As the evenings shorten and the living is more focused on indoor living, how about undertaking a few small changes that will benefit your holistic health for the darker months ahead.
• Exercise and healthy eating – I cannot over-estimate the power of exercise resulting in both mental and physical benefits. We all know what we should be avoiding food wise so try and be more mindful at each meal.
• Gratitude practice. At the end of each day outline a minimum of 3 positives from your day. This will automatically elevate your happiness levels.
• Most important of all is self-compassion. We seem to give ourselves a very hard time nowadays. It’s all deadlines, left, right and center and we are under pressure to make it. Why not step back and give yourself a little compassion. Do acknowledge that you are actually doing OK…….!
• When one is struggling reaching out for help is so important. Being able to share your issue/s with a therapist or life coach who will have an outside perspective. The alternative of remaining isolated and keeping “stuff” inside of us, that’s usually the worst place one can be for both mental and physical health.
Even by sharing that you are feeling isolated, that’s positive, because now the issue is out of your head. An objective view point is always better than a family member or friend who can have their own “agenda” (usually what they consider best for you!)
Once you realize that you will benefit from professional support, making that appointment is a massive first step. Making that phone call is a huge part to actually making the appointment, and to then meeting me. You should acknowledge yourself for having progressed to such a positive stage.
When you get the support of a life coach or therapist you are not alone anymore and once you begin “your journey” you will get through whatever is happening and at your own pace. Baby steps I always say to my clients. That is so important and remember you, the client is in “the driving seat”.
A client recently came to me expressing “….I was so deeply trapped in my pain and problems that they had become my identity. I was afraid if I stripped them away who was I and what was left?”
This happens to so many of us, our identity is often built on the stories we tell ourselves. The idea of relinquishing control seems terrifying so we stay stuck in patterns and behavours that do not serve us.
So starting this Autumn of 2023 why not try to “loosen that grip and allow life in”. There will be nothing to fear and everything to look forward to.
Do not hesitate to call me today for a little support on your “journey”