July marks the year’s half-way point. Does that idea scare you or excite you? I think it’s probably helpful and healthy to feel a bit of both. Here are three super-simple ways to find some perspective. Think about them while you’re in the bath, on the bus, or walking to work. It’s easy!
Praise everything you’ve achieved so far
Whether you feel like the first six months of the year have flown by or dragged by, now is the time to be kind to yourself and recognise everything that you’ve achieved so far. This isn’t about punishing yourself for failing to keep up New Year’s Resolutions, it’s about sitting down rationally and giving credit where it’s due. Focus on one big thing, or write a long list of little victories – whatever works for you.
Make one positive change
The mid-way point in the year is the perfect time to embrace a new challenge. Make it a positive change – focus on all the new things you’re going to learn, rather than what you’re leaving behind. Focus on one single thing that’ll make a real difference to the rest of the year: take up running, travel more or read a new book each month. For extra oomph, join up with a friend and embrace the change together.
Everything just seems that little bit more achievable when the sun shines, doesn’t it? Use your long, lazy summer evenings to create your own internal bucket list. What’s the one thing you’d absolutely love to do before the end of August? And where do you see yourself in a years’ time? Dream Big may be printed on a million mugs, but the idea still stands true.