Hey there! I'm Sage Grayson.
I'm a former book editor turned life coach, and I help ambitious career women edit their habits, routines, and mindsets to balance their happiness at work and home.
I’m a Life Editor . . . and so are you!
Contact me at [email protected].
What’s Life Editing?
Life editing is a form of life coaching that follows a specific step-by-step process for cleaning up your life, much like how a book editor would edit a manuscript.
I was a book editor in the publishing world for 10 years before I started my life coaching business in 2011. It was then that I noticed I was using the same techniques to help my clients improve their lives as I did back when I was an editor.
Sometimes our lives can feel like a rough draft.
Our days are jumbled, there doesn’t seem to be a flow, and we’re not living the story of our dreams that’s inside of us.
That’s where life editing comes in.
Step 1: Create a Foundation
Even if your life isn’t perfect, there are things that support you and keep you stable. The good things that are already working for you are called a foundation.
Step 2: Delete Bad Influences
You can’t add in the good things that are missing in your life until you create some room by deleting all the junk. These could be people, situations, or habits that are not adding value to your life.
Step 3: Add Good Habits and Routines
After you’ve deleted the bad influences in your life, you’ll notice you’ll have much more time, space, and energy for all the good things that have been missing. Now you can do the things you’ve always wanted to do but never made the time for, find your ideal career, take care of yourself, and have fun.
Step 4: Rearrange Everything Into a Perfect Flow
If your days aren’t going as smoothly as you’d like, you might need to do some adjusting. Just because you have all the components doesn’t mean your life is flowing. Rearranging a few things in your schedule can make all the difference.
Step 5: Make White Space for Personal Self-Care
Personal white space is needed for you to have a place to rest, recharge, and breathe. It’s self-care so you can be physically, mentally, and emotionally prepared to do what you need to do. It’s also a way for you to give yourself a break and do an imperfect job.
Life editing is an ongoing process that you can return to again and again. In fact, I use this framework for my quarterly personal check-ins at the start of every season.