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Working Yourself Into Illness?
You fly high and push hard. You’ve spent your life taking care of your career, children, partner, parents or your friends but you’ve failed to take care of yourself. Finding balance in your life looks impossible. Without it though, you pay the price with your health. All too often the high achievers, big performers hit burn out and ‘crash’. They collapse emotionally or physically and illness hovers on their horizon.
How do I know this to be true?
For over 20 years I’ve worked with high flying, powerful leaders. Their stress levels are through the roof; they don’t sleep; they’ve put on weight and they don’t feel well. Their doctor tells them there’s nothing wrong with them, it’s all in their head. They miss out on the top job and they struggle to balance all the demands on their time.
If this is you, you are here to make a difference.
- You’re a leader with a vision and a mission. All too often though, your commitment comes at a cost.
- Your relationships suffer and often fall apart when ‘life’ becomes too much and too difficult
- Your career is contained within a safe boundary of what you can give in time and energy
- Your health suffers because there’s no time to exercise and no time for ‘proper’ healthy food
You live in a state of worry and stress:
- “I have to achieve more”
- “I can manage”
- “I’ll take care of myself later”
- “I can’t be seen as weak or vulnerable”
- “I must be seen as perfect”
- “It’s better to play safe than risk failing”
Your Body Knows!
Many people believe that there are two kinds of stress. Good stress and bad stress. Some people think that stress makes you creative. Others are of the opinion that it’s all in the mind and if you pull yourself together, you’ll get over it.
The truth is very different. In his book “When The Body Says No”, Dr. Gabor Mate says that stress is a major factor in chronic illness. This video explains more about the body and emotion connection.
How Do I Work?
If you’re feeling that stress is getting the better of you, then let’s talk. There’s probably lots to talk about. It might be your physical health or you may be feeling overwhelmed with everything going on.
We all respond differently to stress. Your way will be unique to you.
Very often I suggest reading a book if I think it will help, or I might refer you to someone else if I think they would be a better ‘fit’ for you.
Start with an email – [email protected] – and let’s see what unfolds.