Stress is everywhere, and it’s unavoidable, but you don’t have to let it destroy your health. One of the most common causes of burnout is improperly managed stress, and this can actually lead to more mental health issues. Chronic stress can wreak havoc on your immunity and overall wellbeing and can keep you from your purpose.
Mental health and wellness coach and physician, Dr. Tomi Mitchell of Holistic Wellness Strategies, offers valuable advice for burnout and chronic stress. “Life can be heavy and burdensome, but it doesn’t have to be so damaging to us. Proper self-care is incredibly necessary for success. Having a wellness coach, therapist, or counselor is also useful for challenging unhealthy and dark thoughts that rob you from succeeding in your mental health and physical wellness,” Dr. Mitchell informs.
Dr. Tomi Mitchell is a board-certified family practice physician and wellness coach with her own practice. Her platform is used to shed light on the pain points that people face. This includes, but is not limited to: lack of self-care, poor self-esteem, anxiety, depression, and self-doubt. Her practice has an approach to mental wellness that can help eradicate these issues. The wellness wheel is a circular chart that shows the various effects of different environments and how those play a role in our mental health. The wheel begins clockwise with emotional, physical, environmental, financial, spiritual, intellectual, occupational, and ends with social. These segments of the wheel connect us with ourselves, our environment, others, and our purpose. This is what truly makes us feel healthier, more capable, and resistant to outside negativity and troubles.
Our lives are meant to be enriching, fulfilling, and healing to our mind, body, and spirit, and Dr. Mitchell helps guide and challenge her patients gently to activate change and think in new ways. “I’ve personally used my own methods. I have been in the same places that my patients have been in. I had to overcome so many challenges in my life, and it was injurious to my mental health. Being told from an early age and into adulthood that I wasn’t any good, really weighed on me, especially when it came from people who were supposed to be teaching and encouraging me. I worked hard to prove myself, pushing myself to the brink of exhaustion. After years of damaging self-sacrifice, guilt, and the weight of traumatic experiences, I had to find what I truly wanted and who I was. I encourage my patients to practice self-care because I know from personal experience that they cannot pour from an empty cup,” Dr. Mitchell says.
“When you’re feeling burned out, no longer sure of your purpose, struggling with stress, anxiety, low self-esteem and depression, but still putting up a front that you have it all together, this is where I can help. I have been there and have overcome it. When you’re trying too hard to be the perfect parent/spouse/professional, and you’re tired of trying to figure out how to be your best self, you need to seek help,” Dr. Mitchell says.
Dr. Mitchell loves to help high achieving people find and reach their clear purpose. “I was once unable to find and achieve my purpose in life, but things are so much better now, and I want to help others that have been in similar situations.” It really is possible for career driven people with families to rebalance and shift their responsibilities into something fulfilling. “I wasn’t always the most energetic, highly intelligent, passionate woman you see today. I started out running multiple businesses, balancing being a wife and mom, and trying to achieve so many things at once that it reached a level of depression. Anyone can make this positive change, and I can help every step of the way.”
Stress is inevitable, but it doesn’t have to hurt you. If being a professional, a parent, a spouse, or all of the above, is your passion, don’t let outside forces take that sense of purpose and pride away from you. Take that first step. Schedule an online session today with Dr. Tomi Mitchell of Holistic Wellness Strategies.