How To Change Your Behaviour
How To Change Your Behaviour
Empower your self to change the behaviors that you would like to change in you. It all begins with awareness, and this coaching video will guide you through all that.
Hello, I'm Sarah Lloyd-Hughes from Ginger Training and Coaching, and today, I'd like to give you a bite-size coaching technique on personal development. If you like any more information about myself or my company, please visit go-ginger.com.
Hello and welcome in. Behaviour change is at the heart of the coaching profession. Put in a simple and no nonsense way, a coach helps their client figure out what they want to do differently in life and how to get there.
So, I'd like to share with you some really broad ideas from coaching that will help you become your own coach. If you don't know exactly what your behaviour is, then it's difficult to change it. So, behaviour change always starts with awareness, the ability to be fully conscious of your actions and reactions, and how they interplay with people and the environment around you.
Awareness is a skill that's very simple to do but difficult to master. Increasing your awareness gives you the capacity to analyze how you usually behave and then make an informed choice about which behaviour would bring about the best result in a given moment. To increase your awareness, ask yourself these questions as often as possible.
How am I behaving right now? What effect is that behaviour having on me and my inner world? And what effect is that behaviour having on the outside world, the people and the situations around me? Gathering information like this is incredibly useful because with greater awareness, over time, you can start to see patterns in your behaviour. For example, I notice through awareness when I start to feel under pressure, I begin to crave something sweet and find myself eating a slice of cake. Later on, that sugar drains my energy levels and I end up feeling worse than before.
Awareness is your ultimate ticket to self-improvement, and even better, it's completely free. Here's how it works. Normally, when we're unaware, an event hits us and we react immediately out of instinct like an amateur tennis player returning a fast serve.
Reactive behaviour without awareness can cause all sorts of practical and emotional difficulties. But as we learn more awareness of situations, we're slowly able to get some more distance to step away from the tennis ball being served at us. Then, we have more time and pace to choose a more appropriate reaction because we know what's coming.
The tennis player with the most awareness would be able to place the ball just out of reach of their opponent, just like we, with awareness, can change almost any behaviour we set our mind to. This snippet on awareness is part of what a coaching program with Ginger Training and Coaching will help you develop. I've not seen a more powerful way to change your behaviour than coaching because it empowers you to make decisions about your own life based on your unique abilities and circumstances.
There's plenty more to talk about, so head on over to www.go-ginger.com if you'd like to find out more.
I look forward to seeing you there. .