Some EI or EQ goals I want to work on this year are:
- You know how to say no. I need to start doing this. I tend to feel guilty when I’m busy and say things like “I don’t think so” or “Maybe not” when I should just say “No.” I also have a habit of prioritising other people above myself and that needs to change.
- You don’t seek perfection. This has always been a challenge for me; I want to work on letting things not be perfect and not worrying about them. It will save so much mental energy and also my overall mental wellbeing will improve.
- You get enough sleep. This one is challenging for me, because I have insomnia and there isn’t much I can do to sleep more. I know I need more sleep to function/work better but it’s not so simple for me.
- You stop negative self-talk. I also have a habit of doing this. I want to learn to recognise and avoid the bad behaviours which I normalise – like spiralling and saying things to myself that simply aren’t helpful.