Searching For More Happiness

Did you know you can become a happier person by nurturing relationships, practicing gratitude and trying new experiences? And the benefits include having a lower risk of cardiovascular issues, being more productive at work and living longer! But what is happiness?Happiness is the combination of how satisfied you are with life and how you feel day to day.

How would you like to feel at least 40% happier? The great news is that this is entirely achievable because your happiness is controlled by your thoughts, actions and behaviour.

Coaching is a highly effective way of understanding the thoughts and beliefs that are standing in the way of happiness. By changing your thoughts it directly impacts on your actions and behaviour.

You have a choice about how you feel! Happiness is a skill and like all skills it requires practice. You have the ability to control how you feel. Recognise you have a choice.

This is what happiness is not…feeling happy or OK all the time. Having all the money in the world (yes money gives you financial freedom but this isn’t the same as happiness), avoidance of the bad stuff in our lives (burying our heads is not a good idea), and happiness is not a final destination. It is a state of mind.

What happiness could mean in your life…greater productivity at work (and at home!), solid friendships, helping and supporting others, more creative problem solving.

Increase your happiness in the long run by…nurturing friendships, having new experiences, helping others and being grateful for things in your life. My top tip is to write a list before bed of all the things you are grateful for.

Things that will kill your happiness over time…comparing yourself to others (check out my last blog), a lack of close friendship, holding on to resentment.

Roll with the punches…research shows that those people who face adversity lead happier lives than those who don’t experience adversity. Why? Because adversity helps to make sense of life’s challenges by helping us to understand ourselves better, increase our resilience, cope better with situations that can make us feel stressed and be more optimistic about the future.

Understand your purpose and value…it isn’t something we think about very often yet it underpins who we are. I do a values exercise with my clients all the time because it is extremely helpful and they are staggered by the clarity they get as a result. They recognise themselves and it feels really good. It helps to form decision making and life choices. It is incredibly powerful.

Be grateful…for what you have. Write a list before bed. Research has shown that those people who wrote a list once a week for six weeks experienced less depression for up to 6 months, they felt happier. They also reported a better quality of sleep and they engaged in healthy behaviour such as exercise.

5 instant happiness boosters: ​

  1. Spend 5 minutes doing something for a loved one to brighten their day
  2. Email someone and thank them for something they did for you
  3. Have a meaningful conversation with a good friend
  4. Take 30 seconds to help someone who needs it
  5. Close your eyes and retrieve a memory about a happy time in your life – savour the moment​

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Searching For More Happiness

Did you know you can become a happier person by nurturing relationships, practicing gratitude and trying new experiences? And the benefits include having a lower risk of cardiovascular issues, being more productive at work and living longer! But what is happiness?Happiness is the combination of how satisfied you are with life and how you feel day to day.

How would you like to feel at least 40% happier? The great news is that this is entirely achievable because your happiness is controlled by your thoughts, actions and behaviour.

Coaching is a highly effective way of understanding the thoughts and beliefs that are standing in the way of happiness. By changing your thoughts it directly impacts on your actions and behaviour.

You have a choice about how you feel! Happiness is a skill and like all skills it requires practice. You have the ability to control how you feel. Recognise you have a choice.

This is what happiness is not…feeling happy or OK all the time. Having all the money in the world (yes money gives you financial freedom but this isn’t the same as happiness), avoidance of the bad stuff in our lives (burying our heads is not a good idea), and happiness is not a final destination. It is a state of mind.

What happiness could mean in your life…greater productivity at work (and at home!), solid friendships, helping and supporting others, more creative problem solving.

Increase your happiness in the long run by…nurturing friendships, having new experiences, helping others and being grateful for things in your life. My top tip is to write a list before bed of all the things you are grateful for.

Things that will kill your happiness over time…comparing yourself to others (check out my last blog), a lack of close friendship, holding on to resentment.

Roll with the punches…research shows that those people who face adversity lead happier lives than those who don’t experience adversity. Why? Because adversity helps to make sense of life’s challenges by helping us to understand ourselves better, increase our resilience, cope better with situations that can make us feel stressed and be more optimistic about the future.

Understand your purpose and value…it isn’t something we think about very often yet it underpins who we are. I do a values exercise with my clients all the time because it is extremely helpful and they are staggered by the clarity they get as a result. They recognise themselves and it feels really good. It helps to form decision making and life choices. It is incredibly powerful.

Be grateful…for what you have. Write a list before bed. Research has shown that those people who wrote a list once a week for six weeks experienced less depression for up to 6 months, they felt happier. They also reported a better quality of sleep and they engaged in healthy behaviour such as exercise.

5 instant happiness boosters: ​

  1. Spend 5 minutes doing something for a loved one to brighten their day
  2. Email someone and thank them for something they did for you
  3. Have a meaningful conversation with a good friend
  4. Take 30 seconds to help someone who needs it
  5. Close your eyes and retrieve a memory about a happy time in your life – savour the moment​

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If you are interested and would like to find out more, contact Lucy today. Call 07810 205781 / email Lucy@lucytullochcoaching.co.uk or fill in the form below.

