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Ten Ways To Get Your Life Back On Track

Are you between crossroads and finding it challenging to get your life back together? Do you feel you need a life coach to talk to or help you? Are you feeling lost with no idea where your life is headed? Have no worries. Here are some ways you can reclaim your life.


SLEEP WELL: If you must reclaim your life, one thing you must start with is getting sufficient sleep. Your body will naturally thank you for sleeping well. It would be best if you had your mind in a very sound shape before engaging in any other activity. Not sleeping well can make you cranky, which is unhealthy for you or the people around you.

TALK TO SOMEONE: Next step to getting your life back is finding someone you can talk to. A life coach would be best. You need someone who can help you navigate your emotions, and someone you can be accountable to. This helps to regulate your steps and actions. A life coach would also help you if you are having anxiety issues and can recommend a therapist.

SET GOALS FOR YOURSELF: Once you’ve begun talking to a life coach, the next thing you would need to do is set goals for yourself. You want to develop concrete and achievable goals for yourself. These goals could be short or long-term. Say you want to start writing, exercising, or even volunteering. When you set goals, you naturally appreciate and value your time and become reasonable with it.

USE ORGANISATIONAL TOOLS: You would need organisational tools to help you keep track of your goals. Tools like a journal where you document every action, a vision board, a habit tracker, a budget app if you are trying to curb expenditure, fitness apps or trackers if exercising, are essential. This boils down to being more accountable and disciplined. It also provides a means of tracking your progress.

IDENTIFY AND CUT OFF BAD HABITS: This is a significant step in getting your life back and on track. You want to sit and make a list of all the bad habits that deter you from reaching your goals. Patterns can extend to people. It could be a person stirring you off your plan. Identify these habits that are holding you back. It could be staying up late, stress eating, or overspending. Once that is done, devise a working strategy to eliminate them; you can review these strategies with your life coach.

DO NOT PROCRASTINATE: You are more likely to procrastinate if you do not have a set idea, plan, or good time management skills. Keep track of your goals and due dates; this helps you get more organised. To avoid procrastination, you would need to eliminate any form of distraction; by doing this, you are more likely to get things done within your time frame. Prioritise your work, take breaks within your work schedules, so the work doesn’t become too cumbersome, and also set rewards for yourself when you accomplish a task. This could serve as motivation to get the job done faster.

GET AN ANXIETY COACH: When you decide to take back your life, you realise you immediately encounter some form of anxiety, which is expected because anxiety is mainly focused on fear of the future or unknown. However, getting an anxiety coach to help regulate your anxiety or stress by helping you feel more in control of your thoughts patterns and processes.

Getting an anxiety coach can help you realise how fear is negatively stealing from your future and the best version of yourself. Your anxiety coach can help give clarity to your “why am I always anxious?” question. They help you navigate many experiences that might have culminated in you feeling nervous at every point. They can also help you regulate your emotions and any snappy behaviour that may result in anxiety. An anxiety coach is mainly there to help guide you through every emotion you go through while taking your life back.

PRACTICE MEDITATION AND REFLECTION: We can become so preoccupied with many things that we sometimes lose focus on what we want and what we are doing. Set aside time every day to reflect or meditate. This helps us become more aware of our state of being. It brings us closer to our spirits, thoughts, emotions, and body. When we become aware of our state, we can only begin to offer to heal ourselves and those around us. Reflection and meditation help us let go of boundaries we’ve imposed on ourselves, along with regrets, distractions, doubts, and anxiety.

VALUE YOUR HEALTH: A healthy lifestyle is so valuable and essential. Looking after our physical health makes us feel better. We even look more fit and relaxed when we prioritise our physical health. When you live healthily, you introduce your body to habits that improve your health. Pay enormous attention to your health, do not take your health for granted. Exercise often, drink lots of water, and eat healthy foods. Vegetables should be included in all your diets. You need to reduce your intake of junk food, sugary items, and foods with lots of salts.

