Falling asleep at night is difficult because you’re already attempting to mentally brace yourself for tomorrow.
At social events, you’re so distracted by whether or not you look stupid that you don’t make any real connections with people… never mind remembering anyone’s actual name.
With your partner, you end up replaying past conversations, looking for things you might’ve said wrong, and then you think of all the possible conversations you want to be ready for in the future…. Just so you’ll know that you have a well-thought-out response.
You feel like at any given moment, one slip up is going to cause the entire house of cards you’ve built (and a damn good house of cards, might I add) to come crashing down around you.
So you spend all of your energy making sure that slip up doesn’t happen.
You end up missing opportunities to connect with your spouse or your kids because you’re distracted.
Deadlines loom, and you avoid and procrastinate, but it’s not like you’re actually relaxing in that “extra” time… you’re constantly thinking about what’s coming next.
And it’s exhausting.
What it be like to have a day (hell, an hour!) where you were truly free to relax without guilt or a looming deadline?
What would it mean for your closest relationships if you were emotionally available to them and able to really tune in when spending time together?
How would your days be different if you were rested and your mind wasn’t the jumbled traffic jam of “what if” that it is today?
Imagine a day where you were able to feel connected to your loved ones, to say no to someone without feeling guilty, to have a conversation where you spoke honestly and confidently without fear of looking stupid.
Counseling can help you identify the underlying thoughts and beliefs that are keeping you stuck in those habits.
Then, we can look at ways to change those patterns, so you can feel like you’re living life on purpose.
If you feel like you’re looking around thinking “how can someone so successful feel like such crap?” and you’re ready to learn how to silence the voice of judgment, click the button to schedule your free phone consultation so you can actually enjoy this life you’ve worked so hard to create!
The Joy Effect offers therapy in The Woodlands, TX and online counseling throughout Texas. We help high achievers who feel stressed, overwhelmed, and burnt out to find relief from anxiety so you can connect authentically and relax because you’ve certainly earned it!