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Emotional Fitness Tip #5: Ask Yourself the Important Questions

        ASK YOURSELF THE IMPORTANT QUESTIONS:  "Is the way I'm living my life satisfying to me?"  "Am I working to be the best me I can be?"  "Am I compassionate with myself and others?"  "Have I set goals in all areas of my life?"  "What do I need to change/add/eliminate in order to meet my goals?"  "Do I express gratitude for all the positives in my life?"  "Am I having any fun?!"  
        Write your answers with complete honesty - they are for your eyes only.  What did you learn about yourself?  What areas would you like to work on?  Let me know what you have discovered.  As always, I would love to hear from you.  Warmly, Susan

Emotion Fitness Tip #4

Emotion Fitness Tip #4:    Add many life coaches to your life by getting support from others in good times and bad.  Difficult life stages are somewhat less traumatic when you can talk with others who are going through a similar experience.  There are support groups available for singles, divorced and widowed, single parents, the unemployed, cancer survivors and others.  Talk with friends and family.  
        Coaching and talking with yourself by writing daily or weekly in a journal - one in which you can vent all your sadness, anger, frustrations and hopefully also the many joys, big and small, that you experience, can accelerate your personal growth.  After venting, list 5 positive things you experienced that day for which you are grateful.   Gift the gift of emotional support to yourself and let me know how it's going.  I'd love to hear from you.  Warmly, Susan

Emotional Fitness Tip #3

Hi,  Here's another tip to help you keep or attain Emotional Fitness.   *MakeOptimism a Habit.  Look for the best in people, focus on the bright, positive side of things keeping a hopeful attitude.   Avoid negative, toxic people, including the gossips, the back-stabbers, the manipulators, the "ain't life awful-izers", the self-centered egotists and the overly needy.   Find people who share the values of kindness and respectfulness.   Most especially, always focus on your own positive qualities.  Remember, what you focus on grows, so focus on the positive possibilities. Please let me know your thoughts and feelings about becoming Emotional Fit.  I would love to hear from you.   Warmly, Susan

Emotional Fitness Tip #2

        Simplify.  Say "no" to invitations and things you really do not want to do.  Eliminate activities that are no longer interesting or fun.  Donate, throw out or give away anything in your life that takes up time and space but gives you no pleasure.  Try it! Clearing out the clutter in your life and closets gives you the energy to breathe life into new, more satisfying activities.  Let me hear from you about anything that is on your mind.  I am here and really look forward to hearing from you.   Warm regards, Susan

Emotional Fitness #1

     Are you Emotionally Fit?  Here's tip #1:  
      JOURNAL.   Because emotions are not thoughts they live in your body, in your muscles, in your cells, in your body chemistry.  For example, when we smile, our faces glow and we feel slightly warmer;  when we are angry our brows furrow, our jaws and muscles clench;  when we are sad our eyes tear and bodies slump. If our  emotions are not released through words, actions (confronting a problem), or physically (walking, running,screaming into a pillow) they remain locked in our bodies damaging our physical and emotional health.
     One of the very best ways to reduce emotional stress and strengthen your immune system is to write about your feelings.  Record your  feelings ("I am feeling _____today") and your thoughts about those feelings on a daily basis. 
     Journaling helps you to sort things out, gain some perspective, release pent up emotions and most importantly can help you discover what is at the core of your frustration, anger, sadness, or what truly makes you happy. 
     Honor yourself and your feelings.  Find a special quiet time and place, perhaps light a candle, write in a beautifully designed journal book.   Please give it a try and let me know what you discover about yourself.  I would love to hear from you.   Warm regards, Susan.

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Life Coaching Tip for the Week:

     
~ Give yourself some quiet time.  Find a minimum of fifteen minutes daily (preferably 30 minutes) to allow yourself some quiet, alone time.  Allow this to be free flowing time with no agenda, no goal other than to rest your mind and body.  Create a mental image of a flower, of the beach, anything that will help you relax completely and breathe deeply.   This deep relaxation will refresh your spirit and help you to keep life's challenges in proper perspective.   Try it and tell me about your experience.
I'm waiting to hear from you, Susan.
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