Okay … as a life coach I VERY rarely give advice. But in the course of coaching someone, the two of us seek to discover practices, commitments, exercises which will deepen their learning between coaching sessions. And it no longer surprises me how pertinent their practices are for my well-being!
Do you listen to what you tell others, what you advise for them?
Do you pay attention to the advice in your thoughts even when it wisely goes unspoken?
If not, try listening to yourself. Often we are only subconsciously aware of what we most need to hear. These subconscious thoughts come out more readily when they are for someone else! The next time you give advice, listen up! And the next time you need some and no one is around, try this:
What would I tell someone else?