You see, one of the gifts of becoming a more mindful individual can also be one of the most challenging!
As you start to become a more aware person, meaning when you are aware of how your thoughts are leading to your beliefs and your beliefs are leading to action in your life, you become more empowered.You begin to realise that you have choices in each moment to choose a different set of thoughts and therefore different responses to things happening in your life moment to moment.
Yet what this can also bring up are unpleasant feelings too. Things which you may have pushed away for so long that you simply won't allow yourself to feel into your own truth.
Sometimes the emotions that surface can be tough to look at, uncomfortable to hold.
That if something keeps surfacing for you then perhaps you need some form of support around that.
So today I wanted to write about setting yourself up for success in life by creating your own dream team!
WHAT IS A DREAM TEAM?
A dream team is a group of people in your life who support you and keep you grounded whilst encouraging you to become the best version of yourself possible.
WHO WOULD BE IN MY DREAM TEAM?
Your dream team can consist of many people and this is a list of some people who you could have in your team.
- Family members
- Therapists (cognitive behavioural therapists, psychotherapists, physiotherapists, psychiatrists, trauma experts etc)
- Personal Trainers
- Massage therapists
These are just some of the people who can be in your team and be supporting you to be in tip top condition!
THAT IS A LOT OF PEOPLE, HOW COULD I AFFORD THEM ALL?
I get asked this question by my clients a lot. The answer I can give you that helps me is this; because you only get one life and one body and one mind in this life, it is always uber important to care for it well.
I would always start with looking at where you are currently investing your hard earned money. Where are you spending on things that might be hindering you rather than helping you? Do you overspend when clothes shopping to make yourself feel better? Do you go out to much to restaurants and could you curb this for a while? Are you splashing your cash on other people and never on yourself? Get honest with yourself about your budget and where your money actually goes.
When people do this they often get a few surprises!
Ok so you cannot have a massage every week, then aim for one every 2 months until you can work out a way to have more. You can't afford a coach every week then make it every fortnight etc.
HOW DO I CHOOSE THESE PEOPLE?
Recommendations from people you trust are always great. If there is nobody you could safely ask for say the name of a therapist then ask your doctor if they can recommend someone to you.
The next thing is try out a few different people. Sometimes we need to try out a bunch of people to make sure we are the right fit. This is why whenever I get a request for coaching from someone, I give a complimentary 30 minute session to make sure that I can actually help this person and that they gel well with me too. We can check each other out and see if we are the right fit, or else it is never going to work for both of us.
Do a bit of digging. When you choose someone, ask to speak to people they have been working with for a while. That way you can get a feel for what other people have achieved when woking with this person.
Starting today, begin mapping out who you might like to be in your dream team. After all, the likes of Justin Bieber and Venus Williams didn't get where they are today without their team of amazing people did they? So why should you be any different?
Have fun creating your team and let me know how you get on by dropping at comment over at my FB page !