February 1 – a Better Time to Start on New Year’s Resolutions?

Filed Under (NLP life coaching) on 01-02-2019

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Read on if you live in the northern hemisphere, because while enjoying the height of summer, people in the southern one have no issues which this article will discuss! The gist of this article also won’t apply if you’re so strongly motivated and determined to reach your goals that nothing will distract you. But if you could do with more motivation, read on. And get some good coaching! It’s never too late to start acting on your new year’s resolutions.

Albeit January 1 has become the most classic landmark of new beginnings, I see tremendous irony in this date. And no surprise about why most people’s new year’s resolutions pass out of their lives as quickly as January itself.  The reasons for this are simple, logical, and commonsense:

Firstly, while January 1 celebrates new beginnings, the reality in most people’s worlds is more of blues.  Lack of light – the northern hemisphere being in the darkest part of the year, lack of money after the festivities, and the postvacation blues are all hardly motivating for the weaker-willed characters [in which the world prevails]. Albeit we’re socially conditioned to toast to new beginnings, many people feel unwilling to let go of the old comforts and charge ahead with the new.  Their resolutions to start something new are more symbolic of what should be than of what is.

But a month later is a different story. 

As the amout of daylight increases by roughly 15 minutes a week, the longer daylight becomes noticeable.  If a ninetofiver walks out of work at 5:30, s/he will still see daylight.  Daylight brings natural energy into our bodies.  We feel more alive, the pull of the outdoors. We want to be outside more. So we open the windows, let in air, take deep breaths, and look forward to the spring. Isn’t this a much more motivating environment for starting something new?

At the beginning of this article I said that I was describing the situation of most people.  Most doesn’t equal all.  I am a person to whom weather, darkness, nor postvacation blues don’t present blocks to taking on new challenges and getting what I want. But this is an advanced state of being. The majority of the world’s population never reaches it.

So I wrote this article for folks who need a little help to embark on their dreams.  A well-meaning friend or family member’s good word often doesn’t have the right effect due to the interpersonal dynamics and motivation mix not being absolutely right. So a different angle – and one that most people would never make a connection to – should do the trick!  Not for nothing is February the month of purification!

If you need even more help with spending the rest of your time on this planet at your full potential, I’m here to guide you to living on The Leading Edge of Life.  Let’s start a conversation.

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