Taking back control

Do you feel like you’ve lost control over your life and work is running you into the ground?

Work demands more of you. Pressures of work seem overwhelming and it feels like just keeping your head down and doing a good job isn’t enough. Days are getting longer, work loads are getting out of hand and everything is spinning out of control.


You shouldn’t just be doing a good job but should be exceeding and stretching outcomes. It’s not just about turning up to work and getting on with it – it’s about being a team player, being more vocal, more sociable and more popular. It seems like if you’re not acting like you’re happy, then you’re not trying hard enough.

Does this all sound familiar? Do you tense up and feel your heart rate increase? Is that yoga class, gym session or those drinks after work to unwind really making enough of a difference?

Practical steps you could take would be to talk to management to try and get some mentoring or training.  Additionally, you could discuss the pressures you’re feeling at work with your colleagues and/or management and get some support from them to help spread the load. Hopefully your work would be understanding and supportive enough to help!

Often though, stresses from home can be impacting you more than you realise or certain relationships with colleagues at work are what makes your day just that bit harder. Exploring these relational matters and understanding your personal beliefs in therapy can help you unpack exactly what is going on and help you figure out how to make fundamental changes and take back control of your life.

It’s better to speak with someone sooner rather than wait until you’re at the point where you feel you just can’t get out of bed in the morning.

Invest in your own personal growth and development and make some real changes.