Around Christmas and New Year's Eve, what's better than taking stock and thinking about being thankful? Especially ending a year "like this."
This is the main advice in the world of coaching, especially in circumstances where it is very easy to focus on "undesirable" facts or plans that go "nowhere".
In this case, instead of focusing on feelings of sadness, frustration, disappointment, etc., we can focus on thinking about how we can produce the results we seek.
How to encourage gratitude
1. Choose how you interpret things
What do you think about using these feelings of dissatisfaction, frustration, sadness, etc. as indicators that change needs to be considered? Remember the coaching model of goals, flexibility and feedback. How about if you treat these feelings as feedback and use them as motivation to seek change?
2.Balance and variety
Take a good look at your surroundings and your life. Family, neighborhood, work, health, comforts, opportunities ... Search eagerly, become aware of the most important aspects of your life.
3. Prepare your future
In England people talk about resolutions way more than back home. Especially when they are preparing for the turn of the year or each time a project or an important event ends: they look into how to learn lessons. I really like this way of doing things and I want to share it with you.
A friend shared these templates with me to prepare next the year that’s coming:
Reflecting on what has happened to us, the successes, what we are proud of, what we had set out to do and didn’t do, what we enjoyed most, what we think we can do best.
Recognising who occupies an important place in our lives.
Starting to think about what we want to focus on, in terms of family, health, community, innovation, success and so on.
Contact us if you want a helping hand working on all of these issues, after all: it’s my job!
Happy New Year 2021!