In 2018 you might have been distracted and not able to attend to your goals as well as you would have liked to. Now you can!
There are many areas of our lives that need our attention including our health/ well being, relationships/family, career/business, pleasure/recreation, money/finances, spiritual /religious, learning/personal development, etc.
Which areas do you need and want to focus on this year? It might be helpful to separate out the areas and list your commitments in each of them and see what areas fall short.
There is no doubt that all of us need to pay attention to our health/well being, regardless of our age. When I was a child in grade school I distinctly remember the teacher emphasizing that good health includes your physical, mental, emotional and social well being.
Staying mentally alert is key. Studies have shown that the more complex the task the better. You may have heard that any older adults try to learn a new language or musical instrument later in life. Why wait?
Staying emotionally healthy can be tricky at times; especially, if life circumstances have not supported you, but one needs to be mindful of their emotional health and learn effective coping mechanisms to deal with change and adversity.
Social support systems are our greatest stress reducers – take the time to build sufficient support systems. This can include friends, old and new, colleagues, family members, community and religious affiliations, physicians, therapists mentors, coaches, etc.
Lastly, this might be the year to focus on your career/business development and areas that need and deserve your attention.
May this be a wonderful year for you!
Lynn Berger, Career Counselor and Coach