21 days ago

Journaling Your Way Through Personal Crisis

Tania Jones from ClearThinking Coaching Ltd

One of the best ways to get through a personal crisis is through journaling your thoughts in writing. It helps bring up emotions for clearing. It surfaces creative solutions to the situation you're dealing with. And it serves as a record of your experience that you may want to turn to again.
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One of the best ways to get through a personal crisis is through journaling your thoughts in writing. It helps bring up emotions for clearing. It surfaces creative solutions to the situation you're dealing with. And it serves as a record of your experience that you may want to turn to again.
It also gives you the chance to reflect as you go on what you want to choose to have in your life going forward. Especially from our current crisis...what do you want to retain from lockdown, and what do you want to bring back from before? What can you do without!

The general notion of journaling might not interest everyone. But there are multiple ways to journal, and at least one of them is likely to appeal to (and benefit) you. Here are five formats, each with a different application, that you may want to explore.

A Story Book

Human beings are natural story-tellers, and keeping a story journal can be especially helpful if you’re depressed, struggling with a sudden crisis or unresolved tragedy, or living with a chronic ailment.

Stories have a beginning, middle and end. Write your experience much as you would tell a story. Some experts advise writing about the same episode several times; the retelling often gives new perspective.

A Worry Book

This format can benefit those who suffer from anxiety, stress, or insomnia.

Draw a line down the centre of a page. On the left, write some of the issues that are upsetting you and on the right list some of the steps you’ve taken to address the problem, or some solutions you can try. Use this space to plan, organise and strategise for the future.

A Daily Log

This log is useful if you want to get more fit, spend less money, understand your body’s rhythms, or chart your recovery from illness. Use this journal to keep track of anything from growing a garden to growing a child.

In this journal, you simply record the facts: how far you walked or how long you exercised, how much you spent on what, how your body feels, etc. You may also want to write some narrative in addition to the “facts.”

A Couple or Family Journal

Enhances communications, deepens emotional bonds, encourages trust and intimacy.

The journal is left in a place where everyone has free access, anytime. Each person is encouraged to write, recording his or her thoughts or feelings, or in response to another person’s entry. Remember to write compliments and encouragements as well as writing through problems and misunderstandings.

A Gratitude Journal

This can be especially helpful to those who are inclined to be pessimistic, depressed, over-stressed or in the midst of a crisis. And it’s a journal which can bring anyone joy.

Simply make a list of that for which you are thankful. From the smallest to the grandest, the very personal to the global. Every day write five to ten things for which you are grateful. It doesn’t matter if you repeat yourself.

As always, if you need help to work through steps forward toward achieving a goal that will impact you life, a coach is a great support and guide with this. Contact Tania to talk about what coaching can change for you: tania@clearthinkingcoaching.co.nz

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37 days ago

Supporting you through Bootcamp

Tania Jones from ClearThinking Coaching Ltd

“Not all of us can do great things. But we can do small things with great love.” - Mother Teresa

Many of us are wondering how to help others in this strange new environment. I don't have the resources right now to create a nation wide solution to economic development....but I can support … View more
“Not all of us can do great things. But we can do small things with great love.” - Mother Teresa

Many of us are wondering how to help others in this strange new environment. I don't have the resources right now to create a nation wide solution to economic development....but I can support people to create business plans so you can work on a new way to earn money to support your family.

Hobby to Business Plan Bootcamp is 6 weeks of coach supported action to be ready to launch your new business, or project.
I'm offering it for a koha enrolment fee (for the first time ever) to help those who need it right now to move into a new phase. (You need to pay so you have some skin in the game and stick to doing the work involved).

Now is your chance to take a hobby or idea and create an income from it.

Bootcamp starts Wednesday 29 April.

Limited enrolments.

Contact me for more information.

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86 days ago

Poll: Do you have a business idea, but don't know where to start?

Tania Jones from ClearThinking Coaching Ltd

There are so many people who have money making, or start up business, ideas that are held back by not knowing where to start. Are you one of these? Do you have a great idea stopped in its tracks? What is the main thing holding you back?

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Do you have a business idea, but don't know where to start?
  • 0% Confused about legal issues
    0% Complete
  • 0% How to set up as a business
    0% Complete
  • 0% Lack of money
    0% Complete
  • 0% Worried about what others will think
    0% Complete
  • 0% Lack of family support
    0% Complete
  • 0% Scared of failure
    0% Complete
  • 0% Don't understand marketing
    0% Complete
  • 0% No 'business' background
    0% Complete
  • 0% Don't want to lose benefit
    0% Complete
  • 0% Lack of self confidence
    0% Complete
  • 0% Don't know what to do first
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127 days ago

Mahi Tahi gathering tomorrow!

Tania Jones from ClearThinking Coaching Ltd

Come out from the fog of celebrations and holidays and start 2020 with a support team!

If you work on your own, from home, or need a senior team to bounce ideas off occasionally, come along to a Mahi Tahi gathering and help build a supportive ecosystem for others like yourself. Share ideas, … View more
Come out from the fog of celebrations and holidays and start 2020 with a support team!

If you work on your own, from home, or need a senior team to bounce ideas off occasionally, come along to a Mahi Tahi gathering and help build a supportive ecosystem for others like yourself. Share ideas, issues, situations, network with peers.

If you work on your own Mahi Tahi is for you.

Meeting at 10:30am Friday 24 January
Upper Hutt Central Library

149 days ago

Welcome to 2020

Tania Jones from ClearThinking Coaching Ltd

Welcome to 2020!! Happy New Year to all.
I hope you all take some time out to rest, and reflect on your achievements in 2019.
What are your plans for 2020?
Where are you going to invest your time and energy?

