Coach On The Couch

Top Tips for Happy Holidays

The festive season can be stressful, as expectations are high, but fuses can be short. Follow my tips on how to get the best out of others and ourselves…

Learn the art of compromise

Work with people, rather than against them. Let others have their say; listen to their opinions and ideas − it gives us the opportunity to challenge our own preconceptions, think outside of our box and broaden our world.

Paying it forward

Make it your mission, every day, to do someone a good turn, with no expectation of reward − you may be surprised how good it makes you feel!

A time for everything

Make time for what is important. A time for quiet reflection, a time for celebration, a time for family, lovers and friends, and a time for getting your head down and getting on with what you need to.

Countering anger with kindness

Treating those who are angry and upset with kindness, understanding and respect allows for a situation to be diffused. Responding to anger with aggression creates more discord − when we are cornered our natural reaction is to come out fighting, but allowing time and space to find a way out and allowing face to be saved is an act of compassion and kindness that will restore harmony and make for a much happier and more peaceful holiday!

Time to tell your ‘forever’ friends that you love them

You know who they are, those friends who are there for you with a hug and chicken soup when you need them most. Take this time to tell them how much you value them, because they are special and one in a million!
Sometimes we all need some extra help. And that’s okay! So, don’t be afraid to ask for it when you need it.

Happy holidays!
Alex Bailey Staines AMAC
Motivational Coach & Certified NLP Coaching Practitioner

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