“Destroy the idea that you have to be constantly working or grinding in order to be successful. Embrace the concept that rest, recovery and reflection are essential parts of the progress towards a successful and ultimately happy life”
One of the biggest issues that stressed out people have is the need to feel busy in order to feel worthy. We feel that if we aren’t being productive then we are not being valuable. So we work and work and work and stress and work some more to the point of exhaustion.
When you reach that point your body decides that it’s time to rest.
That’s the point of burnout – when your body decides it can’t carry on any more and you become exhausted or sick. And that’s when people end up in my therapy room.
If you have a highly stressful life there is a chance you may burn out but it’s your job to care for yourself beyond anything else.
So stop doing everything for everybody else and do something for yourself
Slow down.
Be gentle on yourself.
Don’t end up in my office.
Ultimately you need to become your own therapist by doing what you know calms you down and what makes you happy and put it into practice.
Other people might not support you and it might upset people who are used to you giving them everything but that’s too bad.
Just remember how worthy you are.