Have you ever thought about 'Whose expectations are you carrying'? (...) There is nothing wrong in taking on other people's ideas and suggestions and incorporating them into your expectations, belief system and goals. However, when you 'uncritically inherit the burden' of certain things you should be doing (or not doing), you are giving away your right to determine what makes sense for you; you are sleepwalking through life or blindly following someone else's recipe.
Wondering what you can do at home alone to improve both your mental and physical well-being, during these lockdown times and beyond?
Join me for a low-impact exercise session at home, with Chi Kung/ Qigong exercises that you can do alone, as you find greater mind-body balance and relaxation. No excuses :)
At some point, we all live through circumstances that bring some tension into our lives. This feels even truer during the past few months. Being almost constantly at home is both physically and mentally demanding. Some times, extremely demanding. It feels like some form of milder or deeper stress is almost unavoidable these days. TRE stands for 'Tension and Trauma Releasing Exercises'.
If you want to learn more about TRE and find out how you can do it by yourself, at home, check this article.
In times of transition such as these, it can be a challenge to clearly (fore)see what exactly about our life plans needs some re-thinking. (...) when faced with uncertainty, life also offers a field of new possibilities for those willing to explore them. (...) join a group of 'pathfinders', and use the Wheel of Life as a compass to help you re-focus into what's most important for you in this new stage of life! Register for the free, online workshops here.
Join our free, monthly group meetings, putting the "10 Keys to Happier Living" into practice. While this group is theoretically based in Utrecht (NL), for now all meetings will be online. Invest some time on your wellbeing and happiness!
Even the most basic reflection, that is, simply assessing how we feel right now, is an exercise that most of us do very rarely. Yet, knowing how you are at a given moment can be a powerful tool to help you consider how balanced your life is and whether some changes are necessary (or even urgent).
In coaching, this starting assessment is often done using the Wheel of Life. Here is how I do it. Do your own at the same time!
... Zoom fatigue is not inevitable though and there are a few measures you can implement to reduce it. Above all, however, I would like to invite you to use your compassion and kindness when you interact with your friends and colleagues, and not to rush into judgment about their choice to video-call you or not. Don’t measure your relationships by the amount or extent of your online calls. It is hard to go by with less intimacy and real human connection but quality trumps quantity every time.
How can we cope with unwelcome circumstances, the break from our normal routines, being locked at home for days in a row?
Our ability to cope with any event or circumstance which we perceive negatively is what we call resilience. It is a skill and, as such, it can be learned, developed, improved.
My top 5 resilience skills include self-awareness, setting goals, choosing an optimistic mindset, using your strengths, and self-care.
Now ONLINE too! Join us for about an hour of reflection on and tips to achieving your dreams in today’s world. Take note and get ready to get your hands dirty. Find out what are your next steps could be.
Finding happiness and reaching your dreams requires dedication, hard work and doing your ‘homework’. We’ll show you what you need to do. Are you ready?
Dates: Amsterdam, 21 March 2020; Utrecht, April 2020 TBC.