Clients share that they aren’t fulfilled with their life. In our early discussions, I put together a picture of what they are doing in their days. Some are aware that they are pushing off activities that are meaningful to them but they don’t know how to change it.
In our work together we develop a plan to increase their happiness and satisfaction. We start with a through investigation of what they are literally doing with their hours. This information we use to evaluate their focusing on (and not). Once we have this information, we decide what to increase their time in days on and how and what to decrease time on.
SHIFT YOUR TIME
Clients that want to feel more joyful about their body recognize that they aren’t putting time and attention into it or at least not enough of it. As they increase their exercise routine and create better eating patterns, they begin to better about their body and health. Adjusting a few patterns gives them feel a greater sense of fulfillment and control in their life.
CHANGE THE PATTERN
A client of mine, who worked at home, struggled with productivity. One of the reasons was because she was often tired. We discussed her situation and it became clear that various home circumstances were inhibiting a restful sleep. These circumstances created a pattern of mild exhaustion so we changed to her routine and situation so to promote a restful sleep.
In addition, we created a clear set of deadlines for herself so she has a structure that keep her focused on the most important projects. This made significantly positive shifts in her sense of her fulfillment. She began to feel more joyful about how she was spending her day.
The truth is our lives are defined by how we use our time. Picking activities that support our happiness, fulfillment and satisfaction creates a truly meaningful life.
It hit me like a thud when someone said it to me. I was blindsided by it and it radically changed my perspective...for the better. I'm referring to the realization that the thoughts I had in my head were deeply affecting my life.
There is absolutely no way to know when our last day will be. Ultimately, we don't have control of this. Scary, for sure, especially when so much of our lives are predicated on various systems or controls -- laws, logic, etiquette.
As a parent, spouse, coach, daughter, friend, yogi, cook, housekeeper (sort of), and NYC city dweller, life is full and fast. I love doing things. I like action and revelry but I also love my quiet alone time.
A dear client of mine was having a hard time and couldn't find balance in her life. She was working a lot, late into the evenings on weekdays and most weekends. She was stressed out, over eating, missing her family...
Just 30 days ago, I began a challenge to write a blog post for 30 days straight. It knew it would help me reach more people and I love writing. But there were thoughts in my head that were negative; fleeting ideas that maybe I didn't know what to write about and concerns about what people might think.
This may be obvious to some but often times people forget the importance of maintaining the basics of self care. There are some fundamentals that need to be accounted for in one's life to make for overall well being and balance.
I've been thinking about 2016 and what I want to create in it. I have a process that works. It's a straightforward recipe that gets me in the groove of making what I want happen. If you follow it, it will work for you as well.
In October, I wrote a post about recognizing one's thoughts and making a effort to shift it towards joyful ideas when you recognize that your thoughts are 'somewhere else'.
Ack! Can you picture walking away from a conversation with a new group of people or familiar folks and feeling insecure about what you shared?