The transition from one year to the next is often full of hope, optimism, new goals, hittin’ the gym, bucket lists, and a whole lot more…..

It’s a wonderful time to put old habits in the rear view mirror, and make grandiose plans to crush life on all levels.

This is all great stuff; however, the reality is that it isn’t easy to make all of these changes at once!

In fact, it’s a HUGE feat to make one significant change in your life. (I’ll talk more about this in next week’s newsletter.)

AND…coming off of the holidays has a lot of residual energy; some of it can be challenging.

Perhaps it’s been difficult to get back on your horse and dive into your work.

Perhaps you’ve been dreaming of living a different life.

Perhaps you’ve wanted to chill and do nothing.  

Perhaps each of these examples are simply projections of what I’ve been feeling. 🙂

If any of these things ring true for you…It’s OK.

…Consider this…

….from December 31st to January 1st, you were asked to immediately transition from 2 months of crazy holiday stuff into a state of being refreshed, rejuvenated, and delighted for the new year.

What happened to your recovery time?!

Over the last week, I’ve been struck by the flu, had food poisoning and felt a lot of shi**y emotions. 

I’ve felt angry, frustrated, lonely, sick, sad and kinda pissed off.

These emotions didn’t stay with me for long, but they were real….AND, what I discovered is that these same challenging emotions have been real for others as well.

Guys from my men’s group were feeling them.

So were many of my individual clients.

The end result is that it gave me an opportunity to pause, take a deep breath, check in, and remind myself that this is a marathon, not a sprint.   

So……If you’ve been feeling great, awesome, keep going!

If you’ve come out of the gates slowly, it’s all good…..

…tap into your emotions. Identify how you are feeling. Share how you’re feeling with somebody. Don’t bottle it up.

Because, if you bottle up your emotions, you won’t have a chance to create all of those wonderful new patterns and behaviors that will inevitably make 2019 your best year ever.

Keep me posted on how you’re doing. Feel free to drop me an email response or let me know if you want to talk further.

Have a great rest of your week.