Want to improve self-care? For Free?

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Well, hello my friends!

I’ve been busy working away on a number of projects lately, one of which is a free guided meditation series designed to help folks focus on and improve their self-care, paying special attention to wellbeing and acceptance.

This five-day email series contains tips, journalling prompts and exclusive meditations (with and without music) to help you up your self-care game.

Click here to get all the self-care goodness: http://plancreategrow.com/selfcare-series

I’m jazzed with how it’s turned out and would be so grateful if you’d check it out. Bonus points if you share it with your friends on Facebook!

Cheers, T x

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3 things I’d tell my 16 year-old self

The wonderful Jonathan Fields posted a video on his Good Life Project Jam Sessions yesterday where he answers a question he frequently receives – what would you tell your 20-something self? In itself, it’s an interesting question, but his answer was not what I was expecting and gave me pause to think. If you’re interested, you can check it out here. After you’ve read this article of course!

Today I want to reframe the question posed to Jonathan and consider it in terms of my own life. Instead of my 20-something self, I would like to consider my advice to my 16 year-old self. I chose 16 as I see there were a few life areas upon which some sage advice from my present self would have made a significant impact regarding the direction my life took. It’s an age where we’re all reaching the end of our adolescence and yet still have a few more steps before ‘official’ adulthood and the decisions and responsibilities (and freedoms!) that come with that territory.

Click here to read more, and check out the three things I’d tell my 16 year-old self…

Get the boring stuff done

We all have to do stuff we don’t like. Paying bills immediately springs to mind as does submitting my tax return. Ick. And although I love speaking to my clients over the phone, I really dislike making phone calls in general. So yesterday when I found myself with a number of phone calls to make I decided that instead of dragging out the pain I would instead batch them.

Batching means that you put similar tasks together and complete them accordingly. But I also think you need to go one step further by making the task as easy, quick and pain-free as possible.

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Where are you now?

As humans, we are masters of the art of gentle distraction. We are experts at moving our attention away from the real issue and being diverted by shiny things or whatever is right in front of us. We are very good at keeping busy so we don’t have to really dig into what the bigger issues are.

This is all well and good if you’re happy to keep things as they are. And honestly, if you are cool with that then totally go with it. But for most of you, you’re here because you have that nagging little voice in your head telling you want more from life. Telling you that you can live a life that makes you feel happier and more fulfilled.

It’s time to get honest about where you are right now.

Without an honest assessment of where you are right now, your life will continue to happen to you, as opposed to being something you create.

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You already know how to care for yourself

Hi there my friends. I hope your week has been a great one.

I read a lot of stuff about how to live happy and solve various life ‘problems’. Heck, I write a lot about them here too! But often I’m reading when my mood is pretty neutral or have the time, not so much when I need the advice. Or if I am in need of the right information, I’m reading whatever comes through my email so nothing is tailored to my particular need (although on those few occasions where my need was met by what was in email, then wow! Profound realisations, feelings shifting.)

When I’m feeling a bit rubbish (angry, sad, frustrated etc.) what I would like to do is find some of the great stuff I’ve come across in my web travels and let its wisdom guide me through the murky depths.

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14 Expert Quotes for Happiness

Hi there my friends

To celebrate International Day of Happiness today I thought it would be rather fitting to post some great quotes about happiness. Some are very upbeat, while others have been selected to give you something to think about. I hope you enjoy these, and that they give you a chance to reflect on your happiness and the role it plays in your life.

  1. “Some cause happiness wherever they go; others whenever they go.” – Oscar Wilde
  2. “A positive attitude may not solve all your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort.” – Herm Albright
  3. “Folks are usually about as happy as they make their minds up to be.” – Abraham Lincoln

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The futile pursuit of perfection

Hi there!

As mentioned last week, I am now publishing weekly articles over at my site, Your Life By You,  and I just wanted to let you know the new article, The Futile Pursuit of Perfection, is now available. I hope you enjoy:

The Futile Pursuit of Perfection

Stephen Hawking is rather a clever chap. Along with being one of history’s truly great scientific minds, he also has the ability to explain highly complex concepts and processes in accessible ways to the layperson. I am just such a layperson. Despite my creative, non-scientific mind, I have a mad love of documentaries about physics, especially about space and the Universe. I wish I could say I understood everything these contained but alas, no. Quite the opposite at times.

