Life lately has felt like a whirlwind. It feels like you’re on a rollercoaster that you can’t seem to get off of.
You’re feeling high and on top of the world. Next, you’re suddenly dropping and spiraling. It feels like your world was flipped upside down.
Life is filled with good and bad days, positive and negative experiences, and a mixture of emotions. You know that.
You’re trying to stay positive, but you’re starting to grow sick of not knowing what to expect next. You feel stuck, and you’re not really sure how to move forward again.
Here are 4 benefits of working with a life coach.
1. Setting SMART Goals
Setting goals, especially for yourself, can be a challenging process. You may not know exactly where you want to be or the steps that it may take to get there. That’s okay, a life coach can help you with that. A life coach will be able to work with you to help you better understand your own wants and needs and what you’re really looking for in your life. Plus, they’ll be able to help you set goals that are actually SMART (Smart, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant, and Time-Bound Goals). After you work together to establish your goals, they can help you put a plan in place to start working towards achieving those goals.
2. Being Your Accountability Partner
Staying accountable to your own goals can be a challenging one. You may have set a date in your calendar when you wanted to achieve a goal. But when that date came, you weren’t even close to marketing is as being completed. You may have had a hard time prioritizing the to-dos. Or maybe you just simply lost your motivation along the way. No matter your reasoning, a life coach can be exactly what you need to help you stay accountable toward your own goals. A life coach will be able to. check in with you and make sure you’re doing what you can to complete your goals.
3. Find Meaning and Purpose in Your Life Again
A lot of people look towards a life coach for help when they’re struggling or feel stuck in their own life. A life coach can help you focus on what you’re really looking for out of your own life in the present moment and the future. A life coach will help you channel your energy into getting there and crossing off those goals. If you’re lacking purpose and meaning in your life, a life coach can help you with that.
4. Challenge Your Thinking Patterns
Another benefit of a life coach is to challenge the way you think. A lot of people who feel stuck or in need of a life coach may be experiencing negative self-image or negative thoughts, emotions, and feelings towards oneself. A life coach will work with you to help change those negative patterns into more positive ones. The shift in mindset happens when your mind is able to slow down and focus on the goals you set for yourself.
Life is filled with a lot of ups and downs. It can be very similar to riding a rollercoaster. It can leave you feeling uneasy and sick, and like you’re on a neverending cycle. But it doesn’t have to be like this or stay like this. You don’t have to do this all on your own. A life coach can help you find stable ground again. No matter if you’re looking to increase some of your skills, change careers, or find more confidence within yourself and your own abilities, a life coach can help. Reach out to us today to set up a consultation to learn more about therapy or life coaching.
About the author(s)
Karen is the founder and Clinical Director of Cohesive Therapy NYC. She earned a Masters in Social Work from New York University and has extensive training in Hypnosis, Anxiety, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Brainspotting, and DGBI. She is a member of the Institute of Certified Anxiety Treatment Professionals, The Rome Foundation, the National Association of Social Workers, The Crohn's and Colitis Foundation, and the American Social of Clinical Hypnosis.