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What is a Work/life balance coach?

Juggling many responsibilities can leave you feeling drained. How will it not when you basically run on coffee, short sleep, and other unhealthy habits? Luckily, helping you out of this predicament is a work-life balance coach’s expertise. With their guidance, you can manage your time better, become more efficient with it, and increase your productivity. Your coach will aid you in making sustainable changes. This way, you can prevent stress and lead a happier life.

What does a Work/life balance coach do?

An “adult pacifier” (Anderson, 2021). A very apt description for smartphones nowadays. 

We do have it on us all the time. It has wormed its way into becoming a basic necessity of life. Everyone needs to be connected and in the loop about everything, everywhere, on a 24/7 basis. 

Work is becoming so closely intertwined with our daily lives that it almost takes all the time we have in a day. True enough, work keeps the light on and ensures there's food on the table. It's important. There's no denying that. 

But it isn't all that is important in life. It's not the only thing to focus on. It can't satisfy every need nor fill every aspect of your life. 

That's why it's called work-life balance, after all. These two need to coexist harmoniously. And sometimes, it would take enlisting the help of a professional to do so. A work-life balance coach is someone who can help you in the following areas:

Career Planning

It should be clear that career planning is not just something you do in the beginning. It's an ongoing process. Translation: it's not set in stone.

Your goals and, most of all, your interests change over time. Career paths and ambitions may even change. It's essential to revisit and make adjustments to your plan regularly.

A work-life balance coach will be with you in going beyond mere job titles and salary figures. These types of coaches can help people in mapping their career trajectory. All the while, they help you preserve the equilibrium between work and personal life. 

Your coach will help you forge a path that aligns with your passions, values, and aspirations. It's not all about the grind, you see. The role of your coach extends beyond traditional careers. They'll guide you in unraveling your talents, strengths, and interests. Further guiding you towards roles and industries that resonate with your essence.

Together, you can make strategic course corrections and seize opportunities that align with your overarching vision. Their insights foster a career journey that's both fulfilling and purpose-driven.

Whether you're a recent graduate, a mid-career professional seeking a change, or someone looking to pivot into a more balanced vocation, a work-life balance coach is your ally.

Developing Adaptability

What is balance in the work-life essence if not adaptability? 

Say your work schedule unexpectedly changes. Or you're welcoming a new addition to your family. You can smoothly deal with these changes while maintaining a healthy work-life balance. 

And since changes are bound to happen (always), adaptability is no longer just a skill. It's now a necessity. 

A work-life balance coach can help you navigate these shifting tides with finesse and confidence. Your coach can also help you develop the resilience to go after your life’s desires.

They help you apply flexibility to your personal life as well. This will enable you to manage the interplay between work, family, and self-care gracefully.

They identify your unique strengths and areas that require refinement. Tailoring their guidance to suit your specific circumstances. With their support, you cultivate a mindset that thrives in uncertainty.

Moreover, adaptability can spark and unearth your creativity. With being adaptable is the ability to think outside the box. To come up with better ideas. 

When you're able to think outside the box and come up with new ideas, you are more likely to be creative.

Decision Making

Everyone’s familiar with the creator of Meta and Apple. If not for their inventions, then for the fact that we see them wear their individual version of a uniform. 

The plain old T-shirt for Zuckerberg. The black turtleneck for Jobs. This way, they avoid decision-making fatigue. 

It's when you forgo attending an event you initially committed to attending because you couldn't find the perfect outfit for it. You're basically overthinking about every decision. So, you end up exhausting yourself. You deliberately sour your mood. 

Why suffer and miss out on things when you can redirect all that time and energy to important things? Routine helps a lot in this regard. A work-life balance coach can help you create a routine that will serve your needs. Without it being overly monotonous. 

Having a routine can give you a guideline of sorts. You'll know what to expect each day. This will provide you with the freedom to make fewer decisions. You free up your mental bandwidth for other things through a routine. 

Do I need a Work/life balance coach?

In this day and age, having your cake and eating it too is all too possible. You can have a happy family, a fulfilling career, and a thriving business. And yes, while still doing activities that you love. 

It's not about working less in order to allot time to family and childcare. It's working smart. You being fresh enough to give you everything you need for both work and home (Houston, 2005).

A disclaimer, though, before we proceed. That idea you have of finding the perfect balance is a myth. Even if you do find the rhythm that serves you well, you won't always get it right every time (Loehr, 2019). And this is more than okay. 

There will always be good days. Likewise, there will be bad days as a counterpart. In such instances, you may need a work-life balance coach to push through. 

Here are some of the reasons why you may need one:

Breaking Down Tasks

into sizable and digestible bites. We did say that you can eat your cake. What we didn't say is doing it in one go. You have to cut it up. Ensure that you won't choke. 

Taking in too much, too big of everything, will leave you feeling overwhelmed. A work-life balance coach can teach you the power of task deconstruction. This is a process that transforms seemingly insurmountable objectives into manageable steps.

They assist in dissecting each goal into bite-sized components. Thus ensuring that the enormity of the task at hand no longer paralyzes you. This breakdown serves as a roadmap, guiding your progress with precision.

