Are you feeling emotionally and mentally exhausted? Mood changes, feeling more irritable, angry, depressed or even despair?
Feeling like you just can’t cope?
You may be less tolerant and more prone to conflict with co-workers or partners.
Lack of motivation and low productivity? Questioning how you are living and where you are heading?
Physical symptoms might include headaches, digestive problems, muscle tension, high blood pressure. These can be signs and symptoms of midlife burnout.
It’s tempting to think we just need a little self-care, but a midlife burnout will take more than an afternoon off or a hot bubble bath.
It may be that this is time for you to take some time to re-evaluate your life and your future choices. In midlife, we realise that the time we have is growing less every year.
In our younger years we tend to do what is expected, or we may have spent years or decades pursuing our careers or families to find that when we have achieved a certain level of success and accomplishment that it doesn’t satisfy us in the way that we might have hoped. Having got “there” we realise that we’re not actually where we want to be
A critical cause can also be any past trauma which can play a critical role in how we respond to stress and change.
Midlife burnout can be a sign that it’s time to clear up your past with the help of a therapist and plan for a joy-filled future.
Conscious Emotional Transformation can clear trauma from the past in a matter of hours and enable you to create new possibilities for a brighter, happier future.
Want to know more?
Dr Lisa Turner