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  • Writer's pictureAmina Davison

7 signs that you're winning at life, (or how we can help you get there).

Winning at life means that you are succeeding. Someone who's winning at life is genuinely happy with themselves and their results. If you’re battling chronic illness, this can sometimes feel hard to achieve. With the new addition of health coaching to our team, we have even more ways to help you get there.

1. Increased self awareness and self knowledge

Self-awareness is about being in tune with what you're thinking and feeling. Self-knowledge is understanding WHY you're thinking or feeling those things by understanding your capabilities, character and motivations. Knowing yourself, your values, personality, needs, habits, emotions, strengths and weaknesses, helps you to build a sense of who you are and a vision of the person you want to become.

2. Increased self efficacy

Self-efficacy, or your belief in your own abilities to deal with various situations, can play a role in not only how you feel about yourself, but whether or not you successfully achieve your goals in life. If you have been struggling with chronic illness, this may mean developing the confidence that you can get back on track and put your all into improving your health. Y0u will see challenges as tasks to be mastered rather than obstacles, you will recover quickly from setbacks and disappointment, and form a strong commitment to your goals.

3. Acquisition of new knowledge and skills

You will work at identifying your objectives and outcomes for your health at the start of your program. Committing to something in front of others such as a health coach acts as a strong point of reference and holds you accountable to follow through on your actions. Regular meetings further improve your ability to learn new skills for your new lifestyle through regular practice.

4. Attainment of personal and professional goals

Goal setting is a powerful process for thinking about your ideal future, and for motivating yourself to turn your vision of this future into reality. The process of setting goals helps you choose where you want to go in life. By knowing precisely what you want to achieve, you know where you have to concentrate your efforts. You'll also quickly spot the distractions that can, so easily, lead you astray.

5. Development of a sense of purpose and meaning

Finding your purpose is more than just a cliché or a dream that will never be fulfilled. It’s actually a tool for better, happier, healthier life that too few people attempt to use. A 2010 study found that individuals with a high sense of purpose along with a sense of control and a feeling like what you do is worthwhile—tend to live longer. There’s also research that links feeling as if you have a sense of purpose to positive health outcomes such as fewer strokes and heart attacks, better sleep, and a lower risk of dementia and disabilities.

6. Sustainable behaviour and health changes

By making small, individual changes in lifestyle that are appropriate to your setting, you make big changes to long standing habits. We teach you effective approaches and strategies that motivate change and sustain newly-adopted healthy behaviours.

7. Becoming one’s best self in health and well being

If you generally want to feel better this year, it makes sense to consider your physical, mental, and emotional well-being simultaneously, since they are interconnected.

Practising Self care and self love allows you to prioritise what you truly want to do and become, rather than what someone else thinks is the path you should take. Finding internal acceptance allows you to pursue your best you, not someone else's.

Having the support of a trained professional can help make your personal health goals a reality, so you can be on the road to living your best life.

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