One way of staying inspired and energized is reading books about life coaching, self improvement and inspiring people. We offer various self improvement books on this website, but you will find many of them in the better book stores as well.
Listening to yourself
Depending on your personality it might be quite a challenge to start listening to your inner self. What is it that you want out of life? If the goal is to be a happier person, this is a very important phase. Life coaching can help you achieve your goals. But it is essential to ensure the goals are really yours…
If you decide to make a life plan and coach yourself to success, you might miss the person that asks you how it went and advices you where necessary. It can be a good idea to think of some people that can help you in achieving your goals. It is definitely not a requirement, but it can help to stay focused.
Therapy versus Life coaching
Many people have ‘unsolved business’ in their life. Experiences from the past have a strong influence on us in the future. This is not necessarily a bad thing.
Psychologist normally have a focus on the past, while life coaching tends to look ahead. This does not mean one should neglect the past. You need to come into peace with the past and plan ahead. Getting into peace with the past should be incorporated in a good life plan.
If you have decided to start making a life plan and use life coaching techniques, be prepared to take the steps to enact your life plan. Your steps should be determined carefully, but once determined, go for it. A plan without implementation is just a paper exercise and not a lot more than a dream. Are you really ready for this?