Life is a balancing act for many women who are expected to juggle a wide range of roles every day. Even though you’ve chosen to become a mother, a wife, an employee or a caretaker, it can be very stressful to meet the demands created by so many responsibilities.
Women in today’s society have more opportunities than in the past, but they also face more pressure than ever before. It isn’t unusual for women to be charged with managing child-rearing, family finances and housekeeping as well as their own careers. Hectic schedules and heavy workloads can make them feel their lives are out of control.
Life roles and challenges:
Mother – Are your overwhelmed by the demands of
child-rearing and discipline?
Wife – Is it difficult to find time to nurture your
relationship with your spouse? Are you and your husband becoming more
distant and less intimate?
Employee – Is it hard to focus on your career because of
your other responsibilities? Has your workload on the job become a burden?
- Caregiver – Are you expected to take care of everyone else in your life, while it seems no one is taking care of your needs?
When you take on too many responsibilities, you may find that your own mental health suffers. The pressures can make you feel stressed, anxious, dejected or hopeless. Sometimes you may feel as though there aren’t enough hours in the day to handle everything on your schedule. You may irritable, angry or depressed, and your relationships may suffer.
Through counseling, you can begin to learn ways to balance the demands of your life more successfully. Assertiveness training can teach you to stand up for yourself when it seems others are taking advantage of you. Anger management therapy can show you how to express your emotions without losing your temper. Communication skills training can help you to speak to your loved ones in a clearer, more effective way.
Benefits of women’s issue counseling:
- Decrease your stress
- Manage your feelings of anger, depression or anxiety
- Increase your self-esteem
- Find more time for yourself
- Learn better communication skills
- Improve relationships with loved ones
You’ve spent so much of your time caring for everyone else. Now it is time to take care of you.