Coaching Archives | Tricia Murray


Coping strategies for everyday frustrations

Oh my effing jebbing…… Since school has returned we have literally been plagued by bug after bug. We should have a big red cross was painted on the door with the words ‘Lord Have Mercy Upon Us’ just like they did when there was the bubonic plague.

I just feel like….

A lot of my clients come to me often with the description….I just feel like….

I’m struggling/I’m drowning/I’m shouting too quickly/I’ve got a constant knot in my stomach/I’m anxious/I’m not being very nice to my partner/I could be doing it better/I’m not coping/I’m finding work or family difficult/I’m having intrusive thoughts/I’m unable to sleep/I’m ruled by my to do list/I’m burned out or exhausted….. it goes on….

These are the symptoms of ‘overwhelm’ and the day to day impact of your reaction to your current situation.

What’s taking up all your energy….

This is the work I love to do as it provides you freedom from burn out and anxiety. Life feels much more aligned. You can much better perspective. You can think rationally and clearly. Life is happier, calmer and easier. And within all of that, it returns your energy as you are not so constantly exhausted.

The truth is – we’re all struggling with the same stuff

So here’s the thing.  

We are all struggling with the same stuff.  

I’ve yet to meet a mum who doesn’t at times feel like the mental load is too much.

I don’t believe we need to be frazzled, exhausted, burned out.  I don’t believe that we’re good mums when we’re frazzled.  I don’t believe it’s a good thing to demonstrate to our children that it’s normal to be frazzled and exhausted (do you really want your child feeling this way in 30 years time?).