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Gillian McMichael
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Summer Glow Up: 5 Tips For Transformational Life Growth & Self-Improvement

1 Jun 2023

As we bask in the warm embrace of Summer, I find myself here in sunny Majorca, indulging in a wellness coaching retreat. Why? Because it’s the perfect season to embark on a journey of transformational growth and self-improvement. I’m Gillian McMichael, a transformational life coach and motivational speaker, and I’m thrilled to share five powerful tips for your summer glow up! Let’s dive in and discover how you can make this season a catalyst for positive change, transformational life growth and ultimate self-realisation.

1. Embrace Self-Reflection

Summer offers a slower pace and an opportunity to reconnect with ourselves. You can take advantage of this by taking the time to engage in deep self-reflection. For example, you can start setting aside moments of solitude to explore your thoughts, emotions and aspirations. Ask yourself meaningful questions: What are your core values? What dreams and goals do you want to pursue? Reflect on your past experiences and extract valuable lessons that can guide your future path. Embracing self-reflection is the first step towards understanding who you are and where you want to go.

2. Set Inspiring Intentions

As you embark on your summer glow up, it’s essential that you set inspiring intentions that align with your values and aspirations. You need to be clear about what you want to achieve and who you want to become - visualising your self-improvement and the life you desire. While setting intentions, I find it very helpful to write them down and display them in a place that you’ll see each day. By setting clear intentions, you will create a roadmap that will guide your actions and decisions throughout this transformational growth journey.

3. Cultivate Mindfulness

Mindfulness is the art of being fully present in the current moment. During summer, it presents youwith the perfect opportunity to immerse yourself in the beauty of nature - which is why I have chosen to set our retreats in the beautiful mountains of Soller, Majorca. An opportune time to savour every sun-kissed day and relish the small joys that surround you. Otherwise, you can start practising mindfulness by engaging in activities that bring you joy and peace, whether it’s taking a leisurely walk on the beach or meditating in a serene garden. Cultivating mindfulness allows you to deepen your connection with yourself and the world around you - fostering personal growth and wellbeing.

4. Challenge Comfort Zones

Growth and transformation often occur when we step outside of our comfort zones. Use the summer season as an opportunity to push your boundaries and explore new experiences. Try this out by engaging in activities that ignite your curiosity and excitement - take up a new hobby, learn a skill or participate in an adventure. By embracing discomfort in the unknown, you will unleash your true potential and discover newfound strengths and capabilities.

5. Seek Inspiration & Support

Embarking on a transformational life journey is invigorating, but it can also be challenging at times. I would suggest surrounding yourself with positive influences and seeking inspiration from those who have walked a similar path. Read books, listen to podcasts or explore wellness retreat options. I host transformative wellness retreats in Majorca, Spain that allows like-minded individuals to experience this journey together. Engaging in supportive communities can provide guidance, accountability and encouragement as you navigate this path.

Remember, your summer glow up is not just about outer changes, but about the profound inner transformation that propels you towards a life of purpose, joy and fulfilment. This journey is uniquely yours, and with each step, you’re closer to becoming the best version of yourself.

If you’d like to be guided towards transformational life growth and take this journey alongside like-minded individuals then you might enjoy a wellness retreat in Majorca, Spain on 8th October 2023. Get in touch with me about which retreat option would best suit your needs here: