Fun Planning, Building Resilience and Reducing Stress

As Exam season draws to a close and the summer holidays get nearer then it is time to switch my student coaching focus and ‘Bring on the Fun.’

Fun planning is essential if my students are to return to education in September feeling happy, contented and relaxed. Holidays are an excellent opportunity to balance out their work/fun budget, build resilience and reduce stress levels.

As the proverb states ‘All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy’ meaning that without time off from work we become both bored and boring.  It has been said that some writers have added a second part to the proverb stating ‘All play and no work makes Jack a mere toy.’

The most  important thing here to remember is that we need to lead a balanced life if we are to be able to deal with whatever life throws at us whether that is personally or professionally.

My Mum always used to say ‘Kathrine, if you do everything in moderation then you won’t go far wrong.’ She was absolutely right and as a holistic life coach, moderation and balance are important  features of my coaching work. If you work hard then you need to balance that out and play hard too.

These principles apply to all of us no matter what age we are. I find that grabbing opportunities to enjoy life, having fun and doing what makes us happy means that when the not so good stuff happens we are more resilient to deal with it and we can manage stress more effectively. By leading a balanced life we tend to be more resourceful when finding solutions and we bounce back from negativity quicker.

If you want to lead a more balanced and happy life and you are ready to make a change then contact me.