My clients often tell me that one of the added benefits of coaching with me that they hadn’t considered before they started, is that their sessions can often be the only time in a busy week that they feel able to step back and truly focus 100% on themselves. Hand on heart, how often could you say that you allow yourself to do that?
A lot of the time we get so busy ‘doing’ that we forget about ‘being’.
This was a revelation of sorts for me some years back. I had something fantastically inspiring to aim for, I had the focus and drive to work really hard and I was making good progress. And yet, I wound up feeling ill, stressed and fairly disillusioned. If this was what achieving my goals was about, I wasn’t sure I wanted them after all!
Talking through how I felt with a friend one day, I was brought up short when she said “oh yes, you’ve become a human doing instead of a human being” and I thought about that all the way home.
As I reflected on the previous few months I could think of few times when I wasn’t ‘doing’ and even fewer times when I’d consciously decided to take time out and just be.
So how much of your time do you spend ‘doing’ and how much do you spend ‘being’? If you had to divide a circle up with how much time you give over to each, what would it look like? How big would your ‘being’ slice be?
With our busy lives and time-poor society it can seem nearly impossible to take more time for ourselves, but at what cost do you choose not to? My decision those few years back was to invest more time in myself and I’m certain that I’m much more productive as a result. I get more done in my ‘doing’ time now than I ever did when I was ‘doing’ every waking second of the day. Plus, my ultimate decision was that it couldn’t all be about the doing and the destination or I’d miss the journey altogether.
What time could you make for yourself to just be? When could you next set aside an hour or two, a whole day or even more than that to relax and recharge? How much better would you feel if you did?
Could you do with some regular time set aside to focus 100% on you and on making your life how you want it? If you’d like to see how working with me as your coach could help you, call me for a free conversation on 01983 754666. Make time for yourself to work on you.
When you coach with me you will discover your authentic, true self, find and live your passions, live the starring role in your own life, not the ‘support act’ in someone else’s. How much value do you put on your life?
My coaching will give you all you need to become self-assured so that you can face life head on. Expect to be challenged, excited, to laugh, to cry, learn new things, relearn old things in new ways, step out of your comfort zone and make some minor and some significant changes.
One to one coaching or group coaching is available. Call me to find out more. This could be the first step you take to transform the look and feel of your life — forever!
Professional Transformational Coach, Consultant
Founder of MAGGIE CURRIE COACHING