Many women live their fairy tales these days, but unfortunately, they come with a price. High levels of stress, guilt, burnout… Ringing a bell? I know I certainly experience of all these, too. The issue here is not how to have it all, but rather how to manage everything, make it look effortless, and not burnout.
You Have Nothing to Prove: You’ve had your fairy tale come true already, so what are you trying to prove? Perfect example: I would put in a long day at the office and then rush home, clean up the house, and prepare a hot dinner for my husband. Very old school, very traditional wife role, I know… Until one day I just couldn’t do it anymore. Once I had to stay late for work and came home to find that my husband had cooked dinner and was waiting for me. He didn’t even think twice about it. For him, it was no big deal. He wasn’t expecting that of me every day. I was the one putting this expectation onto myself to prove that I could have the big career and be the perfect wife….every….single…day. It was ridiculous…Read More