Could You Use a Life Coach?

“Almost every day I feel like I'm drowning in life. Work, cleaning, paying bills, grocery shopping, making meals... The list goes on. I struggle daily. Adulting is hard.”

A sweet friend of mine posted that on FaceBook recently. Does it sound familiar? Are you struggling to “adult?”

Does the definition of stuck describe your life? Stuck: To be caught or held in a position so that you cannot move; unable to solve a problem; in a situation that you do not like but cannot avoid; forced to deal with someone or something that you do not want.

Are you perpetually overwhelmed? Do you feel like you never get it quite right, never get it all done? Do you find yourself feeling guilty?

I remember feeling like my life was a never ending list of “have to.” I have to go to work, have to pay the bills, have to wash the dishes. There was never enough time, enough energy, enough money and rarely any real joy. Stuck, guilty, overwhelmed, stressed. It is hard to “adult.”

Today I have a career that I never thought was possible. I manage to effortlessly get all the important stuff done in my life. I don’t feel bad about what did not get done. I spend time with my family having fun. I feel immensely loved; by my creator, my family, my friends and my fur babies. I am fulfilled. Today my life is “want to” instead of “have to.”

What changed? Not my circumstances. In fact, my life got harder. My Mom died. I lost my job of 25 years. I had less income and more work on my plate. I had to reinvent myself at an age when some people start to think about retirement.

What changed? I have a Life Coach.

What changed? The way I thought.

Albert Einstein said, “The world we have created is a product of our thinking. It cannot be changed without changing our thinking.”

Brush your teeth, wash your face, get that first cup of coffee; we do those things the same way in the same order every day without giving it a thought. We unconsciously fall into a routine the minute we open our eyes. Our routines, our habits become cemented in our lives. In order to change habits, we have to be conscious that they exist.; we have to change the way we think.

My Life Coach helped me identify my negative pattern of thinking. My Coach gently guided me to a new way of seeing my circumstances and my life. Most importantly, he held me accountable for my own happiness. I learned to replace negative tapes that played constantly in my head with a new, positive way of thinking. I received tools to change my habits and change my life. I no longer feel stuck, guilty, overwhelmed or stressed. I “adult” pretty darn well.

“Almost every day I feel like I'm drowning in life. Work, cleaning, paying bills, grocery shopping, making meals... The list goes on. I struggle daily. Adulting is hard.”

Does that sound like you? You might consider using a Life Coach…