This is a powerful method for keeping your focus and motivation. Not to mention, you'll feel satisfaction after accomplishing your tasks despite them seeming small. You'll also develop a sense of momentum that will keep you moving forward. 

Your coach can guide you in making real progress towards your goals. You'll know how to start and how to approach every situation.

Setting Clear Goals

This second reason is related to the one before it. Because it is through breaking down tasks that you can set achievable and clear goals for yourself.

There's no question that you are just itching to do something extraordinary in your life. Whether it's getting that promotion. Finding the best way to lose weight and become healthy. Or turning your idea into a booming business. 

One thing is almost always certain in these. You'll need to be clear on what you want to achieve. 

And you know what else you'll need? A work-life balance coach ?

These professionals are highly equipped to help you not only set clear but, all in all, SMART goals.  

Communication Skills 

Ask, and it shall be given… 

It won't cost you anything after all. You'll be surprised how the simple act of communicating your needs to your boss or your partner can transform your life. They aren't mind readers, you know. 

Another key point is this concept you and your work-life balance coach can work on together. It's based on a famous book. An emotional bank account — investing or withdrawing in the account (Covey, 2013). 

Think of it as these chips you loan or borrow from your boss or family. This works when you're doing something nice for them. Or when you ask for favors or forgiveness from them.

You and your coach can maintain a healthy "balance" in your accounts with the people in your life. Doing this can help (immensely) in your decision-making. If you've been "investing" in one account for some time now, it would be wise to focus on the other soon. Because it would also mean that you've been taking large withdrawals from the other account. 

This can lead to a dangerously low "balance." And yes, we're talking about spending too much time at work. Your family suffers from that. 

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How can a Work/life balance coach help me?

There’s an idea in the stoic teachings about time. It’s unwise to spend it, the most valuable and least renewable of all your resources, on things that don’t truly matter. 

Then what about those that don’t matter much but you’re obligated to do? Simple. You have to spend as little time (and worry) on them. Giving things more of your energy than what they originally deserve will no longer make them the lesser things. 

Enter a work-life balance coach. They can help you with the following elements to ensure that the important things remain as your topmost priority:

Time Commitment

This doesn’t only involve allotting a certain amount of time to your family and job. It also encompasses the things that you enjoy doing. Really, just anything else requiring your time and attention. 

Time commitment is when you willingly prioritize something over all those other things. This typically entails making much-needed sacrifices in some areas. Yes, this includes toning down the partying. And then some. 

With the help of a work-life balance coach, you can figure out what works best for you. How many hours will you spend on what? What time of the day is the best time to do so? While this may be a personal choice, your coach can guide you in figuring out your priorities and circumstances. 

They can also keep you on your toes. Going at it realistically is always the way to go when it comes to your time commitments. Your coach can ensure that you’re able to fulfill them despite the circumstances. 

Some of the questions they might ask you to have a better insight into your life include:

  • How much free time do you have?
  • How willing are you to make sacrifices for the life that you want?
  • What do you want to achieve once you commit?
  • What’s the most important thing in your life?
  • How much energy, money, and other resources are currently at your disposal?

Accountability

Learning how to be accountable is an all-around affair. In the workplace, your personal life, and even in social settings. It’s how you overthrow the victim mentality that anyone can easily fall victim to. Contrary to this mentality, you’re in control of so many things that are happening to you. 

Accountability is a mindset. It drives positive behavior. Luck doesn’t even hold a candle to it. Luck is never a great determinant of life success. Although many people surely think so. 

Accountability, on the other hand, creates the long-term success you desire. And surprise, surprise (or not), it resides in your way of thinking (Lennington & Moran, 2021). 

Through the guidance of a work-life balance coach, you can develop this formidable mindset. You’ll learn how to be aware of your choices. And this will entail paying attention to both big and small decisions. From here, you’ll need to take responsibility for them. You have to accept the consequences of your actions.

What’s more, you’ll be able to learn from your mistakes. If you know, some decisions prove to be the wrong ones. All you can do is to reflect on your choices. Figure out what you could do in the future if a similar scenario comes up again. 

Personal Development

This starts in your body. It’s crucial that you take care of your health. Because maintaining it will allow you to fulfill your goals and maximize your potential.  

Only then can you move on to the other areas of your life. Like your professional life. You’re bound to attract better opportunities. Together with a work-life balance coach, you’ll know how to better your skills and harbor in-demand ones. 

Personal development may also be emotional, spiritual, and social for you. No matter what aspect you’re trying to improve, a work-life balance coach is an excellent supplement to achieving your goals. 

How is a life balance coach different from a work-life coach?

While both can help you improve your life, distinctive nuances set them apart. 

A life balance coach has a broader array of focus. Through a holistic approach, they aim to harmonize all areas in your life. They aren’t limited to just your professional and personal life. They guide you in goal-setting, strategizing, and implementing changes. Those that will specifically enhance your overall wellness.

On the contrary, a work-life coach zeroes in on cultivating equilibrium. A balance between your professional commitments and personal aspirations. This expert aids in delineating boundaries. Enabling you to hone time management skills. And further alleviating the strains of stress.

