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6 simple ways to become your own life coach

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A PERSONAL LIFE coach would be an amazingly useful tool, right?

Because, let’s face it, sometimes in life we all feel a bit stuck. It feels like we’re in a rut, and it’s not always simple to see the way out of it.

A life coach bellowing some words of wisdom and issuing the pitch-perfect pep talk would be just ideal for these inevitable ups and downs.

But the good news is that you can be your own life coach. It’s simple. Let’s take a look how…

1. PMA = positive mental attitude

This is easier said than done, but it’s important all the same. A major part of how you react to difficult situations is how you perceive them in the first place. Always look for positives – and remember the old adage: “If it doesn’t matter in five years, it doesn’t matter.”

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2. Write out loud

Get your thoughts out on paper. This will not only unburden you if your mind is racing, but also help you see patterns – and therefore goals – emerge. Think about starting to keep a journal. Not only will it help you make plans, it’ll also help you track progress.

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3. Go for goal

Once you’ve got the right mindset, and figured out where you want to be, it’s time to set some goals. Ask yourself the tough questions: Where do you want to be this time next year? Is there anything you really want to do? What’s really important to you? Have faith in yourself, and work towards those firm goals.

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4. Feel the fear, but…

Do it anyway. Is there something in your life that you’ve always wanted to try, but feel afraid to start? One useful exercise is imagining a friend telling you about something they want to try – be that taking up a hobby, changing careers, moving, starting something new… Think. What advice would you give them?

You certainly wouldn’t say “Just give up.”

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5. Try, try, try again

Always wanted to try a new hobby, but never managed to find the time? Set yourself a goal of taking it up in the next six months and make the time. Perhaps it’s not the time to make a major life change for you just yet – but there are small ways to introduce positive change into your life, and a fun new pastime could be it.

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6. Pay it forward

Feeling a bit more enthusiastic about your day after reading these motivational tips? Well, the best thing you can do is keep it going. Surrounding ourselves with positive people has a huge effect on our mood – so pay it forward, and encourage those around you. Start today.

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Got any tips on how to get some pep back in your step? Share your advice and opinions in the comments.

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