How daily journaling and life coaching can help change your life
All posts by Sarah Adams
I am a journalist and writer who has worked for newspapers, magazines, TV and online for the last 30 years. I have also written books, appeared on TV and radio and lecture in journalism and PR. I have worked in the world of corporate communications as a manager, and also help to run The Community Media Group, a social enterprise that exists to produce professional, community newspapers in socially challenging areas as well as providing free training. I now work as a personal development coach as well as a freelance journalist, script writer and university lecturer. My first novel is also work in progress!
Daily bursts of journaling or writing will do more than simply sow the seeds of change-a daily writing ritual can keep us focussed, on track and inspired as we move towards new goals. By committing to a daily writing or journaling exercise we set a clear intention and if we do it in the morning, then the effect can be even more empowering as it really sets us up for the day.
Journaling is our number one most powerful way to shift our mindet and achieve ambitious goals. Over time we can actually re-programme our brains to seek out opportunities that will bring us the happiness and fulfilment we desire – we actually re-wire our minds for success.
Daily writing or journalling are proven to be HUGE catalysts for transformational change, and YOU can start the process right NOW by picking up a pen and a piece of paper (or your journal or notebook if you have one) and just writing.
In yesterday's Sunday Times Style Magazine, India Knight (one of my favourite writers) tackled a subject that really resonated with me - the subject was busyness and her column was spot on. She has inspired me to write about this from a coaching perspective.
It is well documented that keeping a journal, diary or taking part in regular creative writing sessions can all help us to unravel our thoughts, give us clarity and help us to achieve short, medium and long-term goals that lead to positive changes in our lives. And yet only three per cent of us actually make time to WRITE down our goals-those of us who do write them down achieve great things and make profound and significant changes to our lives.
It’s exam results time-we had A levels last week and this week it is the GCSE students who finally get to find out how they have done and what they will do next. There is no doubt that this is a nerve wracking time for young people and their parents and our house has been ...
It is a FACT that only about three per cent of us ever bother to write down our goals, dreams, hopes and aspirations for the future. Those of us who do achieve great things and make sure our plans and goals become realities. Those of us who don't stay pretty much stuck.
The key to being GOOD at working from home is that old devil called organisation! If you plan effectively, organise your working day to suit YOU and set goals that are realistic then trust me, you will soon be a work at home master!