Quotes: MENA   Enter Symbol: NewsLetter: Search: advanced

Align Your Life: Reassess Your Goals  Join our daily free Newsletter

MENAFN - Khaleej Times - 16/08/2014
No. of Ratings : 0
Add to Mixx!

(MENAFN - Khaleej Times) You start out with gusto and focus.

Photo: Getty Images

More than half the year is gone and a few months remain until we hit 2015. Everyone starts out with vigour and promises at the beginning of the New Year. All of us make resolutions – I will lose weight I will quit smoking I will eat healthy I will commit to a relationship I will study I will spend more time with my family I will use the gym membership... the list is endless.You start out with gusto and focus. You have a plan in place the checklist is ready and you are all geared up to achieve your goals. The first few months are great; initially you are able to go to the gym spend more time with your family and are able to study better. You feel things are moving in the right direction. And then something happens and you slowly begin to slip.

Once again you miss a gym class find an excuse to eat a huge piece of cake and slowly fall back into the old patterns that you despise. And before you know it more than half the year has gone by with no major life change and you’re living the same old life that you hated so much. The good bit is that it’s not too late. With a few months remaining for the year to finish its time to reassess your goals and stop yourself from slipping further.

Let’s start by re-examining your goals for this year. Adjust the timeline and have a plan in place for getting yourself back on track. The first step is to have a support circle around you that will encourage you to embrace the change you are seeking. Join meet-ups or find people who are also looking to make the same change in their lives. The second step is to have small goals. One day at a time works better than having tonnes of goals and a long span of time to cover them. Have daily and weekly goals for yourself rather than monthly and yearly goals. Next create a vision board and fill it up with pictures and quotes that will motivate you to reach your goals for this year. You can display whatever you want on your vision board as long as it motivates you. Take control of your life and focus on what matters and what can be discarded. We spend way too much time on things that don’t matter while ignoring what is most important. Last but not least; take care of your mental health. Learn to meditate join a yoga class. The more relaxed you are the more focused you are likely to be. A calm and focused mind will help you to reassess your goals and help you to align your life at this point of time.

Shivani Adalja is a Dubai-based wellbeing expert. She runs the Alignment Insitute which offers effective solutions that focus on stress management and overall wellbeing. E-mail alignshivaniadalja.com.


Khaleej Times

  MENA News Headlines
 Oct 7 2015 - Sursock reborn as Beirut's first interactive museumAFP
(MENAFN - AFP) From nighttime walks around the city to workshops on art conservation, Beirut's grandiose Sursock Museum reopens this week as Lebanon's first interactive museum of contemporary art. ...

 Oct 7 2015 - Saudi tycoon raises stakes in TwitterAFP
(MENAFN - AFP) Saudi tycoon Prince Alwaleed bin Talal and his Kingdom Holding Company announced Wednesday they have increased their stake in Twitter Inc to become the firm's second-largest ...

 Oct 7 2015 - Major Omani firms set to log net earnings drop in 9MMENAFN
(MENAFN) Major Omani firms are predicted to post a drop in their net earnings, however, revenues will grow slightly for the first three quarter of this year compared to a year earlier.Net earnings of ...

 Oct 7 2015 - Four Emirati servicemen killed in suicide bombings in YemenThe Arabian Post
(MENAFN - The Arabian Post) The four Emirati soldiers killed in Yemen on Tuesday have been brought home to full ceremony.The General Command of the Armed Forces announced that the soldiers died in ...

 Oct 7 2015 - International aid to Syrians 'utterly inadequate': OxfamJordan News Agency
(MENAFN - Jordan News Agency) Global efforts to help Syrians both inside and outside their war-torn country have proved "utterly inadequate", international aid group Oxfam Wednesday said in a newly ...

 Oct 7 2015 - Israeli forces arrest 40 Palestinians in West BankJordan News Agency
(MENAFN - Jordan News Agency) Israeli occupation forces on Wednesday arrested 40 Palestinians from various parts of the occupied West Bank including Jerusalem, according to a statement by the ...

 Oct 7 2015 - Jeddah's hotel revenues report weak results in AugustMENAFN
(MENAFN) Four and five star hotels in Dubai reported weakening performance levels in August, with revenue per available room (RevPAR) declining 10.1 percent to USD147.45 for the month. Due to a ...

 Oct 7 2015 - Jewish settlers storm Al Aqsa MosqueJordan News Agency
(MENAFN - Jordan News Agency) Groups of Jewish settlers continued to storm Al Aqsa Mosque on Wednesday via Bab Al Magharbeh Gate under the protection of Israeli army and police.The Islamic Awqaf ...

 Oct 7 2015 - Canada rejects assaulting Muslim women wearing niqabJordan News Agency
(MENAFN - Jordan News Agency) Canada's Prime Minister Stephen Harper Wednesday stressed that his government rejected the latest attacks on Muslim women in Canada because of wearing the niqab.The ...

 Oct 7 2015 - Two Palestinians injured by Israeli forces in BethlehemJordan News Agency
(MENAFN - Jordan News Agency) A Palestinian young man on Wednesday, was injured during violent clashes with Israeli occupation forces and settlers east of the West Bank city of Bethlehem.The ...




Click to Apply


Middle East North Africa - Financial Network

MENAFN News Market Data Countries Tools Section  

Middle East North Africa - Financial Network

Main News
News By Industry
News By Country

Islamic Finance News
Private Equity News

How-To Guides
Technology Section

Travel Section

Search News

Market Indices
Quotes & Charts

Global Indices
Arab Indices


Oil & Energy

Currencies Cross Rates
Currencies Updates
Currency Converter

USA Stocks
Arab Stocks

Saudi Arabia 

Economic Calendar
Financial Glossary

Financial Calculators

RSS Feeds [XML]

Corporate Monitor


Real Estate
Submit Your Property

Arab Research
Buy a Research

Press Releases
Submit your PR

Join Newsletters

© 2014 menafn.com All Rights Reserved.  Terms of Service | Privacy Policy | Contact Us | Advertise | About MENAFN | Career Opportunities | Feedback | Help