We often set our sights on achieving goals or aspirations. Along the way, we lose energy or faith that what we have set out to achieve is possible. Life also happens. The question I want to ask today is “Who supports you?”
Think about all the aspects in your personal and professional life. Are you trying to go at it all on your own?
In 2010, I experienced burnout from living a very unbalanced life. Sixteen hour work days and little time spent on anything else led to feeling overwhelmed about the smallest of things. The initial signs showcased as a serious of panic attacks. I knew something was wrong but for the first time, I didn’t know what the next step was that I needed to take.
Today I find myself aware of my emotions, thinking, and behavior. The linkages between these 3 areas are core to what we focus on in coaching sessions.
Today I find myself supported by many individuals that play an integrated role in my physical, emotional and spiritual well-being. I have learned to not try and go at it all on my own and to manage my energy and focus daily.
Not only do I have many friends and family that support me, but my spouse also plays a very important role. I also have other practitioners that guide me along the way from a Mentor Coach, Psychologist, Psychiatrist, Nutrition Coach, and Personal Trainer. Let’s not forget the importance of being part of a community.
What are your needs? What support do you require to assist you? One important question we ask in coaching as we embark on your journey is “How can I support you?”
Acknowledging where you require support is often tough as we feel vulnerable when we ask for support. Allow yourself the opportunity to grow and develop with the perspective of others included.