Big Cheese Coaching

Big Cheese Coaching

January 02, 2008 09:00 ET

Reminder: BEAT THE BACK-TO-WORK BLUES WITH A TGIM MINDSET

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Attention: Assignment Editor, Business/Financial Editor, Lifestyle Editor, News Editor TORONTO, ONTARIO, MEDIA ADVISORY--(Marketwire - Jan. 2, 2008) - "Returning to work after the seasonal holidays - or any long break -- can be difficult for many people, even for those who love their jobs," says Eileen Chadnick, a certified career/executive coach and principal of Big Cheese Coaching. "For many, inertia sets in after the holidays, but there are ways to energize your spirits and get you into a TGIM (thank goodness it's Monday) mindset."

Here are a few thought-starters for folks who could use a little boost in getting back to work after the holidays.

1. Take time to acknowledge the successes of the year past:

Too often we rush to climb the next "mountain" without taking stock of the successes we've just achieved on past mountains. Making a list will bring to light your accomplishments, strengths, passions and renew your enthusiasm for the challenges ahead.

2. Identify goals for 2008 - but make sure they are the right goals for you:

Goals are important but goals for "goals sake" don't work. Make sure they are meaningful, tangible and attainable.

3. Make a plan to actualize your goals:

A goal without a plan is simply wishful thinking. Take yourself seriously and put focus, action, commitment --and the right support behind your goals. If this doesn't energize you - you may be pursuing the wrong goals.

4. Take stock of what makes you tick:

Reflect on your values, strengths, passions and interests. Use this self awareness as a compass for making career (and life) choices that will inspire you.

5. Practise gratitude:

Being mindful of the good things in work (and life) can make a big difference to your perspective.

6. See more on this and other related topics at Eileen's blog: www.tgimworklife.com and website: www.bigcheese-coaching.com

Eileen Chadnick, ACC, ACPC, ABC is a certified coach and principal of Big Cheese Coaching -- a coaching and consulting company inspiring TGIM (thanks goodness it's Monday) attitudes, aptitudes and altitudes for leaders at work and in life.
/For further information: Eileen Chadnick at: (416) 631-7437 or by email at Eileen@BigCheese-coaching.com. Website: www.BigCheese-Coaching.com Blog: www.TGIMworklife.com/ IN: LABOUR, SOCIAL, OTHER

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