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New Year resolutions for busy people

Empowerment Coaching Krakow Blog-New Year resolutions for busy people

Are you one of those people who often say they don't have time but have a lot of work to do?

If so - stop for a moment and read this list of New Year's resolutions for busy people. It has been specially designed so that you can start building a healthy balance in your life.

First of all, start practicing serenity and consciously letting go of worrying. Today's world bombards us with news and events that constantly evoke fear and anxiety. But worrying is like a rocking chair: it keeps you busy but doesn't change anything. Try to realize that you cannot control the vast majority of things in this world. The only thing you really have control over is yourself. So let things run their course and focus on what you can change.

Here is the famous Serenity Prayer by Reinhold Niebuhr:

"God, grant me the serenity

to accept the things I cannot change,

courage to change the things I can,

and wisdom to know the difference. "

New Year's resolutions for damn busy people

Here is a list of healthy New Year's resolutions for busy people.

Start caring for a balance in your life.

A balance between work, family, friends, social activity, and time to develop your personal passions. Never shift your personal passions to the last place.

Prioritize and plan the sequence.

This will allow you to achieve your goals in a less stressful way as you have taken the time to plan them.

Start practicing caring for the things that matter most to you.

It may sound very selfish, but it is really necessary. If you burn out, you will have nothing to offer to others. If you are not happy yourself, you will never teach your children to be happy.

Learn to say 'No' to other people

Don't take on more commitments than you really want.

Celebrate the successes!

Successes of yourself, family, and colleagues at work. Even the smallest. This will help you develop and maintain a high level of motivation to achieve new goals.

ps. Coach's question: when was the last time you gave yourself a gift?

Work out regularly.

This helps to relax both the body and mind, not to mention the endorphins (happiness hormones), which are secreted more with each physical exertion. According to scientists, 30 minutes of physical effort every other day is the optimal dose. And according to physiotherapists, each muscle group should be stretched at least once a week.

Build a support system.

Look for friends, and authorities you can trust. People who can provide you with wise advice and support. Cultivate these relationships.

Learn to take breaks consciously.

You don't really have to do anything. When, for example, you start to feel tired or irritated while working at work - take a break. Take a step back, and detach yourself from what is frustrating or discouraging you. Return to this activity when you feel better.

Use your sense of humor.

Seriousness is a quality of the intellect. And you are not (only) the intellect. Laughter is great medicine, and the right attitude helps you see opportunities in difficult situations. For the more advanced: start practicing self-distance.

ps. Coach's question: when was the last time you had a healthy laugh at yourself?

Engage in some creative activities regularly.

Even if you think of yourself that you are not a creative person. Draw, paint, write, design, build, construct, cut (e.g. for your children), cook, bake, sew, compose, invent ... Let it be your creativity. You may be surprised by what you discover and how much joy it will bring you.

Get involved in charity.

It's not true that you don't have time. We decide how we use the time that has been following the same rhythm since the dawn of time. Such involvement can change your perspective of looking at your life (and more precisely, thinking about what you believe you are missing) and at the same time bring you great satisfaction.


And I wouldn't be myself if I didn't ask you one more question. In the context of New Year's resolutions, it sounds like this:

What one habit/ritual that is currently not serving you would you like to replace with another that is beneficial for you?

Apparently, it takes 3 weeks for a new habit/ritual to become established. So be patient and consistent. From the perspective of 365 days a year, it is only 21 days of investing in yourself.

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