Has Your Job Taken Over Your Life?

When your work life and personal life merge together as one, you need to figure out a way to rework the equation in a way that is beneficial to you.

 

When was the last day that you truly relaxed, and by that I mean you did not do any work at all? You did not even check your phone once to check email or look at instant messages.

We live in an age where being readily accessible and getting responses instantly has become the norm.

Technology has advanced so much and our culture is now a breeding ground for rapid response times and being hyper-connected, but it has come at a cost.

Gone are the days of leaving your work at the office and going home and being able to follow your personal pursuits, goals, hobbies, and connecting with family.

Technology has blurred the lines between work and home life until they are virtually non-existent. You can work anywhere, anytime.

We are living in a world that expects that a reply will come as soon as the message is sent. 

We are increasingly “connected” but many people are lonelier than ever. And it is making us physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually ill.

Your days are jammed with emails, over-booked calendars, multiple priorities – that are all a priority, needing to multi-task, and being available at any given time to answer to whoever is seeking your input.

You are overworked, under-utilized, overwhelmed and exhausted and yet you push through every day in an endless cycle that repeats itself day after day, month after month, year after year.

You are stretched too thin. Your evenings and weekends are made for catching up on work because your agenda is so jammed packed you have no time to actually do the work.

You would like to be more engaged and fully present in your life, but the demands of the job are making it harder and harder to do that. Your relationships are suffering because you are just tapped out.

If you don’t “perform” as they expect you to, you are worried that you could lose your job, so you keep on pushing through hoping that things will magically change.

You are anxious because you feel the need to continually prove yourself to everyone. Your health is suffering. Your relationships are suffering. Everything in your life is suffering.  All the people and things that you hold dear are bearing the brunt of how “always working” is affecting you.

You are suffering, but you can’t see how you can change how you are living in order to help yourself.

It feels like there is too much at stake – and there is. Your health and well-being are at stake. Your relationships are at stake. Your sense of who you are is at stake. Your life is at stake.

No one can make these changes for you, but it is 100% possible for you to take back control of what is at stake for you.

If you are tired of having each day look like the one before it and feeling that each month, quarter, and year looks the same as the one proceeding it – it is time for you to make some changes that will align with the values you hold dear.

If this sounds like you, I have a solution.

I can give you a few tips in a 30-minute call that will have you thinking and seeing the line between work life and home life differently.  You will see how you can Reset Your 9 to 5 life.

You can start to make subtle adjustments right away and in the process regain control of your life and what is essential or non-essential for you. and you can do this without burning everything down or quitting your job.

How this works

We hop on a call and talk for about 30 minutes. We will chat about what is going on with you and I give you some ideas on how you can look at things differently. We will look at some real-life examples of what is going on with you and tweak the way you think about them so you can stop feeling so powerless and more in control.

I’ll also tell you about how you and I can work together long term to bring even more positive shifts to your life.

You will start to recognize the negative way you may see yourself and how that impacts your ability to make changes. This new awareness will enable you to think more consciously about how you want to show up for yourself and that is a game changer.

It’s easy to get started

All you need to do is click HERE and you can sign up.  From there you will receive a couple of emails that will enable you to be opted-in to receive emails from me and the last email will provide you with a link for my online scheduling system. Choose the time zone you are in, a date/time that works for you for a call, fill in your contact information and answer the questions on the form which gives me a sense of what your challenges are.

Then we hop on the call and we talk about what is going on for you. I’ll give you some tips you can start to apply right away and then I’ll tell you how we can work together for a longer term.

After our clarity-session, you can start applying what I teach you. Over the next few days, you will become more aware of how the way you think directly impacts how you feel, the actions you take and you will make the adjustments you need to start to become reconnected to your values and how you want to live your life. The line between work and home life will become clearer.

You will see ways that you can make subtle changes for the betterment of how you are spending your time and energy so that you control your agenda. 

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Finding one’s true self takes a lot of courage. It often means coming face to face with the “known” truths that we are uncomfortable accepting, sharing or admitting.

Sarah’s talents lie within her natural ability to listen, reflect and inspire you to explore your happiness. She connects with you on a human level and allows you to define your own journey in a “safe” environment, where you are encouraged to think out loud.

Sarah’s guidance is for those that are willing to venture outside the box and open yourself up to a world of possibilities. IT will motivate, inspire and in many instances, revive a part of you that has remained dormant. Nikki Wallace

Toronto, ON

 Coaching with Sarah brought a breath of fresh air into my stale life. There were several areas of my life that I struggled with and Sarah’s technique not only made me feel comfortable and listened to, but provided me with an outsider’s perspective on how to see what was going on in the inside.

Throughout our coaching, I gained deeper insights into the “why” behind my actions, brought clarity to the path I truly envisioned for my life and allowed me to see I was worth the effort to go after the things I wanted. Deanna Burger

Toronto, ON

Sarah is a truly gifted coach. When we first started working together I was unhappy at my job but I had no direction or clear desire for what I would rather be doing.

From our first session, Sarah brought a calming presence that allowed space for me to listen to the voice inside that I had been silencing for so long.

She is deeply intuitive and used this powerful skill to draw the deepest truths from me. Her coaching is the perfect blend of spiritual and practical, with a healthy dose of humour! Mallory Wisong

New York, NY

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Frequently Asked Questions

I don’t have time to jump on a call with you – can’t I just read something?

