December is the month of the balance sheets and January the month of the new goals. Start the year with motivation to achieve the objectives is easy, the difficult thing is to maintain that spirit the rest of the months. Get more exercise, drink more water, buy a car, remodel, reduce stress or go on a trip and what not? The life coaching experience allows you to reflect deeply on your professional future, leadership and maximizing your potential. During a coaching conversation, it gives you the opportunity to reflect on your life. The knowledge and skills you already offer you the opportunity to develop new ways of thinking and language; at the same time that it expands the capacity of personal and professional influence.
Each chapter has its beginning and its farewell. The start of a new year is always accompanied by the high expectations of the new objectives. Well, the end of a cycle also deserves the same prominence, even though the balance of 2018 has not been positive. How to close with emotional intelligence this 2018, and slay it in 2019? Here are the 13 killer points to note down!
- Take stock in your personal life
Start by taking inventory of the happy moments you have experienced; the trials you have faced or the new people you have met. You can also reflect on how your personal relationships with family and friends have evolved.
- Reflect on your professional life
In relation to the previous point, take your time to take stock of your professional life. What lessons have you learned during these months? And what do you know now that you did not see a year ago? What have you discovered about yourself thanks to the experiences acquired?
- Remember the beginning of the year
If you did not write down your 2018 goals in writing, try to remember what some of those motivations were mentally. What achievements have you achieved? And what goals were not as important as you thought? What options did you discard before you realized it? What is the purpose of these questions? Try that the deepening around this issue allows you to define the goals of the next cycle with greater realism and conscious presence.
- Face some pending matter
Live your life looking forward, but in your presentation, you can also manage issues related to the past — for example, a pending conversation, forgiveness or a personal reunion. Maybe you feel like firing the year trying to make some decision related to that matter that comes back to your mind with some frequency reminding you that this is important for you.
- Write gratitude messages
Some of the Christmas traditions also have high emotional power. For example, if you like to wish your loved ones and friends happy holidays, you can write personalized messages on greeting cards. Even if you think your friends know they are important to you, enjoy this emotional communication that nourishes the bond.
- Visualize what the New year would be like for you
A new year is witnessed with a view of happiness. What will you do to materialize that image in reality? Although it is conditioned by certain social and family protocols, you have to give yourself the freedom to decide how you would like to live this time. For example, some people prefer to travel and disconnect from the typical events of this time. You’re free!
- Emotional gifts
The new year is a time marked by commercial marketing. Turn the experience of choosing some gifts into an experience of joy through simple details — for example, books with bookmarks accompanied by a dedication. You can select titles on positive psychology, personal growth, and life coaching — themes that inspire the power of change.
- Start a new habit, create contrasts of life
That is, remember that the final period of a year is also a perfect time to create a new beginning through an action that you can reinforce in your life through practice and repetition during 2019. The first step, sometimes, is the most complex especially, when you postpone it. Why do not you start now?
- Write a year-end diary
This temporal context offers you a unique perspective of the previous months. Maybe you want to write down some of the reflections of this period in writing. You can put your attention in writing your conclusions. This is a nice gift that you can make in the form of self-knowledge. By identifying the point where you are, you can better identify where you started at the beginning of January.
- Real objectives
We believe that New Year’s resolutions should have three characteristics: motivating, possible and detailed. Ideally, they are aligned with your passion or life purpose. They have to make you grow or improve from the position where you are now. That will be the fuel to achieve it.
- Setting specific, objective and achievable goals.
The goals must be arranged in the list in a phased manner, from less to more complex. According to the life coach, it helps one purpose push the other. The emotion and optimism of the new beginnings can make you feel that you are capable of achieving anything. “But you have to frame the objectives always within possible situations.
- Monthly review
To achieve what you propose, review your goals at the end of each month. This tracking makes you more aware of the progress. Writing the evaluation and the objectives on paper allow you to visualize what you want. Otherwise, they will only be abstract ideas. It is the first step to take our goal from the views and take it to action.
- Multifaceted goals
There are various life coach specialists agree that the list of goals should be organized according to the areas of life. People must set professional, financial, social, health and spiritual goals. Always “concrete, objective and achievable” with a time of execution. We recommend that people should raise one or two ideal goals in the year to awaken the imagination and creativity.
Anna Goldstien is a professional Life Coach in NYC. Stay connected with us to learn more about the benefits of life coaching.
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