We are four weeks, 17 hours, and 36 minutes into 2024…
…which means 92% of us have already given up on our New Year goals and resolutions.
I thought it might be a good time to share my top three tips on making 2024 your year – without the cycle of over-performing/burnout/quit/repeat:
1. Know thyself: Plato really nailed it with this one.
Until you know yourself, you can’t really be yourself.
So maybe this is the year you commit to really getting to know who you are. Who were you before the world handed over its set list of expectations and shoulds?
What do you like to do for fun just because it’s fun? How do you spend time beyond the scope of expectation and responsibility?
2. Get clear on your values: Part of your self-education is knowing exactly what it is you value.
Beyond your thoughts, beliefs, or socio-cultural experiences, each of us possesses a set of values that are helixed into our soulful DNA, and are responsible for those feelings of pure elation – when we’re aligned with our values – and sheer dread when we’re not.
When you can put your finger on exactly what you’re motivated towards and what you’re motivated away from, it becomes much easier to say yes and no to the things that actually bring you joy.
3. Take a beat: Sometimes rest is the work. As hard as it may seem to take time away from the many, many priorities you have at any given time, it’s even harder if your health (mental or physical) crashes and burns.
Schedule time into your calendar that is (mostly) non-negotiable and use it just for you to do the things that make you feel like yourself again.
Treat it as a standing appointment of time you get to reclaim for yourself, and make that commitment one that you really follow through on this year.
So there you have it, baby:
3 ways to be “better” this year – without the pressure to over-perform.
As a results-driven performance coach, global executive consultant, and keynote speaker, these are the tried, tested, and true strategies I use with my high-achieving clients who want to have and do it all – at the same time.
Which one resonates the loudest for you?
Hit reply and let me know now.