Saturday, December 26, 2009

Resolutions - More or Less

It is almost the official time of year when we work on setting resolutions.

Here is an easy way to get started on your resolutions for 2010. What can you do more of in 2010? What can you do less of? 

The More

Smile More
Laugh More
Walk More
Drink More Water
Appreciate More
Read More
Write More
Listen More

The Less

Eat Less
Swear Less
Worry Less
Frown Less
Complain Less
Procrastinate Less
Talk Less

Do you want to make more progress in 2010? It may be a perfect time to start working with a transition coach to help you get more from your life in 2010.

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Thinking about Unproductive Times

This is a "best of post" written a few years ago

While working towards being productive is taking a step in the right direction. Working on being organized and expecting magnificent and tangible results are unrealistic during certain phases or periods of time. I think it helps us to acknowledge when we are in these unproductive times. This acceptance of the situation makes us or the client calmer and more relaxed. This new state of mind then sets the foundation for future productivity efforts.

Know to identify the Unproductive Phases of Life

Having a child in ½ day kindergarten and being the designated driver to pick up and drop off

Those 2 – 3 days waiting for definitive biopsy or health test results

Your third trimester during pregnancy

During a home remodeling project

A parent having 3 children under age 5

Immediately 1 – 12 months after having surgery

A new parent having just born or adopted a child

The year you handle a family, friend or relatives estate

The first 6 months to 9 months after a move

Six months to two years after the breakup of a significant relationship

Serving as primary caretaker to a chronically ill or declining family member

The year following the death of a loved one or friend

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Looking Forward

As the new year approaches, it is a good time to look forward!

What events are planned in your near future?

  • Do you have graduation or completion in 2010?
  • Do you or family or friends have milestone birthdays or anniversaries? 
 What are your celebration plans?

What would you like to create for yourself in the near future?

  • Be more physically fit
  • Reduce cluttered living
  • Learn more about ________________
  • Finish________________
  • Get started on ___________
  • Visit _____________
What is your plan of action?

Now is a great time to start working on your future. If you are stuck, you might want to review these earlier postings:

Taking a Looking Back
Stuck and Stagnant
Resizing Your World
Look Elsewhere

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Taking a Look Back

It is almost the end of the year. It is time to take a moment and look back at this year. You can do this for all aspects of your life. 

Aspects you might want to review:

  • Physical Health
  • Mental and Emotional Health
  • Work
  • Learning
  • Spiritually
  • Relationships
  • Family & Friends
  • Community

If self-reflection is not your thing, try using these focus points:

The questions to ask yourself.

What worked well this year?
What did not work this year?
What did I do above and beyond?
Where could I have extended myself more?
What new skills did I develop, cultivate or enhance?
What negative traits did I practice?

Next time we will take a look at looking forward.