Why You Keep Feeling Emotionally Drained at Work: Break Free from the Cycle

You thought having kids was your greatest achievement and now combining it with work is making you feel emotionally drained. You feel undervalued in the workplace. Believe it or not, you’re not alone. The hidden epidemic of emotional recession is taking its toll on the mental well-being of women like you.

Juggling the demands of work and family life is challenging enough. But as a working mother, you face an additional burden: the pressure to suppress your emotions and conform to outdated gender stereotypes. Your emotions are often dismissed or labelled as a weakness, leaving you feeling isolated and unsupported. This constant suppression of emotions is detrimental to your mental health and overall job satisfaction.

You know you deserve to work in an environment where flexible working is promoted, where they have policies that acknowledge the demands of motherhood. Where they understand that being present for your family is just as important as excelling in your career. 

And yet you hang on to the role that you know is damaging to your mental health because you don’t have the confidence to go after bigger and better things. Or perhaps you think bigger and better things are for other people and it is your lot to just keep your down and grin and bear it. This too will pass, the children will leave home soon and then you can really fly.

Really? Has anyone told you what will happen to your confidence and self-esteem after years of stagnating, putting up and grinning and bearing it? Have you thought about the impact on your mental health? I know you have because you are still agonising about the idea of going to see your GP about your mood swings.

It’s time to break free from this cycle and prioritise your emotional well-being. You need to feel empowered as a mother because you are performing a very important role and don’t let anyone tell you otherwise. Embracing and expressing your emotions is not a weakness, but a strength. 

There is a version of you who knows how to recognise and manage your emotions effectively, allowing you to navigate the workplace with confidence and authenticity.

That version is someone who has the confidence to advocate for herself at work and asks for what she needs to support her as a working mother. Someone who seeks out the right mentors who have a supportive environment where emotional expression is encouraged and celebrated. Someone who hangs out with people who help you navigate the challenges you face, both professionally and personally.

It’s time to reclaim your emotional well-being as a working mother. I am waiting to guide you there. Are you willing to join me and be part of a community that understands and supports you? Together, we can get you to a place where your emotions are valued, leading to greater job satisfaction and overall happiness.

Remember, as a working mother, you deserve to thrive both personally and professionally, and you need to do it for your children. Let us help you unlock your true potential.

Your magnificent life awaits!