I am doing some more work this morning using the life coaching book.  I am on chapter 3 which is all about knowing your own mind and establishing what drives you as a person.

  • If you could have anything in life, what would you have? – I would like to be mentally strong and be in a position to hold down a job.

 

  • If you were living your ideal life, what would you be doing every day? – I would be waking up full of energy, eating a healthy breakfast, meditating in the mornings, going to work, coming home to good food and doing something fun in the evenings.

 

  • If you were living your ideal life, what would you be doing every week?  I would have friends to socialise with and would be getting out of the house at least once a week to do something fun with other people.

 

  • If you were living your ideal life, what would you be doing every month? I would be visiting family that don’t live close by.

 

  • If you were living your ideal life, what would you be doing every year?  I would be travelling and going on holiday.

 

  • What does success mean to you?  What would your greatest success in life?  I would raise a happy, healthy child.  Success for me is measured in those around me and the qualities of the relationships I have with other people.

 

  • What single thing would make you truly happy?  An end to this illness I have, feeling like I can live each day to the max.

 

  • If you were to live your life again, knowing what you know now, what would you do differently?  I would not drive people away who are positive influences on my life, I would have made more effort to make and keep friends so that I don’t feel as lonely now.

Doing this has made me realise how important other people are in my life.  I have acted really badly towards people in the past and have driven away people who were kind, loving and beneficial to my life.  I have done some terrible things to good people because of my illness and I suffer now as a result.  It has made me think about how I start trying to build new friendships with people and how I will act towards people in the future.

My mission statement

I will truly value the role of other people in my life.  I will do all that I can to try and build new friendships and relationships.  Things I can do to try and implement this are: join meetup groups, consider some local volunteering, get back into work and form friendships there, don’t take the relationship I have now for granted, connect with online people through social media and blogging, try to rebuild relationships with my family and old friends.

 

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