Another Day at High-Speed
You started on this ambitious track as a helper or healthcare provider a while back, and your passion to serve people kept you going for a long time.
Eventually, you realized that you were tired but stayed committed to doing your best to “stay strong” and “push through.”
It worked for a while… or seemed to.
But now it’s gone too far.
You’re beyond tired – and your boundaries are shot. This is what exhausted looks like.
Enjoying your personal life is taking a back seat to all the stressful aspects of life.
The system you work for is loading you up with paperwork and restricting more and more of the things that excited you about your work when you started out.
One-by-one people are dropping like flies into illness or career changes.
You feel guilty because sometimes it seems like everyone else is managing the long, demanding hours so much better than you are, but deep down you know that the pressure is weighing on them, too.
Everyone around you is scrambling to adjust to the intense demands of life,; and you’ve been trying to keep up, bending over backwards to do the same.
Now you’re prepared to make sustainable changes to reclaim your health and your life.
Now you understand that being a helper doesn’t exclude you from receiving help.
In fact, taking care of yourself is essential if you’re going to continue helping others.
Give everyone around you the gift of your own well-being.
Therapy can help you establish the boundaries and self-worth you need in order to maintain your health at home and work.
Practices and coping skills like Mindfulness, thought shifting, and Inner Child work can assist you in recognizing how things got this way and provide you with the map, compass, and guide that can point you toward more sustainable service and greater confidence. You’ll continue to nurture your progress by implementing intentional daily practices between sessions.
You’ll be asked thoughtful questions designed to point you toward self-awareness, self-compassion, and new perspectives that honor your health as much as every other important aspect of your life.
It’s okay to put yourself first.
Your coworkers and patients will share in your revived energy, as you learn to heal and replenish yourself.
In the long run, you’ll be able to release the guilt and serve them even better.
Call (804) 404-5593 today to set up a time to chat.
If you’re located in the state of Virginia – whether in Richmond, Alexandria, Charlottesville, Fairfax, or rural areas – then you can benefit from online counseling with Andrea Shipley, LPC.
It’s also possible to do therapy with Andrea if you’re an expat in countries that don’t regulate psychotherapy, like France and the UK. Reach out to learn more.