Reduce Stress by Enlisting Help
A trend we commonly see these days, especially among young people, is the notion that they have to do everything themselves. At the end of the day, we can all get overwhelmed. None of us are super human after all. When you take on more than you can handle, you risk raising your stress levels, which can have numerous negative effects on our lives. Here are some simple areas in your life that can be improved if you seek help and guidance elsewhere.
Your Health: One of the most common things I see, as a life coach, are people who are unhappy with their bodies. Lots of people are very concerned with their health and physical appearance, and for good reason. It is no surprise to know that 70% of the U.S population is over-weight. While many people seek to change, it is very unfortunate that most of them don’t succeed. They try a million different things they see on TV, and then they get upset and quit. Often they then proceed to put on more weight than when they started. Many people are afraid to make real changes in their lives, so they insist to themselves that nothing works, when deep down they do. If they seek professional help in the form of a nutritionist or personal trainer, it is guaranteed that they will see results. Most people need the guidance to wade through fact and fiction as most of them have been brainwashed by the media. Very few people have the discipline necessary to change their bodies on their own. Being grounded by the presence of a professional is very important; not only for encouragement, but for accountability and the recognition of achievable goals.
Your Finances: Lots of people are bogged down with the burden of managing their finances. Personally, my eyes glaze over when I look at anything having to do with taxes. Lots of people are like me, in that we find the numbers really, really boring. But finances don’t stop at taxes. What about insurance, retirement planning, making wise investments and planning your portfolio. What about financing a mortgage, or getting out of debt. This can all be very daunting if you’re someone like me. Enlisting the help of a financial advisor can significantly reduce your stress. If you’re in debt, this is even more important. There will be someone to keep you accountable, as well as help you to make smart financial decisions. If you go with a random person assigned to you by your bank or insurance company, and even stock brokers, you may find yourself making all the wrong decisions because many of these people earn based on commissions. So they may encourage you to do things that aren’t necessarily in your best interest. It is always best to go with an objective third party when seeking out a financial advisor. Check out this guide by the Wall Street Journal: http://guides.wsj.com/personal-finance/managing-your-money/how-to-choose-a-financial-planner/
Your Career: Whether you work a 9-5 or you own your own business, it is beneficial to seek help with your career or business so you don’t remain stagnant. A career coach can be very beneficial to many professionals who are unsatisfied with their current jobs and want to seek more gainful employment. Whether you desire more free time, a high salary or location independence, a career coach can make it happen. You won’t have to spend thousands of hours emailing resumes and contacting employers. They also typically have connections that the average man wouldn’t possess in their Rolodex.
Conversely, if you own your own business it is just as beneficial to hire a consultant. They can walk you through your growth strategy, marketing strategy and your cash-flow. They will also help you to plan an exit strategy. If your business is on its way down they may be able to guide you with selling your business or liquidating it.
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All in all, in the 21st century, way too many people have the idea that they need to be a one man army. Many people are afraid or embarrassed to ask for help in areas of their lives that they feel they should have under control. This results in extremely high stress levels, that can exacerbate the very problems they refuse to seek help for. We’re all human and there is no shame in enlisting the help of people who are trained and have experience in a particular area.