A wellness coach is a certified coaching professionals who helps faculty and staff identify life challenges and make positive changes for health and well-being. Normally, a wellness coach meets in person, one-on-one with clients for about 30 minutes every week or every other week, a service that’s free to employees.
A Good Wellness Coach
In this season of social distancing and working remotely, we may be experiencing common struggles and have similar questions. A good wellness coach is here to coach you through this unusual time of social distancing and the pandemic. Using time management and technology, the wellness coach is able to help you maintain your wellness goals.
Structure Wellness Into Your Life
Create a structure for working from home that mimics a normal work day schedule. I’m gauging that she finds her commute to be a great time to reflect and gather her thoughts for the day, which worked well for her. Maybe at the end of her at-home work day, schedule 20-30 minutes to focus solely on a decompression activity. This can involve a multitude of things like meditation, listening to music or quiet time to herself to prepare for that ‘night shift.’ A wellness coach will encourage creating healthy boundaries that are realistic and aid in creating the appropriate space for our needs when constantly immersed in our work/home/family life simultaneously. For instance, creating ‘safe spaces’, if possible, for work life that while in this space you and your family respect that only work will be focused on there. Boundaries could also look like time frames, that say until 5 p.m. we will not bombard mom with home life.