As busy people, especially at this time of year, we often forget to take time out to reflect, rest and reset for the year to come.
Let’s do it together.
*Find your Happy Place*
STEP 1:: REFLECT
Look at where you’ve been, what you’ve achieved and improved. This will help shift your mindset from baggage carrier to positive and light. We all need to feel understood and in some way we all want our achievements recognised. Regulalry practising reflection will allow you focus on the good and help us to feel personally fulfilled for for more instead of dwelling on what went wrong.
STEP 2:: REST
Simply pause and clear you mind. Rest is a chnace for us to catch our breaths before the next activity. The amount of rest need not be a week in the Bahamas (although that would be AMAZING!), it can be a deep breath between meetings, a yoga class after work or a long walk-in nature on the weekend. The clarity of thought that comes with rest helps us to be more composed and the more we take pause the less stressed we can be.
This is the time to prepare for the next space, time, task or year. It’s a chance to get clear on what your intentions are and what behaviours you’ll exhibit in that next activity. Regain sight of the outcome you’re after. Jump off the rollercoaster and heighten your sense of control. This step, if practiced daily shows a remarkable increase in happiness and perfromance and reduction in stress.
Practise all three and enjoy the true meaning of a work/life balance in 2014.
I know we’ll certainly try!