Life Coaching Tips 2020 - Pt I
Updated: May 12
The dawning of a new age comes with the year 2020. Each of us is growing, developing, getting another year older, recognising potential and designing life. Here is Part I of my life coaching tips for success in 2020. Read Part 2 here
How can you ensure you get the most from this coming year? What are your goals? What changes can you implement and what new actions can you take? What do you want to create?
Some people go for their goals alone. Yet other people need a little support from the likes of coaches and alternative therapists to succeed. There are life coaches all over the world nowadays, yet people still ask me ‘what does a life coach do exactly?’
Personally, I am here to help you design your life as you want it to be, to be the best version of you and to navigate your way through the myriad of situations, relationships and challenges that life delivers on a regular basis.
Read on the Spark Blog: Why Working With a Life Coach is So Powerful
1. Stop letting the past hold you back from moving forwards
Spending time in your head dwelling on past experiences does not serve you. It is much more valuable and productive for you to use your powerful brainpower to focus in the present moment; how you are existing and experiencing the now.
Mindfulness is big business for a reason. Notice what all your senses are experiencing right now; what do you see, what do you hear, what do you smell, what can you touch and taste?
The mind often defaults to the past as it hasn’t yet lived the future. By becoming aware of your thought patterns and self talk, you can steer the mind away from the past and into the present. Keep trying.
2. Spend your energy wisely
To improve life balance, I regularly ask clients to audit how they spend their time and energy. After their audit, they frequently admit to spending anything between three and ten hours every week with people or doing activities that either don’t fulfil them or even bring their mood down.
They recognise that this time could in fact be spent with their family or friends, on personal work to get them closer to their goals or on selfcare.
Take control to improve your life balance
Do you have activities which you can either cut out, delegate or pay someone else to do? These may be home- or work-related.
Are there people in your life that are negative or unhelpful? A friendship that may have had its time? A regular coffee date which you actually dread? Be true to your Self and think how you can kindly extract yourself.
By freeing yourself up, you automatically create a better life balance with improved clarity and presence.
3. Prioritise your values
People around you will freely tell you what is important (to them), as does society and the media… but does this honestly match what is important to you?
Knowing what is truly important to you enables you to be authentic
Understanding your own values is a powerful process to give you motivation and a renewed determination to successfully reach your goals.
How do you spend your money? Where are you most reliable? What topics do you love to study, read about or research?
I offer a 1-hour Values coaching session in which I will ask you thirteen specific questions to determine your values - what is truly important to you - and how to use this information to get what you want in life. BOOK NOW
4. Invest in your wellness
One of the NLP Beliefs of Excellence is ‘the mind and body are systemic’. Look after your mind and your body will benefit. Look after your body and your mind will benefit.
As a life coach, I help you look after your mind but as I tell all my clients, it is imperative that you take care your body with healthy eating, regular exercise, stretching and watching your alcohol consumption. Then the mind and body can continue to look after each other.
A regular walk, fitness class or a secret dance at home all contribute to your wellness. Body brushing is superb for boosting circulation and easy and free to do at home. Three circuits of ten squats, lunges and press ups takes less than ten minutes. Drinking warm water and lemon in the morning aids digestion.
If you need support to implement a wellness and fitness routine, visit Hollie Hill PT, an online personal trainer and wellness expert (and my little sister!)
5. Take a weekly artist’s date
The concept of the weekly artist date is a key element of Julia Cameron’s book, The Artist’s Way, a program and guide to reigniting your creativity and inner artist.
Creativity is positive fuel for the mind and builds confidence and self esteem.
When we are inspired, we feel brighter and more optimistic about life and our future
Cameron prescribes booking time out each week to take yourself on a date, alone, to fuel your inner artist. This may be to an exhibition or film screening, to the local stationers to buy colourful pens and drawing tools, to a poetry event or performance. It may be for a walk in a forest, a trip to the garden centre, a swim in a lake.
Try this for a minimum of six weeks and see how different you feel!
What can you do now?
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