Hello February! Here are 5 tools to help you achieve

We're now well onto our way to Spring. I've seen snowdrops out, daffodils starting to emerge and even heard a woodpecker.

Even more uplifting is seeing the days lengthen.

It is challenging entering February in lockdown so my personal focus for this month is on wellbeing whilst continuing to learn as much as I can in the new job I started a few weeks ago.

Here are a few suggestions from my toolkit that can be adapted for your wellbeing & work goals.

Visualise the end result

First, visualise the end result. How will it feel? How will you know you've got there? What will others notice about you? Repeat this often. You might have heard about athletes doing just this.

Whilst I'm no elite athlete, I did use this technique when I couldn't do the 'real' London Marathon last April. I did the virtual Marathon on my own in the October instead. It was my first ever marathon and I'd visualised so much that I could tell you at which point I'd virtually run as far as Cutty Sark or over Tower Bridge!

Break the big goal down into small action steps

Breaking a big goal down into small and manageable action steps helps to prevent overwhelm (and panic) because you are focusing on the much smaller and more manageable action & can trust that you're getting closer towards your goal.