Our careers play an important role in many of our lives. Building a career is very much a part of our culture, from feeding the family and paying the bills to financing adventures and giving us a sense of intent.
But it’s important to keep in mind that it’s just a small part of our lives. Maintaining a balanced work-life balance is essential to living a happy and healthy life. It allows us to de-stress, socialize, form meaningful bonds, create memories, and most importantly, relax.
A good work-life balance means the important things in your life are not being neglected in a single-minded pursuit of the task side of your life.
It’s easy to get so caught up in a head-down mode that we wind up well off course from where we want to be. Many people have reported that coaching helped them to have a better work-life balance. Why?
Perhaps because coaching helps people to envision, plan, and strategize for their desired future. Perhaps because coaching helps them to overcome the obstacles that stand in the way of better work-life balance, and provides the feedback and accountability necessary to move forward with intention and focus.
Whether your issues are burnout, overwhelm, prickly colleagues, poor management, or something else, the fact is, everyone could use some guidance since we are never taught the skills of sustainable working. We get the tools of our trade, but not what we need to work in the most effective way, based on what the science actually says. So the tendency is to default to retaliatory mode, reacting to devices and others, instead of managing them, which drives stress, crisis mentality, and exhaustion.
When employees overwhelmingly state that work regularly interferes with their personal lives, and that this interference is a major source of frustration, leaders ought to take note.
We’re all raised to take a licking and keep on ticking, but, unlike for watches, that’s a mistake for humans, particularly when it comes to job stress and counterproductive behaviors that are a threat to health. As an experienced corporate life coach I have seen many people who are taking meds to treat job stress-related disorders that a good mindset coaching program could resolve.
Many don’t seek help. Reaching out isn’t a sign of weakness; it’s a sign of strength. You are taking back control of your life when you have the knowledge and tools to work in a sustainable way.
Maybe you would just like to be more productive and organized. Mindset coaching can help you there as well. You learn the difference between urgent and important and reduce a lot of stress in the process. It’s not just about unleashing potential. It’s a skillset, process, and relationship that energizes the individual being coached creates momentum and holistically addresses all parts of a person’s life.