Set and smash some new goals this year, and don't forget to do some volunteering … View more
Welcome to 2020!! Happy New Year to all.
I hope you all take some time out to rest, and reflect on your achievements in 2019.
What are your plans for 2020?
Where are you going to invest your time and energy?

Set and smash some new goals this year, and don't forget to do some volunteering in 2020!

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150 days ago

Make 2020 your best year yet!

Tania Jones from ClearThinking Coaching Ltd

Often we get to New Year and feel pressure to create Resolutions that will change bad habits in the New Year, or want to plan some goals for positive impact in your future.
Many people feel incredibly guilty that they haven't achieved what they intended to during the year that has just ended,… View more
Often we get to New Year and feel pressure to create Resolutions that will change bad habits in the New Year, or want to plan some goals for positive impact in your future.
Many people feel incredibly guilty that they haven't achieved what they intended to during the year that has just ended, and think: "I wish I had finished that....." or, "I really wanted to have done that by now..." or even "I was hoping that would be behind me this year..."

Do you have any other those regrets lingering as we head into 2020?

How great would it feel to nail those goals in 2020 and head through the year with optimism and joy? With new ideas and opportunities? How great would it feel to deal with some of your too hard basket stuff, and create space for the things that are actually meaningful for you?

Coaching is the sort of support you reach for when you don’t need more information, you just need to get your thinking clear; or you need guidance to set strategic meaningful goals; and someone to help remind you of the changes you need to achieve those goals, and the of steps your promised yourself that you would take.

Coaching is about supporting changes that are directed and decided by you, and being supported through the journey by being held accountable for actually taking action. I'm in your corner, supporting you. I won't tell you 'should' do anything, but I will remind you of what you what to achieve and why. I'm your personal trainer, cheerleader and coach celebrating your successes! With you.

Think of a coach like your ultimate personal trainer. Just like at a gym, we’ll assess your goals and put a plan in place perfectly suited to where you’re at, and where you want to go. Also just like a personal trainer at a gym, I can’t do the hard yards for you, but together we can develop the strategic framework to help you succeed. Sound good? Procrastinate no more – get in touch today.

Email tania@clearthinkingcoaching.co.nz
www.clearthinkingcoaching.co.nz...

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190 days ago

Mahi Tahi - a group for those who work by themselves/ for themselves/ sole charge

Tania Jones from ClearThinking Coaching Ltd

If you work on your own, from home, or need a senior team to bounce ideas off occasionally, come along to Mahi Tahi and help build a supportive ecosystem for others like yourself. Share ideas, issues, situations, network with peers.
If you work on your own Mahi Tahi is for you.

Come out from … View more
If you work on your own, from home, or need a senior team to bounce ideas off occasionally, come along to Mahi Tahi and help build a supportive ecosystem for others like yourself. Share ideas, issues, situations, network with peers.
If you work on your own Mahi Tahi is for you.

Come out from the fog of Christmas celebrations and start 2020 with a support team!

Meeting at 10:30am Friday 27 December Upper Hutt Central Library

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212 days ago

What do you want to 'get done' before Christmas?

Tania Jones from ClearThinking Coaching Ltd

Often we get to Christmas and think: "I wish I had finished that....." or, "I really wanted to have done that by now..." or even "I was hoping that would be behind me this Christmas..."

Do you have any other those regrets lurking around as we head into the Christmas … View more
Often we get to Christmas and think: "I wish I had finished that....." or, "I really wanted to have done that by now..." or even "I was hoping that would be behind me this Christmas..."

Do you have any other those regrets lurking around as we head into the Christmas build up?
How about nailing those goals and heading into 2020 with new ideas and opportunities? How great would it feel to deal with some of your too hard basket stuff before the end of the year?

Coaching is the sort of help you reach for when you don’t need more information, you just need to get your thinking clear; or you need some support to set strategic goals and make the changes needed to achieve them. It’s change directed and decided by you.

Think of a coach like your ultimate personal trainer. Just like at a gym, we’ll assess your goals and put a plan in place perfectly suited to where you’re at, and where you want to go. And just like a personal trainer at a gym, we can’t do the hard yards for you, but together we can develop the strategic framework to help you succeed. Sound good? Procrastinate no more – get in touch today.

Email tania@clearthinkingcoaching.co.nz
www.clearthinkingcoaching.co.nz...

219 days ago

10 Tips for coping with job transitions

Tania Jones from ClearThinking Coaching Ltd

Check out my latest blog - 10 Tips for coping with job transitions
www.clearthinkingcoaching.co.nz...

All transitions can be stressful, here are some tips to help you cope better.

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280 days ago

Support young Wellington entrepreneurs this Saturday

Tania Jones from ClearThinking Coaching Ltd

If you are looking for something to do for a few hours this Saturday, head to the Wellington Underground Market (Frank Kitts Park) from 10am - 4pm and support the Young Enterprise Scheme (YES) companies. School age entrepreneurs set up and run a business for the year and this YES trade fair is an … View moreIf you are looking for something to do for a few hours this Saturday, head to the Wellington Underground Market (Frank Kitts Park) from 10am - 4pm and support the Young Enterprise Scheme (YES) companies. School age entrepreneurs set up and run a business for the year and this YES trade fair is an opportunity for them to sell their products to the public.

Head to the waterfront and support students from your local schools. Personally I'll be heading straight for Antartica Organics, the awesome company from Upper Hutt College manufacturing toothpaste! You can check them out in advance on their online store.

A great opportunity to pick up some quirky and unique gifts for Father's Day and support local young talent.

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