life must engage in daily self development! In my humble opinion, I feel if a person starts a business and he or she does not engage in self development the business is doom to failure. You don't attract what you want, you attract who you are!
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  • Profile picture of the author JustinDupre
    I would say about 30 mins to an hour per day for me too. I try to catch up with my reading before I go to sleep and do early exercise when i wake up in the morning.
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    • Profile picture of the author chicharito
      I typically spend 30mins before I sleep reading whatever I can get myself. It has to be a book not something on the internet. That's just my way of forcing my way to sleep actually.
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  • Profile picture of the author naruq
    Ryan I just wanted to say thank you for posing the question how much time do you spend in personal development? Very Important and insightful question.
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    • Profile picture of the author Jonathan 2.0
      Originally Posted by naruq View Post

      Ryan I just wanted to say thank you for posing the question how much time do you spend in personal development? Very Important and insightful question.
      Absolutely. Ryan keeps adding value to the forum.

      I'm sure you've considered it before, Ryan, but why not create 1-10 (or whatever) minute videos similar to the advice you give here.

      If I had the courage to post videos and was doing something similar regarding "PD" that's what I'd do. However, I would add more in the way of "Techniques" and "Step-By-Step" advice.

      Well. I hope I haven't spoke out of turn. Thanks again for being a good contributor.
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      • Profile picture of the author ryanbiddulph
        Originally Posted by ZigZag View Post

        Absolutely. Ryan keeps adding value to the forum.

        I'm sure you've considered it before, Ryan, but why not create 1-10 (or whatever) minute videos similar to the advice you give here.

        If I had the courage to post videos and was doing something similar regarding "PD" that's what I'd do. However, I would add more in the way of "Techniques" and "Step-By-Step" advice.

        Well. I hope I haven't spoke out of turn. Thanks again for being a good contributor.
        I appreciate it

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        Not sure if I can post here: http://www.youtube.com/user/ryanbiddulph

        All are 1-3 minutes, punchy personal development tips and network marketing insight. Please spread the word guys!!

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        • Profile picture of the author Jonathan 2.0
          Originally Posted by ryanbiddulph View Post

          (Great minds.) Just watched the Groundhog Day video. Good stuff. Thanks for the link.
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  • Profile picture of the author Will Edwards
    In keeping with Stephen Covey's recommendation, I try to do 1 hour per day, every day.

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  • Profile picture of the author Eduard Stinga
    Unfortunately I don't spend time quite every day, but when I do, it's about 2-3 hours
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  • Profile picture of the author Sam1985
    I am taking about 1 hour in a day for my personality development.
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  • Profile picture of the author skyjoe76
    My case can be complicated. I'm in the personal development business. I run seminars about personal development and wealth creation.

    For me, my work is tied to personal development. I have no choice but to invest time in personal development because I have to. Sometimes, I do it 8 hours reading, researching so that I can share it with the audience.

    For me is how much time I spend on leisure or reading entertainment magazine. Maybe 1 hour a month reading on parapazi news.
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  • Profile picture of the author shahriyar
    Unfortunately none, looking at the LCD 24/7 like hawk...
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  • Profile picture of the author joscarff
    Wow. Completely amazed at Ryan's meditation timetable. I wish I had that much time - but my gorgeous 4 year old daughter takes up every single minute. So, aside from the 1 hour each week when i take off to the yoga studio, I guess I only find a few minutes each evening when I creep into her room and watch her sleep for a while. I can't say that really counts as personal development, but there's sure a wonderful feeling of peace that just fills me right up!
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  • Profile picture of the author Sammy McClane
    I try to do 30 mins a day worth of affirmations, but sometimes life gets in the way.

    Beyond that, I generally listen to around 2-3 self hypnosis sessions a week.
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  • Profile picture of the author fayehines
    Personal development is a life long commitment and you can't put enough hours a day on it to claim maturity.
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  • Profile picture of the author Gary Pettit
    I like your "24-7, 365 gig" the best.
    Every moment of life is a moment of choice, an opportunity for self-improvement. Whether it's dismissing a negative thought, thinking of a goal and taking 5 seconds to write it down for later consideration, or smiling at the next person you see, self- and life-improvement can be a constant process.
    Sounds like a good definition of "Excellence" to me.
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