This month’s topic is on navigating and staying the course in your life. We all have a tendency to get swept away in the harried tempo of modern day society. Making a conscious effort and committing time to cultivate these skills can help you feel more confident, calmer and focused.
- Time management: take time to really understand what your values and goals are. Commit to spend your time on doing things you value or doing things that will help you accomplish your goals. Click on these links for more tips and tools on time management and personal time management.
- Be kind to yourself. Reward yourself occasionally; it will boost your sense of well-being. Rewards should be healthy for you and not damage you or your relationships. Watch a movie, buy some flowers and spend time with people who love and accept you for who you are.
- Keep things in perspective: gain perspective by asking yourself this question: in the grand scheme of things how important is this? It can be useful to scale the issue from one to ten; ten being a matter of life and death. Fear, anxiety and stress can often lead us to making something bigger than it really is.
- Consciously work on your confidence and learn how to value the unique person that you are. Write a list of positive affirmations and repeat them during the day. Here are interesting links for more information on improving self-confidence and self-esteem.
- Take risks to try new things. Don’t be afraid of making mistakes; that is how we learn and gain wisdom. Do the best you can and give yourself permission not to be perfect. Click on quotes on risk taking and tools for becoming a savvy risk taker for more ideas and strategies.
For even more ideas on leading the life you want, here are a couple of interesting websites to visit:
The mental fitness center or The Canadian Mental Health Association for tips on work/life balance tips.
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