What is Life Coaching?
Is It For Me?
Life is not always a bed of roses. It has its fair share of happiness and sorrows.
The ups & downs of life itself define the unique beauty of swirling paths and unexpected stones.
Sometimes one needs a guiding light to walk down this pavement of life. One needs a kind hand, which is there to support when one fails to achieve the milestones in life.
The concept of life coaching is quite different from counseling.
Counseling as defined in the Oxford Dictionary is: ‘give professional psychological help and advice to (someone)’.
Coaching is about assisting people to get the best outcome possible through stimulating, challenging and guiding you to keep going. A life coach will help you unlock your inner resources that have remained hidden and unused because you didn’t realise they are there. This concept is more profound, more in-depth, and needs more divulging in one’s life to understand the realms of life and dilemmas faced.
Sometimes a person gets too overwhelmed and depressed when a series of challenges happen in their life. Some people lose their will to continue living; they just give up, while others become too cynical to care anymore.
Have you ever wondered why life gets too stressful? What is the reason behind constant failure? Or Why sometimes it gets difficult to achieve a particular target or goal you have set for self, why is it?
Think about it, maybe you have set unrealistic goals for yourself, maybe you are pushing yourself too much, and maybe your trying to live up to everyone else’s expectations. That is, you are putting unrealistic pressure on yourself to be something that does not truly fit with the ‘real’ you!
Finding your true potential and trying to utilize your full energies alone can be long and tiresome.
Doing what you are born to do, what you should be able to do, seems like a distant dream that constantly sits in the back of your mind because you don’t know how to change what you need too to get the outcome you are looking for.
Professional Life Coaches can provide excellent coaching to deal with matters related to:
- stress management
- personality development
- decision-making and planning,
- spiritual issues
- life balance
- family and parenting
- motivational and inspirational sessions
- health and lifestyle
- and much more.
Having your own life coach to understand what your life demands from you, and supporting you to help you achieve what you are looking for means you don’t have to do it alone!
It is important to note each life coach has their own unique style, just like a sports coach, so look for one that fits your needs.
In a life coaching session, clients develop a close relationship with the coach. Trust is the elementary aspect.
Together, the client and coach explore the realms of personality and the jigsaw puzzles of the mind and find the sufficient answers to support them. This process provides peace of mind to the client and coping with life becomes much easier.