One life coach helps you clarify what is going on in your life
With the help of a life coach, you can learn to prioritize in a different way, what is important to you and get a new perspective on your situation. Both individuals and groups can get help from a life coach to be able to put together the "life puzzle", which can lead to a reduction in the negative stress. Sick leave caused by stress-related conditions has increased and this entails large costs for both the individual and society. No matter what it is you want to do for a change, a life coach can help you both reach your goals and grow as a person.
What is a life coach?
A life coach, just like other coaches, acts as a sounding board for the client's thoughts and ideas. When the client wants to make a change or reach a goal, the coach should be there for support and encouragement. The life coach can be seen as a kind of conversation coordinator and works to nurture the healthy, unlike for example a psychologist.
The life coach constantly examines what alternatives can be used to reach the goal and strives to understand both others and himself.
Too many people have a false notion of what happiness is and how it can be achieved. This can lead to not allowing oneself to be happy and pausing one's life while waiting for some external circumstance to change. We often use external stimuli such as social media, TV watching and poker games to stun our stress and anxiety, instead of getting to the root of it.
Many do not allow themselves to feel proud and satisfied with what they have achieved but instead focus on some future, often not entirely clear, idea of where one should be in life in order to be happy. An example might be that you promise to be less stressed and more present for your children as soon as you make more money.
Many people blame their problems on external circumstances and put their well-being in the hands of the outside world, but if you want to change your reality, you must first change your personality and take hold of your own happiness. External circumstances are not always something you can change, but you can change your own inner circumstances. Through this you can change how you think, feel, choose, speak and act. It also allows you to experience the happiness, motivation, security, commitment, freedom and other emotions that you want to evoke.
The wheel of life
The life wheel is a tool that can be used to get a visual picture of what needs to change in your life. The wheel consists of a circle divided into "pieces of cake" that represent different parts of your life. You can choose what parts of your life you want in your life cycle. Some common options are: family and friends, health, career, finances, leisure and personal development. You rate how satisfied you are with your situation in each area on a scale between 0 and 10. The center of the wheel is 0, which means that you are completely dissatisfied with your situation today and 10 represents that you are completely satisfied. For each piece of cake, you should ask yourself how happy you are with that part of your life right now and, if you are not completely happy, what would make you 10.
Once you have filled in all the parts, you can make an action plan based on which parts you need to change and what your ultimate goal is. The idea is that you should try to get as balanced a wheel of life as possible. This may mean that you have to lower the demands on yourself or re-prioritize, for example. You can also try to do something that helps several parts at once. For example, if you want to train more and also spend more time with friends, you can see if any of your friends are interested in training together, or why not meet new friends through the training. If you have a hobby that can be counted as exercise, such as dancing or rock climbing, you can also improve your leisure part. So with a single action, you can affect several parts of your life cycle.
19 questions that a life coach thinks you should ask yourself:
Family and friends
|1||How good is your relationship with your immediate family and relatives?|
|2||How good is your relationship with your friends?|
|3||Do your family and friends support you towards your goals in life?|
|4||What do you want your relationship with your family and friends to look like?|
|5||What does your physical and mental health look like today?|
|6||Are there any problems with your health? If so, what problems do you experience?|
|7||Is there anything you can learn from these problems? What causes these problems?|
|8||How do you want your health to be? How do you want to feel?|
|9||Are you satisfied with your work?|
|10||Do you get what you want out of your work?|
|11||What do you want your work and career to look like?|
|12||What is your financial situation today? Is there anything you want to change?|
|13||Do you have a saving for unforeseen expenses?|
|14||Do you have savings for the future? If so, what does it look like and what do you save for?|
|15||What does your pension savings look like?|
|16||What do you want your finances to look like? Both now and in the future?|
|17||What do you do in your freetime?|
|18||Is what you do what you want to do? Is there anything else you want to do?|
|19||What do you want your free time to look like?|
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Synonyms for life
- living conditions; life, lifetime, course of life, existence, existence, condition; way of life, living