Maddisen K. Krown, M.A. is a Life Coach,Â Columnist, and Speaker who works with individuals and groups throughout the U.S. and the world. She supports the wholeness and well being of her clients, guiding them into the fuller purpose and quality of life that calls them.Â
It’s that pivotal time when we've just completed one year and crossed the threshold into the next: 2014 into 2015.
How was your life on planet earth throughout 2014 - on your 365 day orbit around the sun? And how would you like 2015, your next 365 day orbit on earth around the sun to be?
Dear Gals and Guys,
I genuinely love this time of year, when the autumn and winter holidays approach. So, in the spirit of the holidays, Coach Maddisen is suggesting a fun and affordable way to pamper yourself -- with a holiday manicure!
Overwhelm is a major cause of stress for many of my clients. So many thoughts, too much to do, in too little time, and with everything feeling like a priority. Years ago, when I was having an overwhelm attack, I reached out to one of my mentors who shared this extremely simple and miraculous cure for overwhelm. I call it the Mental Relief Two-Step, because it’s easy and almost as fun as learning the two-step!
Mental Relief Two-Step Exercise
Step 1: List Everything
Grab a pad and pencil (or your tablet or PC) and list EVERYTHING that is on your mind right now – EVERYTHING. That includes worries, fears, to-do’s, errands, appointments – everything!
• Update and format resume
• I feel fat
• Submit myself to at least 5 agents this week
• I want kids so bad. Is he ever going to pop the question?
• Update my LinkedIn profile and social networks
• Pick up clothes at dry cleaner
• Feeling overwhelmed and discouraged
• Lay out my calendar for the week
Step 2: Prioritize the List
Prioritize the entire list in order of importance, numbering each item, with 1 being the most important and so on.
1. Lay out my calendar for the week
2. Update and format resume
3. Update my LinkedIn profile and social networks
4. Pick up clothes at dry cleaner
5. Submit myself to at least 5 agents this week
6. I want kids so bad. Is he ever going to pop the question?
7. I feel fat
8. Feeling overwhelmed and discouraged
Enjoy the Mental Relief Two-Step!
Just try this! Believe me; it is very likely you will feel relief just by listing everything on your mind. Also, in prioritizing your worries, you might find yourself laughing as your mind gets how ridiculous that is and releases them. And there’s a good chance you’ll get more done with more peace of mind!
“Set peace of mind as your highest goal, and organize your life around it.” – Brian Tracy
“The punishment of every disordered mind is its own disorder.” – Augustine of Hippo, Confessions
“If you want to have order in the commonwealth, you first have to have order in the individual soul.” – Russell Kirk
“We can never obtain peace in the outer world until we make peace with ourselves.” – Dalai Lama
From the heart,
your Life Coach Maddisen
Copyright 2014 Maddisen K. Krown M.A.