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Tackle Pesky Tolerations

You know summer is coming and you know you will be able to rest, but its hard to really embrace relaxation when your mind is clouded with little things that you know you want to take care of but you haven’t. I know for my family, spring is a busy time of year with summer activities so lots of “little things” don’t quite make the daily to do list, but they are building up in the back of my mind. This happens to all of us, we think “well that loose step is a nuisance, but I’ll deal with it later” but then later never comes. Luckily, there’s an easy solution to tackling tolerations daily: it’s a little exercise that I learned when I was studying at Coach University, and later read about in Cheryl Richardson’s work, called “Zapping the Tolerations.” The idea is to declutter your mind, just like you would a closet or […]

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Love Your Routines

I often tell clients looking for work that one of the best things they can do is take some quiet time in the morning before anyone else is awake. This practice gives them a little “me time” to sip tea or coffee, journal, read, and just open the window and breathe in some fresh air before the hustle of the day begins. As difficult as it may be to set up such routines, they eventually become comforting habits, whether it’s giving yourself some personal time in the morning, going for an evening jog, or turning off those electronics and reading for an hour before bedtime. Often, the things that we initially dreaded end up becoming the very parts of our day that we most look forward to.

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Fear of Missing Summer

So often I hear, “the summer flew by so fast,” and this happens from having a passive attitude about the time. Taking a moment to really manage yourself versus manage your time makes you feel in control of your summer. This summer, I don’t want to have that feeling that time slipped away so I am being proactive and using my own free summer printables to put pen to paper and determine what I want. This could be as simple as committing to drinking more water or committing to stretching everyday. I would like to go to the drive in movies with the kids, plant an herb garden, and maybe even go to Tanglewood. I don’t want any military spouses to suffer from fear of missing summer, so write down what you want to do this summer so you can make it happen. What do you want to add to your summer fun list? I also […]

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June Teleclass: Avoid F.O.M.S (Fear of Missing Summer)!

Join me and write your fun filled summer bucket list. If you don’t write it down the time will disappear. We’ve all been there before – as summer approaches, we make all these amazing plans for the summer with our family. We’re gonna take more trips, spend more time play, work on that interal to-do list for growing your business, read that stack of books on the night stand, enjoy life. Then, all of the sudden, it’s August 15. School starts in two weeks and we haven’t anything from our list. We need to take the kids shopping for school clothes or supplies, there’s $500 in the checking account, and dance registration is next week – and costs $542. Sound familiar? Then you need this! Sign up for this ecourse and each week you’ll receive a tip and a printable to help you achieve those summer goals and avoid F.O.M.S. (Fear of Missing Summer) when September rolls around. In this free […]

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Tap Into Your Stronger Self

Tap Into Your Stronger Self!

After completing this exercise, you should have a statement of 2-3 sentences that feels super inspiring—it should make you want to take action on your goals! You can act from this new place of confidence and literally start feeling this powerful mission statement working in your life right now. I love this tweak on the act “as if “ advice I have heard in the past because you aren’t “acting” you are tapping into who you really are!! I just love that! Now that you have this document as your personal blueprint, you will begin to attract success effortlessly. If you feel a bit blasé about your statement, then you may want to check out my free, hour-long teleclass for more support. Or, if you prefer working one on one, consider signing up for a personal coaching session with me. Together, we can get you crystal clear on not only your mission but also your […]

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May is Military Spouse Appreciation Month

  I just wanted to take a break from my typical coaching tips blog post and just thank you for your service this month. Yesterday was Military Spouse Appreciation Day and tomorrow is Mother’s Day so it’s definitely time to stop and celebrate all that we do. Just being a Military Spouse is something that you should really be proud of because your love and support are what makes our country so strong. I recognize that Mother’s Day isn’t just about brunches and handmade cards, for some military spouses it’s a difficult day because your spouse isn’t with you, or your family lives far and you can’t see your mom. Some spouses lost their mom, are going through infertility, or other losses that make the day tough so I am sending those moms an extra tight hug and feeling gratitude that we are all a part of the loving military spouse community. Sending your all […]

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Spend Time Meditating on Your Ideal Future Self

