I’ve been a massage therapist since 2001 and became a Certified Life Coach in 2013. I’ve been involved in Health and Wellness on some level all my adult life. I’ve experienced and researched many trends and fads throughout the years.
What I found is that there are several different components to achieving health and wellness in your life. One that stands out considerably is creating a balance of mind, body, and spirit to the best of our ability. Creating balance empowers us with a stronger sense of self, helping us achieve an overall feeling of wellness. A major course of action toward wellness occurs when we begin to take 100% responsibility for our own feelings, thoughts, and choices. We all have an inner GPS, an inner Knowing that indicates to us what we need to look at that might be creating our imbalance.
Imbalance can also occur during a transitional stage of career change, divorce, relocation/moving, loss of a loved one, health issues, marriage, or becoming a new parent.
The top 3 essential building blocks for taking responsibility are:
1. Willingness ~ Willingness means deciding you are ready to take responsibility. You are ready to see things differently and ultimately choose to do something different.
2. Awareness ~ Awareness is the key to change; we cannot change what we are unaware of. Being present with our body, thoughts, and feelings connects us to the ability to notice ourselves. We become more aware of what is working for us and what isn’t.
3. Change of Being ~ Implementing the change of being is done through a series of small baby steps. The smallest step can create motivation to keep us moving forward. Most important is acknowledging ourselves for all the small baby steps we complete.
The balance may not be in how we count the hours in day. Instead, it is in knowing what we value most and making sure all the things we need in life are present and fully accounted for.
Lisa Santa Barbara is the founder of Total Serenity Coaching and is an iPEC-certified Life Coach who also received training in Energy Leadership. Lisa’s extensive training coupled with her intuitive and deeply caring nature make her a coach who gets results while making her clients feel comfortable and cared for.
Lisa can be reached at 215.906.9393, firstname.lastname@example.org, or by visiting www.totalserenitycoaching.com.
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