I love the beginning of the new year- It brings with it hope and excitement and a great opportunity to introduce the mind and body to some new habits! So, when a local newspaper approached me regarding my tips for 2016, I couldn’t resist the temptation of putting my thoughts on paper to share!
Tip #1- Ask Questions of Yourself
Great accomplishments and results begin with great questions. Questions like: “What would I like to do differently this year?” Having identified the changes you need or want to make , take time to determine the relevant actions and GO FOR IT!!
Tip #2- Explore Resilience
Life can be tough. There are a lot of daily demands on us, and moreover, we expect so much of ourselves. Having resilience can be a powerful ally in our day to day survival. Resilience and building resilience can mean different things to different people but it usually involves some or all of the following:
- A shift in outlook (sometimes the way we see the problem is the problem!)
- Recovery and learning (how we bounce back after a fall)
- Asking for help (linking in with supports)
- Adapting to our environment (our ability to go with the flow) and
- Diet (healthy body = healthy mind!)
What does resilience mean to you?
Tip #3- Take Time out for You
The saying goes “you can’t pour from an empty cup”. So, start 2016 knowing that you are going to gift yourself with some time . Busy schedules can be sabotaging and by saying ‘Yes’ to the chaos, we are saying ‘No’ to the calm and the benefits that downtime can bring. Therefore, aim to take some time for yourself during the week- do something fun, laugh, reconnect with friends, with nature, do some yoga, go for a run, or whatever downtime means to you.
These are my top 3 tips to ensure that 2016 is great.
Make 2016 YOUR Year! Have a great one!
Gillian McGrath is a Cork based Life and Business Coach and Master Trainer. For more information, go to www.changegrowsucceed or contact her directly on Gillian@changegrowsucceed.com