Ever feel overwhelmed when it comes to this time of year? Feeling how tough it is to get through these last few weeks? Consciously shifting the way you approach this time has a huge impact on how you feel



Here are 3 tips you can use to make sure you end the year with energy and joy

  1. Pause before committing to anything. Is this something you really want or is it just something you always do or feel you “should” do?

Taking a pause and checking in with whether you really want this can give you the opportunity to say no. We don’t have to say yes to everything. Sometimes we worry how this will affect others if we say no, it is always best to be true to yourself. It is better for them and us. We can do this in a caring strong way and don’t have to justify or give reasons. You can acknowledge them and turn the offer down. For example: Thanks for the invite, I really value you and unfortunately, I can’t make this one. And that is all. If they insist acknowledge again and say no. This can feel uncomfortable at first but honouring yourself is listening to your overwhelm. Our emotions are our guides and if we listen they settle down and have done their job. When we don’t listen they get louder and stay. So next time, when feeling overwhelmed, ask yourself what am I committing to that is too much and where am I going to say no?

  1. Take a few moments to think about what you would like the last 6 weeks to look like. What would your ideal year end look like? What can you do to organize that?

 What would you like your year end to look like? Are there things you need to complete? Do you need to find some down time? You don’t have to wait till then end of the year for downtime! Stepping back and getting clear about what you need is the first step to organizing it. Often, we get caught up not thinking about what we want. Take a moment and think about what you want. Look at your diary and allocate time for what is important whether it be down time or time to complete something. Once it is allocated to a time, don’t let anything else get in the way. It is easier to say no to something when there is a concrete plan in place. Do you need to organize anything with someone else (a parent, a partner) Have the conversation and find a way to get what you need. When we approach what we do from a place of what we want rather than what we must do we have more energy.

  1. What regular activity can you put in your day, even if 10 minutes that bring you joy? Try make it every day, pause and be in that moment and enjoy it.

How can you make time for yourself each day? It can be having a cup of coffee or a glass of wine, or a chat with a friend. When we consciously give to ourselves each day and feel the feeling in those moments our bodies learn the feeling of satisfaction. This is so important especially in busy times when it is so tempting to give up our time to get things done! Making a commitment not to give up this time keeps us in a good emotional state and results in us being far more likely to achieve what we want. When we are in a good emotional state we get better results, better connection with our friends and family

What are you going to do TODAY to meet your needs? You deserve it!

In closing

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About the Author

Gail is a Family Relationship Coach specialising in Parent-Child Relationships. She is passionate about empowering and inspiring parents to develop children’s self-awareness. She believes that this can be achieved by balancing parent’s needs with children’s development and happiness. Understanding how to synchronise our thoughts and emotions and what drives them ensures our happiness, and our children reaching their full potential. Gail is a Qualified NLP Practitioner, NLP Life Coach and Emotional Freedom Techniques Practitioner with over 10 years’ experience and success at applying these techniques to children’s learning and behaviour. Her success with her own son is proof of the possibility of true potential

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