It’s summertime and that means it is time to enjoy the sun, spend time with family, and take care of your health. The problem? Covid-19 has been spreading for months now and there are new strains emerging quickly. This puts people in a tough spot when trying to decide how to enjoy their summer responsibly while also taking into account the risk of contracting this virus. To help you make this decision, we have compiled some questions that you can ask yourself in order to have a fun and safe summer:
What do I really want to do this Summer?
Ask yourself what you really want to do during summer time. This will help focus your mind and allow you to make the best decision for how to spend your time this coming season, while still being responsible with it. Is it relaxing and going to the beach? Is it going on a mountain retreat with friends? Is it going to a 5-star resort for some seriously needed me time? Whatever the answer is, you can for sure get the most out of whatever activity you choosing by being clear about what you really want to do.
What do those pros and cons look like?
Now, to be fair, every activity you want to engage in this Summer might not be the best activity to engage in at this time. Weigh the pros and cons of different potential activities before committing too much energy into one thing that may not be right for you. Be honest about what things are most important to you and try to balance the two sides of the scales before making a decision. Choosing activities that are still mindful of crowds (in general), social distancing, travel restrictions, local restrictions, etc. will likely net you having the best experience because you’ll be more prepared for what you know is ahead.
What am I willing to compromise on doing?
Just as in a healthy relationship, being open to compromise during these unprecedented times will also help you to plan a fun Summer while minimizing stress. Be willing to compromise certain activities while waiting on time when restrictions are lifted. Covid-19 is not going away anytime soon but that doesn’t mean that you have to forget about having some semblance of an enjoyable Summer. It just may mean you can’t party like a Rockstar just yet! So enjoy your summer responsibly and keep these questions in mind to use as a guide.
The global pandemic has shifted the way the world works. With isolation, quarantine, testing, and more, people have had to adjust their mindset this past year majorly. A lack of socialization and implementation of social distancing has left a lot of people feeling lackluster and demotivated. Many are finding it hard to stay positive.
If you relate to feeling this way, don’t worry because you’re not alone. A collective traumatic experience is challenging, and you can’t expect yourself to react to it positively. Even the most positive ones among us might have had trouble sticking to their cheery attitude.
Before we talk about how to win during Covid-19, I want to give you a little teaser about life coaching. Life coaching can be ultra-beneficial if you want to shift your perspective to a more positive one. It also benefits you in several other ways. You can achieve self-awareness, self-fulfillment and be on your way to real introspection.
I’d love to introduce you to all of these fantastic concepts, so feel free to book your first discovery session with me today! We will get to know each other, talk about your current motivations and concerns, and develop a plan to help you win at life!
The Importance of Perspective
Now, let’s discuss the importance of your perspective. It’s essential to know that what happens to you isn’t nearly as important as how you react to it. If you have a defeatist attitude, you will react to occurrences in negative ways. On the other hand, a winning attitude will help you deal with difficult times more positively. You’ll be able to reap benefits that others can’t see.
If you feel like you have a pessimistic perspective towards life, don’t be worried. I admit it’s not easy to realign perspectives, but it’s also not an out-of-reach process. All you need is determination and motivation to make the shift happen.
Think about it like this. There was a concert you were hoping to catch this year. You’d bought the tickets in advance, read up on them, and were looking forward to it. Then, there was a second wave of Covid-19, and the event got canceled. Your city went into lockdown.
There are two ways to react to this situation, and only one of them will make you feel better. A person with a negative perspective would feel defeated and down. They would internalize this experience and feel like they’re unlucky or that nothing good will happen again. They would also be upset about the monetary investment they made.
Meanwhile, someone with a positive perspective would recognize the hidden luck in the situation. If the concert had still happened despite the virus, many people might have become affected by Covid-19. It would have been a disease hotspot, and the whole community might have been affected. What’s more, the positive person would find a way to enjoy another activity while being in quarantine. They would catch a live session by the singer in question and weigh the opportunity cost of missing the concert versus contracting the virus.
I hope it’s a little clearer now.
How to Create a Positive Mindset
Now that you know why perspective is critical, you’re ready to learn how to achieve a positive one. If you’ve felt low or upset for a while, it might be tough to retrain your brain into positive thinking overnight. Don’t expect sudden changes from yourself, and you won’t be disappointed.
The main trick is simple: force yourself to convert any negative thoughts you have into positive ones. The best way to do this is to wear an elastic band around your wrist. Every time you get a negative thought, give the band a tweak. It will snap back against your skin, sending a sharp sensation along your arm. Then, convert your thought into a positive one. Once you get into the habit of doing this, your brain will learn how to do it on its own!
