A few weeks ago I introduced you guys to Life Reimagined, an online subscription-based service that help people explore, dream and plan for your next big thing. They have a host of life coaches, online workshops, group events and support mixers that are developed by the experts to offer advice in their respective fields.
I took advantage of their free trail offer and I’ve been using it for a few weeks. I started with Dr. Phil, because in my mind he is my therapist. I’ve watched him since Oprah first put him on TV and I’ve been a fan ever since.
It’s no secret that I adore the idea of being authentic. My blog’s mission, “a beauty and lifestyle guide dedicated to inspiring women to embrace their authentic selves.” So being authentic is something that I pride myself on. But Dr. Phil completely challenged what I thought to be real about me.
I took a few tests designed to give me a “first look” at how much of my life energy I’m giving to my authentic self, and how much I’m giving to a fictional self. Who know? I got a really high score but Dr. Phil says I still have some work to do. Apparently my self-concept is distorted into a fictional version, at least some of the time. *grabs pearls*
He said that sometimes I am afraid to be totally myself (hush, you don’t know my life!) and the problem is that when the challenges get too great, I often fail to be my authentic self. OMG, which on of y’all told him everything?
I’ll admit all of those things are true.
The site also has personal coaching which I also tried. Finding a personal coach has been a need of mine for a while. I firmly believe that we all need someone who is disconnected from our immediate life to analyze our movements.
The coach basically told me to slow, stop feeling guilty for things I cannot complete and make priorities sections in my to do lists. I have a really bad habit of collecting tasks which means my lists are pages long which means I don’t get anything done because now I am overwhelmed with the idea of all the things that needs to get done. I know so much. My coach also told me to turn my TV off. Close out all my social media windows. Distractions are the devil basically. SMH
After talking to the coach and taking the quizzes hosted by Dr. Phil I’ve learned so much. Most I “kinda” already knew but sometimes you need a stranger to explain it differently.
Because I love you (and I feel like everyone should get their life together) you can get a 14-day trial AND a free 30-minute coaching session with a certified Life Reimagined coach of your choice.
Disclosure: While this post is sponsored by Life Reimagined, you beauties know that all thoughts and opinions are my own. Thanks for supporting the brands that make my blog possible!