A life coaching session is structured around five core exercises that help you build and reinforce good habits, and get you to follow those habits more often. The exercises are as follows:
Sit down and count four or five. Don’t worry about getting it right at the beginning. Just sit down and do this exercise. If you do it well, you’ll likely be able to do it on a regular basis because you’ll have a good baseline of what’s important for you to do. Make sure it’s easy and not frustrating at any point. You’ll be surprised by how easily you do this exercise because it’s pretty simple once you do it. Start by trying to visualize a good time in your day. Do it by getting the “feel” of how things get on. Once you’ve got it, take it just a bit further by taking things out of your life that you can be good at and focus on doing things that will help you be good at it. Focus on activities you can do on a regular basis that you find rewarding. Do activities that have a positive outcome or a happy ending.
I know, this is a lot, right? Not quite. Let me show you where to put a little love so the exercise becomes more effective over time.
Doing things that help you
Take a close look at every activity you do. Are they really things you can do on a regular basis that are good for you?
It used to be that many people didn’t have the time to set aside a good amount of time in their day to take regular breaks and reframe their behavior to make sure they were doing things that really did make them feel wonderful?
No more. You need to spend just a little extra time each day to make this exercise much more effective.
We can’t all be good at everything and we can’t all make it to the top or stay there. However, there are a few things we can all work on or even set aside some time in our day to do regularly to help you be more successful with your daily tasks. Even small changes will help you succeed on those daily tasks if they take less willpower to do.
The key to making this happen, however, is to take time out of your day to create a space for yourself to make your actions feel good.
When you spend time in the midst of the day to put yourself in the present moment and allow yourself to enjoy it, you’re more likely to stick to