You feel like you’re constantly struggling to balance your ambition with your relational needs. You find yourself overwhelmed and stressed by the daily challenges of life. Desperately trying to balance a gazillion projects at once while also showing up for yourself and others. Your mind never stops thinking and creating. You never feel fully present in the moment. You are always striving to do more, learn more and achieve more. You can hyper-focus like nobody’s business when you feel inspired, but it is so irritating, even rage-inducing when someone interrupts your flow. In the wake of getting lost in your process, you unintentionally let other important things slide, like paying the bills or texting your best friend back.
You struggle with maintaining healthy relationships, putting others' needs before your own out of fear of rejection.
Your desire for validation and tendency to people-please make it hard to say “no” so you impulsively say “yes” and end up regretting it when you realize your plate is already WAY TOO FULL. Yet you keep doing it because all you want is that external validation that you are indeed “good enough” and “worthy of love.” Sadly, the rejection you’ve experienced in life cuts deep and prevents you from believing it.
At the end of the day, all you want to do is crawl into bed and forget about the world.
But even then, your mind won't let you rest. You start questioning everything you've done, every decision you've made, and wonder if you'll ever be good enough. It's like you're your own worst critic, right? Plus, you're spending more time worrying about the past or the future instead of enjoying the present moment. And don't even get me started on those late-night binge sessions with Netflix and whatever vice you use to self-medicate. We've been there too.