Do you enjoy your life? I specialize in helping people define and achieve their goals in life.
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I treat failure-producing anxiety in social situations and at work. I also treat grief and loss. I use the whole person model. The client and I develop, test out and fine tune strategies and develop skills so, going forward, successes and life-satisfying changes and goals are more easily reached.
I have a certificate in personal coaching to better work with the many people experiencing transitions in career and relationships. I enjoy helping people learn how to self motivate and cope with discouragement. My training has helped my work with corporate clients wanting to change work relationships and be better leaders.
The post achievement blues. The flat, almost sad, empty feeling you get when the triumphant glow subsides. Common enough to have a name. But not talked about because friends and family tend to respond, well, badly with a Snap out of it! Focus on You did it! type thinking.
Some runners sign up for another race before they run the marathon. Having or developing another goal is one of the suggestions. After all, it isn't just the achievement. Planning, determination, pacing, self discipline, small goal setting all went into the big achievement. You know yourself better. How can you put this knowledge and skill to work in your life? What other goals call out to you?
Sometimes, it's best to think of the blues in terms of fallow time. Time when you get to eat what you want, be inactive, take naps and not train. But not too long. There can be the slip into a sort of lassitude, mild depression.
So, do something. Something completely different that sounds like actual fun. Look for activities, hobbies that make you curious or feeling interested. If nothing does, try something that has in the past but you never pursued it. Learn a new language. Take a cooking class.
The cushion of daily life can help. If you like your job, enjoy good friendships and times, have a supportive family. However, the job you're putting up with until something better comes along? The relationship that works well enough?
A big achievement can help you evaluate your life from a different, stronger perspective. So, listen to yourself through this process. Achieving this goal could be the energy springboard you need to make some changes in your daily life. Journal, talk to supportive friends, especially ones who know exactly what you're going through. As someone said, Progress, not perfection.
I'll be writing more about the post achievement blues in future posts.