Empty Nest Success Evangelist specializing in coaching mothers entering the empty nest. ★ Master Motivator ★ Podcast Host ★ Together we'll channel your freaking out energy into freaking awesome energy! ~ Christine, Your Empty Nest Coach
Hello, my beautiful friend. Whaaaat? I’m in your feed on a Tuesday? Yes! …
It’s Quick Tip Tuesday with Coach Christine
Hello, my beautiful friend. Whaaaat? I’m in your feed on a Tuesday? Yes! This is a trial run of an idea I have for 2020 which would include some of my favorite guests’ tips. I thought I would give it a try, today to work out the technicalities and see how well it comes together – let me know what you think!
Today’s tips are all from me.
Quick Tip #1 My friend, today (October 1, 2019) is the day that the 2020-2021 FAFSA is available for filing. F (as in Free) A as in (Application) F as in Federal S as in Student and A as in Aid yes, that is what it stands for: % Free Application for Federal Student Aid % FAFSA. Say it with me FAFSA. If you have been through the FAFSA filing process, I encourage you to find someone who hasn’t and who needs to do it and tell them to do it – or at least explain to them that it opens today and they should get it on their to do list – share the quick tip with another. Who needs to fill this out? Students and Parents who are planning on attending college in 2020-2021. Yes, my friend, this is an annual event for college families – and while the initials are intimidating – this is all about money and college so if you are one of these families, it is time to learn about the FAFSA, if you haven’t already – and complete the application!
Quick Tip #2 is tips on texting your child. There was a great article on the Grown and Flown blog, that shares how we, as parents, stress our kids out when we text them – in particular by using punctuation. Don’t ever put ellipses in a text – be clear on what you are thinking – and stay away from periods! Ack – that one is tough for me.
Quick Tip #3 is to remember that you are amazing. Check your thoughts and be curious about them. Are you being kind to yourself? If you wouldn’t say it to a loved one out loud, don’t say it to yourself silently in your head. Try this one on: “I am a strong woman.” Look in the mirror and say it to yourself five – no, try ten times – just in case it takes you five times to get the words out well.
That’s all for this Tuesday, my empty nest friend.
Links are in my show notes, as always. And I’ll be back on Friday with an episode titled” Are you living your life as a victim?” – a little tough love coming your way.
But for today, today you are going to crush by using the thoughts in your mind for YOU instead of against you, you gorgeous woman – now go be amazing!