How do you balance everything in your life?
How do you balance everything in your life?

As a young professional, working in the cultural sector at a large organization, I have a busy life with all the usual ‘suspects’ such as work pressure and stress that comes with it. I have a well-filled life with a demanding job, a good relationship, a nice group of friends and cool hobbies, outings and travels. Keeping all balls in the air can really be a challenge! In the past year this sometimes got too much for me and I needed help to regain my mental strength.

My search for NiceDay

I was mainly looking for practical help for matters that I did fully managed  on my own. It was not my goal to explore my “deep psychological grounds” but more to get a grip on certain feelings I had and the behavior that resulted from them. In search of an app  that offer mental support, I came across the NiceDay app in the App Store. I started without a coach first, I started recording my feelings and events in the diary in the app. After regularly registering and reading on the NiceDay site, I decided that it would be valuable to get started with a coach. I  started the conversation with the NiceDay Team and soon I was connected with my coach Sarah!

Online coaching

In the beginning I was quite nervous to be coached online through a video call. Fortunately, this tension quickly gave way to trust and peace. Video calling worked very well for me: I was able to determine a time that suited my busy schedule and I would find a nice spot where I wanted to sit and do the video call. It was not another activity that I had to force in my busy schedule. For the session with Sarah I could stay at home or even block half an hour during working hours and find a quiet place at work.

A weekly session

In the first session it was immediately explained what I could expect and how the sessions would be. Sarah and I immediately had a click: she understood my world very well and helped me every week with a plan for the week after that. Through all the sessions I have collected some tips and tricks that still support me every day: meditations to do, books to read, podcast to listen but also practical tips for when I experience panic or want to cheer myself up after a negative experience.

Register and reflect yourself

Keeping track of my feelings in NiceDay still helps me. I finished the coaching with Sarah but I still use the app independently for my own reflection. Keeping track of how you feel and reflecting on this gives you a lot of self-insight: what happened? Why did I respond that way? And how can I do things differently next time so that it is better for myself? A process, but one that is worth it!

Keep everything rolling 

From now on I will take you into my life through a blog that will appear every two weeks. I will explain how I deal with all kinds of situations from work pressure to relationship stress and how the knowledge and advice I have had in coaching support me in this. How do I try to keep all those balls in the air every day? You can read it here!

 

Tags:
Share this post! If this post was insightful for you, share it with your loved ones so that they can better understand what you are going through.
Deel dit artikel! Als dit artikel voor jou inzichtelijk was, deel het dan met je omgeving - laten we het samen hebben over mentale gezondheid.

Mara

Hi! I'm Mara and I have a busy life where I have to keep a lot things up and running. Sometimes a bit too many things. With these blog I hope to inspire you to get started with your mental well-being! Personally, I always held back when it came to seeking help until I discovered that there are so many ways to help yourself. Small adjustments to your lifestyle and useful tips and tricks can sometimes make a world of difference in feeling that little bit better!

Related Posts

Gerelateerde berichten

Heb je een vraag? Onze professionals en ervaringsdeskundigen staan voor je klaar.

Ask your question to a professional or former client!