Are you feeling overwhelmed by your life?
I meet so many people who have great jobs, and they’ve worked hard to get to where they are, but they’re not happy. Not really. Most of the successful women I meet tell me that they’re exhausted, overwhelmed by all the things they have to do, under pressure to perform at work, and often feeling as though they have to put in extra effort to be taken seriously alongside their male counterparts. The women who run their own businesses have similar challenges, but seem to try to do everything and often have difficulty delegating. The men I speak to who have corporate jobs are disappointed that they never get to spend the time they really want to with their families, often working until long after their children are in bed, and feel they have no choice but to continue on this treadmill as they’ve taken it as their responsibility to provide the lifestyle they want for themselves and their families.
One thing that’s common in both genders though, is the feeling of overwhelm. Too much to do, not enough time, and struggling to find the energy to get through the week. Where does it all end? Sadly, it often ends with relationship breakdowns, stress related mental health problems and physical exhaustion. But it doesn’t have to be this way, if only we took more time in our busy week to step back and see our lives from a different perspective, perhaps we would act to change things before it got too far. Maybe people feel as though they don’t have a choice, but what kind of life is it when the job where you work so hard to succeed, leaves you little time or energy for anything else? What’s really important?
If any of this has resonated with you and you’d like to make a change, let’s talk. You can book a free intro session with me by clicking the button at ton the right hand side of the page.
Ruth Randall is a Life and Leadership Coach, and Team Development Specialist. Ruth works with teams to help them to build trust, develop strong working relationships, manage stress, and increase productivity and job satisfaction. She also coaches individual clients who want to make changes in their lives, careers and relationships.