You’ve worked really hard to get to where you are, but now what? For some of you, hard work seemed like the only option for getting into a highly competitive college, or joining a work field where being less than a “unicorn” is looked down on as mediocre. Then, there’s also the pressure of being a first generation success. You’re struggling with the sense of obligation to be the caretaker to your family’s needs, while not knowing how to balance your own needs. You experience financial guilt for having more than you’ve had before. You feel like an imposter, and don’t know what to do. Then there’s the internal struggle, “Do I go the traditional route? Or, do I take more risks than my parents ever did?” There’s nothing wrong with taking risks in hopes of it leading to more freedom, fulfillment, and happiness in life. The question is, if you cut out all of the fear-based noise in the background, what kind of life do you really want to live? Hold that thought. Now, imagine me in the same room with you waving my hands up high, saying, “Hey, do you need some help?”
Trust me, I’ve been there and I can show you the way through. Here’s how we’ll create a more balanced life for you. First, we’ll uncover the many sprinkles of perfectionism that’s helped kick your “hard work mode” into gear. I like to think of perfectionism as the more socially acceptable form of anxiety in our society and culture. You know, the kind of anxiety that everyone unknowingly pats you on the back for having. It’s the one that causes you to feel unsatisfied with test scores, no matter how much time you took to prepare. It’s also the one that causes you to feel like that meeting didn’t go well enough, or that you “should” always know a lot more than you do right now. Yup, perfectionism is anxiety wrapped up in a blanket of anticipated fear. The fear of failing; fear of not having all the answers; fear of being an imposter; fear of shame; you name it.
After, we get through the sprinkles of perfectionism, we’ll explore the kind of thoughts that interrupt your sense of ease during the day. We’ll also explore how you spend your days. Do you feel socially connected to others? Do you find yourself thinking in black-or-white a lot? This, meaning that you have trouble imagining a world where work and play can equally co-exist without damage? If find yourself “too busy” to enjoy life and are becoming very physically and emotionally exhausted, or maybe you’re not performing the way you’re used to, pay attention. It’s likely your body telling you that you’re way too busy. Which means something has to change. Are you even having trouble sleeping or focusing? If so, I’ll help you learn how to cultivate self-care into your day without feeling guilty about it. Contact me below, so we can begin our work together, and help you get those juggling balls out of your hands. You deserve to find more balance and experience relief.