Written by the Renew & Revitalize Life Coaching Team
We’re in uncertain times, a fact that becomes immediately evident with a simple review of today’s news. With the COVID-19 pandemic ravaging the health of populations worldwide and a rapidly-developing economic crisis quickly on its heels, many people are experiencing unprecedented life changes none of us would have expected months ago. If your life is in upheaval due to COVID-19, you may be wondering what comes next during all this uncertainty.
How Could COVID-19 Affect You?
Whether you’ve experienced the virus yourself or have found yourself struggling with the implications of the pandemic’s effects on the world, COVID-19 has the potential to impact us all in some way. As always during times of change, crisis, and uncertainty, you stand to benefit from the services of a life coach during the aftermath of this pandemic. Consider the following ways COVID-19 could be affecting your life and how a life coach could help with each:
- Increased anxiety. It’s normal to be feeling an increased sense of anxiousness with the current world events. Maybe you’re nervous about what this situation might mean for your financial health or experiencing a sense of anxiety regarding the physical health of you or your loved ones. While most life coaches won’t address the psychological aspect of your anxiety, they can help provide you with clarity regarding your current situation and develop a path to move forward.
- Strained relationships. Tense world circumstances coupled with more time than ever together (and often confined to your home) can make for strain in your relationships with others. A life coach can provide unbiased feedback and ongoing support to help you isolate the factors that may be leading to this strain. Then, you can formulate an action plan for moving past strain and making improvements in your relationship.
- Grief and loss. Whether you’ve experienced the loss of a loved one or the loss of your own health, a pandemic is prime time to experience feelings of grief and loss. With the support of a grief and loss coach, you can navigate the various stages of grief and begin to look to the future. “We can let ourselves become overwhelmed by loss,” says Tchiki Davis, PhD, “or we can strive to gain a greater understanding of ourselves, others, and our place in the world to recover the sense of meaning that was lost.”
- Career difficulties. To date, the COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in over 36.5 million jobless claims over an 8-week period – surpassing the 1982 economic crash and approaching levels unheard of since the Great Depression. Whether you’ve experienced unemployment due to the pandemic or remain worried you may be next, now is the time to act. A life coach can help you make career goals or outline your steps for improving your circumstances – complete with a timeline for success.
Life Coaching Can Help You Move Forward
No matter the factors behind your stress and uncertainty during the COVID-19 pandemic, now is an ideal time to consider hiring a life coach. Whether you’re dealing with grief, financial and career strain, relationship stress, or general anxiety, life coaching can help you address your fears and formulate a plan of action to deal with their sources.