Couch Coach

If you had your own personal coach, what would you want them to say to you?

Write the words, colour them in, and make a speech bubble. Next, display it on your very own couch. Share a photo with us. If you want to, you can also write a mini-blog here of your conversation with your couch coach.

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You are the past, you are the present, you are the future. You matter.

"You are enough"

For some reason these words never seem to sink in. I never feel like I am enough. I always seem to be failing to do something as well as I want to - mothering, working, friendship, marriage, the list goes on. There is always someone or something calling for my attention when I have no more to give. Something to feel guilty about.

"You are enough"

I now say this to myself whenever I breathe out in yoga. Maybe if I hear these words enough, I will feel enough.

"You are enough"

Remember to go easy on yourself, have realistic expectations...it's just not possible to be wonderwoman all day, every day, and most of all nurture and support yourself; you can look after others better if you look after yourself well.

I already have this firmly in my mind to be honest, but it helps when I start to feel guilty again. The house I grew up in had 4 dogs and a cat laying around all the time. I have no allergies, and I keep telling myself that this is why! A little bit of dust now and again will not affect your kids. If you have to ignore them in order to keep the house impeccably clean, this will. We all want to be all things to all people, and it's just not possible. Don't waste time feeling guilty and enjoy the time you have at home with those little ones!

Follow your own path even if it means going against the grain (something I am rubbish at!) The only way to succeed is to not worry about what everyone else is doing and do what's right for you.

The idea was mainly to detox what is weighing me down in order to be happy and be able to grow as a mother/woman .. It is a bit selfish but mums tend not to be selfish!

The idea was mainly to detox what is weighing me down in order to be happy and be able to grow as a mother/woman .. It is a bit selfish but mums tend not to be selfish!