I don't talk much about it, but around the time I hit my professional low point, I was also experiencing some personal turmoil.
This came to a head over the course of a few weeks when I had two panic attacks.
One happened over a gyro salad in a Greek restaurant and another occurred in a shopping mall on the way to the movies.
Not exactly two of the most stressful situations...
Which is how I really knew things had gotten completely out of whack.
At some point, my professional and personal stresses had merged into one giant mess.
BUT, it was a turning point for me.
I realized that it's really hard to achieve and sustain professional development without doing work around your personal development.
I'm not talking about intensive therapy or adopting a bunch of woo-woo, spiritual practices - although that's great if that's what moves you.
For me, it meant adopting better self-care habits.
I hired a nutritionist.
I switched to a lower stress job that afforded me a greater work-life balance.
I adopted a dog.
I committed to workouts on specific days.
And I slept more.
That's what worked for me.
What works for you may be entirely different.
In my work coaching professional women, we dive deeper into the relationship between self-care and your professional success and joy.
I'm committed to supporting you to identify what's not working for you right now and a plan to change that.
If you're interested in learning more, I invite you to contact me.
I look forward to speaking with you!