It’s that time again when we resolve to change our lives for the better. Whether it’s by dusting off our gym pass, booking a regular babysitter for a date night with our partner or vowing to cook 3 meals a week from scratch. This is the perfect time to reflect on last year and think how we can improve our own lives and those we love.
Here are some questions to help us think about our current situation and whether we are happy with it:
Is our work situation right?
If we are passionate about our work then are we working in a dynamic enough environment with enough challenges to develop us? Alternatively if work is just to pay the mortgage/childcare/holidays then are we getting enough out of it? Are there any ways we could improve our work environment such as: arranging a social get together, clearing our desk at the end of each day or making more of an effort to go and talk to people rather than send emails?
What is our work/life balance like?
What do we do for fun?
How often do we laugh? If it’s been a long time since we had a good belly laugh then maybe we need to experience that more often. What people or circumstances make us laugh? How can we build more of that into our life?
What is our health and fitness like right now?
Are we ok with our current diet and fitness level? What simple things can we build into our week to lead a more healthy lifestyle?
The key to achievable resolutions and goals is to make them realistic.
If we aim too high we are setting ourselves up for failure. Making small achievable goals on a realistic time scale means we are starting with a good chance that we may actually accomplish them this year!
Any intention or goal that is written down is over 70% more likely to be accomplished.
So take a few minutes to think and talk through what you would like to achieve and then write it down.
Good luck and best wishes for 2015.