WISE WORDS
Helping People Reshape their Baggage and their Bodies  

Lynda Wise
B.Sc., C.P.C.C.
  
Weight Loss and Wellness
416-225-3535 or lyndawise@yahoo.com
www.wisecoaching.ca

August 2014
Issue 105

Welcome!
What's in it for you?    A connection, some challenges, a few questions to encourage you to simply reflect about how you currently live your life versus how you want to live your life.  Feel free to share your thoughts with me;  I'd love to hear from you.  This is an invitation to focus on where you'd like to change and grow.  

1.  PERSONAL LIFE COACHING:  
Is the "G" word a bad word?

2.  THOUGHTS ON HEALTH AND WEIGHT:  
You Alone Control Your Perspective!

3.  THOUGHTS FROM MY SWING:  
The Mirror - Friend or Foe?

1:  Is the "G" word a bad word?

Okay - "G" is for GOAL.  Goals are largely popular and strongly recommended when one is looking to change a behaviour, a habit, a way of thinking....  or anything in your life that you think could be improved upon.  A strong goal is S.M.A.R.T. - Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic and Time-oriented.  Our society promotes goal-setting in January.  Individuals tend to drop/forget it by February and proceed to beat themselves up in the time that follows!  And then it begins again in the following year.  The main problem is the self-blame.  When one doesn't achieve a goal, the tendency is to consider themselves a failure.  But think about it....  was the goal actually realistic?  It's fabulous to dream BIG but change is mostly challenging and obviously, the bigger it is - the harder it is to achieve.

Changing and growing is usually EXTREMELY important for creating an interesting life and positive self image and ego.  Taking risks is hugely important in creating your best life.  So...  it's a long time until January and here's my challenge to you.  Let's make September our new January 1, and set a goal or two to be activated September 2, 2014.  Make sure that each goal is S.M.A.R.T.  Goals don't have to be big.  Write down what you are going to accomplish, put it someplace where you look often (your underwear drawer?) and perhaps put the goal date(s) in your calendar.

Want some accountability?  Here's an offer I'm hoping you cannot refuse.  Email one of your goals to me with the due date - then email me when you've reached the goal.  My part - I'll be looking for your progress and hopefully your boast (which you'll definitely deserve).  With your permission, I'll get in touch if I don't hear from you.  lyndawise@yahoo.com

So....  all this considered, "goal" is definitely not a bad word.  And you can make it a fantastic one!!!!!

2:  You, Alone, Control Your Perspective!

Recently, a four year old asked me, "Why do you have short hair?".  Before I could answer she commented "You look like a boy".  My first reaction was disappointment that she thought that way, but as I mulled over her statement, I changed my disappointment into a far more positive place....  boys look young so maybe she thinks I look young!  At least she didn't say, "You look like a man!".  By changing my perspective, her comments lost their negative power.

It's not always easy to rethink things when you're in a negative place, but if you can believe that You, Alone, Control Your Perspective, it gets easier with time.  Practice it!   You'll see - you can actually improve your mood and state of happiness!  When something in your life impacts you into negative thinking, revisit your thoughts.   Don't let the negative take over!  Rethink!  Look for and adopt the positive!!!

3:  The Mirror - Friend or Foe?

If looking in the mirror is a critical and often painful experience, here are a few more words about your perspective that might help you accept and love your image and yourself more.  The trick (sounds easy - wish it were!) is to focus on the good.  Everyone - yes EVERYONE -- has positives within and without - great hair, graceful hands, acute brain, pretty face and so on.  Do Not Allow looking in the mirror to be dominated by those extra pounds.  Do not allow looking in the mirror to damage and control how you feel about YOU!  If negative thoughts dominate or even creep into your head when you look in the mirror, it's time to like and love yourself more - you are definitely worth it!

And if those extra pounds still dominate what you see, maybe it's time for a complementary trial coaching call.  Please contact me to set up a convenient time.   lyndawise@yahoo.com

You, Alone, Control Your Perspective!

Wishing you what you wish for yourself!
Warmly,
Lynda


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