I read an article recently about the amount of people taking early retirement…..who can blame them? The world’s in a mess at the moment and if you can afford to, it must seem like an attractive option.
I’ve had clients in recently who’ve decided to do exactly that, or their version of the same. Some have changed the way they work to do fewer hours; some have decided to sell-up and disappear to the sunshine.
If you’re contemplating this or changing up how you work, its always about getting to do more of the things you love. I want this for you all, I want you all to have your lives exactly the way you want them to be.
But here comes the health warning ……….
Work can hide a multitude of things and being without it (or less of it), can create a huge shift in identity.
For many, work becomes a big part of who we are and how we define ourselves (identity).
It’s pretty normal (in my work world) for demons to pop up when work changes.
And it’s not just work, the end of anything significant in our lives creates a change in identity…..
It’s all about the end of something that creates the identity change. The end of things that form part of your identity may feel exactly the same as bereavement.
If you’re wondering why you’re not feeling as happy as you thought you ‘should’ be, maybe it’s time to do a bit of work on your ‘who’ and ‘why?’
As an ex-athlete I’ve always advocated the benefits of keeping in shape physically, but it’s just as important to look after your mental wellbeing. Book a session with Wendy, she’s the person to help you look after your brain just as you would your body.
5 x Olympic Skier and presenter of BBC Ski Sunday.
Dare to dream big and Wendy’s THE person to help get you there.
X Factor winner with a long list of sell out tour successes under her belt.
The most exciting thing in the world is getting a chance to tear it all up and start again. Keep all the things you want and throw out everything you don’t. Wendy will help you do just that!
Beauty, lifestyle and fashion blogging sensation Becky Sheeran (TalkBeckyTalk)
It’s great to have a leading psychotherapist such as Wendy in the Cheshire area, outside of her Harley Street practice. After publicly raising awareness of mental health issues and myself recovering from depression, I know how immensely life-changing expert intervention can be.
Retired ex-professional football who played for Bury, Wigan, Stoke, Preston, Norwich, Leicester and Brighton during a 14 year career. After leaving professional football, Jason battled depression and recovered with the help of therapy and family support.