Feeling frustrated as we head in 2022? Here's how to deal with your disappointment and make it the best year ever!
2022…or as some say twenty-twenty too. A year that we hope will
bring us back to life before the pandemic where a mask is no longer a needed
accessory. Feelings of frustration are common as we've endured two years of
change, and let's face it- no one likes change.
But fear not! 2022 can be the best year ever by following these tips.
Do you have expectations for yourself? Take a moment to think
about this. In what areas do you know you could be more successful? What
would you have to do or who would you have to become to realize your dreams?
Setting expectations for yourself is an important step in accomplishing your
goals and when you set expectations for yourself, you rise to them. The first
step is to start believing in yourself- in your ability and to set your mind to
doing. Then, set the bar high and believe that you will reach those goals, and
set out to do just that.
Instead of asking "what do you want from me?" ask "what do you
want for yourself?" It could be something like buying a house, getting an early
morning workout in, or being present in the moment. In 2022, make it a goal to be intentional by
practicing these tips daily.
Being deliberate with your day
Being clear on the result that you want
Being purposeful with your time
Being focused on your goals
Being mindful of your most important relationships
Once you have decided what goals you want to crush in 2022, share
them with a close friend, family member, or co-worker so that you can have
someone to help keep you accountable. Sometimes it takes a village, and the support
of those close to you can help you succeed.
Feelings of disappointment are common these days. With the
current state of the Pandemic, and the spread of the virus only worsening, you
may feel discontent. One way to turn these feelings into bright, happy little
trees again is by learned optimism. Learned
optimism involves developing the ability to view the world from a positive
point of view. Martin Seligman, a psychologist, invented the "ABCDE" approach to
learning to become more optimistic.
Adversity: The situation that calls for a
- Belief: How you interpret the event
- Consequence: The way you behave, respond, or
- Disputation: The effort you expend to argue
or dispute the belief
- Energization: The outcome that emerges from
trying to challenge your beliefs
When you find yourself facing a challenge, make an effort
to follow these steps. Eventually, you will find it easier to challenge your
negative thoughts. This process may also eventually help you replace your
negative thoughts and approach challenges with greater optimism.