"Within the first session of working together, Lucy was able to unpick my scrambled thoughts and aspirations with the deftness of a surgeon, but the approach of a close, trusted friend. I still don't fully know how she did it, but Lucy was able to unlock my core values and drivers in a way that I have never been able to quantify or verbalise by myself. It was quite a revelation and the starting point that I was missing.

She has been incredibly encouraging & supportive as my confidence has waxed and waned, has given me a top-up of pragmatism when needed and most importantly of all given me clarity when all I could see was fog.

I recommend investing in time with Lucy as the benefits can be quick to present themselves and she will help you find direction that is both very personal and highly motivating."

Ben Colbridge - International Sales & Customer Success Director

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2020-11-23T09:45:40+00:00

Ben Colbridge - International Sales & Customer Success Director

"Within the first session of working together, Lucy was able to unpick my scrambled thoughts and aspirations with the deftness of a surgeon, but the approach of a close, trusted friend. I still don't fully know how she did it, but Lucy was able to unlock my core values and drivers in a way that I have never been able to quantify or verbalise by myself. It was quite a revelation and the starting point that I was missing. She has been incredibly encouraging & supportive as my confidence has waxed and waned, has given me a top-up of pragmatism when needed and most importantly of all given me clarity when all I could see was fog. I recommend investing in time with Lucy as the benefits can be quick to present themselves and she will help you find direction that is both very personal and highly motivating."
"It is clear to me that our half years’ worth of work provided a quantum shift in the way I think, which has helped me understand the values that are important to me so enabling me to understand the route and direction in which I want to take next."

KB - Deputy Head Teacher and Educational Consultant

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2019-06-24T13:20:17+00:00

KB - Deputy Head Teacher and Educational Consultant

"It is clear to me that our half years’ worth of work provided a quantum shift in the way I think, which has helped me understand the values that are important to me so enabling me to understand the route and direction in which I want to take next."
"Lucy’s skills and knowledge, empathy and professionalism have completely won me over. Her ability to get to the heart of blocks and anxieties is almost uncanny"

Eley McAinsh - Writer, Editor, Producer.

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2019-06-24T13:15:32+00:00

Eley McAinsh - Writer, Editor, Producer.

"Lucy’s skills and knowledge, empathy and professionalism have completely won me over. Her ability to get to the heart of blocks and anxieties is almost uncanny"
"I would highly recommend Lucy to anyone who feels that they need to make a change of some sort, whether externally or simply their own feelings about a situation."

Emma - Marketing Manager

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2019-06-24T13:09:11+00:00

Emma - Marketing Manager

"I would highly recommend Lucy to anyone who feels that they need to make a change of some sort, whether externally or simply their own feelings about a situation."
"Lucy has been working with us for a year now, helping to build the skills and environment we need to operate a work culture that puts a lot of emphasis on taking personal responsibility for your own performance, whilst also requiring a strong team ethic. It's not an easy outcome to achieve and without Lucy's help we would really have struggled. But thanks to her, we've seen a lot of success: I can see that through the way that everyone really works for each other, but also in how individuals have developed and improved under her guidance.

I know the team get an awful lot from her group and one-to-one sessions, and their feedback is extremely positive.

For anyone looking to develop critical soft skills, emotional intelligence, and genuine team spirit, I would thoroughly recommend Lucy, she's been a key part of our achievements recently, and I hope we'll keep working together for some time to come."

Andrew Hunt - Owner, Holiday Architects

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2020-11-23T09:58:08+00:00

Andrew Hunt - Owner, Holiday Architects

"Lucy has been working with us for a year now, helping to build the skills and environment we need to operate a work culture that puts a lot of emphasis on taking personal responsibility for your own performance, whilst also requiring a strong team ethic. It's not an easy outcome to achieve and without Lucy's help we would really have struggled. But thanks to her, we've seen a lot of success: I can see that through the way that everyone really works for each other, but also in how individuals have developed and improved under her guidance. I know the team get an awful lot from her group and one-to-one sessions, and their feedback is extremely positive. For anyone looking to develop critical soft skills, emotional intelligence, and genuine team spirit, I would thoroughly recommend Lucy, she's been a key part of our achievements recently, and I hope we'll keep working together for some time to come."
"I found it very helpful to be listened too and for my thought processes to be valued for what they were, which supported me in having the confidence to take on alternative ways of thinking or doing things."

Sophy - Teacher

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2019-06-24T13:04:42+00:00

Sophy - Teacher

"I found it very helpful to be listened too and for my thought processes to be valued for what they were, which supported me in having the confidence to take on alternative ways of thinking or doing things."
"Lucy has been an incredible asset to TechPixies. Working with many of the women who did our Face to Face programme in Oxford, she helped them find their confidence and values in order to successfully return to work, change careers or start a business.

It was a pleasure working with Lucy and she was extremely organised and professional.."

