Truthbomb: The road to “having it all” does not happen overnight. It’s an ongoing work in progress that starts with YOU – caring for your overall well-being, gaining clarity, and finding the right balance.
Research has found that women are more likely to take on more responsibilities at home than men. So much so that when the pandemic hit, 1 in 4 women contemplated quitting or downshifting their careers, and in December 2020, 100% of those who left the workforce were women!
But guess what? Moms are human, too, and getting the support they need is crucial in their journey to winning at life. However, while more and more health institutions are already integrating coaching as part of their wellness regimens, many working moms have yet to embrace wellness coaching as a form of support.
Read on to find out why high-achieving working moms don’t hire a wellness coach below – and why coaching really is the answer.
They (think) they don’t have the time
Absolutely no disrespect here because we know you don’t need yet another thing to do! And it’s true, working moms have A LOT on their plates as it is. When you’ve got a million things to juggle, just keeping your head above water on the daily can be a real struggle.
However, we implore you to consider a different perspective…
Not focusing on your wellness now could cause you to invest in your health in a lot bigger way in the not-so-distant future. The right coach will meet you where you’re at, helping you find clarity and setting realistic (read: achievable and sustainable) goals that fit into the schedule you have. Once you’ve identified what is most important, you can start to figure out how to prioritize each aspect.
They don’t actually know what a health and wellness coach does
Health and wellness coaches take a client-centered approach to improving their clients’ health, vitality, and well-being – physically, mentally, and emotionally. Most people know what they want to happen but lack the motivation, feel overwhelmed, or don’t know where to begin working on their goals. Coaches apply mind-body and positive psychology interventions to guide them toward finding their inner drive.
At The Driven Mama, we know what it means to be a busy, high-achieving mama who wants to be there for her family while taking on a million other responsibilities simultaneously. We know what it’s like to deal with the pressures, judgment, unsolicited mom advice, and all the challenges of being a mom in this modern day because, well, we’re moms, too!
They don’t want to shift their lifestyle
Newsflash! It all starts with YOU. Evolving into a better version of yourself involves changing what’s not working and finding what does. Don’t panic though – you don’t have to turn your life upside-down overnight. Small changes are key when looking at the big picture. In fact, small changes are what create real momentum and longevity in actually keeping up with wellness.
Still, making all the plans in the world won’t do you any good without action. That’s where wellness coaching comes in. We can help you set realistic goals to get you started AND hold you accountable for making them happen…non-judgementally, of course.
Overcoming false beliefs from previous failures
We’ve all been there: Mistakes that happened ages ago have rocked our confidence to our very core and continue to haunt us today. All those thoughts of, “I’m not good enough” or “I’m not cut out for this” and “I can’t do it,” – sound familiar? Most of the time, this happens subconsciously, leading us to avoid trying or even unknowingly self-sabotaging ourselves until we’re back to square one or worse…with even lower confidence than when we first began.
There is no one-size-fits-all solution to overcoming these negative thoughts and feelings we have about ourselves. Wellness coaches can help you get to the root of the what and why and work with you on exploring how to best overcome them and discover your why.
They’ve heard about balance but aren’t really sure it’s real
The oh-so elusive work-life balance – how many people do we really know that have this down pat?
We’ll let you in on a little secret: It IS possible, but it might just not be how you pictured it.
All of our personal journeys are different and, between mommy duties, making career moves, personal relationships, plus all the other hats we wear, the balance that works for one person might not be right for everyone else. Finding YOUR balance can help keep you centered and more resilient in taking on challenges that come your way. At The Driven Mama, we can help you find the balance that works for YOU.
That said, hiring a health and wellness coach is a very personal matter. It’s important to find a coach you connect with and who understands you and your goals. The Driven Mama is all about helping high-achieving working mamas out there find the spark within to be all that they can be and more, plus equip them with the tools they need on their journey to wellness. Get started with a free 30-minute clarity call today, and get back to feeling like your best self.