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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 # 36. Set up all your appointments for the doctor, dentist, hairstylist, etc.

Somehow those appointments for self-care don't seem important enough. Eventually you'll get to them. Unfortunately many times you get to them only because of an emergency: illness, a toothache, roots showing.

Grab your calendar, write down all the appointments you need to make and then call to set up appointments. Get them all done in one swoop.

If you are working, get them all scheduled for one day so you don't have to miss a few hours here, a few hours there from work.

If you only have a couple see if you can get the first appointment of the day or right after lunch for less waiting. And guess who gets those good appointments? People that schedule early.

And after your appointment(s), schedule the next one. You will get to choose what times work best for you. You can always cancel if you realize later on you can't make it. Just reschedule as soon as you know, so they can rebook and you won't get stuck being squeezed in at 3:00.

And keep a simple Word file or page in your planner of your appointments and any notes (current weight, blood pressure, any suggestions from your dentist, etc. ) so you always know when your last appointment was. Or use these Prevention Charts.

Checkups, Tests, and Shots? Which Ones You Need and When To Get Them
Well-Baby Checkups
Checkups for Kids

Have you made your appointments, yet?


52 Tiny Changes Archive



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