One of the many things I love about my work is that I feel I get as much from my clients as I give to them. There have been a lot of clients through the door this week and one particular session has stood out in my mind.
We were talking about my little 'challenge' from last week (if you missed that you can catch up here) and discussing solutions for when life leaves you feeling a bit less bouncy! His solution came in the form of 5 little words and they are ones that have stuck with me and I'll be sharing with others. To find out what they are, you can read on here.
Along with lots of lovely clients, there has been a large slice of 'family' life needing me to spend time in Frimley to deal with Government bureaucracy around my brother and my Dad's latest dramas. On such days my coping technique is to leave the house with low expectations of what the day will bring. For those of you that know about the Law of Attraction, this is not a good technique, however when it comes to my family, I have found that if you expect things to be rubbish, then anything that is not, is a bonus! I am pleased to say that I drove back actually quite light-hearted feeling that I had actually made a real positive difference: in the few hours I had taken them both out for lunch, shortened a pair of Dad's trousers (something Mum would have always done), made 4 rhubarb crumbles and left in the freezer and got clear on tomb stones for Mum's grave. And the real metric of success - I didn't even need to open wine when I got home :-)
Things over in the teen stress 101 group that I run on facebook have also been busy with one post getting a lot of activity. It was all about hugs. In this house, you have to run fast to avoid being hugged and it was lovely to hear from others about their hugging behaviours and how some just don't hug. It reminded me how often we can take things for granted and it is important to remember that everyone has their own 'normal'. I feel very privileged, however, that most clients as they leave my house feel like they want to give me a hug - a little gesture that can say so much!
And talking of taking things for granted, are you like me and have had enough of this GDPR thing? The 25th has come and gone and the world is still spinning! I have taken a lot of advice and if you are keen to know any more about how I am following the GDPR rules, please read on below.
Until next week,