GO ON VACATIONS: It has been proven that going on vacation reduces stress because it removes you from environments that make you anxious. Breaks improve your mental, physical and emotional well-being. Vacations help you feel more motivated toward crushing a goal. There is a boost in your happiness when you go on holiday; you become more creative, relaxed, and less likely to experience burnout when on vacations.

Conclusion
You deserve happiness and to live life in fullness, but no one can help you if you do not realise and take back the reins of your own life. You are in charge of your thoughts, energy, and happiness. You decide what happens to you and how it happens to you.
Getting your life back might feel impossible, but it is not. You can take the bold step of trying by visiting Mind Health School today. There are so many things you might never have control over, but your life doesn’t have to be one of them.

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Founders Spotlight

Founders Spotlight

Throughout my teens, I had a lot of unresolved issues that led to me being lonely and judgemental towards myself. When I was 21, I was introduced to the world of Personal Development and became obsessed with reading books, going to seminars, working with coaches and learning as much as I could about mental and emotional health.

I would look at my Coaches and Mentors in awe, wondering how on earth they could be so articulate and knowledgeable and understand my exact challenges so well. After around six years of my own journey, I began to study Coaching so I could learn how to deliver this information to others.

As a point of introduction, I knew that the first thing that I could do was educate others on how to eat and feel better, so I naturally started with Nutrition. This led to an interest in Mental & Emotional Health.

Looking back on it now, I can’t really pinpoint a time where I thought ‘Yes… This is it, I need to understand the mind’. However, I do remember that with every conversation, every new client, every new set of challenges I was presented with, I knew I needed to serve.

In August 2019 I created Mind Health School, with a dream to educate others on how to connect with their true, authentic self, just like I did. I worked with my 1-1 clients, continued to study and grow and envision the future of the brand.

In March 2020 we launched our first Online Program; in June 2020 we took on our first Organisation Partnership delivering online coaching to groups (still one of our partners today!) and in September 2020 we launched our first Podcast.

In December 2020, we created and launched our Flagship Online Course which continues to enrol clients from all over the world, Accelerate Your Mindset, and in January 2021 we launched our Membership Program, Accelerate Your Year.

 The growth of Mind Health School over the years is a direct reflection of the growth of me. I feel so much joy when creating, delivering and impacting my clients and with each success my desire to help others just gets stronger.

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Managing Your Mental Health Online

Creating a safe space online is KEY!

Whilst there are many negatives that come with having our smart phones attached to our hands, there’s also an equal amount of good that comes with it too. We encourage smart phone users to fill their phones with all the positive and useful stuff, whether that means ensuring your social feeds are filled with inspiring and helpful posts or spending less time scrolling and more time being productive (like reading online), here are our recommendations to help you get the best experience from your phone whilst on your mental health journey.

1 . L I S T E N T O A U D I O B O O K S O N T H E G O

Audible allows you to listen to books on the go. Perfect for those with a commute or long drives and get bored of the radio! There are millions of books to choose from, including many personal development, health, mindset or books to help you grow your business. You can pay a small monthly subscription and receive 1 book a month (very good value for money!) or you can listen to one of their 1000’s of free audios! A great way to learn and grow during your busy day.

2 . G U I D E D M E D I T A T I O N S F O R A N Y M O O D – M A D E S U P E R E A S Y

If you struggle to sleep and you haven’t tried meditation yet, give Insight Timer app a go. It has a ‘sleep’ section, with beginners guided meditations to help you get off to a deep sleep. The app also allows you to select your mood, for example ‘anxious’ or ‘sad’, and the results reveal multiple recordings to ease your mood. Meditation is no longer only associated yoga loving hippies and is now widely recommended, so no matter where you are on your meditation journey, give this app a try.

3 . S I M P L E J O U R N A L I N G A P P S … R E F L E C T L Y & T A P P I L Y

Love journaling but sometimes forget? It might be easier if you had a journaling app downloaded to your home screen to remind you. Journaling can be hugely effective and by using an app, it can take less than a few minutes. Simply just by making notes on how you feel emotionally, physically and mentally, you will be actively practicing mindfulness, checking in with yourself and listening to your body… Something which can very easily be forgotten when engrossed in social apps or living on ‘autopilot’. Try these apps and see which you like best. Top tip- turn on notifications to receive inspo to your lock screen!

