Hi everyone! I hope you are enjoying the beauty of our first major snow storm, and that you are staying toasty. I’m writing this week to talk a bit about goal setting. This is something that is a cornerstone in health coaching. I hope it can keep you from feeling discouraged if you struggle with aiming high, and falling short in the long run.
In my work with my clients, this is a big focus. I want to be sure they do not feel defeated within weeks of getting started. It’s good to keep in mind these five words when setting goals. Your goals should be specific, measurable, attainable, realistic and timely. Another important thing to realize is that a coach does not set these goals for you, you set them for yourself in a way that inspires you, rather than weighs on you.
One of my clients really wanted to put more focus on the area of spirituality. It was something she felt needed to be more of a regular part of her life, but she wasn’t sure how to make it happen. The answer was not to have me work out a plan for her, but something she needed to uncover on her own.
She is a busy working mom of three teens, with little time for herself. When I asked her what makes her uplifted when thinking of spirituality, she told me felt inspired by reading passages from the Bible. She immediately thought, I just don’t have time for it after work and keeping up with a busy family. After giving it some thought, she came up with a pre-bedtime strategy that could help her feel more connected to this part of her life. She decided she was able to commit to one half hour session per week. So, her game plan was to commit to reading a passage from the Bible one day of the week with her kids just before going to bed. She would ask her kids how they interpreted the reading. It became a nice way for her to reconnect with what was important to her. The side effect was that her kids enjoyed it as well, because it helped them focus on something other than the pressures of navigating life as a teen. They liked how it shifted their focus when it was time to relax before bed.
So, when you’re trying to make a change, remember to do it in a realistic way. Big changes sound appealing but can leave you feeling ready to give up. Make those little changes in your life and enjoy the big impact they can have on your wellbeing!
Welcome to 2022! Let’s make and appointment for a free getting to know you session. With a bit of guidance, and your own knowledge of what approaches work to support you as an individual, we can uncover a more energized and vibrant version of yourself. You can find me at Macy Violet Beauty Thurs, Fri & Sat 11-5, or call/text 617-932-9923. I look forward to meeting you!
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