It's the time of year when most have had their summer holidays or are still enjoying the last days of their well-deserved summer breaks away or at home. It's a time when you're bound to feel a little bit down about the prospect of returning to work, it's inevitable to feel a little bit melancholic about something coming to an end.
At this point, if you're an optimist like me, you'll focus on thinking about all the things you'll be able to change in your weekly routine to feel better and have more energy while acing at your job. Trust me, being an optimist can be a bit tiring sometimes, always feeling like you want to improve and create new things.
On the other hand, being a pessimist will generally grant you more leniency in the personal development department as you weigh every development opportunity very carefully to see if the chances of it not working or it letting you down are high enough to motivate you not to make the change.
Both approaches are fine, as long as you recognise how you think and make decisions. Being in tune with your own thoughts and though patterns is incredibly important for your long-term health and happiness.
If you consider this from a broader perspective, your frame of mind and way of thinking impacts everything you do, from the daily choices you make to the long-term goals you have set for yourself. In the nutrition and wellbeing context, how you set your diet and wellness goals and what you believe about reaching them is incredibly important for the balance you want to create.
Ask yourself the following questions:
1. Is my goal positive or negative? Example, "I want to feel healthy" or I want to stop feeling weighed down".
2. Is your goal something you REALLY want/be or think you SHOULD want/be?
3. Are you ready to start working on your goal this minute? If not, why?
4. Do you expect your goal to be something you can keep up long-term?
By answering these questions as honestly as possible, you can move closer to ensuring your goal is actually attainable and it's something you really want to aim for. Both optimists and pessimists alike, will benefit from a little mindful, self discovery and thorough goal setting.
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