Exhaustion

How to Overcome Expectation Exhaustion

by on October 12, 2017

An expectation can be positive or negative, realistic or unrealistic, about behavior or performance, increase anxiety or relieve stress, and result in disappointment or surprise. There are two sources of expectations: internal and external. Internal expectations are rooted in beliefs, grounded by experience, and flourish through thoughts. In contrast, others impose external expectations based on… (more…)

How Obsessive Thoughts and Guilty Feelings Feed Exhaustion

by on October 12, 2017

Have you ever wondered how exhaustion becomes so pervasive and infects nearly every aspect of life? Just like the flu bug, it takes over with an unyielding vengeance, putting the most productive people out of commission. There are two main ingredients that constantly fuel exhaustion: obsessive thinking and guilty feelings. This concept is borrowed from… (more…)

Twelve Tips to Eliminate Exhaustion in the New Year

by on October 12, 2017

How much different would life be if exhaustion wasn’t a factor? It is normal to be physically overwhelmed by long hours at work, ungrateful children, overload of electronic stimulus, and tiresome relatives. But some exhaustion is much deeper. It stems from unmet needs, expectations, ambitions, and hopes. It is compounded by tragedies, disappointments, rejections, and… (more…)

The 3 Main Types of Exhaustion

by on October 8, 2017

“I’m so exhausted,” Stephanie said as she sat down on her therapist’s couch. “I can’t seem to get a grip on my life.” As she began to recount the events over the past few days, her exhaustion was pervasive at work and home. She overreacted to a missed appointment with threats of firing her assistant…. (more…)

How Exhaustion in Women Decreases Work Productivity

by on September 2, 2014

Samantha believed things would be easier with her latest promotion. But they weren’t. Things were actually worse. The increase in income helped, but the demands of her job meant less time for her family. Her high standards, which contributed greatly to her success, now impeded her both at work and home. Disappointed about her performance,… (more…)

How Exhaustion in Women Decreases Sex Drive

by on September 1, 2014

Rosa’s sex drive was strong just a few short years ago, but now it had severely tapered off and threatened her marriage. In all other areas of her life, she was successful. She owned a small business, married for 15 years, and had two wonderful children. But this area eluded her. Just the thought of… (more…)

Recognizing Exhausted Woman’s Syndrome

by on August 13, 2013

“Burn-out” is an understatement to what some female clients’ experience. After other severe diagnoses have been ruled out, anxiety mixed with depression might be the closest explanation. But the long term presence, the feelings of depletion, and the chronic nature of stress symptoms, is beyond anxiety. If this sounds familiar, then they might be suffering… (more…)

The Curse of the Overly Responsible Exhausted Woman

by on April 1, 2013

Many women struggle with feeling like they are the only responsible person at work and home. While there can be many unhealthy reasons for this, one of them stems from a normal healthy attachment. Their maternal instinct of caring for their children sometimes spills into the work environment. The result is an unhealthy desire to protect… (more…)

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