If you want to make a big positive shift in your life but think you have no time to do it or don’t know where to start, then a new book out next month will take you from average to awesome in just a few minutes a day.
Based on more than a decade of research into the impact of handwriting and daily journaling, The Life Edit by Sarah Adams, explores how journaling can be used to make inspired and intentional life choices, embracing your mid-life wisdom, and giving you the confidence and clarity to move forward with intention and integrity-rather than feeling obligated to be on a constant treadmill and getting nowhere.
Sarah, a journalist, author, lecturer and coach said: “The book is based on my eight step LIFE EDIT coaching programme that uses daily journaling and writing at its core to help people create transformational changes and live a life of positivity and clarity.
“I have written it after spending ten years working with mid-life women and groups of vulnerable people in hard to reach communities through my personal development workshops, which use specific writing exercises combined with tried and trusted personal development coaching techniques.”
“The changes that both groups experienced by writing regularly were amazing and many of the people I coached have now gone on to university and college, changed careers, ended toxic relationships and have new, exciting and fulfilled lives. They have stopped feeling invisible and are embracing their mid-life wisdom and experience rather than thinking they have nothing to contribute. Without exception, a daily journaling practice has had a positive impact that has changed lives, giving people clarity, confidence and a chance to make exciting changes.”
She added: “Having clarity about who we are is so important as we approach our mid-life because it is easy to be consumed with social media scrolling and comparison we forget how valuable we really are. The pressure is on because we worry about getting older and start to evaluate our lives, where we are and worry if this is ‘it’. By embracing a simple daily journaling routine we can all quieten the internal chatter, refocus and reframe our lives and start to really think about what’s important to us and what we want to do next. It really is time to turn off the white noise, put away our devices for a few minutes a day and breathe. The Life Edit will help you do this.”
Research has shown that using a pen and a notebook for personal development to clear clutter, focus and make plans engages different parts of our brain and has far more impact than mindlessly bashing away on a keyboard or screen. When we put pen to paper we have a different cognitive connection to what we are doing, and if we write down our goals and plans for the future we are far more likely to achieve them than if we just talk about them or write them using a keyboard and screen.
The Life Edit is an eight step process and readers are encouraged to de-clutter and clear our lives to enable us to let go of anything that is holding us back, while taking time to appreciate all the good things we already have in our lives. The book prompts us to be inspired by ideas for change, find ways of dealing with fear while staying focussed and have the unshakable confidence to edit our lives, evaluate where we are and feel empowered to define and decide on our goals for the future.
Sarah added: “There has been a real trend for us to have to be seen to be smashing our goals, pushing ourselves and be always achieving, busy, hectic and full on, and all I see are more and more midlife women confused, burnt out and exhausted by trying so hard to live up to ridiculous expectations! The Life Edit is a bullet proof way to navigate your way through life’s challenges in a measured, clear way so that you live your life on your terms and nobody else’s.”
The Life Edit is published by Rethink Press. More information at www.sarahadams.me.uk
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Sarah has worked as a journalist for more than 30 years, as Sarah Edwards, in newspapers, magazines, TV and online. She is also the author of The Essential Guide to Single Parenting and The Essential Guide to Internet Dating. She became a coach after working in a senior leadership role in corporate communications. She also spent ten years working with vulnerable people in hard to reach communities, training them to become community journalists. She saw how powerful writing could be as a way to improve the confidence and self-esteem of the people she was training and created The Life Edit programme to further support them. The programme has since been used successfully by over 1000 people from all walks of life and specifically women at a career or life crossroads.
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