There is no circumstance in life that is perfect. Whether it is your spouse, career, home, physical body, or skills, they will never be 100% favorable. That's because flaws provide opportunities for personal growth and understanding.
I had a job with a heavy workload where my team was understaffed. I enjoyed that job, because everyone was reliable, our workflows were efficient, and we communicated well with each other. I had jobs that paid high salaries; but I was rarely home, tired all the time, and never felt I was helping society. I worked on a project that was chaotic, missed deadlines, and lacked resources. But I enjoyed problem-solving the issues, I helped people who were in need, and the client was pleased with the outcome.
What did I learn from all of that? My ideal job involves problem-solving, has great team communication, allows for quality time at home, and helps people who are in need despite a heavy workload and varying schedule.
With each struggle, obstacle, and inconvenience is a chance to learn what we need to feel fulfilled, the things we absolutely cannot bear, and what costs little-to-nothing in the pursuit of happiness.
You go to the doctor and they say the familiar, "you need to lose weight", "you have to lower your blood pressure", or "your diet needs to improve". Easier said than done!
Being told what you need to do to improve your health is all good and well; but, how to do it is a different story. "I am busy with work." "I have a family to take care of." "I don't have the finances." "I don't know where to start!" When you need to take what your doctor says and put it into action, that's where your health & wellness coach comes in!
Kelly Nembhard is a certified health coach, Reiki therapist, and aromatherapist with experience as a clinical research professional and developmental biologist. She currently lives in Durham, NC.
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