I recently found a necklace a friend gave me a while back which I thought I’d lost. It was a necklace with a silver fairy charm on it which came in a box with seven little stars. There was a little note in the box from the jewellery designer which reminded me of an exercise I often suggest to some of my clients to develop their positive thinking and focus on the good in their life. Have a read and give it a go yourself. It’s a little odd but the principle of it works wonders for positive thinking and learning to appreciate your life.
The Good Morning, Good Night Fairy
This is the ‘Fairy of Appreciation’. She holds seven stars about her, so each morning when you wake up, list at least seven happy thoughts or things you really appreciate in your life.
As you settle down to sleep each night, find at least seven things you enjoyed throughout the day and reflect upon them, appreciating the person or experience.
When we give attention to those things that give us pleasure and delight, so the universe will offer more of the same.
Janice Cook, The Lightness of Being 2000
I approached coaching with a fairly clear objective that I’d been contemplating for years. Thanks to Alice’s structured exercises, facilitative discussion and encouragement I’ve made the first tentative steps towards achieving this goal. However, I didn’t expect the bonus extras which I think may be unique to Alice’s coaching style, providing insights on what has blocked me in the past, the behaviours and attitudes that may have held me back, plus practical guidance for tackling these unhelpful traits in future, equipping me to be my own mini-life coach! I have already recommended Alice to several friends, and I look forward to working with her again.