It’s that time of year again. The time when the leaves start to fall, the wind gets a bit nippier and you start to ask yourself “how the heck is the year going so fast already?!”
The change of seasons often brings with it a bit of an uncomfortable, niggly feeling. As much as we love snuggling up and listening to rain on the roof, we don’t so much love the feeling that maybe we haven’t achieved what we wanted to yet this year. But here’s the thing guys, it’s bloody okay. It’s more than okay. As we’ve said before (maybe one hundred or so times!) where you are right now is exactly where you’re meant to be. It’s where you go next that you can work on. Life is constantly changing, so it’s important to check in more than once a year and be open to changing direction as your goals do.
Lean into the discomfort and use this change of season as a reminder to take a pause. Heck, even nature does that – using autumn as a way to ease her into the intensity of winter. So take her cue and do the same. We’ve put together some ways you goal digging humans can do that – pause, reflect and then decide what you want to happen next.
- Don’t fight it. Sometimes when you’re taking the time to look at where you are right now, you don’t like what you see. But don’t fight it. Whatever has led you here has happened and you can’t change that – you can only learn from it. You can even use the feels to help you work out what you do want, based on what you don’t.
- Give yourself some space and time to reflect. Make it a date with yourself even! You could take yourself out for lunch and journal your thoughts on the year and your goals, or set yourself down in your fav spot in the house with some candles and dark choc. It’s hard to reflect if you’re just trying to cram it into the rest of your day.
- Look at what your big goals for the year were. Are they still the same? Or have you realised you want to change the direction of them? This is when you can work out what steps you can take from now to work towards them.
If you’ve found you’ve been a harry hardout procrastinator towards some of them, ask yourself why. We often find when we’re procrastinating something it’s because we’re either a) not actually wanting to achieve that anymore or b) have some discomfort getting in our way that we really need to look at and decipher.
- Celebrate. Give yourself a big ass high 5 for what you have achieved so far this year. None of us do that enough! We can bet you’ve actually done more than you think, so bloody well celebrate them!
If you’ve reflected and realised you want some more help with your goals, or feel a bit out of touch with what you’re doing, contact us and we can help you!
Better yet, if you’re serious about making 2019 your year then contact us about our LAST SPOT for the Goal Digger Transformation Coaching Package. This is the last spot open until September, all others have been snapped up.