Do you feel pressure to present a shiny, new, perfect version of yourself at Christmas? Does it matter if you don’t order organic turkey? Will you be kicked off the social ladder if you don’t send cards? And why punish yourself with New Year’s resolutions?
The best gift you can give yourself is to know you are all right, as you are, says UK personal development coach, Charles Bentley PhD.
There is no challenge, internal or external that can’t be navigated by someone with an integrated understanding of his or her authentic self, says Bentley. It’s about experiencing each event in your life as a present reality, instead of looking at it through the distorting mirror of the past, says Bentley.
Let go of your fantasies of an unattainable future and learn how to spot limiting attitudes and behaviour.
Marian Edmunds had a job with a leading newspaper, a London home, travel (and sometimes even a white Christmas). But she felt like she was always running – to the train, the office, the shops, and to pick up her child. Then, after attending to her family, she’d settle down for an evening of worrying about the next day at work. She’d worked so hard and all it had added up to was stress.
Through Bentley’s Unitive coaching, Edmunds started to better accept herself, and others, and never gave a damn about office politics again.
With original drawings by well-known Financial Times cartoonist Roger Beale, the book is a succinct guide to coping in the world as it is today. Most of all Navigational Tips For Living In An Imperfect World shows you that you are all right, as you are. It will also help you to accept others as they are. It’s an important thing to know at Christmas.
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