TOP 10 New Years Resolutions Worth Keeping
Ahh , January first. The start of another year and the practice of making new years resolutions.
But how many of these promises to yourself will you actually see through to the end?
And how many resolutions will fall by the wayside because of one simple four lettered word . . . FEAR.
Fear gets to the best of us, whether it is fear of failure, fear of success or even fear of fear. All of us have experienced fear at some point in our lives and it can be a real stumbling block that holds us back from being truly successful in keeping any sort of new year resolution.
And what I’ve found from coaching my clients to lose weight, stop smoking or make more money is that fear of change is what sabotages their success in moving forward.
But don’t panic, there is a way to conquer these fears, and once you let go of fear, you’ll find it so much easier to become the healthy wealthy person you desire to be.
Here are my top 10 new years resolutions tips for you to conquer fear this year:
1. SEPARATE REALITY FROM PERCEPTION
See the reality of the situation for what it is. Be rational and get clear on the facts. Soul search and explore your perception of the situation at hand.
2. IDENTIFY THE TRIGGER
Isolate the specific aspects of the situation that trigger your fearful thoughts. What’s the worst that could happen? Change the way you look at these triggers and you will immediately change the way you react.
3. KNOW WHERE FEAR LIVES IN YOUR BODY
Be in tune with where your fear lives in your body. Use it as an indicator to tell you when something needs to be addressed. What you are aware of, you can act on.
4. BECOME AN OBSERVER THIS NEW YEAR
When you observe something, you do it from a detached place. So if you become an observer of your fear, then you’re not in it and reacting instinctively.
5. LISTEN TO YOUR INNER TALK
Monitor your inner conversations. When you hear negative self-talk, stop and change the script to positive talk. Keep repeating it.
6. CREATE NEW ASSOCIATIONS
When you feel fear this year, conjure up a picture of something or someone you love. Keep repeating this and soon your brain will associate your fear trigger with something much more pleasurable.
7. CONSIDER THE WORST
Imagine the worst that can happen and notice how the fear doesn’t seem so scary. Then come up with strategies that avoid or lessen the likelihood of it happening. What can you put in place to ensure that the worst-case scenario never happens?
8. LOOK AT THE GLASS HALF FULL
Perception is a very powerful thing. And how you feel about your situation dictates how you respond. So think positively and you’ll give yourself a much better chance of success.
9. LEARN HOW TO CREATE SPACE
Because fear happens in the emotional part of the brain, it’s natural to act instinctively. So when fear rises, break the fear cycle by stopping, creating space and breathing. This will give you time to calm down and allow your rational brain time to catch up.
10: MAKE FEAR DISSAPPEAR
When you feel safe, fear disappears . One of the best ways to overcome fear is to create the safest environment possible. And that’s why it’s important to practice, practice and practice again.
Finally, don’t let fear hold you back from reaching your goals and unlimited potential this new year.
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