My health coaching sessions are centered around the clients needs and where THEY want to go in the conversation. Topics have been on sleep (or lack of), starting up a business, directing their lives in a different direction, coping and managing divorce.
What do all of these have in common? Stress. Finding ways to manage stress in small increments that are manageable and achievable. When looking at the big picture and all that needs to be accomplished, it can be daunting and overwhelming. So, by taking a step back, taking a look at what can you do today? What can you do in the next 30 minutes? These baby steps will feel satisfying.
I knew that my house needed organization!!! The garage is THE worse, if I think about it, I start to feel anxious. What do I do instead? I start to focus on the smaller task, I chose to organize my dresser. I started out with my sock and underwear drawer, finished it and then walked away to make lunch, go for a walk or another task that needed to be completed for the day. I then came back and worked on the next drawer. I had a total of 4 drawers and I did 2 in one sitting because I was actually having fun! Yes, fun folding clothes. HA! I had my music going full blast, singing at the top of my lungs and folding clothes. I didn't just fold my clothes, but I decided to purge what didn't fit me anymore (I lost 35 lbs) and I color organized, yes I did. I actually find that by color organizing my clothes (including my closet) it makes getting dressed and deciding what to wear so much easier, quicker and less stressed. (I found less clothes on the floor or hanging on THAT chair...you know, the one that everything ends up on). My day felt accomplished and satisfying....AND now, getting dressed is less stressful.