I have been coaching people the last few days, noticing there is genuine fear and anxiety out there amongst some people, but with others a revelation that this may be a moment to pause and reflect. Wherever you are and whichever end of the spectrum, I will be praying for peace throughout this crisis. I will be praying that from each individuals perspective at least one good thing comes out of it to make a better future.
I haven’t blogged for a while for a number of reasons:
- World weary from being on this treadmill we call life
- Disillusionment with social media and the negativity it often brings
- Filling my social media buffer feels like a chore, it is not really connecting with people, even though people respond and react
- There has not been a burning desire to share a ‘nugget’ with all my connections
In this last few week I have seen a lot of worry and panic. This has almost been palpable and it feels like it is still rising. People are losing jobs, life has changed from what we know it to have been and we fear that we might lose loved ones. For some of us that may have already happened.
So why blog now? What’s changed for me? Work has stopped, almost and I am not good when I have not much to do. In a crisis, I often will ask myself “But what CAN I do?”
Coaching is a passion and it is a gift to receive it as well as offer it. In my years of coaching people, I have often been blessed by the transformations I have witnessed and inspired to make changes in my own life. The answer to my question was “Why not see if people want a free coaching session?”
It made sense and it would occupy me and hopefully distract me from the panic surrounding me. As soon as I put the offer out a few people contacted me. I have been humbled by their honesty and grateful to have been of what little help I can be.
The offer still stands, if you are struggling and need a conversation, some non-judgmental time for you to mull over what the possibilities might be, then contact me. We can set up a time to suit both of us.
While coaching one person, I realised some of the questions and the order in which I asked them may, be useful to others. If you need some time to reflect now the pause button had been pressed, then maybe these questions might help reflect, recalibrate and plan a new brighter future once this crisis subsides.
Here are those questions:
- What is your biggest fear?
- What makes you think it is true?
- What could you do to help yourself thrive at this time?
- What will you do?
- Thinking about these things how does it make you feel?
- In six months time when (hopefully) we are through the other side what stories would you iike to be sharing?
- Going through this crisis, what permanent changes would you like to see in your life for the good?