Stress Management for Life Coaches

If you're advising a client on stress management, then being equally on top of your own stress management won't just be important; it will be necessary! Clients are extremely perceptive, especially when it comes to the close relationship made between a life coach and client. If you own life isn't in order, then you're going to have a hard time building a valid client base. Yet being a life coach can be stressful - as with any career - but fortunately, there are tons of beneficial tactics that can help you manage your stress on a daily basis.

Don't Get Overwhelmed by Life Coaching

If you're a life coach, then you're probably extremely passionate about what you do. Because of this, when you get overwhelmed with the workload or the emotional stress inflicted by a heavy situation, dealing with that stress involves implementing tried and true tactics. Having a well-grounded support system of stress management techniques doesn't just help you get through the day, it helps you remain a more positive outlook in general! So, remember: Don't get overwhelmed. Go for a walk. Get a massage. Watch a movie. Really force yourself to relax - then get down to business.

Give Yourself Some Personal Time

This is one of the hardest things for a life coach to do sometimes. Every once in a while, it seems like we're so overwhelmed by either work or other issues that we literally forget to give ourselves 30 minutes to decompress. Although it might initially seem like a waste of time, doing this is absolutely essential for daily stress management! Studies have shown that people who take increments for themselves in moderation are more successful on the whole.

So even though you have a lot of work to do, both outside of work and within work, the laundry can wait for a few minutes. You can reschedule that client meeting. Taking time for yourself to do whatever you need to decompress is a critical move that will allow you to work harder in the long run.

Don't Let Life Coaching Rule Your Life

We may be well into the century of a work-consumed culture, but overall, this kind of lifestyle is extremely unhealthy! It's interesting, because many people work harder and longer in order to become more successful, yet the stress levels of overworking eventually taint any kind of success they may experience.

Case in point: Don't let your life coaching career consume your life. If you have a family, make time for them. If you have hobbies that you love, don't neglect them. If you're an artist, give yourself several hours a week to pursue what you love. When it comes right down to it, reducing stress as a life coach is all about balance. The more balanced your own life is, the more perception you'll have into other people's lives.