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What I Didn’t Tell You About My Career Slump

When professional and personal turmoil collide

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.

It sucked.

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 book a free 30-minute consultation with me right here.

I look forward to speaking with you!

Originally published at www.mosaicgrowth.com

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