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"You have taught me to believe in myself and to take things slowly, one step at a time, keep sight of my goals, both short term and long term.

Your coaching style was both nuturing and motivating, you seemed to intuitively know some days what I needed most. Your caring and understanding was so appreciated and it came from the heart."

-Holly C.

I would recommend the Simplicity Course as an easy, practical way to start simplifying one's life. I especially liked the segments on Tolerations, Wardrobe, and Office and Paperwork.

Each day focuses on only one task, which is helpful to people who feel overwhelmed by the complexities of modern life and hardly know where to begin downshifting.

-Joan, New York

Beth has an uncanny way of, "reading between the lines" to see a person's heart. I appreciate how genuine she is.

I have already begun implementing her suggestions, and am dumbstruck at how well they are working. I am feeling so much more secure, and feel I am finally put onto a life path that will bring me joy for many years to come."

-Sue Halpern

I feel more focused and have an objective instead of aimlessly filling up the day.

-Shelli Segura



52 Tiny Changes

You've done it before. Tried to change your whole life in 30 days. Only to fizzle out at day 10 because it take too much time. Join me in making a small change each week and by the end of the year you will have made 52 improvements to your life!

52changes@encouragingcoach.com with 52 changes in the subject line. Or come here each week for a new change and some steps to help you along the way.

Tiny Change #1 : Go to bed hour earlier and wake up earlier than usual

By the end of the day, most of us are about tuckered out. We watch some TV, then go to sleep. In the morning we rush around trying to get everything done before work or school. How would your day change if you woke up earlier? Maybe you would have time for some prayer or exercise. Maybe you would be able to take a leisurely shower. Maybe you could actually eat breakfast with the family.

How? Your day is so packed, you are running till you crash on the couch. At bedtime you are still so tense from the day you need to unwind. Here are a few suggestions: have the whole family do chores right after dinner to get them out of the way, prepare for tomorrow earlier, don't watch TV shows close to bedtime that get your heart pumping, play relaxing music instead. If you get your need to dos done earlier, then you can get into bed about 1/2 hour before you want to sleep to cuddle, read, journal, listen to music or any activity you find soothing. Ideally you should be getting 7-8 hours of sleep a night or your energy level and productivity probably won't be going up.

What will you do with that extra 1/2 hour?



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