“How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives.”
– Annie Dillard
You manage A LOT of different roles and responsibilities…
***significant other, coworker, caretaker, kid-wrangler, mediator, cheerleader, volunteer, calendar-keeper, errand-runner, bill-payer, chauffeur, dog-walker, cleaning person, home-chef, and everything-else-people-expect-you-to-be.***
All these competing roles and your non-stop attempts to keep up with it all are taking a toll on you.
You’re working really hard to keep it all together – you show up each day, you take care of your loved ones, you’re smart, responsible, and dependable. You do a great job of making sure everyone else in your life happy, while your needs always wind up on the back burner.
You give so much to others that there is absolutely nothing left for you!
It feels like an endless cycle of trying harder, doing more, and finishing each day feeling depleted and exhausted.
YOU OFTEN FEEL…
Irritable, on-edge, and like you may lose it at any minute.
Tearful or anxious or both.
Like you’re letting everyone down.
Like you’re not-good-enough.
Guilty for wanting time for yourself.
Your inner-critic is telling you that you “can’t” or “shouldn’t” make a change or have the life you want.
You don’t want to feel this way anymore. You want to feel more in control of your own happiness, and more like yourself.
You want to carve out the time and space you need to take care of you, without feeling like you’re ungrateful, asking for too much, or doing something wrong.
You know there must be a way to figure out this whole work-life balance thing, develop healthier habits and boundaries, and live a happier, more manageable life.
Counseling can help you clarify and vocalize what you would like to be different, and identify steps you can take to regain balance and health.
I’LL WORK WITH YOU TO…
Identify what areas in your life are making you feel overwhelmed, out of balance, or unwell.
Explore what feeds your happiness and brings you joy.
Address and push past any guilt, self-criticism, or self-defeating thoughts.
Learn to say no and let go of the things that aren’t working for you anymore.
Identify your priorities, motivations, and strengths.
Develop healthier habits and self-care strategies.
I look forward to hearing from you. Please call (207) 494-4040 or click the link below to request an appointment.