Saying NO need not be viewed always as a negative in life. Once you know what serves you best and realising when saying NO can actually be of benefit to you and also be life affirming.
Saying NO usually results in saying yes to something else. As we all have limited time to do all the things we aim to do, by saying NO to one thing it can mean something else of greater importance is being dealt with.
Saying NO can mean that you need to gently refuse to fulfil another’s current request. However, by letting them know you cannot attend to their request immediately but at the same time offering an alternative.
Research shows being hopeful can better enable you to embrace stress and address anxiety and adversity. Hope builds better coping skills for handling stressful situations and reduces the harmful effects of stress on the body. It shifts your thinking from what is wrong to what is strong, moving you away from the fight or flight stress response towards a recharge from stress. Hope can help protect you from accurately seeing the pain and challenges that the future may hold. This can be a good thing at times. Overall, hope builds resilience, enabling you to deal more effectively with setbacks through grit and persistence.
A survey carried out recently has revealed that 70% of Irish people make an average of two to three New Year resolutions as they ring in the New Year. However, the majority of those resolutions don’t even make it through the first week and by the end of the first month two thirds of them will be broken.
We all have face challenges and crises at some stage of our lives. Nobody is exempt. We are inclined however to underestimate our own potential to cope during those challenging times. The mind will always find its own place.
We cannot deny that it’s been a long winter, and not merely in terms of the weather. Sure, we’ve been having, hurricanes and floods, but the financial storms that gripped the economy made the climate seem to be “in step” with the economic conditions.
A new living for us all we hope. As we move into the second quarter of 2021 we have all learnt a lot about ourselves? Have we taken some of this time out to re-assess where we are in our lives? Life coaching provides the support necessary to find a route out of a situation where you may feel stuck. Coaching will provide you with the tools necessary to take that first step towards a renewed life.
Resilience is a word I consider very appropriate as we are hopefully easing out of lockdown and coming to terms with living with Covid 19. At this time we need to dig deep into our resources which can be challenging when we face set- backs in our work or personal lives. However, try not to lose hope as with a little support remember you can always bounce back.
As a Professional Life Coach and Author of “Charting Your Life’s Roadmap in an Uncertain World” – Choose Happiness Daily, my Life Coaching practice evolved from a passion for positivity in my own and other people’s lives.
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