So many bloggers are talking about "wellness" nowadays: self-love, positivity, wellbeing, fitness... I am constantly both inspired and overwhelmed by the wellness industry and have been approached by coaches many times over the past few years as I've followed their journeys, and I've declined their offers of courses and coaching for various reasons that I might go into in a separate post. While I'd love to work with these people one day, it just isn't where I'm at right now but I am still passionate about my own wellbeing: mentally, physically, spiritually and emotionally. So where does that leave me?
“A lot of people ask me how I started my self love journey, what I did or how I knew where to go and how to look for information, and honestly, I went into self-love with the mentality that I was gonna have to be my own coach.”
These are the words of Andrea Lewis, whose YouTube channel I turn to for regular self-love inspiration. Andrea talks about how she didn't have the option of relying on other people and knew she would need to start her journey by being her own coach. She did her research, she was strict with herself and she got to know herself inside and out, which is exactly where I'm at too. It can be scary at times, but it also feels liberating and empowering - it is up to me and only me. I don't have anyone watching my every move, steering me in any direction or waiting on me to complete the next phase of their programme. I can heal, learn and grow at my own pace, which is just what I need to do right now.
Don't get me wrong, the coaches I've spoken to are incredible, inspiring and caring people who I'm sure would all help me in their own way and I could learn a lot by working with all of them! If you are in the position where working with a coach is financially, mentally and emotionally an option for you, in any area of your life, be it fitness, self-development or business, then I'd definitely consider it. I would love to work with coaches in these areas in the future, but this is where I'm at right now, and I'm ok with that.
My tips for being your own coach? Research & read. Hold yourself accountable. Set goals. Utilise every free resource you can get your hands on. Be kind to yourself.
Do you have a coach for any areas in your life? Or are you your own coach? I'm so passionate and interested in this topic, so please leave me a comment, tweet me or email me to chat more - I'd love to hear from you!