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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 #32. Play a little every evening

Last week we talked about incorporating hobbies into your life.

Today we go a little further. What would your life be like if you had something to look forward to every evening? Would you have more energy? Would you look at home as a renewing place instead of a place for chores and helping with homework? Would you smile more?

As you plan your day in the morning or the night before, every day ask yourself if you have something to look forward to. If not, put evening fun into your schedule.

Evening fun doesn't have to be long. You can do a 15 min crossward puzzle, read a novel you have been anticipating, call a friend on the phone. If your evening is too full one night make sure you do something fun at lunch time. If your lunch time is too full also, it's time to chuck something out of your schedule! Who wants a grouchy martyr around who doesn't know how to have any fun.

Today, start a list for writing down some ideas for evening fun time and things you want to do, but never seem to have time for. Then on a day you can't think of anything to look forward to, you can glance at your list for ideas.

Let's see, tonight for evening fun I am going to be planning a fantastic summer with my family.


Family Fun
Cheap Thrills
Museum Stuff


What are you looking forward to tonight?


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