In my work as a psychologist, I often meet high-achieving professionals who overemphasis one aspect of their lives – usually their career.
These individuals are usually competitive, achievement-oriented, take their work very seriously, spend the bulk of their time working and have trouble relaxing or don’t feel take time for fun.
Unfortunately, when I see them they are usually depressed and/or highly anxious because they are frustrated with their perceived lack of achievement or they have built their business to a point of success, and they are left feeling empty as they don’t have to hustle anymore to build their businesses. They know they should be happy with their success, but struggle to sit back and enjoy the fruits of their labour. They often feel lost.
You don’t need to wait until you fall into an emotional crisis to plan ahead on how you can achieve greater personal balance. You can start by developing a structure that reflects a balance.
Take out your calendar and start scheduling in other nourishing, peaceful and fun things that reflect balance. Some areas to consider include placing some emphasis on your health and fitness; self-nurturing activities and relationships.
Contact me, if you feel stuck and want to find ways to achieve greater lifestyle balance.