Here we are, 2018…
So you have sat down and thought about where you are on your journey through life, you have set you goals to create your ideal life, and you have made your New Year’s resolutions.
You have taken the first steps towards creating the life you want to live.
Will you be able to follow through? How realistic are your goals? Are your resolutions realistic? Are they measurable? Time barred? Do they reflect what you really want? If you said no, or are unsure about any of these questions then you might want to think about having a wellness coach to help you get on track and stay there.
What is a wellness coach?
Well, simply put, a wellness coach facilitates you on your journey to improve your physical and mental health by being an advocate for your wellness and acting as a motivating force.
Let’s explore the top 5 benefits of hiring a wellness coach:
Breaking through barriers
Eat, sleep, work, repeat… Sound familiar?
You’ve made your plans but you are stuck; you can’t seem to be going anywhere, no matter what you try.
A wellness coach will help you look closely at all aspects of your life, determine where the obstacles are and help you to realign, remove the obstacles and move forward with confidence.
Feelings of negativity
When your emotions are up and down and you have no idea why, it can often be as a result of feelings that no longer serve us and need to be cleared. We all have that little voice in our head that loves nothing more than to sabotage our best efforts, telling us we are not good enough.
A wellness coach can help you to understand and release these feelings.
This is not the life I want
How often do you look at your life and know that this is not the life you want to be living. You wake up, get dressed, go to work, come home, collapse on the sofa, go to bed and get up and do it all over again, over and over again. You seem to be stuck; you know you want to change it – you even know what you want but you can’t seem to figure out how to fix it so that your life is the life you want.
A wellness coach will help you to identify where the changes can be easily made and they will empower you to create your dream life.
I want to grow
You don’t just need a coach when the going gets tough.
Great sports teams don’t only have a team coach when they are losing – they capitalise on their wins by identifying their strengths and setting new, high goals, all with the help of their coach! In the same way, it is great to have a coach at your side, encouraging you, showing you new ways to grow and enhance your life experiences in all areas – physical, emotional, spiritual and mental.
Coaching helps you to excel in your life.
Coaching versus therapy
To have a coach is to help you to confirm how you are feeling and help you to get in touch with what is happening in your life; it helps you to confirm how you are feeling and take action to move in a new direction.
A life coach does not tell you what to do; they merely empower you to make the changes you need to. Sometimes a life coach’s role is just to give you an extra bit of a push and be your support along your journey.
A coach is a really good alternative to therapy in the first instance. A certified and professional coach is required to refer you to a therapist if they feel this would be a better direction for you. Most good coaches have connections with therapists and would be able to recommend accordingly.
So whatever you are thinking of doing this year to make a difference to you life, a wellness coach is a great investment.