This might be the shortest blog post I’ve ever written but it’s a really useful one! I’ve put together 3 steps to have an amazing day using one of my powerful coaching tools. My clients have used it and seen a lot of success, I hope it works for you too.
When you’re starting out in a self-development journey, it’s very hard to know where to start and to know if what you’re doing is working. I have a number of different approaches for my clients that both consider the way they see the world and also what they can practically do.
The easiest form of gratitude, focus, meditation, slowing down, checking-in is in this simple technique.
In the morning, before you start your day, write down what would make today:
Each adjective is a marker of success. They each allow you to feel positive and help with keeping you focussed and motivated.
This approach promotes less pressure on you and encourages a more resilient, creative and growth mindset.
It’s also a great way to take back control of your day, your to-do lists and ultimately your life.
You’re not going to wake up each day feeling bright, full of energy and excited for your day/ week. My approach is always one of simplicity. When you approach your life in simple ways, it’s a lot easier to try things but also to stick to them. It’s the compounding effect of small, consistent actions that help you achieve your goals.
With each client I work with, we first get realistic about what they want and what they can do in their day-to-day. If you’re starting to work with me stressed, tired, exhausted, frustrated, overwhelmed or burnt out, telling you to meditate, do some yoga or even go for a walk is going to sound difficult.
Breaking it down into these adjectives, makes it a lot easier to start to have an amazing day.
As you learn more about yourself (Self awareness), you start to see when you get triggered to behave a particular way.
That behaviour might be a thought, feeling or action.
Once you know this, you can start creating a bunch of tools that help you move through that challenge towards what you want to think, feel or do.
Try it for yourself now:
Ask yourself “what would make today good, great, amazing?
Make sure you answer – none of this works unless you actually answer.
Rather than trying to get through a to-do list, this flips the outcome of your day/ week/ month/ year to a simple feeling.
It’s always our feelings that tell us what we need to know 😉.
Puja McClymont – certified coach, wisdom teacher, speaker and host of the SELF Care 101 podcast.
As a life and leadership coach, I help mission-driven individuals who are seeking direction, to gain clarity, by expanding their inner awareness through the ancient wisdom teachings of Ayurveda and Yoga; so that they can lead more purposeful and fulfilling lives.
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