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Charmaine's blog

06/04/16
Life is frantic, there are just never enough hours in the day to get everything done. Life becomes even more complex when you are juggling the challenging roles of busy professional, partner/wife, and mother and for the midlife woman, often also caring for aging parents.

Yes, midlife woman I am talking to you!

Trying to be everything to everyone and never anytime for yourself? Never getting any downtime to recuperate from the stress of trying to keep all those plates in the air? Get to the point where there is so much on your to-do list that you just do not know where to start? Lie in bed at night wrestling with your thoughts? If this is you, overwhelmed and anxious, then it is time to get off the tread mill before you just fall off!
So how did you get into this state to begin with?

Way No 1
We set ourselves impossible standards and then beat ourselves up when we, inevitably, fail to meet them.

Way No 2
We exhaust ourselves by constantly reviewing the things that went wrong yesterday or worrying about what might go wrong tomorrow that we fail to live in the present.

Way No 3
The sum total of one and two is that we lose sight of what is important to us, of who we are when we are truly ourselves; free from anxiety, fear, and fatigue and possessed, instead, with a sense of owning our lives.

What is the answer?

Over the past 12 months I have been coaching women (and some men I will admit) who fit this profile exactly and I have worked with them in 121 coaching and group coaching contexts. In each case we work through 3 steps.

Step 1 Identify and Disrupt old ways of thinking, feeling and behaving!

Step 2 Rituals of Renewal are created by reframing negative patterns, replacing them with new liberating ways of thinking, feeling and behaving!

Step three Creating Choices- we may not be able to change our circumstances but we can change how we respond to them. This realisation opens us up to new options, perspectives, and ways of being. This means we can make choices more in line with what we value. Giving life a stronger sense of meaning and purpose.

If you would like to find out more about the new group coaching programme, Keep Calm and Let Go! that starts on April 12th then visit my website here to register interest or take advantage of the 33% discount. Secure your place within the next 48 hours to get this special offer. There are only three discounted places available so don’t delay.