Having a life coach is like hiring a personal trainer for your mind. With the help of this professional, you can improve all aspects of your life. We have separated 10 situations in which life coaching offers you a great opportunity for transformation.
1. You are confused about a decision you need to make
Do you want to switch careers, leave a bad relationship, move to another city, choose between your dream projects, fly with your own wings?
Sometimes it is hard to see the difference between the risk of immobility and the opportunity of change, and the mental battle between reason and emotion makes everything even more confusing. A life coach will help you find the best solution by digging beneath your thoughts, feelings, values, and motivations. You will get the clarity you need to make the right decision, without doubts and fears. Just one session can be enough to evaluate your choice with clarity.
2. You are lost or aimless
Does life no longer make sense? Don’t know what to do with your free time? Do you dislike your job? Have you just left college and realized that you don’t love the field you studied? Or are you dissatisfied with your routine as a parent, spouse or family member.
A life coach will help you discover your true personal values and identify what makes your heart sing. When your heart sings, you hear the harmonious music of happiness. In other words, you can discover what is really important to you.
In this way, you take back control of your life and decide how you want to honor those values in order to live a full life.
3. You are unhappy
You may be unhappy in many sands of your life: relationships, work, family, spiritual, finances. There is a universal rule: when you are not satisfied, you need a change – mostly internal.
Sometimes, improving your standard of living simply means changing your thoughts. Either way, the life coach will help you identify the roots of this unhappiness, discover your deepest values (most of the time, unhappy people are not living in harmony with their values) and help you make the necessary changes to achieve happiness.
Then you will be able to live a balanced life blessed with joys.
4. You suffer from depression or anxiety
Depression and anxiety cannot always be considered illnesses per se. They are often better classified as momentary disturbances of consciousness, emotional lack of control, drastic mood swings, and difficulty living in the present.
Most depressive episodes or anxiety attacks are born inside your mind: your way of dealing with a trauma, of reacting to a situation, of assigning meaning to an event, or of seeing the future. Often, both disorders also result from a lack of direction and focus in your life.
A life coach will help you tame your mind through new positive behaviors. Then you will be able to break out of depression, overcome anxiety, and function at full capacity.
5. You just got out of a relationship
You are heartbroken or bruised, afraid to start a new romantic chapter. There is no way you want to repeat the same mistakes.
Life coaching will help you maximize the positive memories of past relationships, evolve with the lessons learned, clarify what you really want to share your affection with, and identify what kind of partner you should seek in order to have a healthy and meaningful relationship.
6. You’re too comfortable
You have your routine, your customs, your comfort zone. It’s nice, cozy, safe, easy. In the long run, however, you gradually wither away, and life becomes monotonous and unsatisfying. And one day, a few years from now, you will regret it, but then it will be too late.
Staying forever in the same place and living your life on autopilot prevents your evolution. Every human being needs a minimum of stimulation in order to learn, evolve, and grow – watching soap operas, cheering for your favorite team, or having a beer at the corner bar don’t count.
The life coach will help you to slowly get out of your comfort zone. Just enough to feel alive, vibrant, enthusiastic, without revolutionizing your life or disturbing your balance. For example, going after your dream, your passion, learning a new language, or playing an instrument.
7. You are afraid
Fear of moving forward, fear of looking back, fear of what others will think, fear of taking charge of your life, fear of looking stupid, fear of failure, fear of success, fear of being alone. All of us are afraid of something.
Often the fear is unreasonable and a result of limiting beliefs. The life coach will give you tools to remove every limiting belief, face and overcome your fears with courage and determination. You will no longer need to run away from life!
8. You’ve been to therapy(s) with no results
Have you laid on the couch and told them all about yourself, your problems, and your past, but you are still frustrated? Have you reflected too much on the journey of self-discovery and introspection, without getting satisfaction? No more patience? Then try a faster and more effective method!
The great advantage of coaching is that it focuses on action rather than reflection, providing the tools to achieve concrete results in a short time.
In other words, the life coach will take you from where you are now to where you want to be. Ultimately, you will be able to look forward and move in the chosen direction. To make an analogy, you are going to travel by plane instead of by bus. Your destination is the same, but the way to get there, the speed and the landscape are different.
9. You want to grow
“When we stop learning and progressing, we begin to really die.” That phrase should resonate with you. Growth, both intellectual, emotional and spiritual, should be your top priority every day of your life.
Well, it is true that life takes care of providing that learning, usually through painful events. But you don’t have to wait for fate to knock on your door to take action. A life coach will help you identify your passions, your professional and private goals. Together, you and your coach will set goals so that you can always grow in all aspects of your life.
10. You have been laid off or want to reorient your career
Perhaps this is the ideal moment to set up your own business, or even (re)examine your strengths and weaknesses and regain confidence in your potential.
In both cases, the life coach helps you reveal your deep motivations and values so that you will never be bored at the office again. You spend 1/3 of your life at work. Better, then, to choose a career that brings you satisfaction and happiness, and each new job will bring you immense pleasure!