As I was writing another article on self-awareness, I was thinking about how difficult and draining it can be when we put so many others ahead of ourselves. The people that work in jobs where that quality of care is important are often the ones most affected by this type of energy drain.
I wanted to take a deeper look at this for those of you, my clients, friends and followers who are self-employed and in a care-giving work.
It could be you ...
You may think, “I am doing just fine, thank you very much!” Let’s start with some signs that you may have either not noticed or ignored. My experience is when issues are ignored they won’t go away, they just worsen.
Physical - headaches, pain and stiffness in the neck and upper back, upset stomach, lousy self-care
Psychological - procrastination, impatience, defensiveness, inadequate boundaries
Spiritual - your peace of mind has gone to pieces, lacking direction or purpose, scattered thoughts
Some possible triggers can be deadlines, change, fear of ...