"To the world, I was happy, but I wasn't. I didn't know who I was. I didn't know how to exist outside of a work setting. Whenever I had spare time, I didn't know what to do with it because I wasn't connected at all with my true needs and desires. I was living like a machine."
Your work life balance is out of sync because of the nature of your work as a veterinary professional, yes. But, it's often too easy to look at the obvious causes from our external environment and place blame there.
What else is going on here?
Why haven't you made changes in your external environment to create a better work-life harmony? Because once you've fixed that, everything will be ok, right?
Intellectually, you know what you need to do to create a way of life that fits for you. But whatever is happening for you mentally and emotionally has put a big old spanner in the works. Achieving work life harmony is not just about what's going on "out there", it's about what's going on in your inner world too.
❔ Do you know what you really want when it comes to your work life balance?
❔ What has to happen for you to create that balance?
❔ Where do you even start?
❔ Is your mindset in the right place to compel and motivate you towards your goal?
❔ Do your professional and personal boundaries serve and honour your true needs and desires?
❔ Do you feel worthy and deserving of the changes you want to make?
❔ How confident do you feel in asking for what you want AND asking others to support you?
❔ Do you know what you need to do but don't start because you think you might fail, so there's no point in trying anyway?
It's so easy to push this kind of thinking to one side, keep your head down and carry on. But at some point, something has to give. And it's often not pretty when it does!
What do you want instead?
☑️ Know how to prioritise what's important and where to focus your energy.
☑️ Enjoy guilt-free self-care time and activities.
☑️ Find your flow again and rekindle a healthy passion for your work.
☑️ Have more energy to do the things that make you feel good.
☑️ Feel more confident in setting boundaries that honour and serve you and those who are important to you.
☑️ Feel far more engaged and productive in every area of your life.
☑️ Get real clarity on who you are and what you want.
What's REALLY stopping you? Is it you?