Habits: How To Achieve Incredible Things

Has a single thought ever changed your life radically? It happens to me all of the time. All of the time. … and I’m just talking about small changes, but what I’m discovering more and more is that small changes count. Before I go on (well, before you read on), this is a re-posting of something I wrote a few years back on the fascinating subject of Habits. It’s actually one of a few posts I wrote on the subject, this one (which I hope you will continue to read) and the following posts about how we form habits (and … Read The Full Article …

XMas (aka How To Have a Happy, Stress-Free XMas)

Unfortunately, for a lot of people, Christmas is often a stressful time … At this present moment in time with problems in the world economy, many people feel like the expense of Christmas is the last thing they need. But it doesn’t have to be expensive, or stressful at all. Doesn’t Everybody Love Christmas? I always assumed everybody loved Christmas: the cards, the food, the presents, being with the family. Until I heard a radio show a few weeks ago saying that November, December and January are the most difficult months for people who suffer from depression because of the … Read The Full Article …

Journeys: Every Journey Starts With A Small Step…

Don’t let the challenge of your goal scare you. Whatever your goal, whatever you’re set to achieve, the most important thing to do is to start taking the first step in the right direction. Most importantly, don’t delay. Take the first step NOW. But how do you start moving toward this goal you’ve just set yourself? Break Your Goal Into Smaller ‘Journey’ Goals The answer is to break it down and set a 1st journey goal that will bring you closer to your final goal. Something you could achieve THIS week! Make it small and manageable but also something that’s … Read The Full Article …

Beyond GROW: 3 Coaching Models That Take You Positively Forward

Coaching provides a structured approach supported by so many different models that it can be hard to choose the right one. Here’s some help. On Lifestoogood.net we talk a lot about coaching and how to be your own life coach. Coaching is not a black box to which you feed a lot of information and which gives you back a list of actions you should take. There’s a structure to it… and there are various coaching models and approaches that provide that structure. Broadly speaking, there are 2 types of coaching models: Type 1: The Self-Awareness Models – These are … Read The Full Article …

Solve Problems Simply and Effectively with the GROW Model

How do you pick the best way forward to solve your problems? In our article The First Steps As Your Own Life Coach, we talked about setting a good goal and then taking a first step towards it. The question is: What is that first step going to be when you think you’ve already tried everything? Several models can help. The most used by life coaches is the GROW model. (in fact this model is not just used by life coaches, but by all kinds of coaches, with many other models being some kind of variation on this one – … Read The Full Article …

Why Good Friends Are Good For Your Health

Do you have a network of good friends? Friends you can go to when you’re not 100%? Friends who will cheer you up, share a laugh, listen to your personal stories with genuine interest, keep your secrets, always be there when you need them, overlook you faults and appreciate your qualities? Friends who you can be completely honest and real with and they with you in return? If you do, you’re very lucky indeed! Friendship: A Proven Source Of Good Health Friendships profoundly affect our health. A very interesting study of 308,849 individuals, followed for an average of 7.5 years, … Read The Full Article …