Are you happy? Not really. Do you think you can be happier? Don’t know. Would you like to be happier? Yes!
If this sounds like you, you might want to observe the default narrative in your mind. Take notice, do you have a habit of re-living the past or worrying about future events? We all do as humans, but we have the ability to choose how often we do this. Change this little habit, and experience the difference in your day-to-day life.
Our natural tendency is to dwell on the past (can breed regret, loss and shame) or focus on the future (can breed worry and anxiety). This way of existing can create a downward spiral if we are not careful because we do not have control over events in our past or future. It is impossible to affect or improve the outcome, but we can’t help but run the scenario over and over in our heads. This makes us feel trapped, helpless and unable to change our circumstances.
When we are living in past and the future, we're also missing the experience of what's right in front of us. How do you know you're doing it? You will notice that the “chatter” in your head is non-stop. This “noise” clouds our judgement and shapes how we experience the world.
So, what do we do? We practice being present. Living in the moment allows us to take control of our lives and appreciate the beauty and blessings we have right in front of us. Many schools of thought believe this is the secret to happiness.
You don’t need to be a yogi or meditate daily to achieve a state of presence.
Here are 6 easy techniques to get you out of your head and into your body and heart almost immediately:
Have other tips for practicing being present? Share your comments below!
Hi there. Thanks for stopping by. I guarantee you that you’re one of the first to review this blog, and I appreciate that.
I bet if you’ve come this far, you have some questions. I plan to use this place to answer your questions, start discussions and provide some nuggets for us to chew on.
First things first. Are you wondering…what’s coaching? What’s mind coaching? Why am I still confused about it?
Coaching is a generic term and takes on so many shapes – so of course you have questions. In our day-to-day culture, we relate coaching with sports coach, fitness coach, nutritional coach, career coach, acting coach, spiritual coach, business coach, leadership coach and on and on and on.
What’s a mind coach then you ask? It’s much closer to a life coach than any of the aforementioned types of coaches. But still, what do you think of when you think of a life coach? Tony Robbins? Marie Forleo? Eckhart Tolle? That’s all correct, but they are also synonymous with a motivational speaker, internet TV host and spiritual guru... thus confusing the “coach” terminology that much more.
For those who have had a life coach before, this is not a mind-blowing concept to wrap your heads around. But for those who are first-timers to coaching, this could be ridiculously confusing. I call the type of coaching that I do “mind coaching” to help differentiate what I do with all the other types of coaching out there.
Google defines a coach as, “a person who counsels and encourages clients on matters having to do with careers or personal challenges.” I’m ok with this definition, if it helps you understand what I can offer you.
I’m a gal who likes bullets, since I come from the world of management consulting. So, in 3 bullets, here’s what I offer my clients and have changed their lives:
What’s your experience with the word “coach?” Have you had a life or mind coach before? How did it help / not help you? Would love to hear your experience. Share your thoughts by posting a comment below.
Still have questions? Shoot me a message.