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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 #17: Write out a morning routine that includes personal time, household duties and family

Many people say they don't like routines. It makes life too boring. Well, between kid incidents, work, writing, fun activities, surprises, accidents, etc. I think life is exciting enough. I prefer to slide into the day smoothly, rather than feeling like I am already wiped out.

To ease into the day, what would you like to do first. Picture your ideal waking up situation. Would you like to do some inspirational reading? Maybe do some yoga or meditation? Maybe lie in bed thinking of what you are looking forward to today?

If you like to exercise in the morning, you might want to put exercise into your morning routine. I like to do my walking, aerobics, weight training or yogilates before my shower.

Now it's time for some grooming. Are you still visualizing in the shower? Get dressed, do your hair, put on your makeup.

By now you are probably hungry. I notice if I eat as soon as I get up, I don't feel as well. I like to eat breakfast with my kids if I can.

What would make you feel good regarding your house if it were done every morning? I like to make sure the breakfast dishes are done, dinner is thawing, someone has sprayed the bathroom, the living room is picked up (usually still good from the pick-up the night before) and a load of laundry is in the washer. I try to get that done before I leave the house or start my work at home.

Your day feels lighter already!

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