Has your New Year started well?
This can be a brilliant and exciting time of year, or it can feel as though there's a big hill in front of us to climb.
The New Year can be a funny time.
Are you raring to go, full of plans and ideas?
Or are you someone for whom January certainly doesn't feel like the time to be setting goals and feel enthusiastic?
To be honest, the New Year doesn't mean much to me in terms of 'New Year New Start'.
I do find though that over Christmas I've generally had a little bit more time to stop and think.
The regular 'busy-ness' of my life changes. Probably still busy with things in the diary but its a different kind of busy.
It feels to me as though the world goes to sleep for a few days.
Most people are holed up in their homes. The streets are empty. There's not all the usual noise going on.
I find that relaxing.
This give me the chance to let my mind settle and to think.
The act of doing that tends to bring forth ideas.
It wakes up dreams that I'd forgot I wanted to achieve.
Once everything goes back to normal after the festivities, I feel full of enthusiasm for the ideas I've been having.
Maybe this can be for you too.
It's not necessarily about joining in with the New Year's Resolution hype.
It's about you.
Do it for yourself,
not just because it's New Year and everyone's at it.
Let me know how you get on!
Look forward to speaking soon,
Hello I’m Jessica Hylands Confidence Coach.
Here we are at the end of our first week back after Christmas and the New Year.
It’s quite nice to be getting back to normal isn’t it?
I was talking to someone on Tuesday, saying how much better I felt for not drinking every night and not eating every bit of food that came into reach.
They asked how long I’d been doing it. I thought ‘Hmmmm, Tuesday….’ Oh! I’d only been doing it a day!
It felt like forever.
I do feel better for it and I have stuck to it – here we are at the end of the week.
I wonder how good you are a sticking to decisions that you’ve made?
At this time of year we call them New Years Resolutions but of course throughout the year we’re setting goals and targets for ourselves.
I wonder how good you are at sticking to them.
If you do find it tricky, here are a few tips for you.
The first thing to do would be to write it down. And read it every day.
Write it down having achieved it. So: ‘I’m loving being a millionaire and spending money on X, Y and Z“ “I’m loving this slim, fit body” or “I’m loving my new set of friends”.
Whatever it is that your looking for, write it down as if you’ve already got it.
The power of that I think is that your subconscious is listening and will help you to prove it to be true.
I believe that will help you along the way.
The second thing is to write a plan.
Write it in steps. Week one I’m going to do such-and-such. Week two I’m going to do blah-di-blah. The power of that is that they’ll be easy steps rather than thinking “I want to lose two stone”.
Going from here to losing two stone is a massive task and it can get a bit overwhelming whereas if you’ve got incremental steps to losing that two stone in terms of exercise and diet, it’s a lot easier to stick to it. You’ve then got things that you’ve achieved. “I did what I intended this week! Brilliant!”
That will feel good and encourage you to continue with it. Whatever it is you’re doing, have it step by step with time lines on it.
The other thing is to find someone else who’s working towards a goal. Either the same or different, it doesn’t matter. You can then liaise every week or month and check in with each other “You said you were going to do that this month. Have you done it? If not, why not.”
Having someone holding you accountable, and obviously you’re doing the same for them, helps us to stick to things.
I hope these tips will help you to achieve whatever it is that you want to achieve. If you need any help then as always you know where I am. Do get in touch and we can have a chat about it.
I wish you all the best with whatever your goal is. I’d love to hear what it is and how you’re getting on with it, and how these tips might have helped you to stick to it.
So thanks for listening. I hope to speak to you soon.
Bye for now!
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by Jessica Hylands Confidence Coach