Welcome to Januarys Helpful Hints.
A New Years Revolution!
I usually send these out at the start of the month but I thought I would leave Januarys Helpful Hints for a couple of weeks to allow us all to get into our stride and begin to lift our eyes up towards the new horizon.
It seemed fitting to comment this month on the old chestnut of New Years Resolutions. Clearly, anybody doing anything which improves their lives in some way is a good thing.
However, even now, just 2 weeks into the new year, how many of these resolutions, started with the best of intentions, have already been swept aside with those pine needles and broken baubles?
If you have made one and stuck to it, well done you and keep up the great work, but if you didn't or if you did and broke it, I would encourage you to consider a New Year Revolution instead.
You will find on this page a link to download a pdf document called The Wheel of Life. As with many of the best things in life, it's simple and very effective.
Based on an ancient buddhist idea but simplified and made relevant for todays world, it's split into 8 sections each of which represent an area of your life.
Consider your contentment with each area and score yourself on a scale of 0-10 with 0 representing no contentment at all and 10 being completely content.
With the centre of the wheel being 0 and the outer ring being 10, draw a line across each section in turn and you will end up (probably!) with a rather wiggly and out of balance inner ring.
But whatever the shape of your own inner wheel of life, it will provide an interesting visual snapshot of the areas of your life that may be out of balance and that need attention!
The next stage is to consider one area at a time and write down what would lead to a higher score and improved contentment, with the goal of getting your inner wheel as balanced and as close to the outer ring as possible.
However, whilst writing this all down will be a great start, it is just the start so next we'll look at why so many resolutions fall by the wayside and how to make sure YOU make the changes you want!
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To stand a good chance of achieving any worthwhile change, your goals need to be S.M.A.R.T.
Specific. Measurable. Achievable. Relevant. and Time-bound.
So, you can now consider the desired changes that you feel will lead to greater contentment and turn them into SMART goals.
For example, if you wrote down "lose weight", How much weight? Over what time period? Is that realistic and achievable? Then, How are you going to do that?
Exercise will be an essential ingredient. What exercise? When? Where? For how long? etc.
You get the point I'm sure and if you're already groaning and thinking of excuses for not doing any of this, it's time to introduce the next vital element!
Getting your subconscious mind onboard or for those of you who have already worked with me, getting your Chimp to accept the new regime and NOT sabotage you!
We do this by controlled positive visualisations or inner rehearsal whilst in a relaxed state of mind or trance state, which allows your Chimp to get used to the idea.
This last aspect, getting the subconscious onboard, is the single biggest reason that people fail to stick to their resolutions or achieve their goals!
Start Your New Year Revolution!
If you want to get your year off to a flying start I am offering a special one off session where we will create your Wheel of Life, create a series of SMART goals relevant to your desired changes and learn how to enter a relaxed trance state and practice visualisation so that you will have all the tools you need to make the changes you want!
And this offer is SMART: The session will last 90 minutes, it will cost £50 and you must book your REVOLUTION session before the 30th January!
To book your session in Chagford or via Skype call me now on 07595 713214.
P.S. If you have difficulty downloading please get in touch and I will email it to you!