Two Simple Self-Care Questions
Have you ever gone to bed promising yourself to do things differently the next day? Maybe sticking to your diet, or not letting your boss, partner, or kids (you know the drill) get under your skin? Your intentions are sincere, and you feel enthusiastic and hopeful about starting fresh.
The next morning, you wake up feeling empowered and determined to conquer the world. You envision a new life and a new version of yourself. You feel energized, excited, and ready to take on the day. However, how long does it take before you fall back into the familiar behaviors of yesterday and the days before?
Perhaps you didn’t even wake up with those thoughts, or maybe you didn’t even go to bed with the ambition to change. It’s possible that you’ve been living the same old story for so long that you go to bed and wake up the same way as the day before, without even considering or dreaming of change, or giving yourself the much-needed self-care.
Overcoming Obstacles with Self-Care Coaching
Change can be challenging, particularly when it comes to taking care of oneself. Self-care often goes neglected due to feeling overwhelmed or lacking the tools needed to prioritize one’s own needs; thus, recognizing and removing barriers are vital steps in developing sustainable ways to take care of yourself that last over time.
Being overwhelmed can often prompt seeking self-care coaching services, with daily obligations becoming too much to bear and leaving energy reserves depleted and needing support in creating a self-care routine. A self-care coach can identify effective methods of stress reduction while developing new practices geared at taking care of yourself.
Lack of self-care skills is also a significant obstacle to effective self-care practices. Many individuals may never have been taught how to care for themselves emotionally, mentally or physically and may need guidance and advice in developing these necessary abilities. A self-care coach provides both education and support so clients can develop personalized practices of their own for self-care that work.
Low self-esteem can prevent individuals from prioritizing their needs and taking time for themselves. People living with low self-esteem may feel guilty or selfish taking care of themselves – an experienced coach can assist clients to navigate these feelings while emphasizing its importance for overall well-being.
Anxiety and depression can make taking care of oneself challenging, making a self-care coach indispensable in creating self-care practices to promote mental wellbeing and enhance overall well-being.
Feeling disconnected can inhibit individuals from taking care of themselves properly. Individuals experiencing feelings of disconnection with themselves, others or their sense of purpose could benefit from seeking the advice and direction of a coach to find greater meaning in their lives and rediscover themselves and their passions.