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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 #9: Write out an evening routine that will prepare you for the next day.

I love waking up ahead instead of behind. The only way I can do that is by having an evening routine. Pam and Peggy talk about routines in their book Get Your Act Together.

Eventually your routine will come automatically, but first you need to write it down. You want to write down straightening the house, getting out what you need for the next day and preparing for bed. To get you started, here is my evening routine.

  • Fix dinner
  • Chores (everyone is the family does their daily and weekly chore)
  • Kids pick up their room
  • Read to kids
  • Take my allergy medicine and give my daughter hers
  • Pick out my clothes for tomorrow (The kids pick out their clothes on Sunday for the week)
  • 5 minutes cleaning office
  • Go through mail and school papers
  • Make sure all laundry is away
  • Pick up the living room
  • Plan tomorrow, do I have everything I need?
  • Brush and floss teeth, wash face, clean contacts
  • Read and journal before bed

    Here is another example:

    A Working Woman's Evening Routine  


What can you do tonight that will make tomorrow easier?

52 Tiny Changes Archive


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