As each end of the year we are full of hope for resting a few days, close projects and of course make good health purposes.
One of the premises of Coaching tells us that the quality of the results you get will depend on the quality of the questions you ask and remind Einstein ” do not expect different results if you keep doing the same “.
What can you do differently this year to truly achieve those goals that would boost your health and well-being?
If you are tired of pointing to gyms and abandon the first change, if you want to be a quiet person but you eat stress, if you want to lose weight and you recover it again and again, if you want to banish unhealthy habits but you feel without energy, It’s time to change your strategy and face your problems in a different way to notice that real change.
Some of the most frequent obstacles that are often commented to abandon good intentions have to do with lack of time, money or lack of motivation, have you ever lived…?
In my view, in many of these cases the main obstacle is that there is a lack of clarity about what one wants to do and, above all, the best way to do it is unknown.
Sometimes the problem is oneself. We do not finish things or leave them in half, postpone everything until the last minute, we are too perfectionists or experts in making excuses as to time, circumstances, difficulties etc.
If you dedicate time to yourself is one of the obstacles you have to not meet your New Year’s resolutions, try to follow these tips and see the impact they have on your life:
- Decide how you want to invest ‘time for yourself’. If you had 15 minutes, half an hour, an afternoon or a whole day, what would you do to feel fit, relaxed, inspired? Make a list and have it ready when you start organizing your schedules.
- Look at the things you waste your time on a daily basis. Do you constantly check your emails? Do you respond to personal calls at all hours or at work? Do you run to the supermarket on a daily basis instead of planning a weekly purchase? Take the time to organize your obligations and you will enjoy much more time for yourself than you can imagine.
- Learn to say “NO” to requests for things that do not really match your goals or just do not bring you any satisfaction. Value asking for help in those obligations that do not require you to do them yourself and rob you a lot of time.
- At the beginning of each week take a few minutes to assign the times for everything you have to do, including ‘ time for yourself ‘. Assign to your personal time the same importance as all other obligations of the week and do not go.
- Reserve 20 minutes daily for rest, disconnection or meditation. Does something that will help you forget responsibilities, and free your mind, allowing you to be alone with your thoughts. Create a daily ritual, such as taking a bath, listening to music, going for a walk or meditating. Make it something that makes you excited.
- Stop feeling guilty about taking time for you and begin to realize that in the long run everyone benefits from it. When you are tired, stressed out and feel like they are throwing you everywhere, it is very difficult to devote yourself fully to your obligations. Remember: ‘time for oneself’ is not a selfish act, but is essential to take care of one and others.
Do not want to have more time for yourself, commit to adding it to your weekly plan!
My New Year’s advice is to spend more time on yourself and get down to work to change all those habits that make you live unsatisfied and affect your health.