Feel free to read my blog and join my mailing list where you will receive my weekly newsletter and emails here and there on topics I think would be of interest to my subscribers. You can also join me in my Facebook Group, 9 to 5 Reset, where you can see more of me in action and be part of a group of like-minded folks. I am also on Instagram @sarahfinneycoaching where I post fairly regularly. What I do in the clarity session is not something I write about, but it can give you a sense of who I am and the values I hold dear.

I don’t feel comfortable talking to you about what is happening to me.

I know how you feel – I used to feel the same way. The stress I was going through was not something I wanted to draw any attention to, let alone discuss with people close to me. When we don’t look at what is going on with us, we start to suppress our emotions with overeating, overdrinking, overbuying and numbing out in front of the TV or mindlessly scrolling through social media feeds, and that is not a healthy way to go through our lives.

If you want to feel more like yourself and get control back over your work/home life a 30-minute call with me is a quick way to start to do that.

What you tell me is 100% confidential.  I know how you feel and I want to help you. Nothing you tell me will be judged or criticized. I am here to support you and help you lead your best life.

I’m worried that you will try to push your program on me. I don’t want a sales pitch.

By setting up and having a clarity-session with me, you are making a commitment to yourself to be curious to see how you could change the way you are viewing yourself and your life as you know it now.

Part of the exchange of our time together is for me to provide you with some tricks to teach you how to do that and for you to allow me to explain how I could help you even more.

My intention is not to “push” anyone to do something they don’t feel called to explore. That would be out of integrity and uncomfortable for me.

There is no obligation for you to sign up for anything during our call together.

What if I can’t do what you suggest? I’ve tried other things and they have not worked for me, so why bother with this?

I believe that the tips I provide are truly beneficial to whoever applies them. Have you really given yourself a chance to allow the other things you have done to work?

Facing the reasons why you do the things you do can be difficult. It is easy to give up when it feels hard and uncomfortable because we fear to go deeper and sorting through what is really going on.

The benefit to trying this is that you are putting faith back in yourself and not putting faith in the fear that talks you out of doing hard things.

Sometimes all we need is a new awareness of ourselves to help us move through the hard stuff and I can help you do exactly that.

I have friends and family I can talk to. How is talking to you going to be better than talking to them?

If you have friends and family that you are comfortable talking to about how you are feeling, that is awesome as long as they are supportive of you and do not try to push their opinions and advice about your situation onto you in a way that does not support you.

I find that talking to friends and family is a great way to vent about something that is going on for me, but it does not help me figure out how it is affecting me more deeply or always finding the right solution to help me out. 

The benefit of talking to me is that I can shed some light on why you may feel the way you do by asking you some questions that require you to think about your situation in a different way. My clients find that this kind of introspection is not something they have been able to do themselves, and often get a deep “aha” that suddenly makes everything clearer and that opens up all sorts of opportunities for them.

I create a safe space for you to explore how you feel and I don’t pass any judgment on anything you tell me. You can tell me what you may not be able to tell your friends and family and it will be kept confidential. Together we figure out a solution to help you reconnect with yourself and find the best way to help you out.

 

I’m sure I can figure this out on my own. I don’t need to talk to you.

If you thought you could figure this out on your own, you would have done so already and you would have stopped reading at the first sentence at the top of this page (and I say that with love and respect for you). I have often thought the same thing and I have figured out a lot of things for myself and so have you.

If you have read this far, you are curious and want to know more because you have not been able to figure it out on your own.

You are a smart person, but being smart does not always get us to the root cause of our problem. I am here to help you break through patterns and beliefs that you may not even be aware you have so that you can reconcile them in your mind and put them to rest and move forward with your life.

I don’t think one short call is enough to change anything.

I used to think that way until I experienced coaching and in a short call I completely changed the way I thought about an issue that had been holding me back for months and it changed my life.

One call won’t solve your problems, but it is a catalyst to get you thinking about things differently and that is a win for you.

I don’t need therapy.

Awesome! That is definitely not what coaching is, so you can rest easy. We won’t be delving into your past and we will only focus on what is going on for you right now and how to get you on a better path to your future and what you want for yourself.

Coaching feels self-indulgent. I am not sure I can make the time to do this because I have to help everyone else in my life.

Coaching is about caring for yourself. How can you be there to fully support everyone else in your life if you don’t make the time to take care of you? Frankly, helping out everyone else – at home and at work is why you are feeling so awful right now. Time to put yourself first.

When we prioritize ourselves last and spend our time people-pleasing, we end up resenting everything and everyone. Learning how to put yourself first is not self-indulgent. It is empowering you to be able to be more present and confident in yourself, which will have a positive ripple effect on your relationships and how you live your life.

I have so much going on in my life right now, I can’t really add anything else to my schedule.

That is totally cool. I’ll still be here when you decide to take back control over your agenda and you can make the time for yourself.

I just don’t know. This feels scary to me.

I hear you and yes, when we start to examine how we perceive things, it can be scary because we are challenging what we have believed for a long time.

I can tell you that making any change in your life is going to feel uncomfortable and my job is to help you manage the discomfort you feel by being there to support you along the way.

Ask yourself this. What is on the other side of the fear you feel?  If you were not afraid, what would you do?

How much longer are you willing to allow yourself to continue to stay where you are at?

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