Can’t See The Forest For The Trees?


Do you feel overwhelmed by your life, your responsibilities and your problems?
Can’t see the forest for the trees?
Is there no light at the end of your tunnel?
Can’t decide what’s important and what doesn’t matter?
When life gets on top of you and you’re so busy you can barely
think, Life Coaching can help.
Life Coaching can give you strategies to regain focus and connection with the joy in
life. It can help you prioritize your time so that you’re more effective and it can
help you let go of the issues that are overwhelming you.
As you go through life it can often seem that you’re too busy to think or to relax.
In fact, many people keep the busy-ness going so they don’t have to think.
Why is that? Well, when you’re too busy to have a clear head, you don’t have to look
at the issues or problems that are pushing for attention, especially the ones that involve
personal growth and dealing with the past. So all the busy-ness is actually a tactic to
avoid moving forwards in your life and letting go of the past.
Humans are very good at avoidance – don’t think about it and it isn’t there, that’s
the theory.
There’s a problem with this theory though – it’s a bandaid, not a cure.
Eventually, all the avoidance and noise and denial in the world is not enough to prevent
the issues rising up, like lava erupting from the mouth of a volcano. That’s when you
find anger seemingly coming from nowhere and out of all proportion to the present
situation.
Another avoidance tactic is to blame – anyone and anything except yourself, for the
issues in your life and use those as an excuse for not facing up to the real truths
and problems.
Focusing on the individual trees (reasons, excuses) prevents you from seeing the full
and complete picture of the whole forest (the grander purpose of your life.) It serves
as a distraction and an excuse for staying stuck in the past.
Sometimes, when life is chaotic, something happens to slow you right down.
This has recently happened to me – I fractured my foot and had to spend the bulk of
each day with the foot elevated. Instead of going to the gym three times a week,
running a business and a home, I had to sit. This has been a real eye opener for me.
I had limited opportunities to move so I had to prioritize how I would use those
opportunities to move…interesting.
Five weeks down the track and I’ve reassessed my whole life! For me, it hasn’t been a
case of not wanting to deal with the past but of deciding where to spend my energy.
And I’ve come to realize that I waste a lot of time on things that don’t matter – like
housework!
I have devised a plan whereby I maintain reasonable hygiene and order in the home
but spend most of my time coaching or working on my blog as well as back to the
gym when my foot is fully healed. So my days will be full (as usual) but filled with
things that make a difference in the world and a difference in people’s lives – the
things I’m truly passionate about. As I’m definitely not passionate about
cleaning the house, it will have to be of less importance and take up less time.

When you want help to see the forest right now, call Ingrid on
0416 243 444 for your free 15 minute consultation to discover which
life coaching package is right for you.

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