Falling Behind in Life

falling behind in lifeToday’s world is chock full of opportunity, but for many people it feels as though they have to run to keep up.

When they can’t seem to run fast enough, and they feel like they are beginning to drop behind, things can go wrong. This begins to impact how they feel emotionally and how energetic they are in their body.

Signs you are Falling Behind

Has this, or something like it, happened to you? Take a few moments to think about the following questions in relation to your life:

  • Do you feel like your life has slowed down or even stopped – that you’ve stopped living?
  • Do you find that even thinking about things you need to do, drains the energy from you?
  • Is the list of things you need to do, building up?
  • Do you feel as though you’re falling further behind each day, week, or month?
  • Have even simple things started to seem difficult?
  • Does your capacity to take action that improves your situation decrease week by week? Some people describe this as being like drowning.
  • Have you begun to feel depressed, anxious, hopeless, or helpless – as though nothing you can do will make a difference, as life seems to slip further and further out of your control?

If you answered “yes” to any of the questions above, psychology may be able to help you.

How to Get your Life Back!

When people have the experience of life slowing down and stopping, with many of the feelings mentioned in the second paragraph, there is often an underlying cause. The cause may be known to you – or it may be something you have not thought of, or have avoided thinking about.

Psychology provides a range of tools to unpack what is going on and why. Skilled application of therapies like Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) can help you begin to realise what is behind those painful emotions, tired feelings and lack of action.

Once the causes have been identified, other therapies, like Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR), Hypnosis and Schema Therapy can assist greatly with the process of removing the barriers or overcoming the obstacles.

Dr Malcolm Davies Learning At WorkAuthor: Dr Malcolm Davies, B.Psych.(Hons), M.Psych (Clin), Dip. Clin. Hypnosis, PhD, MASH.

Dr Malcolm Davies is a registered psychologist who holds honours, masters and doctoral degrees in psychology. He has many years of experience in assisting people who feel that they are falling behind in various areas of their lives, and is skilled in the use of therapeutic tools such as hypnosis, EMDR, CBT and Schema Therapy.