Resentment and exhaustion are just part of life, right? Constant frustration and frequent crying for no reason are …. well, are they normal?
You take care of everyone else, and make sure they’re okay- you think you don’t really matter.
Your kids come first. So does your significant other.
And your boss.
Also your coworkers, even the one you don’t really like.
And your parents.
Oh, and your in-laws, sure.
And the cashier at the grocery store!- you don’t want her to be uncomfortable at all.
Really, as long as everyone else is happy and safe, you’re fine! Really.
I can relate. Let’s work on this together.
You can’t turn your brain off and stop overthinking. When you’re still, your brain thinks of all these terrible things that might happen. You KNOW it’s not rational, and these things probably won’t happen, but what if they did?! It’s enough to make you feel crazy.
You know you take on too much, but you can’t say no when someone asks you for help. You’re the go-to for everything. Since you HATE confrontation saying no is definitely not an option. You’d feel so selfish if you took a break or declined another project- but you’re exhausted.
Maybe you know your family life was fcked up, or perhaps you think it was good but you don’t remember most of it (but your know your dad was an alcoholic). Either way, you want to learn from your past and not let it define you.
You’ve got all the feels (or none of them?) and don’t know what to do about it. You’re the expert on you; I’m the one who geeks out on the ways emotions and brains and thoughts work together to make people feel anxious, pissed, or calm.
I help people make sense of their automatic responses, understand their emotions, and decide how to set and feel okay about their own boundaries. It’s kind of like reverse psychology, but on yourself: we learn how to acknowledge, accept, and deal with emotions like anger and fear, instead of spending a ton of energy trying to ignore or shove those emotions down. With our powers combined, let’s figure out how you can stop overthinking, cry at times that feel more appropriate, and decide what your limits are for helping other people while still taking care of yourself and those closest to you.