I am also trained in energy psychology and I joined Holistic London last April.
When clients choose to work with me, it’s because they know that something in their life isn’t working and they want to get their life back into balance. Perhaps they have been paying too much attention to one area of their life (often work or family) and neglected other areas (e.g. having quality time for themselves.)
I decided that my first blog post needs to be about the process of making changes in our lives: big and small. Often the first step is to step back and consider what is not working well in your life at the moment. Can you name it and identify what needs to change? Then, ask yourself where you would like to be. What will it be like when you get there? How will you be feeling/thinking/being.
In order to make any changes you will need to set some goals for yourself (or some people prefer to call them intentions.) If you can’t define any goals nothing will happen and another week/month/year will go by without any movement.
As you read this, you may already may have a goal in mind. Great, but have you broken your goal down into small, achievable steps? You will need to decide on some daily actions to enable you to move forward incrementally.
You may have heard of this expression “If you keep on doing the same things then the same things will keep happening.” Without some new daily actions and habits, you will not change very much.
In this blog post, I want to focus on the process you will need to go through if you want to make a change in your life. I invite you to set an hour aside and take yourself through my questioning process. At the same time, have a notebook and /or some plain paper and pens to hand.
First, choose ONE area of your life that is not working at the moment or what you want to improve. This could be related to your health/diet/exercise regime, stress levels, work/life balance/social life. Write it down.
THINK ABOUT: -
- What you want to achieve and by when? Set a date and write it down.
- What are the steps you need to get there? List them or create a flow diagram/mind map
- Examine each item on the list and check to see if there are actually 2 or 3 steps within that step. (in other words can you break it down even more?)
- Then give each of the steps a time/date to be completed by.
- How you will measure your success? It could be very tangible; for example, losing a certain amount of weight; or it could relate to how you are feeling/behaving/thinking differently in relation to the area that your chose
- What daily habits can you create to support your goal? (Remember it takes about 6 weeks to install a new habit.) Do you have any habits now that are not useful to you? Be honest, these old habits may have served their purpose in the past but are they helpful now? If not, make the decision to change them.
- Who will hold you accountable? Can you find a buddy that you can agree to share your successes and struggles with? (This is where coaching is helpful as this is a key part of the coaching relationship.)
I will leave you with this quote as food for thought:
“You will never change your life until you change something you do daily.
The secret of your success is found in your daily routine. “
-- John C. Maxwell.
Interested in coaching? Contact Heather on 07966067883 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org