Change is Good - The Diamond Life Project - Life Coach

This week, I attended 2 networking events – part of my 2018 strategy to be more visible!

 

 

At the first event, I met Anne, a woman in her late 40s who, after learning about my role as a coach, went on to tell me about how dissatisfied she was with her life and her job.

 

 

And I know… I am starting to sound like a bit of a broken record on this subject, but I am continually surprised by the number of women I meet who tell me a similar story.  They are dissatisfied in their life, or in their job – and worse.. have felt this way for many years.

Linda in fabulous hotel

And I know… I am starting to sound like a bit of a broken record on this subject, but I am continually surprised by the number of women I meet who tell me a similar story. They are dissatisfied in their life, or in their job – and worse.. have felt this way for many years.

 

 

But they haven’t done anything to CHANGE it……

 

 

It was my first time meeting Anne, but already I can tell, she is smart, successful, talented and capable – and yet still, she spends every day living a life that has been designed by someone else and leaves her feeling empty and unfulfilled.

 

 

It is time for her to make a change.

 

 

So, let’s talk this week about how she (and you) can effect change in your life.

 

 

The first thing that is required to effect CHANGE in your life is the WILL to change it.

 

 

Set the intention to do it and you will. No matter how old you are, it is never too late to change your life for the better.

 

 

Find your courage
Change takes courage. Accept the fact and take a leap of faith.

 

 

Is your life aligned to your values?
Take a look at your life and decide if it aligns with your values.
What are your passions, interests, and goals? While these questions may take some time to answer, you can start by asking yourself what kind of legacy you want to leave behind. This question applies not only to your career but to your relationships as well. How would you like to be described and remembered by other people?

 

 

Next, determine whether or not your lifestyle is aligned with your personal values. Chances are, to some extent, your life and your values conflict. What could you be doing differently to help you reach your goals?

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Live in the present moment
The best way to feel happier about your life is to stop dwelling on the past and stop worrying about the future. Be in the present moment.

 

 

Be positive
No matter where you are, what you have, or who you are with, your perception of your circumstances is more important than the circumstances themselves. To put this into perspective, consider this fact: at any given moment, there are other people in the world who have less money, less resources, and less loved ones than you do, and yet they are happier. Similarly, there are people who are richer than you, in better shape, and with more resources, who feel less fulfilled than you do.

 

 

Get in the habit of noticing the positive aspects of whatever situation you find yourself in.

 

 

Get out of your comfort zone
Some people are more prone than others to get stuck in the comfort of routine and familiarity.  Regardless of your inhibitions or fears of change, humans need variety to be happy.  So try new things.  Don’t be afraid to fail.  Nothing ventured – nothing gained.

Expand your thinking and you will expand your experience of life.

 

 

Taking care of you
Look after yourself, both emotionally and physically.  We only have one body and we want it to last a long time.  Keeping things inside emotionally is a major cause of stress and can lead to heart disorders and gastric problems.  Release stress in a constructive manner.
Personally – I like to dance it off!

 

 

Be grateful
Each day, be grateful for the things you have.  Make a point of listing five things every day that you are grateful for.  Be thankful and you will feel less bitter about the things that you think you don’t have and more appreciative of the nice things that do happen each day and that can often be taken for granted.

 

 

Stop criticizing yourself and those around you
Again, everybody has both positive and negative qualities; this is a universal fact. If you constantly focus on the negative qualities in those around you, then you will constantly feel frustrated and annoyed.

 

 

Don’t compare your own life with other peoples’ lives
Part of what makes people feel unhappy with their own lives is the comparison they make with the lives of those around them. If time spent on social media is causing destructive behaviour and comparison—it is, it’s time to switch off.

 

 

CHANGE is GOOD

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xxx Sending you so much love xxx

Love Linda

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