Looking after your well-being

The Well PlaceWhat are you doing to look after your well-being?

As a coach I regularly work with people who are running around feeling stressed. They are often working long hours, neglecting their relationships, their health and their own well-being. When challenged they will often have a whole list of reasons why they can’t change their routines.

Sadly often something happens to force them to re-consider. A relationship collapses, a child develops behavioural problems, a health issue creates a crisis or paradoxically the job disappears!

Often what is missing is the long view. We need to step back and look at our lives from a distance. Here are some questions to consider as you do that.

What is really important to me in my life?

What is my purpose in being here?

Who are the people that really matter to me?

How do I want to spend my time?

For the people who are convinced they have to work so hard and be so unavailable there is nothing I can write that will make a difference. However here is the real test. However old you are consider the average life span. Work out based on that how many days you have left.

That’s right, how many days do you have left in this life time!

If you are living an unhealthy life style you will of course have to work out how many days to reduce this by. Can you really afford not to start looking after your well-being?

Take a moment now, and take three deep breaths in and out. What matters to you?IMG_4140_ swan edited-1_edited-1



About Melody @ GWizlearning

Melody spent fourteen years gathering experience of the business world working in banking, telecommunications and the public sector before co-founding The GWiz Learning Partnership in 1993. Melody has a Masters Degree in Applied Positive Psychology, a degree in Psychology and a diploma in Psychotherapy. She is an NLP Master Trainer which allows her to run NLP Practitioner, NLP Master Practitioner and NLP Trainer Training courses certified by the Positive School of Intrinsic Neuro-Linguistc Psychology. She is also a qualified Myers Briggs practitioner and EI practitioner and added to all this is five years Transactional Analysis training, meaning she is able to help organisations access the hidden potential in their staff. She is also in demand for her work in transforming average or even troubled teams into high performers. Melody is a visiting lecturer at University of East London, teaching "Wellbeing and Positive Psychology" to undergraduates. Additionally, she is a member of the CIPD and is ILM accredited. Melody's interests are many and varied. She has a keen interest in personal development, canine and wolf psychology, conservation, movies and running. She also enjoys western horse riding, walking the GWiz dogs, nature watching and stage combat (particularly sword fighting).
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One Response to Looking after your well-being

  1. Jo Coulson says:

    I love this article. A lovely combination of nurturing words with a hard hitting message that made me sit up, listen & reflect. Now I’m 100% self employed doing what I love & learning every day, I know the benefit of knowing my purpose has provided direction & permission to be back in control of my choices. It’s an exciting journey!!

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