Work/life balance is something we all strive for. Many of us feel a constant pressure to do more with less. To get ahead in a workplace that is often fast-paced, we need to put in more hours and work both smarter and harder to differentiate ourselves from our co-workers. All too often, we compete with others for challenging work, recognition for a job well done, and resources that are scarce. Taking time off or leaving the office early to attend a doctor’s appointment, a school play, or a yoga class that we desperately need is at the very least frowned upon and at the most extreme can cost us a promotion or maybe even our job. We’re told that we need to simultaneously take care of our minds, bodies, and spirits AND give 110% in our jobs. We often feel guilty when we inevitably let something slide while we focus our attention in other places.
Therapists at Live True Counseling Can Help
Therapy can often help with the struggle of work/life balance and the myriad of issues that can come up when we feel like we don’t have a good balance: the guilt that we’re not doing enough, anxiety and worry that we’ll be left behind, and not feeling competent in areas of our life that we don’t have the resources to focus on right now. By talking through these concerns, you can identify how a lack of work/life balance is causing distress and what part of that stability is most important to you and why. Gaining clarity around these issues is the first step in finding a way forward that feels right for you.
Our team of therapists can help you work through these issues and can help you stay focused on the issues that are the most meaningful to you. Together, we can work to find an approach that is unique to you and your situation and that helps you achieve the kind of balance that you seek.