For years, I struggled with over-functioning, striving, and perfectionism, constantly doing more and more (let’s be honest, from feeling anxious), and feeling burnt out wondering “WHAT AM I DOING WITH MY LIFE?”
Either life gives you a wake up call OR you begin to wake up yourself and ask this question.
For me, I started asking this more after having kids, and struggling to be “the best” in all my roles. No matter how hard I worked, I felt like I could never measure up.
Like you, I deeply desire a life of meaning, depth and contribution, but I felt like all I was doing was skimming the surface, dealing with “urgent battles,” and staying stuck on autopilot. I felt anxious, confused, and defeated and I couldn’t discern how to get out of the negative cycle.
I know what it’s like to struggle inside with feeling like:
- You’re not the woman you want to be or living the life you desire
- You define yourself by your past
- You aren’t reaching your goals
- You’re not measuring up
- You’re missing what actually matters in life
I was stuck in my head (hello over-analyzing and negative self-talk!) and DOING more, trying to buffer these uncomfortable feelings. I knew I wasn’t living the ABUNDANT LIFE that Jesus offers. But I didn’t know how to get unstuck.