How did the New Year come in for you? Are you energized or has the “electricity” shorted out a bit? The first month of the year can be, at best, difficult to muster through.
You may live in the cold, snowy climates. The sun may not shine often and when it does, temperatures can dip sharply into the negative numbers, whether the reading is Fahrenheit or Celsius! You may be buried under a ton of snow and tired of shoveling or driving on icy roads. Sometimes January just seems to drag on.
Oh, what to do?!?
Transitioning from old to new and the pressures, stress, and overwhelm that come with it, can be very daunting and wearing.
First of all, look for the positive side of a situation. For me, I see January as the beginning of the end to winter. Where I live there are only two more months of potential snow. The bitter cold temperatures will soon be no more. And look, spring is just around the corner!
Next, look for a fun project to accomplish. This may be as simple as choosing an activity to participate in, such as a movie to go see. Or it can be more complex, such as cleaning out a closet or set of drawers. (There can be fun in complex, too—it’s all perspective!) This helps me to remain in action. What about setting sights on manifesting a dream you’ve had for a while? Online book clubs are emerging (including my own!) as well. Oh, so many choices!
Finally, …remain in action. This truly is what keeps me away from any doldrums I might be experiencing. Do I falter? Sure I do. But because of the putting the above in place, I can conquer anything that dares to come near me with ease. By creating a new strategy around the obstacle or changing a limiting belief I spend less time in the alleys of despair or of the unknown.
What might you do to get yourself moving, either again or further down your path of life? Take a class? Join a gym? Write a book or a poem? Join a book club?
I would love to hear your thoughts, insight, and any action taken in ending the winter doldrums that moves you forward.
To your success,
“If you have an apple and I have an apple and we exchange these apples then you and I will still each have one apple. But if you have an idea and I have an idea and we exchange these ideas, then each of us will have two ideas.” ~George Bernard Shaw
Peggy Lee Hanson, personal transition guide and mentor, is expert at compassionately helping those suffering loss of any proportion, especially through unemployment. Using proven strategies and support, she teaches how to move quickly and easily through current or impending life-changing moments so that you can have the life you are meant -- and deserve -- to live.
PeggyLee is a Speaker, Best-selling author on Amazon.com, Certified Dream Coach® & Group Leader®, Trained True Purpose Coach®, and CEO and Founder of MyDreamArchitect.com, a subsidiary of Personal Transition Guidance, LLC. Also, Peggy Lee has co-facilitated mastermind groups and appeared as a regular columnist for online communities. She is a member of Toastmasters International.
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