A good example is this: let’s say you want to spend some time outside, but it has started to rain. You find yourself feeling glum and don’t want to do anything anymore. Snap your band and replace this thought with a cheerful one. For example, a rainy day means you can hang out with family inside and play board games. Or you can sort out your closet as you’ve meant to.
Once you learn how to replace each negative thought with a positive one, you’ll find that your perspective shifts independently.
Work with a Life Coach
And here’s the best way to win during a challenging time like Covid-19: work with a professional life coach! A life coach is a trained expert who creates a customized plan that you can use to achieve whichever personal goals are essential to you. A life coach will make seemingly complex issues like fixing your self-esteem feel like manageable and treatable concerns.
There are so many benefits of working with a life coach. Let’s look at some of these:
You will find clarity on the goals and objectives you want to achieve both for the short and long terms.
You will receive a customized roadmap from someone who takes the time to learn about your struggles and limitations. Once you start following the roadmap, you will find yourself achieving smaller goals that feed into your larger ones.
You will be able to realign and shift your perspective from a negative to a positive, accepting one.
This will allow you to take complete advantage of any opportunities that come your way. You will also find yourself open to different opportunities that you might not have noticed before
You will have a trained professional by your side who will make you feel like you are essential and will take your concerns and issues seriously.
I want to talk to you today about life coaching and the numerous benefits you can reap when you sign up with a life coach. You may be familiar with the term because you’ve probably heard your favorite celebrities talking about the practice! I’m here to tell you more about life coaching and how it’s helped a wide range of people, from world leaders to celebrities alike.
What is Life Coaching?
Before we talk about who can work with a professional life coach, let’s discuss what a life coach is. A professional life coach is a licensed expert who will essentially help you take charge of your life.
Not to say that you don’t have control over your own life. The art of life coaching allows you to view your internal motivations, desires, and goals. Your life coach asks you specific questions to get critical insights into what you want to get out of life. They then sit down with you and draft a customized plan to help you achieve the goals you want in a timeframe that works for you.
It’s super simple: you get to discuss whatever you’re struggling with, and an expert draws up a plan to help you do better in life.
If you’d like more information about life coaching or are ready to kickstart your journey, sign up for your first free discovery session today! I’ll guide you through the process, ask you some questions, and I guarantee you’ll love it.
Famous People and what they have to say about Life Coaching
When you think of celebrities, you might picture a famous, self-assured person who doesn’t let anything get in their path to success. This isn’t true because celebrities are just like ordinary people because they fear anxiety and sometimes lack motivation. They also need to reach out to someone who can help them achieve their goals.
Many prominent celebrities have worked with life coaches and remain grateful to them till this very day. Let’s look at some of the famous names who attribute their success to life coaches.
#1: Oprah Winfrey
Oprah has made a name for herself with her award-winning talk show, her books, and her philosophy of life. She’s a well-known name internationally, and there’s barely anyone who doesn’t know her or her work.
Oprah gives credit for some of her success to her renowned life coach, Martha Beck. She’s been very vocal about how life coaching has helped her stay afloat through all these years. Not only that, but she advises her fans and followers to start working with experienced life coaches. Oprah views life coaching as one of the best ways to succeed in life.
Here’s what Martha Beck has to say about positive thinking, “Hopeful thinking can get you out of your fear zone and into your appreciation zone.”
#2: Leonard DiCaprio
Leo DiCaprio has been in the industry for a long time. He’s given heart-warming performances that have made millions of people all over the world fall in love with him. Despite his hard work and constant efforts, it took a long time for him to win an award that he wanted.
He attributes some of his success and mental peace to his life coach, Tony Robbins. Robbins helped him hone his skills and focus on his strengths to lead the life that he wanted to. By getting Leo to focus solely on the positive aspects of his personality. Robbins ensured that he would get to the top.
Leo equates his life coach to a friend who knows him. He said, “I get a friend to travel with me – I need somebody to bring me back to who I am. It’s hard to be alone.”
Robbins has been the person who’s known Leo through all of his ups and downs and proves that life coaching is a powerful practice that works.
#3: Serena Williams
Leonardo DiCaprio isn’t the only celebrity that Tony Robbins has helped. He’s been pivotal in giving a much-needed boost to Serena Williams’ life and goals. Robbins has helped Williams enhance her performance on the court by urging her to focus on her strengths instead of her weaknesses.
Williams often talks about how life coaching helped her come out of a very dark place. There was a time when she got severely injured and couldn’t train properly. Robbins coached her through this dismal period in her life and made her well enough to win a Grand Slam later on.
With Robbins’ teachings, Serena Williams learned how to convert her failures to successes.
