3 Simple Steps Towards Work-life Balance

Work-life balance is a concept including proper prioritising between work (career and ambition) and “lifestyle” (health, pleasure, leisure, family and spiritual development/meditation).

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Last summer, my partner and I went to visit my sister, her husband and small children in Bristol. They all looked very well, relaxed and happy. They had found a work-life balance; a way to balance work and being outdoors over the summer and were all enjoying life. I had been working and studying throughout the summer and felt drained and exhausted.

We reflected on the small changes we could make in the following year to achieve a better balance and avoid getting to a place where we felt burnt out. We took a week out in early January and planned our holidays for the year. Having completed my coaching qualification, I reduced my hours in my role working for a charity to be able to really dedicate some quality time to growing and developing my coaching business.

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What Is Coaching?

From time-to-time friends and family ask me, ‘what is coaching?’ so here is a post to help you to understand what it’s all about

Coaching, mentoring, consulting and counselling all involve entering into a confidential professional relationship, being listened to and asked effective questions to support you to make progress.

However, mentoring, consulting and counselling differ from coaching in a number of ways:

  • A consultant might work with an individual or group looking to diagnose problems they are facing and recommend solutions to their current challenges.
  • A mentor might work with someone seeking direction from someone with knowledge in the same area and is likely to share their own experience and offer advice to the client.
  • A counsellor might work with individuals experiencing significant levels of distress which is impacting on their everyday life.
  • Coaches usually work with people who have a desire and readiness to make changes in their lives. Coaching uses purposeful and insightful questions to empower you to take action.

Are you ready for a change?

Coaching for Good can support you through professional or personal challenges. It can help you build on your current and past experiences so you can achieve your goals.

My one-to-one coaching programme will give you the time and space to reflect on what is truly important to you and how you would like to move from where you are now to where you want to be. For further information or to arrange a free consultation, email wendy@coachingforgood.co.uk