Hawking, on the other hand, is behind some of my favourite documentaries for precisely the reason that his gift is to illustrate intelligent yet understandable explanations of scientific concepts. Most incredibly though are the beautiful parallels he draws between physics and how we live our lives. Talk about making science accessible!

In his own words, one of the basic rules of the Universe is that nothing’s perfect – perfection simply does not exist.

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Gratitude is the new black

ImageHi there my friends.

I’ve recently been rather busy setting up a new business called Your Life By You, where I will be offering a new range of services, workshops, programs and courses. I will still list current information about coaching through Tracy Hall Coaching, but rather now it will be offered under the banner of Your Life By You.

Each week I publish articles on happiness and intentionally creating your life. I will create links to these posts here at Tracy Hall Coaching, but to stay most up to date, why not sign up for updates here and receive a free gift as my token of thanks.

I also have a Facebook page where I post interesting articles and bits and pieces to help you on your journey to living a fantastic life. You can visit the page here, and I’d love it if you would ‘like’ the page.

Now for this week’s new article: ‘Gratitude is the new black’

Gratitude is the new black

I’m sure we’ve all heard the benefits of actively undertaking a gratitude mentality. There are myriad health, happiness and lifestyle benefits to be gained from stepping back from the busyness of life and noting things, events and interactions that have made us feel happy to be alive.

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5 tips to begin living your passion

For most people living a life they feel passionate about is something they aspire to but tend to put off until later. Many of us feel burdened by our day-to-day lives and long for more meaning, enjoyment and excitement. Sometimes this can feel like an impossible task, or something to be enjoyed “when…” — “when the kids grow up”, “when I get a new job”, “when I have more money”… the list goes on.

But it doesn’t have to feel like this. Passion can come in small doses and sometimes all you need to feel like you are living a more engaged and fulfilled life is to add moments of passion to your daily life.

1. Understand what you feel passionate about
One of the first things to consider when looking at living a life with more passion and enjoyment is to actually understand what it is that you find enjoyable. While this may sound obvious, so many people struggle to know what they feel truly passionate about.

I am a big believer in making lists. I challenge you to write down all the things you enjoy, or would like to do one day. This may sound simple but I want you to make this list without censoring yourself. Would you like to travel to the Moon? Write it down! How about living by the sea? Write it down! Sometimes a passion can seem too big to achieve, but writing it all down helps you see what your interests are. You don’t have to travel to the Moon in order to learn more about it. Watch a documentary. Read a book. Chat to someone about it. There are many ways to pursue a passion.

2. Make small pockets of time to pursue your passion

It can feel like life is too full already, and you just couldn’t possibly fit more into your day. But could you find five or ten minutes? Even spending a short amount of time doing something you love can give you a boost. If you can spend five minute every day doing this you’re already spending more time on it than you are currently, but more importantly you’re also creating the intention and habit to incorporate more passion into your life.

3. Make it easy to start

Is your passion a bit complicated or messy? If you have to spending ten minutes setting up and packing up each time you wish to pursue your passion you’re going to add a deterrent to just starting. Maybe you find a corner where you can make as much mess as you need to or you can leave something set up, ready for next time. Find ways to cut out the reasons not to follow your passions.

4. Spending time on yourself is not selfish

Many people feel that spending time pursuing their own interests is selfish. We are hard-wired as social creatures and many of us give so much of ourselves that there feels little left over. However, aside from all the other benefits of feeling passionate and inspired, a lovely side effect of spending time on ourselves is we feel happier, more fulfilled and rejuvenated and can actually be a stronger, calmer version of ourselves who has more left to give others.

5. The time is now

There really is no time like the present. I don’t just mean this is a motivational sense but in that all we truly have is the present moment. We can’t do something in the past or the future — only now. Understanding and living this is really liberating. We can’t always do what we want all the time, but if we commit to no longer delaying our passion then we can start living happier today.


Thanks for reading! I’m a life coach whose passion in life is to help others discover and live a life of purpose, passion and fun. I work with a wide variety of people to help them to create positive changes and shape the way they live their lives. If this sounds interesting, contact me to find out more, or spend some time on this site.