Life is hard – there’s no question about it. Whatever our role in our jobs, our community, or our family, it is accompanied by personal and professional obligations and pressure to perform. Often that pressure comes from ourselves as much as from anybody else. Left unchecked, it is all to easy for that pressure to overwhelm us from time to time.
There is a stigma in Western society towards admitting that sense of being overwhelmed. Yet, how else are we to overcome it, if we don’t first admit it?
This is why life coaching is so important. It combines an acceptance that life is not a bed of roses with a determination to change our approach to it. Life coaching is about identifying your ambitions and setting achievable goals you can hit along the way.
Here is just a few of life’s everyday problems that life coaching can help you with.
Problems Setting Goals and Sticking to Them
Whether we like to think of it that way or not, life is a series of goals. There are always things to be attained, whether they are material, personal, or spiritual. Many people find the process of setting and achieving goals very difficult. With life coaching, you can obtain a new perspective on goal-setting and learn why you haven’t always been able to see them through in the past.
Being Held Back by Limiting Beliefs
Beliefs are usually a good thing, but there are times when they can hold us back. Sometimes we believe things that aren’t true, simply because they’ve been repeated to us often enough (sometime by ourselves). These limiting beliefs include thinking that you’re not good enough to get a promotion, or believing that nobody will love you, or that you lack the willpower to lose weight. A life coach can teach you new ways of thinking to break free of these limiting beliefs.
Anxiety and Stress
Anxiety and depression often walk hand-in-hand with one another. While life coaching cannot promise a cure for these conditions, it can grant you the power to manage the symptoms. Different patterns of behaviour and conditioning yourself to react to stressors in different ways can provide significant relief. Many choose to pair life coaching with more traditional counselling, therapy, or medication.
Can’t Define a Clear Vision
When you were a kid, you probably knew what you wanted to be, even if it was something of a long shot. As we get older, we lose that clarity of vision as we have to deal with the various complications that life throws at us. It can get to the point where we no longer know what we want to be and are merely going through the motions. With the assistance of a life coach, you can cut through all that noise and learn to look at your life with a new perspective, zeroing in on what you really want.
If you feel that you need direction in life, there is always help at hand. Get in touch today to arrange a consultation and to book a session with a professional life coach in Leicester.