Joy Foster - Techpixies Founder

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2019-06-24T13:10:17+00:00

Joy Foster - Techpixies Founder

"Lucy has been an incredible asset to TechPixies. Working with many of the women who did our Face to Face programme in Oxford, she helped them find their confidence and values in order to successfully return to work, change careers or start a business. It was a pleasure working with Lucy and she was extremely organised and professional.."
“Lucy Tulloch is extremely perceptive and insightful. She can hold and unite a group while including each different individual and noticing where each person might develop and grow. She is warm and fun. I would totally recommend her as a coach, she is in the right job!”

JA - Digital Marketeer

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2019-06-07T11:41:40+00:00

JA - Digital Marketeer

“Lucy Tulloch is extremely perceptive and insightful. She can hold and unite a group while including each different individual and noticing where each person might develop and grow. She is warm and fun. I would totally recommend her as a coach, she is in the right job!”
"This has been a brand-new experience for me and I found it very insightful and useful, in how I need to tackle things I have put off and addressing changes I need to make."

Sales Consultant, Holiday Architects, Cheltenham

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2019-06-24T13:12:34+00:00

Sales Consultant, Holiday Architects, Cheltenham

"This has been a brand-new experience for me and I found it very insightful and useful, in how I need to tackle things I have put off and addressing changes I need to make."
"I had the pleasure of working with Lucy at TechPixies when we worked jointly on a Cohort of women moving through the Social Media Magic course.

Lucy was excellent at facilitating the face to face group life coaching sessions and highly skilled at encouraging the women to visualise a change in their path and personal progress, which some women found very challenging but with her support they found possible.

Lucy was a pleasure to work with, and I would have no hesitation in recommending her as a coach."

Beth Kirk - Social Media Marketing Trainer

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2020-11-23T09:56:14+00:00

Beth Kirk - Social Media Marketing Trainer

"I had the pleasure of working with Lucy at TechPixies when we worked jointly on a Cohort of women moving through the Social Media Magic course. Lucy was excellent at facilitating the face to face group life coaching sessions and highly skilled at encouraging the women to visualise a change in their path and personal progress, which some women found very challenging but with her support they found possible. Lucy was a pleasure to work with, and I would have no hesitation in recommending her as a coach."
"Lucy was already known to me and I have always found her to be professional, approachable and a great listener.  My experience of using Lucy as a coach has reinforced that opinion but has also shown me how naturally Lucy put me at ease."

M.T, Oxfordshire

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2019-06-24T13:13:49+00:00

M.T, Oxfordshire

"Lucy was already known to me and I have always found her to be professional, approachable and a great listener.  My experience of using Lucy as a coach has reinforced that opinion but has also shown me how naturally Lucy put me at ease."
"Lucy has the insight to ask probing questions and get at the heart of the problem, at the same time maintaining the right balance of encouraging, listening and understanding. As a result, she has empowered me to make choices that align with my values and I will continue with the practices to stay attuned to what matters most to me in the present moment."

KB - Deputy Head Teacher and Educational Consultant

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2019-06-24T13:19:30+00:00

KB - Deputy Head Teacher and Educational Consultant

"Lucy has the insight to ask probing questions and get at the heart of the problem, at the same time maintaining the right balance of encouraging, listening and understanding. As a result, she has empowered me to make choices that align with my values and I will continue with the practices to stay attuned to what matters most to me in the present moment."
"By posing the question 'Do we have any evidence to support this theory' I am able to tackle dilemmas more rationally rather than form an assumption based on speculation."

Sophy - Teacher

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2019-06-24T13:02:37+00:00

Sophy - Teacher

"By posing the question 'Do we have any evidence to support this theory' I am able to tackle dilemmas more rationally rather than form an assumption based on speculation."
"Lucy and I worked through what was important to me professionally and personally and she helped me to see everything more clearly and, most importantly, to feel that I was in control of the situation."

Emma - Marketing Manager

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2019-06-24T13:08:31+00:00

Emma - Marketing Manager

"Lucy and I worked through what was important to me professionally and personally and she helped me to see everything more clearly and, most importantly, to feel that I was in control of the situation."
"Honest discussions and motivational chats were highly beneficial and I can guarantee that I will be using what I learnt from Lucy throughout the rest of my career."

KB - Deputy Head Teacher and Educational Consultant

Lucy Tulloch Coaching
2019-06-24T13:18:46+00:00

KB - Deputy Head Teacher and Educational Consultant

"Honest discussions and motivational chats were highly beneficial and I can guarantee that I will be using what I learnt from Lucy throughout the rest of my career."
"Lucy has helped me on so many levels to change the way I think and therefore to approach things in a different way. Thank you Lucy. I have learned many life lessons that will support me in all manner of situations in the future."

Sophy - Teacher

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2019-06-24T13:06:29+00:00

Sophy - Teacher

"Lucy has helped me on so many levels to change the way I think and therefore to approach things in a different way. Thank you Lucy. I have learned many life lessons that will support me in all manner of situations in the future."
"I was thrilled to have the opportunity to work with Lucy as my coach as I already knew her to be professional, insightful, logical and completely non-judgmental."

Emma - Marketing Manager

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2019-06-24T13:07:49+00:00

Emma - Marketing Manager

"I was thrilled to have the opportunity to work with Lucy as my coach as I already knew her to be professional, insightful, logical and completely non-judgmental."
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