4 . C R E A T I N G A S A F E S P A C E O N Y O U R S O C I A L S

No matter which social media platforms you use, it’s up to you to make this your safe zone. Unfollow any Instagram account which triggers any negative behavior for you and replace them with positive ones. If you follow any accounts which encourage you to be restrictive with your eating habits, have a negative tone, make you feel shamed, judged or encourage you to compare yourself, you should consider unfollowing these accounts. Real life can be difficult, we don’t need to make our online experience difficult too.

5 . T O P I N S T A A C C O U N T S T O F O L L OW

Following on from point 4, social media is filled with millions of amazing people! Find the ones that sing your song, the people who have achieved what you aspire to achieve and accounts which make you feel uplifted and inspired. Some favorites of ours are:

@meganroselane – for body confidence with a hint of humour, Megan does this well. Give her a follow, especially if you have babies! She will keep your energy high.
@simonhallbc – the type of person to never let you doubt yourself. He has an amazing podcast too!
@antidietriotclub- ‘you can never really feel at home in a body that you view as temporary’ – taken from one of their recent posts… no need to elaborate
@melrobbins – if you ever get the chance to hear this woman speak, jump at it! But in the meantime, you can watch her IG stories. Warning- she will make you want to improve your life
@lucymountain- she calls out fitness bullshit on a daily, a must to improve your mentality around fitness!

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I Feel Lost and I Don’t Know What To Do

I Feel Lost and I Don’t Know What To Do

Firstly, I’m sending you the biggest e-squeeze possible. I totally know the feeling and it can feel so daunting and overwhelming. I want to share with you some things that helped me in hopes that I can help you.

  1. Talk to someone

Find someone to talk to. They might not be able to provide solutions but even just an earn to listen will help you immensely. The brain struggles to process information when it’s just kept as a thought. Did you know that? So the longer you keep the thoughts to yourself, the longer you will feel this way! If you don’t know who to speak to, drop me a DM here, I’m always happy to chat!

2. Write down what makes you happy

When we feel lost, it’s so easy to lose purpose. Write down a list of everything that makes you happy and factor in at least two of those things a day. It can be as small or as big as you want, but making time for happiness is so important.

3. Consume positive information

The internet can be a freaky place, especially when you aren’t mentally and emotionally feeling great. It’s so important to make sure you are reading and listening to the good stuff that’s going to help you grow. Take a read here to see our suggested podcast & books.

4. Remember you are loved

You are the reason someone smiles and no matter how you are feeling, you are loved. Always. No matter what.

5. The Wheel of Life Activity

If you haven’t done this before, check it out here. It’s the perfect exercise to highlight which areas of your life need nourishment.

6. Journal

Journalling helps you process your thoughts in two ways, by physically writing it down on paper and then by your visual sense reading it back. This allows your brain to process your thoughts in two additional ways which is super powerful to help you understand things differently. Bonus points if you read your journal out loud (to yourself if you must). Getting it all out on paper is such great therapy!

7. Be grateful

Writing down what you are grateful for no matter how small will force your brain to look for the good in your life. I am grateful for the roof over my head, my cosy bed, hot running water, my opportunities, my amazing body which keeps me alive, my hairdresser, seeing my parents names on my call list. Etc!!! The list really is endless, make this part of your daily routine.

8. Get a coach

Getting a coach was one of the best investments I have ever made. A coach is someone who will believe in you before you have even had chance to speak. They will magnify your strengths, ignore your BS and guide you to success within any and all aspects of life. If you want to find out more about my coaching, click here to arrange a call.

9. Acknowledge how far you’ve come

Looking back and celebrating the wins is so important. It’s so easy to feel stuck with where we are but simply reflecting on the past and everything you have achieved will instantly give you perspective. You’re amazing, stop forgetting about that!

