Identity, life coaching, goal setting, motivation, Self development, Uncategorized, Visuals for goals results and motivation

Your centre it’s so important…

It’s What keeps you rotating….

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Try imaging your life in the form of a circle, visualise a Ferris-wheel metaphorically speaking. The centre mechanism is what powers the whole motor to make wheel move round!  The centre is made up of different mechanisms which in this metaphor represents your core values, life priorities, principles, morals and beliefs (basically your centre).  All of these keep you being you!  The centre fuels us and motivates our life and as a results gives us drive to set aims, ambitions and goals (moves the wheel).

The centre is so important, it’s important to keep it strong, grounded and functional.  Anything that works in harmony with your core personality fundamentals is going to do positive things for you and drive things forward and keep your life moving in the right direction.  Thus allow a harmonious rotation (hence visualising the Ferris-wheel ), positivity feeds off positivity!

In personal development coaching it is important to look at all our clients fundamental building blocks, their core values and help them base their goal setting around these.  We use a number of techniques to do so.  

 

For more information, or to find out about our coaching packages please feel free to email us on; brainbiscuits@outlook.com

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Your Christmas preparation plan 2019

Your Christmas preparation plan;

It’s that time of the year when Christmas is around the corner and I feel it’s important to make sure you ask yourself; Is any of my Christmas planning filled with things that I want ? Does the planning reflect What is my ideal Christmas?

This time of year can come with so much pressure because we all put ourselves under pressure for everything to be “perfect”

Make sure you don’t use a lot of your energy on things that don’t promote your happiness or adversely affect your wellbeing; nor do things that may add extra financial pressure.

Christmas really is a mixed bag when it comes to emotions too, ether it may be due to past experiences or loss of persons or a change in personal circumstances. Christmas is different for everyone.

This time of year is also typically when our routine goes out the Window and as nice as it is to have days off from the norm, I find this impacts me. If you need routine or notice if you don’t have routine that you struggle with the change of pace, just make sure you keep some of the structure you personally need. For me I need to still clear my head and push myself physically, so I have to stick to strategies that allow me to do this, for me this is my running. I need routine over the festive holidays to keep me on track.

A tip of survival is to avoid a stressful Christmas and just remind yourself to consider your own feelings on things; what matters and what really does not matter …. such as perfection!

Spend your time wisely, and try not to put pressure on yourself, it’s ok if it’s not the perfect Christmas you had in your mind. If things are fun and make you happy and you get to surround yourself with those who matter to you then isn’t that a success in itself? 

This year I am trying to aim for the following steps and tasks for myself;

1,Go with the flow days, were I go with how I feel and enjoy the lack of pressure and expectations I put on myself.

2,Social days with those who make me feel happy, uplifted and good.

3,Days to be productive, to get those things done that I didn’t get a chance to until now, and want to have done ahead of the new year.

4,Fresh air outdoors days where we can just get outside on a crisp winter day and enjoy ourselves.

5,have Creative days, it’s important to feed your creativity and if you want to make something or bake or attempt something new just do it!

6, If you find your mind has a few thoughts swimming around about the near future or for the new year etc try to make the time to acknowledge what you are thinking about, make time to write them down. Following on form this….

7, Allow Forward thinking time, It’s good to ask yourself;

•What do I want for 2020?

•What do I want to do in 2020?

And see what come to mind. Get it down on paper it’s more likely to be something you commit to if you see it written it comes to life.

8, It’s good to also be reflective and learn from 2019 what you enjoyed, didn’t enjoy and what you have learnt from these things. Ask yourself if they present again Can you approach things differently, can you change these things, again what do you want and how do you feel? 

9, it’s good to ask yourself,what where my memorable happy times of 2019?reflect back at the year‘s highlights, whenever possible use visuals such as photos, Keepsakes etc things that made you feel happy and what was it about this moment and memory, can it be recreated for example ‘photo of a lovely place you walked with friends why not plan more walks and dates to do this again, make it part of a life style for 2020.

10, Give yourself time, the gift of time to sit down for a moment and listen to your thoughts and feelings; find your creative space, your pause moment and let things come to you that need to be considered, process then and write down any questions and goals they set.

