Here are some answers shared to the above questions:
Thriving in Jobs
Some of my clients speak of wanting to lead companies at very senior positions and make a difference there. Others dream of changing careers for something they feel will bring them greater fulfilment and happiness. Some have new visions and look to become entrepreneurs. Others want to develop their roles further, become Non- Executives or work with charities.
Thriving out of work
I have had clients who share how they want to include hobbies like gardening, playing tennis, reading, joining a choir, exercising, swimming, meditating, nature walks, art classes or just spending more time with pets, family, and friends.
Thriving at home and at work
With Covid 19 changing our working life, I have had clients who negotiate working largely from home so they can live a more relaxed life in the country and avoid hours of commuting. Others want the flexibility of a hybrid culture whilst some look for more opportunities to work with people in the office so they enjoy face to face interactions. The world has changed so much over the last 2 years that we have greater options to play and negotiate with.
Don’t worry at this stage if any of this is possible or not. What is important is that you put them all down, indulge yourself, and have fun with the exercise. What you want to do is give yourself permission to open up a plethora of invigorating choices that will enhance your life.
Now on a separate piece of paper, write down what you currently do in your day. For some of my clients, it literally is work, childcare, and sleep. For others, it is work, work, some exercise, and more work. This is in not a judgment of people’s situations. Each one of us has our unique and individual circumstances to contend or work with. What this exercise allows you to do is to observe your current state and compare it with your desired one.
Look at your ideal list and ask yourself what is the one thing that you can bring to your current list to begin your journey towards thriving. If you are committed to doing this, you will find a way to make it happen.