Tired of Being Tired? When Is It Time to Call It “Quits”?

In the midst of our bustling lives, amidst the relentless pursuit of fulfilling societal expectations, career ambitions, and family obligations, a pressing question often lingers in the back of our minds: “Am I truly living, or merely surviving?” For countless women navigating the complex tapestry of midlife, this question becomes increasingly pronounced, revealing a deep-seated fatigue that transcends physical exhaustion. It’s the kind of weariness that seeps into the soul, borne from years of adhering to outdated patterns, roles, and thoughts that no longer serve us.

The Moment of Realisation

The moment you realise you’re tired of being tired marks a pivotal turning point. It signifies a profound awakening to the fact that the paths we’ve been treading, often at the expense of our own desires and dreams, have led us to a juncture of almost existential exhaustion. This realisation can manifest in various facets of our lives—from the mental load of juggling career and family responsibilities to the burnout stemming from relentless people-pleasing and perfectionism. It’s a wake-up call that beckons us to question the old ways, to recognise the traps of our thoughts, and to ponder deeply on what it means to truly live a life that resonates with our core.

Calling It “Quits”

But what does it mean to call it “quits”? It’s not about giving up on responsibilities or aspirations. Rather, it’s about relinquishing the grip of old cognitive patterns that have dictated our lives under the guise of societal norms and self-imposed expectations. It’s about bidding farewell to the relentless chase of external validation and embarking on a journey of internal fulfilment. This pivotal act of defiance against the status quo is where true transformation begins. It’s an invitation to reimagine our lives, to re-examine our values, and to redefine what success and happiness mean to each of us, individually.

The Role of Evidence-Based Life Coaching

Enter the realm of evidence-based life coaching for women—a sanctuary for those ready to embark on this transformative journey. This coaching approach isn’t just about surface-level changes; it delves deep into the fabric of our being, challenging and supporting us to dismantle the old and usher in the new. It’s about aligning our lives with our values, rekindling lost passions, and reigniting the spark of purpose that propels us forward.

Through a blend of scientifically backed methodologies, personalised strategies, and compassionate accountability, evidence-based life coaching offers a beacon of hope and a roadmap for women at the crossroads of midlife. Whether you’re navigating the complexities of career transitions, the nuances of family dynamics, or the journey of self-discovery, this coaching paradigm is designed to guide you towards a life of fulfilment, joy, and authenticity.

The Journey Awaits

So, if you find yourself weary from the wear and tear of life’s demands, questioning the direction your path has taken, or simply yearning for a deeper connection to yourself and your aspirations, know that it’s a sign. A sign to pause, reflect, and potentially to call it “quits” on the old ways that no longer serve you. This is not the end, but rather the beginning of a beautiful, albeit challenging, journey of transformation.

The journey of rediscovery and renewal awaits, and with evidence-based life coaching tailored for women, you’re not alone on this path. It’s time to embrace the possibility of what lies beyond the tiredness. It’s time to live, not just survive.

Beyond Boundaries: Embracing Life Leadership through Evidence-Based Transformation

As we navigate the intricate dance of life’s demands and personal aspirations, it becomes increasingly clear that focusing solely on career advancement or executive prowess falls short of addressing the deeper yearnings and challenges we face as women. This realisation is crucial, for it underscores the intricate weave of our professional and personal identities, and how one invariably influences the other. The transformation that awaits us, therefore, is not confined to our careers alone but permeates every facet of our existence.

In this light, my evidence-based life coaching emerges not just as a method, but as a movement—a holistic journey towards redefining excellence and success on our terms. This approach transcends the outdated dichotomy between ‘hard’ and ‘soft’ skills, advocating instead for a seamless integration of all our capabilities. Just as the world evolves, so too must our understanding of skill development, recognising that the true measure of our growth lies in our ability to lead lives marked by authenticity, purpose, and resilience.

Underpinned by professional excellence, ethical standards, and the latest scientific research, my coaching offers a safe & confidential space for iterative learning and transformation. It’s about cultivating ‘life leadership’—the art of steering our lives with intention, wisdom, and courage. By embracing this comprehensive approach, we open ourselves to a profound metamorphosis that not only enhances our professional trajectory but also enriches our relationships, well-being, and overall satisfaction with life.

Embarking on this journey of change, guided by evidence-based life coaching, illuminates the path to rediscovering what truly matters to us. It’s an invitation to explore and embrace our fullest potential, not just as professionals, but as whole, multifaceted individuals. This transformative process ensures that the leadership we cultivate within ourselves shines brightly across all areas of our lives, heralding a future where we live not by default, but by design.

My Coaching Philosophy: Practical, Results-driven yet Comprehensive, and anchored in Science

In the heart of my evidence-based life coaching lies a commitment to pragmatic methods and real-world application. It’s about moving beyond the realm of abstract ideas to the tangible, actionable steps that mark the “next step” in your journey toward personal and professional fulfilment. This approach ensures that the transformation you seek isn’t just a distant dream but a lived reality, characterised by measurable outcomes and meaningful change.

Implementing Change, Achieving Results

We delve into the practical aspects of transformation, employing strategies that you can apply directly to your daily life. This includes goal-setting techniques grounded in the science of achievement, time management practices that honour your personal rhythms and priorities, and communication skills that foster deeper connections. The focus is always on implementation—on making the changes that count.

Tangible Benefits in Line with PERMA

In very concrete terms, the benefits of this transformative journey align with the PERMA theory of positive psychology, ensuring a holistic approach to your well-being and success:

  • Positive Emotions: Experience a significant increase in daily joy, gratitude, and optimism, leading to a more fulfilling life.
  • Engagement: Rediscover passion in your work and hobbies, feeling deeply immersed and invigorated by your activities.
  • Relationships: Strengthen and deepen your connections with others, enhancing both personal and professional relationships through improved empathy and communication.
  • Meaning: Cultivate a sense of purpose and meaning in your life, aligning your actions with your core values and beliefs.
  • Achievement: Achieve your goals with a newfound sense of motivation and clarity, celebrating both the big wins and the small victories along your journey.

The “Next Step” in Your Life

By focusing on these tangible benefits, my coaching process guides you toward taking the “next step” in your life with confidence and clarity. It’s about creating a ripple effect of positive change, where each step forward in your personal development also propels you closer to your professional aspirations. This iterative, evidence-based approach to life coaching doesn’t just promise transformation; it delivers it, equipping you with the tools and mindset needed to lead a life of greater satisfaction, balance, and joy.

Sincerely yours,

Dr. Sophie


Madeson, M. (2017). Seligman’s PERMA+ Model Explained: A Theory of Wellbeing. PositivePsychology.com. https://positivepsychology.com/perma-model/

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