#4: Britney Spears
If you know anything about Britney Spears, you’ll know that she’s had to overcome an extraordinary number of struggles and setbacks. She lost her way for a while when she was forced to raise her children by herself and was always hounded by the press and paparazzi. She lost her self-esteem, confidence, and self-worth.
However, she was able to bounce back from all of that with her life coach’s help, whose name she keeps hidden. This anonymous life coach helped her regain her sense of self, and she was able to get back on stage and rebuild her professional and public image.
Her life coach helped restore the thing she needed the most: self-belief. Spears seems to have overcome her struggles quite successfully with life coaching.
As you’ve read, famous people need help too. Life coaching is simply a way to identify your unique struggle and then plan to overcome it. There’s no shame in reaching out to a licensed expert who is willing to help. In fact, not reaching out can often do more damage, and I urge you to keep that in mind.
Sign up for your first free discovery session with me, and we’ll start working towards a healthier, more wholesome, and brighter future for you today!
Covid-19 has changed the world, literally. This last year has forced people worldwide to stay indoors and find new ways to stay entertained. These drastic measures have also led to an increase in mental health issues, and numerous people have found themselves becoming anxious or depressed.
I want to talk to you about the importance of self-care, especially during these trying and turbulent times. It’s easy to neglect our well-being when we feel like there are external things to focus on. It’s perfectly normal to feel anxious about our circumstances, given the situation. However, you can also use this time to reflect on and renew your relationship with yourself. You can put yourself on the path to well-being by practicing several essential self-care habits during this time.
If you are experiencing any emotional or existential crises and don’t know how to work towards your goals, please book a discovery session with me. I’m a certified life coach, and I’ll discuss your current struggles and help you draft a plan for your future well-being!
What is Self-Care?
Before we talk about self-care practices, it’s essential to discuss what self-care looks like. Self-care can sound like an intimidating concept, but there’s nothing to it.
Self-care is essentially what it sounds like: taking care of yourself. You have to consider yourself the most vital part of this equation and do anything and everything that will benefit your well-being. I will go into more detail about what this looks like on a practical level, but for now, all you need to know is that consistent self-care leads to better self-esteem, more exact thoughts, more focus, and a lot more benefits.
Self-Care Habits to Adopt During Covid-19
I’m talking about self-care during these times because we all have extra time to spend indoors or at home. Most people have adopted a work-from-home structure meaning they are free to stay home while they go about their day.
This naturally frees up more time in our daily lives, which can then be used to indulge in self-care habits. Let’s look at what these are.
#1: Take out time to reflect
It’s hard to take out time to meditate or reflect when we’re running around busy in our workplaces. We often forget to take those precious ten minutes after we wake up to think or meditate. Most of our mornings are spent rushing to get ready and get out of the house.
One of the best self-care practices is to allocate ten to fifteen minutes after you wake up to reflect on your life. This is a great way to get used to introspection. You’ll start to get more in touch with your emotions and become aware of your insecurities. This sounds scary, but it’s not. It’s a beautiful process that will allow you to approach yourself with healing instead of judgment.
#2: Book time with a life coach
One of the best ways to incorporate self-care into your life is to start consulting a life coach. If you don’t know what a life coach does, let me explain. A life coach is like a coach for your life. Life coaches have significant experience in dealing with people’s ambitions, goals, and struggles.
I usually start with a free discovery session, where I get to know my client. I ask them specific questions relating to their current struggles and lifestyle. Over the next few sessions, I get to know them better and develop a detailed plan that they can use to accomplish their particular goals. I then keep checking in with them to ensure that they’re on the right track to meeting their objectives.
Talking to a life coach is an ideal part of any self-care routine as it allows you to open up to someone who can give you a strategy for your life path.
#3: Pick up a new skill
Time indoors might be a blessing in disguise if you know how to use it. An essential part of any self-care routine is to add something novel and exciting to it. You will love being presented with a new challenge and will be eager when you see how quickly you tackle it.
I would suggest picking up a new hobby or skill to ensure your time during lockdown doesn’t go to waste. This can vary from person to person, but here are a few skills you can easily pick up:
Learning a new language
Knitting or crocheting
Reading a book per week.
Solving crossword puzzles
Keeping a daily or weekly journal
Taking an online class
Learning new exercises
And there are a lot more you can add to this list! Do you see where I’m going with this? The possibilities are endless.
You might be confused about how learning a new skill would help you practice self-care. Well, once you set yourself on the path to learning something new, you’ll force yourself to be disciplined. This means fixing your sleep schedule and generally creating a stable routine for yourself. Once these things are in place, you will automatically feel a lot better about yourself and your general lifestyle.
