Reflect, Reset, & Realign for the year ahead

This is the time of the year when days are darker and shorter. The holidays can ramp up a whole new level of stress in our lives. Give yourself the the gift of taking some time and space to reflect, reset, and realign for the year ahead. If you are working with your team right now, it can be great to give them this time and space as well.

REFLECTION

Before you think back on your year, give yourself some time to get grounded and centered. You may even find it helpful to light a simple candle - something to signify this intention of allowing yourself time to reflect. Close your eyes and take a few deep breaths. Feel your feet on the ground. Be in your body. Notice the rhythm of your breath, the beating of your heart, and any sensations you are feeling inside. 

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Reflect, Reset, & Realign for the year ahead

Do you ever go home feeling like you've just worked hard all day and gotten nothing done? As a coach, you do a LOT each day! Sometimes you don't even realize it.

Your to-do list constantly gets interrupted by dealing with the actual day to day of your job. It's easy to get off track, lose your momentum, and get stuck.

Do you ever take time to pause at the end of the day to acknowledge what you actually got done? This can be a powerful practice to start now and carry with you into next year. 

REFLECTION

One way to incorporate this new habit is to keep a coaching journal...separate from a workout book. Journalling doesn't have to be a long saga. Keep it simple by jotting down a few thoughts or bullet points. You'll be amazed at how much you did, more clear about what's important, and better able to keep your focus the next day.

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