Sometimes when life gets complicated, when you are overwhelmed, when you seem to be putting out fires constantly, the last thing you can do is look ahead. You are simply trying to survive from one day to the next.
In these circumstances, you lose your clarity, you can't face planning or trying to take control, you become a victim of circumstance, being tossed around from one thought to the next. The longer it goes on, the more debilitating it becomes. Then the downward cycle starts - you are exhausted, you lose clarity of thought, which leads to a lack of motivation, which drags you down further and further.
Trying to find the space and time to properly relax can be so hard. By properly I don't mean overeating, partying or drinking wine in front of the tv.
I see a lot of people who find themselves in this situation. People who maybe need to re-evaluate things, but simply can't see the wood for the trees.
I'm wondering if it is a symptom of modern life in some way, or if we are just less accepting of these feelings.
I don't know, I'm afraid. But I do know that for some reason, hypnotherapy seems to work amazingly well in these circumstances. I think this might be because it strengthens the sense of self, whilst giving the subconscious a bit of time off, a bit of a rest. It seems to impart energy, positivity and motivation. I am seeing changes that are truly life-changing for my clients. I am trying to understand it, but maybe I'm overthinking and should simply accept it. Whatever the reasons, I am humbled.