I suggested not to stress about New Year resolutions. It’s been well known that by the end of January for various reasons resolutions very often fall by the wayside.
Getting back on track is the key. By recalling the reason Why such activities did not work in the past can be the new learning. E.g., every January in the past if you invested in gym membership. Did you discontinue with attendance towards end of first month? If so, the reason Why may necessitate a review on the aspects of gym activities that did not entice or excite you.
It can be easy to revert to old ways of 2021 and keep going, pushing through each day, without allowing yourself a few moments to stop and digest where you are at. Whatever part of the day allows you to have at least five to ten minutes of stillness, quiet and peace, plan that time into your schedule and use it to focus on your breathing.
We must always realize and accept that we cannot time travel immediately to our destination. This is where patience comes in. We must take it step by step, day by day, small action by action. I read a quote recently “A better version of you is on the other side of action”. Think about it…
Always remember you are not on your own with whatever issue you have right now. You share challenges and imperfections with your fellow human beings. We all make mistakes, but always keep in mind worse things happen to others. You need to mind yourself and not beat yourself up.
Are you finding it a challenge to say NO to others? As we are facing a very hectic couple of months what with balancing work, family life and the extra pressures of the season, do not hesitate to call me for a "no obligation" consultation on developing a strategy around saying NO.
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.
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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