Overcoming your barriers

September is always the perfect time to reset your goals and set yourself new challenges. But sometimes, you get to this time of the year and you realise you are still struggling with the things you planned to overcome back in January. Frustrating, right? You tried your best, but for some unknown reason the same hurdles are still there. Instead of giving up, we are taking a different approach to the same challenges.

 

  1. Revaluate your goals – are you being realistic? The worst thing you can do is set yourself up for failure. Take a look at your goals and ask yourself, as these really achievable? Reset your goals and make them something you can actually work towards.
  2. Focus on the positive – look how far you have come since setting your goals, don’t allow the fact that you have not achieved them yet deter your motivation to try again
  3. Work out a strategy and write it down – figure out how you can work towards these goals and create a plan, a tick chart, anything that allows you to see that you are on track and that keeps you motivated
  4. Push yourself – don’t limit yourself, challenge yourself and get out of that comfort zone. It may seem frightening at first, but the sense of pride and achievement once you have completed it will definitely be worth it!
  5. Be persistent – things don’t always go smoothly the first time round and that’s ok! The most important thing is that you have tried and that you will keep trying until you succeed, perseverance is always key!

 

I hope these handy tips have helped to inspire you to continue going with your goals and targets or even set new ones! Just remember, change takes time, so whether it takes you a month or a year keep at it and overcome those barriers!

How a Good Morning can make a Great Day !

Getting out of bed in the morning can be the biggest chore of the day, but it has to be done! In fact, mornings really can influence your mood for the rest of the day. With September on the horizon, I am all about fresh starts and more importantly; fresh beginnings to the day. I am saying goodbye to those groggy mornings that turn into groggy days and hello to a bright and energetic morning routine.

  1. Don’t turn straight to technology

    Let your body wake up, stretch, open your eyes and take in your surroundings, don’t jump straight on your phone to see what you’ve missed out on over the course of the night, chances are you’ll be on it all day anyway!

  2. Set a goal for the day

    Be it practical or just a mindset that you want to follow for the day. Set a realistic target so you are ready and raring to start the day with the eager to meet your goals.

  3. Enjoy some alone time

    Just 5 minutes of me time whilst you’re getting ready in the morning really can help you be that little bit less irritable for the rest of the day. Respect the fact that you need a few moments to yourself and it a morning priority.

  4. Have a healthy breakfast

    They say breakfast is the most important meal of the day and it really is true. Starting your day on a full stomach sets both your mind and body up to be working at its peak to allow for a productive and successful day.

  5. Plan the night before

    There is nothing worse than rushing round in the early hours of the morning to make your lunch or print of those documents you need for a meeting, so don’t do it! Take 15 minutes before you go to bed to make sure that you have everything you need for the next day together in one place ready to pick up on your way out of the door.

Having a good morning doesn’t mean getting up at the crack of dawn, if you’re not a morning person , don’t stress, try these 5 handy tips and however early or late make your morning and your day a great one!