For me, I know that I have hit the wall when I start losing everything or when I try opening my mailbox with my USB drive instead of my key…literally this has happened to me or that moment when you are in the car in a traffic jam and realize that you forgot to brush your teeth. These have been my own personal signs that I am over-worked and under-appreciated (imagine that!). When this happens, I take a step back, hide out somewhere or even take a few hours to regroup myself emotionally. We are allowed to take a time-out from our lives. We deserve this. Maybe you go get a facial, go for a walk, stalk strangers on Facebook (I do not recommend this one…), get a haircut or read a book- one commonality is that we take the time to take care of ourselves. In my therapy practice, I specialize in working with women and one of the things I tell people time and time again is this “if mom is not good, the kids and partner are not good”. You wouldn’t expect a car to keep running on zero gas through the mountains, so why do we expect to keep going when we need to fill our own tanks with some self-love?
Take time to fill your tank with things that make you who you are-a unique and fantastic woman warrior. For more information regarding the benefits of counseling services, please visit our website at www.peakprofessionalgroup.com