In the coaching education that I’m taking, one of the well-known tools that we are using is something called “The Circle of Life”. This is used to determine where in your life you can work on improving your life ✨
In my coaching practice with working 1:1 with people, I’m asking my clients to fill out this thing called “The Circle of Life” a couple of times over our time together.
What is it?
The Circle of Life covers different areas of your life. The idea is that you then look at each area and then you set a dot far into the middle if you’re not feeling satisfied in that area of your life – or far out if you do feel satisfied in that area. In the end you then connect all the dots with lines.
Then you get a clear picture of what areas of your life where there is something that might bother, frustrate, irritate you – which affects your overall health and well-being. Because from the education I’m taking and my point of view, health needs to be looked at from a holistic viewpoint – you can eat all the greens and exercise, but if you do not take care of other areas of your life; career, relationships, finances etc. then you will never reach a point of feeling fully good, happy and content with your life. It all affects your health and well-being.
We will then start working on the area that feel most unsatisfying for you at the moment and together figure out some action steps you can take to feel more satisfied and content within that area.
The point with The Circle of Life is of course never to have a completely perfect circle – no one ever will, because life is not always perfect in all areas of life, but the point is to focus on what’s affecting your health and well-being the most and try to do something about then.
Then over time when you’ve done the exercise over a few months you’ll see how your focus changes and how you have improved in the areas you once did not feel as good about.
If you have any questions in regard to working with me, or want to hear more about it, feel very welcome to send a comment here or on Instagram, or send me an e-mail ✨
“All disease begins in the gut” – Hippocrates. Hippocrates said it many years ago – having a healthy gut is essential for our overall health and well-being. Therefore, I want to share 5 ways to improve your gut health today
If you don’t already know about the importance of gut health, then I will recommend you to first read this blogpost I’ve shared a while ago.
But today I want to get straight into how you can improve your gut health, so here you go – 5 ways you can improve your gut health
- Eat prebiotic food
Prebiotics are a type of fiber that the human body can’t digest. Probiotics serve as food for probiotics (the good bacteria in your gut). You can find prebiotics in many different kind of foods, fx artichoke, asparagus, bananas, garlic, onion, parsnips, wholegrain, rye, oats, leeks.
- Eat fermented food
Fermented foods contain those good bacteria that you want more of. So try to incorporate more fermented food into your diet, this include things such as sauerkraut, kimchi, kombucha, kefir, yoghurt.
- Take a probiotic supplement
If you have suffered with digestive problems in any kind of way, or if you have been on antibiotics, it can be highly recommended to take a good probiotic supplement, to rebalance your gut bacteria again. Antibiotics can of course be essential if you’ve been infected with a virus, but antibiotics kill both the good and the bad bacteria in your gut, and since the majority of your immune system is located in your gut, your immune system can become very weakened after having been on antibiotics. It is therefore important to get some of the good bacteria back into your gut again
New studies are also starting to show that exercising is linked to increases in the number of beneficial microbial species in your gut. So another good reason to exercise is that it will help you get more of those good bacteria in your gut!
- Eat a wide range of foods
By eating lots of different vegetables with all sorts of different colours, you are eating a diverse range of nutrients, which all helps to create a broader and more diverse gut micro biome. So eat the rainbow! Try new veggies, switch it up from time to time, so you don’t just eat cucumbers and potatoes.