Why Self-Care Routines Work
Now hear me out. For anything to work, you need to stick to it and be consistent. It’s the same thing with self-care practices. If you make them a part of your daily routine, they will help you find a sense of well-being and lead you to growth.
This is precisely why self-care routines work. They enable us to handle our daily lives better as we get more in tune with our inner selves. Once we understand our inner worlds more profoundly, we can start to make positive changes to our external life.
If you’ve been feeling anxious about Covid-19, you’re not alone. The novel coronavirus has managed to bring the world to a screeching halt in more ways than one. There are too many far-reaching ramifications that cannot be ignored, and mental health is not an exception.
The onslaught of this global pandemic has shaken up people’s mental health in various ways. Some have it worse than others. However, the common thread that connects all of us is the ongoing anxiety of actually contracting the possibly fatal virus. You might have heard of a close friend or relative who’s had it. Or you could’ve seen the increasingly dismal news reports that make it seem like everyone has been affected.
I repeat: if this situation is making you anxious, you are not alone.
How Covid-19 Induced Anxiety Can Impact Your Life
There are a lot of ways in which this specific anxiety can make you feel crippled. You might always worry about your health, your financial situation, and your family, among other things. This is perfectly natural and you shouldn’t give yourself a hard time about it. Anxiety festers itself through thoughts, which are intangible and therefore, frightening.
She says, “thoughts are everything. There’s nothing more important than how we think about the things in our life…Like ‘it’s the coronavirus that’s making me nervous!’ No, it’s your thoughts that are making your nervous.”
It’s obvious then that Covid-19 induces anxiety which in turn can negatively impact our lives and our progress. It can be pretty tough to tame anxious thoughts, mainly because they can make you feel like you won’t be able to get anything done. So, how do you make your way to a solution during this global pandemic?
The solution: start working with your life coach. I offer Discovery Sessions where I lay out all the services that a Life Coach provides so you can feel at ease about signing up with us. Once you sign up with us, you will be able to make some sense of the madness of this global situation and put an end to your constant anxiety. Before I talk about how this happens, however, let’s discuss what it is that a life coach does.
The first thing to understand about life coaching is that it’s not therapy. It may be similar in the sense that you will talk to a professional. However, where therapy is based on insights, past events, and has formal education and licensure in mental health, life coaching looks at your current situation and focuses on the future and has a different set of educational requirements.
When you sign up with a professional life coach, they’ll help you make your way to the future that you want. Professional life coaches have a ton of experience, both personal and professional, and they use it to identify their clients’ goals as the first step. Then they create a customized plan that tracks progress and enables clients to achieve those goals.
Think of a life coach as you would of any other coach. My job is to work with you to come up with a detailed strategy on how to accomplish different tasks. This doesn’t mean that I won’t focus on how you’re feeling. I’ll take your feelings and thoughts into careful deliberation. How you think is essential in that it forms the backbone of the strategies that will work best for you. If you want to work towards a mentally balanced life, you should sign up for your first Discovery Session and see where it takes you!
How a Life Coach Can Help with Covid-19 Anxiety
#1: They will help you to accept your situation
Jason Bernic is an Executive Life Coach who guides his clients through Covid-19 specific anxiety. He encourages his clients to understand and gradually accept the new normal. The world has become a place where precautions are necessary. According to Bernic, this new world order “requires us to adapt and construct a new normal – a new structure and routine…your foundation affects your mindset.”
Just like Bernic, I’ll help you come to terms with the changing world, and they will then help you find your place in it. New situations can only frighten you until you learn to adapt to them.
#2: They will help you find the silver lining
Like most situations, this one also has a light at the end of the tunnel. A professional life coach will sit down with you and gently remind you to focus on this light. They’ll reiterate the positives waiting for you on the other side of Covid. And they’ll make you remember the goals you thought you couldn’t work on because of the pandemic.
It’s possible to still accomplish the goals you wanted before Covid hit. However, your strategy might need a little tweaking. I’ll work with you to establish a new plan of action.
#3: They will remind you of what you can control
Often when we feel anxious, it’s because our minds make us feel like we’re helpless. Anxious thoughts can cause people to spiral because they feel like they have no control over their lives. This is a scary place to be in.
Once you sign up with an experienced life coach, they’ll remind you of two important facts:
One that the global pandemic, like some other things are out of your control
Two, that there are still lots of things that are in your control
As your life coach, I’ll encourage you to start focusing your energy on the events or things you can control instead of the ones you can’t. This will help if you always feel overwhelmed by the pandemic. Or if you find yourself thinking negatively about everything.
So, please take the next step and sign up with us today to learn how to retrain your brain into focusing on the positive aspects of any situation and be successful in taming anxiety in the face of Covid-19. It will take some work work, but it will be worth it!