Living the dream is published on the 27th of every month by Tania Basheer of Blue Sky Coaching.
by Tania Basheer, Publisher

10 Reasons to Take Regular Holidays

Vol 4, Issue 9
27 September 2008

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10 Ways to be a Good Mentor

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Hi! from Tania

Hi there,

I always find it interesting that new clients pop up for me en masse in the springtime. I guess it's a time that nature inspires us to grow and create new beginnings.   

Speaking of nature, as our indoor renovations are humming along, we've now turned our attention to re-planting our garden. Isn't it funny (and expensive) that when you start one household project you notice five others that need doing? 

Our most urgent one now is to automate our front gate, as one of Jake's favourite games is to run out onto the footpath and for us to chase him. Not a lot of fun when you're pregnant - he's so much quicker than me. I also want to put up a shade sail in our backyard.

If you know of anyone who does any of these things in Adelaide, please let me know. I'd really appreciate your referral.

Warm wishes,


Tania Basheer - Publisher
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Feature: 10 Reasons to Take Regular Holidays

Feature: 10 Reasons to Take Regular Holidays

Are you a workaholic? No? So, when was the last time you took a holiday?

Health experts are now saying that taking a regular holiday isn't a luxury, it's a necessity, to combat the stresses of work and our faster lifestyles. Did you know, Australians alone have a staggering 70 million annual leave days stockpiled? Are you one of these tens of thousands of people in need of a holiday?

Here are 10 reasons why you should start packing and book in your next holiday break now:    

  • Relaxation: Holidays provide us with a welcome opportunity to truly relax and leave behind our daily routines, like fighting peak hour traffic, paying bills and meeting strict deadlines.
  • Time to recharge: You can take an energising break and recharge your batteries. Get your blood pumping again with some hiking, skiing or white water rafting. 
  • Retreat and disconnect: Disconnect from your email and mobile phone and enjoy some peace and solitude. Lose yourself in a good book or in a log cabin in the mountains and enjoy the fresh air, the stillness of the night or a beautiful morning sunrise. 
  • Reconnect: Reconnect with your partner or even with yourself and your passions.
  • Discover new territory and have an adventure: Swap your regular holiday destination with one that's out-of-the-ordinary, exotic or exhilarating and expose your senses to new territory and adventures.  
  • Create special memories: Be they romantic, with your kids, or something else that's really meaningful to you.  
  • Slow down and catch up on some sleep: Sometimes the secret to enjoying life is as simple as slowing down. Reduce your hectic pace, include some early nights and afternoon siestas, unrushed meals, walks, or a massage.
  • Reflect and celebrate: Allow yourself time to reflect, to review your life and appreciate and celebrate all that you're grateful for.
  • Enjoy more time together as a couple or a family: Extended time away from our day-to-day routines gives us greater opportunities to share enjoyable outings and experiences together.
  • Have fun: One of the best things about taking holidays is it gives us time to be spontaneous and do exactly what we want, when we want. How blissful!

For more business, executive and life coaching tips to help you achieve your goals and create and live the life you've always wanted, visit: To find out more about how you can work with me personally, visit:, or call me on (08) 8338 3134 or e-mail me on

Coaching Referrals

Between my own client base and a large workplace coaching engagement I'm involved with through my coach training school, Results CoachinG Systems, I now have a full coaching schedule until I take maternity leave at Christmas time.

If you've decided you'd like to work with a coach (whether personally or as part of a workplace initiative) please feel free to speak to me about your needs and I'd be happy to refer you to one of my coach colleagues, based on what you're looking for.

For more information on one-to-one personal or business coaching, go to: and look under the tab 'Find A Coach.' Or, for workplace coaching initiatives, such as sourcing external executive coaches or training managers to become in-house coaches, visit:

p.s. I don't receive any 'kick-backs' from referring you on to my colleagues for personal or business coaching. They've just had the same coach training as me, so I'm confident they'd take the same coaching approach with you that I would, and so I am happy to recommend them to you. In the case of workplace coaching, if I am involved in introducing your organisation to a workplace coach training program or executive coaching initiative, I will receive a small percentage of your gig for my role in the initiation of the referral.

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Visit or call me on (08) 8338 3134 or 0411 471 941 to order any of my EFT DVD packages, or if you have any questions about EFT.

Please note, I'm also available until early December 2008 if you'd like to arrange a personal EFT session with me or a small group workshop.

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Next Month: 10 Ways to be a Good Mentor

Good mentoring relationships can be richly rewarding, not only for the person being mentored, but for the mentor too.

Mentors can, among other things, provide exceptional learning experiences for their mentees and expand their mentees' awareness, insight and perspective.

Next month we'll look at 10 ways to be a good mentor.

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