We live in a society that loves achievement, qualifications, status, and success. Many people work themselves extremely hard to get there – ignoring what their bodies and minds are telling them. But what’s the point of success, a great career – if you’re always stressed, overwhelmed, don’t see much of your family and friends (or are grumpy/tired when you do see them)?
Sadly, life balance and self-care are often seen as “soft” requirements – something high achievers don’t (or shouldn’t) need.
We get the message we should just be able to soldier on through illness and stress. We are told that if we take a holiday, go on a city break, have a bubble bath, or sleep in on Sundays – all will be well again. After all, a successful person should have this under control and too much self-care is a sign of weakness or perhaps selfish or indulgent.
We as coaches look at the whole person, the whole life in context. We know that without self-care and life balance life can be pretty miserable and lack joy and substance.
We know what are our clients’ needs. Where is their energy being drained? Are they too comfortable and going nowhere – or are they constantly pushing themselves so that “comfort” or “balance” is a passing thought before they throw themselves into the melee again?
Let’s assess your balance and self-care needs, to identify what’s getting in the way and to help you enjoy your lives more!