10. Repeat after me…

I am on a journey of abundance, happiness, calmness and success. I attract everything I desire and I know I will achieve all my dreams.

(repeat again and again until you believe it!)

I really hope this helps, please get in touch here if I can help you with anything.

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I Want To Improve My Mindset, Where Should I Start?

I Want To Improve My Mindset, Where Should I Start?

Well, I am so glad you asked!!

Working on your mindset & mental health will be one of the best investments you ever make. It was by far the biggest and best investment for me.

I presume if you are here, you’re ready to get going too. Here are my top tips to assist you in improving your mindset:

1. . Read

I was the person who left university with books still wrapped in cellophane, so when I got handed ‘The Secret’ at the age of 21 I almost laughed, and then I read it and everything changed… Books are one of the most important tools to support a healthy mind and soul. Here are some of my favourites:

You Are a Baddass – Jen Sincero
The Universe Has Your Back – Gabby Bernstein
On Fire – John O’Leary
Slight Edge – Jeff Olsen
The Untethered Soul – Michael A Singer
The Chimp Paradox – Prof Stephen Peters

If you would like to read our reviews on the above, visit our highlights reel on Insta!

2. Music

I have a playlist with my top 16 favourite songs of all time. It has everything from Beyonce, to Nickelback to Luther Vandross and I absolutely love it. There has never been a time when this playlist has failed to cheer me up. A perfect little happy resource to use whenever I need it. I’d highly suggest you do this to!

3. Be careful where you spend your energy

This is SO important. You can spend as much time as you want working on your mindset but if you are spending your time and energy around draining and low vibe people, it will all be a waste of time. For the people at the back… Your energy is GOLD and you need to treat it that way.

4. Have an open mind

Being open automatically puts you at an advantageous position for mindset improvement. Being open minded will help you see things from different perspectives, have a deeper understanding of the world and the people around you but most importantly, it will allow you to see things much clearer.

5. Podcasts

Listening to others and their experiences and views is such a good way to learn and improve. I love listening to podcasts especially in the personal development field. I’d highly recommend the below:

Simon Hall – The Nourish Life Show
Megan Rose Lane – Word
The Receipt Podcast

There are so many ways to help you improve and expand your mindset but these are some good places to start. If you’d like to book a chat to see how I can help you, click on the below link.Book A Call

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The Voice In Your Head Is Not A Reflection Of You

The Voice In Your Head Is Not A Reflection Of You

Have you ever realised you have a constant dialogue going on in your brain narrating and conversing over and over? We all have it. The voice you can hear in your head is not a reflection of you or your personal beliefs, but just ‘inner thoughts’ created by multiple fleeting electrical episodes in the mind. You are simply the receiver of those thoughts and nothing more.

Whilst you cannot always control your thoughts, you can control how you react to them which will in turn, intercept your current programmed thought patterns and over time will provoke change. Learning which thoughts to attach emotion to is one of the most powerful techniques to master in order to live a calm and grounded life.

If you have negative thoughts 50% of the time and attach emotions to most thoughts, the chances are that your negative thoughts will increase. For example, if you look in the mirror and you receive a thought which is self sabotaging, unhelpful or hindering to your growth, attaching emotion to these thoughts means that you believe them, and will ultimately change how you act and think for the rest of the day and potentially longer. Intercepting these thoughts is possible, with work.

Similarly, the amount this technique is used will have a direct impact on the quality of your thoughts. If you have negative thoughts 50% of the time, but choose to not attach emotion to them, over time your quality of thoughts will improve and the % will reduce.

Learning this technique can help you ignore those thoughts (because, these thoughts are absolutely not true, real or valid until you acknowledge them to be) and continue on with your day as normal. The next time these thoughts pop up, it will be easier for you to acknowledge, observe and ignore them and over time, the frequency of these thoughts will reduce.

The dialogue in your head is not you and remembering this will be one of your most greatest victories in your personal development journey. If you’d like to get started but need some guidance, reach out to me here; [email protected]