Often, when you see a list of values, celebration is not traditionally included. But as I am not a traditional coach, I thought that I would feature it in this holiday edition of The Coach’s Alphabet.
The way I use values with my clients is to identify and integrate certain elements, principals, standards, and beliefs that add value and meaning to day-to-day life; elements that when marginalized or missing altogether, have a negative impact on one’s well-being.
To celebrate means to observe, commemorate, and rejoice; behaviors that we make a conscious effort to engage in during holidays and major milestone moments, but sometimes neglect to do on a daily basis. Celebration requires appreciation and gratitude, which are significant values unto themselves, but it also entails a bit more of a dynamic energy and assertive investment.
Although clients often seek me out to create concrete changes in their careers, finances, health, & relationships – the underlying motivation is generally wanting to increase their feelings of balance, fulfillment, vitality, and purpose. For that, they have to learn to better understand and more readily celebrate who they are; AND for that, they need to embrace and honor their values.
On this holiday weekend as some people celebrate Passover, some celebrate Easter, and we all celebrate Spring, we can take this opportunity to reflect on the aspects of our lives and our selves that are ready to blossom and celebrate those parts that are already in full bloom.
Happy Holidays & Happy Everyday,
PS – If you want some support in living a life worth celebrating everyday, please contact me for a sample coaching session. I love what I do and I would love to help you.