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7 years ago, I was in the doldrums

7 years ago, I was in the doldrums:

✅ Stuck

At work, there was something missing. My heart wasn’t in it. But I didn’t think it was possible to leave.

✅ Stressed

There was always too much to do and not enough time to do it in.

✅ Overthinking

I tried to think my way out of it, while still doing my job perfectly. I was scared of letting anyone down.

✅ Sleepless nights

I rarely got a good night's sleep. This worsened my mood and state of mind.

✅ Dark nights of the soul

The dark nights of the soul came thick and fast. My thoughts spiralled downwards. The thing to remember is, you always have options.

✅ Silent

I didn’t speak up soon enough. My partner knew I was unhappy. But she didn’t know the
full extent of what was going on. It wasn’t until I was really honest that things started to change for the better.


Now, 7 years later, I’m in a totally different place. My heart and head feel aligned in my work. I’m physically and mentally healthier. I have a great relationship with my partner and daughter.

I’m saying this in case you’re where I was 7 years ago. I want you to know that things can change. There is light at the end of the tunnel. This too shall pass.

Often, the first step is to talk to someone. It could be your partner or a trusted friend. It might be your GP, your coach, or a therapist. Just let someone know what’s really going on for you.❤️