Tip of the week; Have a rest
hope you are close to finishing work for this year. My tip for this week is simple.
Being kind enough to give yourself a break is the wise thing to do.
Before you plan a busy holiday season, know that you:
So, my tip of the week is simply this.
"Have a rest; you deserve it."
“As important as it is to have a plan for doing work, it is perhaps more important to have a plan for rest, relaxation, self-care, and sleep.”
Have a good rest on the days you can.
I look forward to seeing you in 2021, but for now, a gift.
The gift of love. The gift of peace. The gift of happiness. May all these and more be yours this holiday season.
"It’s not what is under the tree that matters; it’s who’s around it."
Don't be afraid to get support.
We are coming to the holiday season, but I wanted to save the holiday tip for next week. However, this is a period of the year that can be difficult for some.
I mention this because this week, I was working with a client regarding parenting. Their two children are young and, like most children, are susceptible to the season. Life with children and for children is always a roller coaster ride. Understanding that there will be negative aspects to child-rearing and getting some professional advice when necessary will help you maintain your sanity and enjoy the experience.
This can also be the same at work; I love this little quote.
"Your support network is the solid ground from which you can propel yourself upwards"
Even though it was a tip aimed at a parent, I felt it could easily transition to other areas of our lives.
Like in the home; a workplace is also a place where support is something we should all court if we wish to be happy and prosperous, so my tip for this week is
"Don't be afraid to get support if you need it."
This week see if you can practice these things
We are getting to the time of the year where things can get hard, don't be afraid to ask for support if you need it.
Have a great week and follow your dreams
Self Coaching part 2 of 4
Here is week 2 of my self-coaching emails
Thank you to those who share your goals; I had some interesting questions; I hope your answers were clear and concise enough for you.
Anyway, on to part 2
First, a lovely little quote to get you thinking.
“When the reality is clear, it brings the goals into sharper focus."
As a quick recap, this self-coaching exercise is a great opportunity to implement change ready for the new year. We will work on this together using the GROW model. This is the most widely used model in coaching, and the questions are taken from my coaching questions template, used with some of my clients.
Today's questions are the R in GROW, which stands for reality, pretty much its, where are you now with your goal you wish to achieve and what is driving the need to achieve it.
It could be that by going for a particular goal, other things may change in your world. Answer the questions below, but remember, if you are honest, and the answers are not as you expected, the goal can be changed.
A Self-reflection Exercise: Part 2
Make a note of your answers to these questions.
When looking at your chosen goal:
Take your time; you have a week, return to them periodically, and make changes as necessary. If you have any questions, feel free to reach out. Once again, you do not have to share the answers with me, but I am happy to take a look if you wish.
Best of luck with part 2 of your change journey. You got this.
Believe in you
As we are coming to the holiday season I would like to focus on the meaning of belief. Over the years people have believed in Father Christmas, the Easter Bunny, maybe the moon landing, astrology, Karma, God and for some, aliens. A quick look at one definition states “trust, faith, or confidence in (someone or something)”. If we can find the time and energy to believe in these things, why don’t enough of us believe in ourselves?
Which begs another question, what could you really achieve if you had a truck load of belief in yourself? Just think about this for a minute, what 3 things would you achieve if you have enough belief?
My Tip of the week is this
“in all you do this week, remember you are capable of pretty much anything you are willing to work for”
Believe in yourself and consider this little quote, for it is quite true:
“Always remember, you are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem and smarter than you think” Christopher Robin
Have a great week and follow your dreams
Richie Forde, Performance Coach and the Founder of Edge Coaching Services.