Give Your Life Direction: 23 Life Coaching Tips to Motivate You, Re-Focus Your Time, and Overcome Resistance to Positive Change
by Lorna Tedder
Published by Spilled Candy Books
From the author…
The purpose of this book is to share with you 23 different methods I used to get to that â€œgood placeâ€ Iâ€™ve sought all my lifeâ€”from committing to taking real action to change, to making time in my life for the things I want, to stopping nosy people from giving me unwanted advice, to figuring out what works for me and keeps me healthy, positive, and happy.
There was a time when I felt as if I had no control over my lifeâ€™s direction because I was letting everyone and everything direct me. I used to be uptight, over-stressed, anxious, andâ€¦in physical painâ€¦from all the expectations I placed on myself and allowed others to place on me.
When I divorced after a long-term marriage, I began to search actively for a different way to live my lifeâ€”not just more productively (because I was already very productive) but with serenity and genuine enjoyment. That meant looking closely at my beliefs and behaviors. Self-knowledge is crucial to making wonderful changes in our lives, and itâ€™s not always easy. The more burdens we carry, the harder to let go of them. The more shadows in our past, the more frightening it can be to shine the light on them because weâ€™re not always sure thereâ€™ll be anything of substance left by the time the shadows are all gone.
Slowly, I began to peel off the layers, to let up on myself instead of badgering myself to be better to an impossible degree of never good enough. I started to let go of the way Iâ€™d learned to look at things and accept that there were other, easier, more fulfilling ways to look at life. Then I started to let loose, just be myself and insist on it without being my own worst enemy.
If you can use any one of the methods in this book to lighten your own load, then you can take those important first steps to a more enjoyable life path. In only a few steps, youâ€™ll start to figure out your lifeâ€™s direction and how to make course corrections so you can find solid footing as wonderful new vistas begin to unfold in front of you.
I wish you beautiful changes,
Author of The Long-Awaited, Honest-to-God Secret to Being Happy (and 23 more tips for living your joy)