Some people said that the key to an exciting life is ensuring that you have a work-life balance, which is easier said than done. Some people find this aspect of their life pretty challenging. Especially after the pandemic wreaked havoc on our social relationships, it’s indeed best for us to search for things that would make us occupied aside from our work.
Because of the work from home setup that most of us are chained on, we felt that it would be difficult for us to separate work from our personal life. Unfortunately, some employees feel obligated to work beyond the required hours because they work at home (which should not be the case).
It’s also essential for us to look for causes close to our hearts because we should not live on jobs alone. In fact, according to Maslow, for us to feel whole as a human, we should find ways to achieve self-actualization.
According to Simply Psychology, self-actualized people were fulfilled, and doing all they were capable of. The growth of self-actualization (Maslow, 1962) refers to the need for personal growth and discovery throughout a person’s life. For Maslow, a person is always ‘becoming’ and never remains static in these terms.
Thankfully, I have joined an organization that would help me fulfill this inner desire through LoveYourself. LoveYourself is a community of volunteers that aim to reach out to others to propagate ideas, attitudes, and practices that encourage loving oneself — to DARE to be oneself, to CARE for oneself, and to SHARE oneself as a way of multiplying joy.
It provides HIV screening, counseling, and education to prevent the spread of the epidemic among the youth and key affected populations. It also conducts HIV/AIDS awareness campaigns and educational seminars in schools, companies, and regional communities. We delight in promoting the value of self-worth and the critical importance of loving oneself as a core intervention against the spread of HIV/AIDS.
For the past three weeks, I’ve been training to become a life coach for this organization. What I’ll do is that I will handle clients who are People Living with HIV (PLHIV) and guide them in their journey of acceptance. To be honest, I’m still pretty scared if I can do it, but so far, so good. I just hope that I will continue this endeavor and help my future clients reach their goals.
As I said in my previous blogs, this is a rough time for me. I’ve been focusing on my work, and it has taken a toll on my mental health. Thankfully, this new endeavor will help me get back on my feet as I serve my new clients of mine. I’m excited about learning new stuff with them, and I hope that they’ll also learn a lot from me.
I’m sure that the first few months of life coaching will be rough, but I’ll do my best to serve them well. That is my commitment to my clients, LoveYourself, and myself.