The choice, however, in choosing which type is right for you relies on your individual needs and goals. Keep in mind that there are also coaches who offer a combination of these services. If you aren’t sure which coach is right for you, submit a coaching request and you’ll be matched to your ideal coach. 

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Five great reasons to hire a Work/life balance coach

It's innate to want. May that be something different from what is already yours. Or something more. You want more money. More time. More contentment. Just more of something. 

What it all comes down to, in reality, is the desire to want to feel. That you're making a difference. That you're valued. That you're seen. That you're heard. 

As life would have it, you don't have that much control over your professional life. There is rarely any guarantee that you'll get what you want or need. Much more, what you actually deserve. This, in turn, can heavily influence your personal life. 

Why is it that when the other thrives, the other suffers? 

It doesn't have to be this way, in truth, you know. When you're constantly feeling that intensely, might we suggest hiring a work-life balance coach?

Here are 5 of the greatest reasons why you should take heed of Life Coach Hub's suggestion:

Time Management

"Time management should make time, not take time" (Jarrow, 2019). It defeats its purpose if it does.

But this differs from time management, how? Time commitment is your promise. While time management is the act itself of planning and organizing your time. 

The latter includes setting your priorities, delegating the tasks if need be, and avoiding distractions. A work-life balance coach is highly equipped to help improve your time management skills. 

Time management is mostly about making decisions. If you don't, then expect that life will make them for you. And chances are, you won't like them and won't feel in control. 

Not making decisions means you won't be able to accomplish many things in your life. Ultimately, you lose time. Will you be able to live with yourself knowing that you let time slip by your fingers? It would be best to make decisions even when the outcome is unclear. 

Boundary Setting

You need to say no to all those extra work or commitments that will take away from your personal time. 

It's not about being incapable of doing the tasks. You're just setting healthy boundaries. Don't let your boss gaslight you into thinking otherwise. 

A work-life balance coach assists you in defining clear limits between work and personal life. This will ensure that one doesn't encroach upon the other. 

Your coach can help you become more assertive (not aggressive). Being firm with where you draw the line but still being respectful. This enables you to safeguard your precious moments of leisure, recharge your energy, and lead a fulfilling life.

Still, it's important to be willing to compromise. Just make sure that your core values aren't affected. Think of your triggers as well. What overwhelms you? What causes too much stress for you?

Most of all, don't be afraid to ask for help. Your work-life balance coach is just a call away. 

Priority Alignment

A work-life balance coach delves into your goals, helping you discern what truly matters to you. Through thoughtful guidance, they empower you to prioritize tasks and responsibilities in a manner that reflects your values and long-term objectives. By aligning your daily actions with your core aspirations, you're poised to make significant strides toward fulfillment.

With the aid of a work-life balance coach, you cultivate the ability to make conscious decisions. Thus, ensuring that your time and energy are devoted to endeavors that resonate with your authentic self. As a result, you navigate your life with purpose and intention. You foster a sense of accomplishment while maintaining your well-being.

When you know exactly what your priorities are, it allows for easier decision-making too. This entails increased efficiency in what you need to do when it comes to your goals. 

Your coach will help monitor your progress on a regular basis. This way, you can ensure that you're on track and can make the necessary adjustments. 

After all, you'll need to realign your priorities when your aspirations change. This is also a living, breathing entity. It can change over time. Minor tweaks here and there. Or exchange it for another altogether. 

Self-Care Strategies

Doing it all is extremely challenging. There will be days when you won't be feeling ?. Consistency and discipline can only go so far before you find yourself wanting (desperately needing) a break. Don't worry. Feeling like this doesn't necessarily mean you made the wrong decision. 

You're allowed a few days off to breathe and make sense of it all. And once you realize that your feelings are very valid, you and your work-life balance coach can proceed with self-care strategies. 

Self-care isn't just any activity that you can do other than work or chores. Because if it is, it wouldn't really be caring for oneself. If it's that loose, you can just go and do anything as you please. You'll fall into negative habits that will end up destroying you. Let's all call it self-sabotage, then. 

Funny how we're all set in our ways, we know what it means to care for others. But we're clueless when it comes to taking care of ourselves. 

Through the help of your coach, you'll learn that self-care isn't just that. It's about attending to what you actually need. And what's more is that you'll respond to those needs through long-term and short-term action (Cleantis, 2017). 

Stress Management

During work-life balance coaching, you'll know what stress is and what it isn't. Your coach will assist you in recognizing the signs of it. By doing so, you'll have a better understanding of the basic physiology of stress. 

You and your coach will dissect your responsibilities. And from here, you'll see why it isn't stress that is actually doing the damage.

Managing your stress is all about regaining back control (Clayton, 2012). Stress is the angry boss who doesn't like your presentation. It's your spouse's nagging. It's all of the day-to-day problems you face. 

Taking it all in stride is far too difficult a task. But it is all too possible with the help of your coach. The first step to stress management is recognition of your stressors. You'll need to understand how much stimulation will keep you at optimum productivity levels. 

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