Spend Time Meditating On Your Ideal Future Self

I love to spend time in the morning journaling about what I want next in my life. A great tool to use when you are gaining clarity on your ideal life is to know your values (a list is available for you in my client area, help yourself) your mission and your vision. Mission statements are brief declarations that describe how we do things when we are “at our best.” Organizations use these documents to clarify their overall purpose; therefore, different organizational cultures have radically different mission statements. I like asking my coaching clients to come up with their own mission statements to help them really think about their ideal lives. While my regular readers may note that I’ve discussed this topic previously, I’d like to take this opportunity to delve further into the process of creating one’s mission statement—after all, the task can be a bit daunting for some of us! Get Your Mission […]

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Decluttering Tricks for Success

Decluttering Tricks for Success

Tricks for SuccessIf you are buying into the benefits of decluttering, check out my blog posts on this topic over at militarynews.com/blog and search for Krista Wells. I offer a lot of tips in this month’s blog series that you might enjoy and I would love if you say hello or just leave a little comment to let me know you visited me there, thanks so much!! This is just one of the many tricks that I’ve put together to make my daily chores easier to do. Saving time is a big deal in my big family of six, so I’m always coming up with new “life hacks” to make my to do list a bit easier to get through. For example, when I need to be at work right after my kids leave for school, I put together an easy breakfast, such as frozen sausages inside Pillsbury rolls, and serve them on paper plates […]

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Getting Motivated to Declutter Your Life

Getting Motivated

To get started with the process of building healthy routines and decluttering their lives, I tell new clients to think of three key areas in their homes that they would most love to see clean and organized. I have them sit and just imagine what it would be like to have that spot of their home totally in order. I have them describe what the area looks like once it’s clean and really consider what blocks would be lifted. If you imagine how the space will serve your greater good, the “how” will come to pass more easily. After this practice, I have my clients let go of any judgment regarding why they have let a particular area in their home get chaotic. I say, “Just let it go, it’s okay! The mess is just a message for you to pay attention to where your life in general is overstuffed or too meager!” Then, I […]

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Declutter Your Life

Declutter Your Life

I do a lot of work on decluttering. In my coaching practice, I have a program called “21 Days to Declutter Your Life” in which I give my clients verbal and written assessments of their environments before setting goals to make such spaces serve them. Don’t get me wrong: these practices and this teleclass aren’t so much about how to put a ‘donate’, ‘consign’, and ‘trash’ bin in your closet; they’re more about creating better routines and training our brains to invite success into our lives. And I want to help you guys do the same. Clients LOVE the results and say they are really loving making military moves easier, and learn to stop letting stuff get in the way of success. I think decluttering is my favorite coaching topic because it impacts all the other areas of our life. By signing up for my april teleclass spring clean your life you will… Learn how […]

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How to Cope with Overwhelm

How To Cope With Overwhelm

Military spouses are always thinking up great ideas in January, but after a few weeks, we often realize that our original lists were a bit too daunting and unrealistic. We are often dealing with an undercurrent of stress—from deployment, to moving, to feeling like a “single mom” who has to do it all alone. The anxiety is always there and, sometimes, this anxiety is enough to prevent us from moving forward at all. Military spouses get so many good ideas for their lives and their businesses, but often have to put these great ideas on hold for the greater good. Remind yourself that getting sidetracked is perfectly okay. Don’t strive for perfection, just take baby steps towards your passion and keep moving forward, even if it’s at a slower pace. Even if you haven’t yet identified your passion, taking actions will help it unfold perfectly if you keep the momentum growing. These tips particularly deal […]

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Clarity Will Keep You Moving

Clarity Will Keep You Moving

I have so many clients come into my office in tears, explaining, “I just don’t know what I want to be when I grow up!” While this feeling can be incredibly frustrating (I know, I’ve been there too!), there is so much you can do to try and find your passion in life starting today. The first thing I tell these clients is that what they are feeling is completely normal. After all, being a military spouse is a significant and meaningful role, so I assure them that they are already living their life with quite a bit of purpose! I give them permission to just be and remember that they are offering the world so much by supporting their spouses and maintaining the home front. Plus, just by taking some baby steps, we can co-create a plan to uncover other passions. I have clients start paying attention to what they love and what others […]

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