By Clayton John Ainger (United Kingdom)

The New Year is always a time for reflection and forward planning. When Christmas and all of the festive excitement is over, many of us enjoy a period of calm with quiet anticipation and excitement for the year ahead. It is the time of year that evaluating our lives feels more natural than at other times of the year.

Perhaps we are even more aware of the cycles of life, as one chapter draws to a close and another begins; the end of the year and the beginning of the next is a perfect time for us to slow down, take stock, look around us and go within.

Whatever it is that we are looking at or looking for, we see it through the lens of emotion. In particular, the feelings we have about areas of our life, which cause us concern, appear problematic, or we just know are wrong with our negativity distorting our view of those areas even more.

Source: iCN Issue 13 (Wellness & Holistic Coaching); pages 51-53

About Clayton John Ainger

Clayton is a dynamic and energetic speaker who cares about people, understanding their needs and inspiring change. His philosophy is based upon making every person matter, every time. From once being a Tax Accountant with Deloitte’s Clayton now works and speaks in the UK and Internationally helping Individuals to enjoy more balance, happiness and fulfilment in life, and Companies to transform performance and achieve growth, by unleashing passion, nurturing natural talent and bringing vitality to their workforce.