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.
Start today and prioritize three actions you need to take to reach one step nearer to your goal. Chances are you have more than three actions to do today but which three Essential things can you do today that will help you achieve that goal? Remember you have Today, once it’s gone it’s gone and yes you can start again tomorrow but imagine where you could be in a week or a month’s time if you did three essential tasks every day towards your life’s dream/goal.
“Over analysis can lead to paralysis”, so why do we over-analyze situations? 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.
For me, my hope for you as we move into 2nd half of this year is for a healthier future for all and a return towards normal and post-pandemic growth. New insights, fresh perspectives and hope for a society that leaves nobody behind.
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.
Once you decide for change and believe that you are capable of change and development, some form of behaviour change is required.
Once you make that decision to take action, change will begin, the amount of change that will happen will depend on the amount of actions you take.
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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