Success InsightsBy Kylie-Ann Kobelt.
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They say blood is thicker than water, meaning we have a natural affinity with and loyalty to our families. Yet despite this, Christmas can be a trying time for many families around Australia, and even all over the world. How can this be?
A vital component of personal development coaching in Melbourne is careful consideration of your relationships with friends, family and partners. If Christmas is typically a stressful time for you, then a relationship coach in Melbourne may be able to help you reframe your situation in order to act differently to get better results.
Keep your tank full, and that of others, with positive social connections.
As human beings, we inherently strive to connect with others. From as far back as history goes, humans have traveled, hunted and lived in groups — with family, friends and acquaintances at our side.
Connection with others is, in a way, what makes the human race what it is. Imagine our society if we weren’t connected with other people: What would it look like?
Do you love the excitement of starting a new project, but start dragging your heels part way through?
Or conversely, perhaps you do everything you can to avoid beginning, and then when you finally do, you think ‘this isn’t so bad, why didn’t I start this sooner?’
Either way, whether you’re a good initiator or a better finisher, it’s helpful to learn how to overcome tendencies to be a last-minute person.
Have you ever felt guilty about the way you treat the people closest to you?
In today’s stressful society, it can be too easy to snap at family members, a spouse or your kids in the heat of the moment. How do we stop this?
We all want to be kind to the people close to us, but it can feel like an impossible task. It is so easy to take these people for granted in our lives because they are always there – until they aren’t.
Identify what preparation is needed for you to achieve your vision of what a relaxing, joyous festive season looks like for you.
Maybe you avoid the stores and purchase gifts online so that you aren’t frazzled when you get home to your family.
Maybe you skip a social outing and do yoga instead.
Christmas is “the most wonderful time of the year,” as the Andy Williams holiday song goes. Christmas is all about wonder, amazement, giving, caring, celebrating and getting together with family and friends to be merry.
The Christmas season can also be quite stressful, though, with planning and executing required on Christmas present shopping, holiday decorations for your house and possibly even party planning.
One day someone said to me ‘A relationship is over when you are ongoingly compromising your own integrity and beliefs.’
Wow! That was one powerful message. It catapulted me into taking action. Because that’s exactly what I was doing.
Whether it’s a friend, lover, business partner or even a job, there comes the point where some relationships simply run their course. However, when we are emotionally involved, it can be difficult to decide what you should do next. You may feel completely torn and may not know whether to leave, even when the relationship is disempowering you.
Do you find yourself dwelling on decisions and in turn, finding you can’t decide at all?
If so, you could have analysis paralysis.
Analysis paralysis is the state of over-analysing (or over-thinking) a situation so that a decision or action is never taken; therefore paralysing the outcome. This state of over-thinking leads the individual to a point where a decision is never made, leaving them stuck in a paralysed state of inaction.
Perhaps you feel as though you have no time to do anything anymore. You feel mentally and physically burnt out. Your mental battery is completely flat, and you can’t find the charger.
Who of you has felt this?
Who’s in it now?
How do you know signs that you are suffering from burnout and not just having a bad/stressful day?