Remember the past has happened and can’t be changed but you can be the change you need to make your Christmas and new year 2020 yours!

life coaching, goal setting, Visuals for goals results and motivation

Your centre, it’s so important!

amusement park attraction big black and white

 

Try imaging your life in the form of a circle, visualise a Ferris-wheel metaphorically speaking. The centre mechanism is what powers the whole motor to make wheel move round!  The centre is made up of different mechanisms which in this metaphor represents your core values, life priorities, principles, morals and beliefs (basically your centre).  All of these keep you being you!  The centre fuels us and motivates our life and as a results gives us drive to set aims, ambitions and goals (moves the wheel).

The centre is so important, it’s important to keep it strong, grounded and functional.  Anything that works in harmony with your core personality fundamentals is going to do positive things for you and drive things forward and keep your life moving in the right direction.  Thus allow a harmonious rotation (hence visualising the Ferris-wheel ), positivity feeds off positivity!

In personal development coaching it is important to look at all our clients fundamental building blocks, their core values and help them base their goal setting around these.  We use a number of techniques to do so.  

 

For more information, or to find out about our coaching packages please feel free to email us on; brainbiscuits@outlook.com

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Make Goals with “HEART “

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One of the first big goals I set was wanting to complete a 5 k run. I was a non-runner at the time, so I had to make sure I did things to break the goal down, and be sensible with where I was at in terms of fitness levels; what time I could give to the training involved, especially around my life commitments. My tip would also be to set stages/steps and find ways to monitor progress.  

I found using a running App a great way for this type of goal and tracking my progress.  I also liked watching others, such as lifestyle bloggers who had used the same App for a 5k training program.  Seeing how they found their journey with the training they set for themselves (goals steps), and it gave me inspiration and the motivation to complete my own steps that lead me to my main goal “run 5k”.   I was so excited because the first ever 5k I ran was for a charity that’s close to my heart so this goal supported  my core values.  What  was also great was with something physical you can feel and see the results!  So I knew when I had reached it as it was measurable.  I also was lucky to be given a little keepsake medal for achieving it. This is great visual evidence of a goal being met!   Every time I see it I am reminded of where I started and how far I have come!  My goal was set with HEART which is a coaching model which helps you set your goals with all your true values and abilities in mind; with the basis around making small manageable steps to get your goals (particularly larger goals), achieved.  I recommend both the coach to 5k App and “virtual runner” for charity runs as they allow anyone of any ability to complete various running tasks, steps, races etc.

 

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The HEART Model

The Heart Model is great to look at for personal development coaching when setting goals.   I like to use it with clients. An example of some of the model is below.

Honest: Is the goal right for you?  Does it fit with your core values and beliefs?

Exact: What will you exactly need to accomplish your goals?  What steps do you need to take?

Authentic:  Is the goal consistent with your values?  Does it reflect what you really want?

Realistic:  Is the goal realistic, do you have the time, energy, and motivation to complete this goal?

Timely:  What is the deadline for this goal?  How long will each step take?  By when will you accomplish these steps?

 

 

life coaching, goal setting, Visuals for goals results and motivation

Visuals are so important to keep us going!

Seeing visual success is a great way to keep us on track and focused.  It’s great if you can do something that acts as a supportive tool to keeping you on track and that you can look at when you need to see evidence of what you have achieved or evidence you’re getting there.

Another thing that helps is timing.  For me it is so important to have a good positive start to your day. “Starting how you mean to go on” with things that are in your control of course.

I find that my morning and breakfast are important to me so that I feel I am in control and on track from the get go.  My breakfast being healthy and hearty and full of goodness is important to my goal of being fitter and healthier throughout my life now. Breakfast is a great place to start.  My other goal is also to keep improving my physical fitness along with doing something that boosts my mood and makes me feel happy; for me that’s my morning run.  The breakfast choice I go for is porridge sprinkled with the fruits I have managed to grow in our garden.

We set a goal to grow fruits last year and we did it!  This summer we have fruit!

Seeing these visual successes is so rewarding;  literally the fruits of our success!

No matter how big or small your goal it is such a nice personal victory knowing you did what you set out to do, and having some visual evidence is even better!

The message in this is:   visual evidence of you achieving your goal is a great success tool.

I am now enjoying both a good start to the day with my run, and complimenting it with a good healthy breakfast with the fruits of our success. Make your Mornings count!

 

 

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