and for many of us the new year’s resolutions are long forgotten along with the
Christmas decorations and the time off work.
We start out with such good intentions, so why is it so hard to make our
Join me on my journey to an alcohol-free Feb, and I will share valuable tips along the way to help you reach your health-related goals.
GoalGetters uses the eight dimensions of wellness to help achieve balance in our lives. Read more about this in the Finding Balance article.
Occupational wellness is using your skills, talents and abilities to contribute to a career that is meaningful and enriching for you. Traits of occupational wellness include job satisfaction, career ambition and personal performance.
Goals within the occupational dimension may be career progression, starting your own business, career counselling or study.
Try one of these today, or choose one of your own.
One of the key barriers to productivity is poor sleep. Sleep deprivation can cause:
decreased cognitive function
impaired attention and decision-making
slow reaction time
Enhance your focus and productivity by making sure you get a good night’s sleep.
Tips for a good night’s sleep:
Routine go to bed and get up at a similar time each day. Get ready for sleep Wind down, make the hour before bedtime for quiet, relaxing activity. Make sure your bedroom is conducive to sleep – not too hot or too cold, comfortable bed, dark, quiet. Avoid stimulants caffeine,nicotine, alcohol and even electronic devices can interfere with good sleep. Avoid these in the run up to bedtime. Be active during the day day-timeexercise helps to promote sleep, but avoid anything strenuous in the three hours before bedtime.
One of the main purposes of GoalGetters is to help you spend time on things you want to do, rather than things you don’t.
Today’s activity is to look at where you’re currently spending your time, compare that to where you’d like to be spending your time, and think about the adjustments you can make to get closer to the second picture (you can draw it in a pie chart if you like).
If there are things you need to offload, consider the 6 Ds:
✅ Drop it – does this really need doing, or can it just be dropped?
✅ Delegate it – who else could do this? Consider paying a professional if that’s an option for you (e.g. cleaner, gardener, babysitter)
✅ Decrease it – is there a more efficient way to do this? (e.g. ready meals instead of cooking)
✅ Do it later – can it wait? What would the impact of that be?
✅ Dramatic change – Are there any large scale changes you could make? For example, changing jobs to allow more time for personal activities, or moving house to be closer to family. Would you want to make these changes
✅ Do one thing – There are many activities that fulfil a number of needs. For me, running meets all of the following needs: physical, emotional, environmental, spiritual, financial. What one thing can you do that meets a number of needs?
How close can you get to how you’d like to spend your time?