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  • Laila Datoo

What does life after lockdown look like for you?

How is life looking these days? Are you looking forward to getting back to a rhythm and a new reality?

Are you excited or apprehensive about doing some of the things we used to take for granted - seeing friends, going for meals, taking public transport?

During lockdown it was easy for us to feel unmotivated and lose our drive - after all when your routine goes out of the window it can be hard to focus.

Now that lockdown is starting to ease and some of life is taking shape again, it's a great time for us to re-focus and re-assess how we want to move into the next quarter.

Are there goals you set yourself at the start of 2021 that you've lost the momentum to carry out?

Has lockdown and Covid-19 totally shifted your perspective and given you the push to change something big in your life?

Knowing what we want out of life is important. Even more important is the drive behind it.

In this post I'd love to explore with you...YOUR WHY.

⭐ Why do you feel motivated to do things? What makes you leap put of bed in the morning?

⭐ What is the reason behind you choosing certain goals, aspirations or even new habits?

⭐ When we know our why it is easier to feel inspired and energised to work towards our goal. Without the why - why bother? What's the driver?

So how do you figure out your why?

Here's a coaching exercise for you because I want to support you to figure out your why and make a long cherished goal, habit or desire stick.

Let's do a little exercise...

⭐ Find a quiet spot, switch off or remove any distractions, take a seat and close your eyes.

⭐ Think about something you wish you could do or have. It could be as small as get up and do some exercise every day or something more significant like change jobs.

⭐ Imagine yourself 3 months from now and this thing is happening. It's already here. You are being it, or doing it. You have it!

⭐ Think about why it's important to have it - what will it give you? What will the impact in your life be?

⭐ Drop down into how it feels to be in the new job - to have that toned body and more energy from regularly exercising - to feel stronger from doing yoga every day - to have that great morning routine - to have that money saved up for an amazing holiday!

⭐ Take a few moments to really feel into it.

⭐ Now connect that feeling to an emotion - it could be joy, contentment, pride, satisfaction, confidence....imagine what it's like to wake up feeling that every day because you worked towards something and achieved it.

⭐ How does your heart feel?

⭐ Now go back to your why? Why is it important for you to do this thing and have this great feeling?

It could look something like:

Exercising every day will give me more energy and strength so I start my day motivated and I can do all the things I want in the day without feeling tired.

Having £1000 in savings means I can take that incredible trip and have some left over as back up. It shows me I'm able to budget well and prioritise things that are important and create the discipline to give up small things that I don't need.

How amazing would that be?

So what do you want life to look like in 3 months coming out of lockdown?

Why do you want it?

And what’s one step you can take right now to get a bit closer?

Let me know what your goal is, your why and your first step and let me help you stay accountable!

We are stronger together.


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