Life coach: be your own or ask for help?

Being your own life coach

I know sometimes we are all to proud to ask for help; we think we can do everything and anything on our own. While this is good to know that we are capable of doing things on our own, it doesn’t always mean that we are the best help for ourselves. Being your own life coach is great when you know the right ‘tools’ to use, but it’s sometimes crucial to get that help when things are tough and confusing.

When things get tough

Life has a way of knocking us down and kicking us to the curb and it can feel as though we’re not worth it. We feel extremely discouraged in ourselves and often wonder where we went wrong. I know I have felt this at least a few times in my life, so I’m thinking maybe you have too. These feelings of self doubt are normal stages of life, but certainly shouldn’t be a consistent pattern.

The toughest part can sometimes be asking for help, because your self doubt in yourself can overpower possibilities of success. This self doubt brings down your self esteem, and like I mentioned in my blog “What is self-esteem?”, my version of self-love. Loving yourself is the most crucial part of any endeavour in your life.

If you’re feeling like things just aren’t going right

Have you ever felt like things just aren’t going your way?  For a while you felt like you have tried and tried; you’ve read all the self-help books, read all the blogs on the internet, and you’re still not where you want to be in life? Well, it might be time to ask on a friend and get some help.

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It’s as simple as asking

Now I don’t mean that you as a person ‘need serious help’ like you are screwed up and twisted. No, not at all my friend! I simply mean that it is okay to get advice and coaching from a brain that isn’t in your head. I know sometimes my thoughts get a bit foggy and I lose sight of the bigger picture. What I do in this situations is I ask help from a close friend; from someone that I know will give me truthful and honest advice that has my best interest at heart.

Who to seek advice from

Whether you seek the help of a professional, or ask a family member or friend; it is important to ask them questions or suggestions to clear up those many thoughts you have swirling around in your head. Don’t be confused and overwhelmed! Life it too short to struggle alone. Just make sure this person is interested about your well-being.

All these thoughts you have can be overwhelming, and can be SO confusing when you’re trying to the best thing for you. Sometimes, the best thing isn’t very obvious and it’s extremely helpful to ask someone to listen to what you have to say.

Do the best for you

Now it may be tricky to ask for help, but I can promise you there is someone out there willing to give you advice, or just be there to listen. If you haven’t found them yet I strongly urge you to not give up! You are the most important person in your life, so take the time to care for you.

When you get advice from others, you may learn some great tools to help you in the future. Be open to many teachers, whoever they may be, because in life you will always be learning and changing. Eventually when you get the hang of things, you’ll be able to be your own life coach again, and maybe even help others along the way!

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