Being in a state of low performance is debilitating. It can affect work prospect and personal effectiveness. Comparing yourself with others and feeling not good enough is either a state of mind or a belief structure.
Initially, Autumn was experiencing high anxiety, always worrying and feeling unnecessary guilt. She was questioning herself, “Am I a good parent?” and “Am I spending enough time with my children?”
When Autumn was at home, she was so busy trying to keep the house perfect as her mother did when she was a child, that she would quickly lose patience with her children. She would be hard on herself, feeling like she was an inefficient homemaker, parent and worker. When Autumn would drop her children at the early learning centre, she felt like she was being judged by the non-working mums. She felt guilty because she thought they were thinking she should be a stay-at-home mum, like them.
When she was at work, Autumn felt she wasn't good enough in her role and constantly compared herself to others that appeared to be coping and doing a better job than her. She felt she was under performing and afraid her job was at risk.
Autumn was in a negative loop, she was highly stressed, had issues sleeping and was putting on weight. She frequently experienced headaches, shoulder and back pain, and was often feeling low and on the verge of a breakdown.
Autumn began working with Januta and began learning and applying Januta’s strategies and techniques to refrain and focus her mind. Autumn found her work-life balance. She can now manage her stress, has changed her perception, and feels good about herself.
Autumn has lost weight and is sleeping well. If she wakes, she has the techniques to go back to sleep and feel energised in the morning. She is now in a great job role that is fulfilling, and can now identify the thoughts and drop-off the stuff that was creating her anxieties, hence improving her performance. Because she is now more confident about herself she is different with her children and she actively contributes to the team where she previously felt her views were not of value. She has learnt how to be happy, no matter what is going on. Autumn is empowered and feels confident to deal with the people and situations that once intimidated her.
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