Your alarm goes off in the morning and a sinking feeling hits you right in the gut the moment you think about today’s schedule. You feel like you’re being suffocated in your own life by:
✦ taking care of everyone else except yourself
✦ the constant need to make everyone like you
✦ inability to rest and stop the hustle
✦ the never ending to-do list
✦ your inability to say no
✦ having no time or space in your life to pursue your passions and what brings you joy
✦ the overwhelm, stress, & anxiety
✦ the mystery health symptoms that seem to be cropping up out of nowhere
You are the responsible one. You have followed the “rules”, you have played it safe, and you have done all the things everyone said you “should”. In fact, you’ve been “shoulding” yourself your whole life.
Every day you run yourself ragged taking care of everyone else, and you get buried somewhere at the bottom of a very long to-do list. You have spent so much time, energy, and efforts making sure everyone else is happy and well taken care of that you have no idea what your own desires for your life are anymore. You have a low-grade anxiety that is always sitting in the pit of your stomach, and your mind seems to never stop turning. When you look at your life, you may not even see yourself anymore.