Today marks exactly a week since I came round from my emergency surgery, and if you follow me on any form of social media you are probably as bored of hearing about it, as I am of feeling it. But I constantly feel like I need to mention it to make a valid excuse for not doing anything for the past week, apart from Netflix reruns, and stuffing my face with a slightly impressive yet slightly uneasy amount of food.
Does anyone else feel guilty when they HAVE to take time off work and rest? It’s so difficult to just stop life pretty much and do nothing but rest. You feel lazy, you feel a huge sense of FOMO and guilt – but by Doctors orders, and from pain, you need too. Not only for your physical well-being but also for your mental too. Any form of injury can cause extreme amounts of stress on the body and mind, and by pushing yourself too soon and too hard you can cause further damage which causes a vicious circle of needing to rest again and something I have done too many times in the past. So I decided to be a good girl, take my doctors notes and take the 2 weeks off work he highly recommended and signed me off for.
It was easy to start with, as I was SO pumped full off drugs that sleeping and resting was all I could muster the energy to do. But now I am feeling a little less sick, a little more awake and energetic I want to get up and do everything – until I stand up and my body cries in pain. My mind is raring to go, but my body is still a little bit behind in my recovery process so I decided to do something that would benefit both and stop the guilty feeling of not doing anything worthwhile.
A few weeks ago I signed up to the NCC to do an online course in Life Coaching – this came at a time where I was so low in my life, feeling a complete lack of direction and needing a new clear focus. I did the first lesson and loved everything that it was about – I felt a new surge of passion and lust for life, until life got in the way and I pushed it to the back of my mind and to-do-list. Well now is the perfect time to get it up and running again – my body gets to rest, as the course is done completely online and on my own terms, and my mind gets the opportunity to focus, learn and concentrate.
The NCC is an online learning provider that offers a range of different courses at different academic levels ranging from Creative Writing, Law, Nutrition, Photography and SO much more. Each course is designed to ensure the user feels in control of their learning and to get the best experience from their course, by offering flexibility and convenience to work through the course at their own speed and around prior commitments.
I felt this huge gaping hole in my life, and just couldn’t pinpoint what was missing. I was working, I was at the gym, I was living my normal life – but the only thing missing was bettering myself, and learning something new. My body and mind thrives of learning and educating and the YouTube tutorials and videos just wasn’t cutting it anymore. I needed a new challenge.
So when the guys at NCC contacted me, it was like a light bulb moment had just occurred in my once clouded mind and everything suddenly made sense.
Scrolling through the website I kept being drawn to the Life Coach course even though there were so many other courses that could help better my writing and photography skills to make me a better blogger – I know I needed to do something that was more personal and actually a little bit selfish. I knew I have always needed to help other people, but ultimately I also needed to help myself.
The Life Coach course is the perfect next chapter of my life. It’s a course for those who want to help other people achieve their goals, which is something that is super close to my heart. Seeing other people succeed fills me with such joy – and if I can help in even just a small way than I have done my job as a decent human being. I, like a lot of people have been through a hell of a lot in my life and I just want to be able to help other people going through similar problems or situations feel like they are not alone, and help guide them towards the path they want to go down.
Sometimes we all need a helping hand – and I for one, can’t wait to see what I learn and how I can help other people.
Keep your eyes peeled for an update.
*Disclaimer: I’m doing the Life Coaching Course from NCC, free of charge in exchange for an honest review on their courses. All thoughts and opinions will be mine.