When Lack Of Self-Care Leads To Exhaustion

When you are someone who receives a lot of joy and purpose from serving others it is very easy for life to suddenly slide out of balance and you find yourself overwhelmed and exhausted.   The things that once brought you joy are suddenly a chore and the people that you once loved serving… you begin to resent.

To compound this feeling of exhaustion is the unjustified guilt that you suddenly feel when you realize that you can’t meet all the responsibilities that have been placed upon you.

You feel that you are letting people down…

Even worse…sometimes it’s your partner, children or close friends whom you feel you are disappointing.

So…the choice becomes ‘overwhelmed and exhausted’ or ‘guilt-ridden’… feeling like you’re not enough.

I am here to remind you that neither of these choices reflects the abundant life you are designed to be living and that the discipline of self-care is one of the most important things you need to master.  

When you travel too fast for too long believing the lie that your usefulness to others equals your worthiness for love or respect or belonging…you’ve lost sight of your foundation and are running on the false ground.

It is time to stop.

It is time to breathe.

It is time to nurture the part of yourself that has become deaf to your own needs, wants and desires.

Today I give you permission to rest and to say ‘no’.

If you are living life between overwhelm and guilt and have put self-care to the side, there are some deep-seated beliefs which need to be acknowledged and cleared for you to move forward…guilt free…into the restful abundance of living a purposeful life.

You can start this process by stating the following truths to begin to counter the conditioning that you have received about your responsibilities towards others.

I now release my emotional need to always put others first

I only say yes to time commitments that I can honor and that serve my highest good.

I am no longer hiding behind bad choices or self-indulgence that no longer serve my highest good

My self-worth grows stronger as I show myself love and respect by taking the time to meet my own needs

My self-worth is not dependent upon my usefulness to others

I trust good things are happening for me and that I am connected to universal abundance

If you feel emotions well up as you state these truths it may be because of the fear of what will happen if you DO begin to act in ways that set boundaries for others and put yourself first. TRUST the process.

Removing old beliefs and patterns that no longer serve you will disrupt the current status quo…and will probably upset some people…but the movement from scarcity, fear, and obligation to abundance, love and purpose is a welcomed destination.


Lisa Thomas is a transformational leader, gifted healer and intuitive coach. She integrates business with her natural gifts to help her clients embrace all of life.

Working with talented people from all walks of life, to help them get their gifts and talents into the world in a more significant way; she believes everyone deserves to be seen, known and heard for who they are.

Lisa is devoted to reconnecting people to their Soul’s purpose, so they can experience more love, joy and financial abundance.

She has helped thousands of people worldwide to achieve their business and life goals by releasing Inherited Emotional DNA, such as fear of success, fear of failure, anxiety, procrastination, fear of public speaking, false money beliefs, relationship drama, and business stagnation.

She does this within her small-group programs, private coaching and Meditation Healing Activation products. She lives in Los Angeles, California, with her husband and family.

She has been featured on Good Morning LaLa LandAllie & YouDare to DreamInspired Conversations, as well as other shows and podcasts. Her book, Mistakes Into Money, will be published in Summer 2019.

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My life opened up in ways I never thought possible… Working with Lisa Thomas has completely transformed my life. I am making more money, working with more of my ideal clients, and enjoying the work that I do more than ever before.”

Jaime Geffner, Geffner Productions

Working with Lisa, my body and spirit feel so much lighter. I had years of anxiety ‘stuck’ in my body that I just could not get rid of, no matter what I did. Lisa also helped my son overcome his fear of shots, which was a huge deal! We are blessed to have found Lisa!”

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Her work lasts. It’s life changing!I was trapped, stuck, suffocating behind these old emotions I didn’t even know I had! Lisa actually made it possible for my body to heal. It’s not just some feel good for a day then back to old ways. Her work is life changing!”

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