I'm already starting to think about 2016. Our son left home to go to University a couple of months ago. and after 20 years of putting him first suddenly he's not here. Although I know he'll be home for the holidays everything is different - my life is different.
As a Life Coach & Mentor I do this with my clients all the time. Unpicking the themes and patterns, creating a thinking environment and asking good questions to go deeper and deeper into what it is they want from their life. How do they want it to be, what reality do they want to create.
As well as having my own Coach & Mentor to keep me on track I'm a big fan of the Shining Year Workbooks created by the completely bonkers Leonie Dawson. Love her or hate her there is some kind of magic in the way she gets me to think and explore. I've used the business workbooks for a few years and for 2016 I'm planning a Shining Life as well as a Shining Business.
I didn't intend to write such a self indulgent post. My intention was to write about a new campaign focusing on maternal mental health launched today by the NCT #BeyondBabyBlues. But when I thought about mental health and wellbeing I started to think about myself. There is a danger in the work I and my peers do that we forget ourselves. We look after everyone else and think we'll be okay. We will be...................and it does no harm to spend a little time on ourselves - just to make sure.