If you are suffering the effects of Wonder Woman Syndrome – its time to sit up and take stock before you burn out or break down!
Research from the Mental Health Foundation has shown that anxiety related disorders have increased from 12% in women since 2009 to 22% to date. In most cases women don’t acknowledge it or speak about it, as it may appear to be a sign of weakness and that they can’t cope. The result is ultimate burnout or break down.
Many find comfort in potentially harmful coping mechanisms e.g. they isolate themselves; comfort eat; use alcohol to numb the effects among others. Only 7% will consult with a healthcare specialist.
Women are spend most of their life juggling their multiple roles as mother, wife, home maker, daughter, sister, colleague, career woman /business owner, friend, care giver and in many cases major if not sole breadwinner. This overwhelming load peppered with women’s innate innability to say NO, is a time bomb waiting for the place to go off.
If you are Wonder Woman or you know someone who is, and you want to know more about this syndrome and how to change it for the better – watch this space! You will find information and solutions in an article I have written for Health Intelligence, which will be on the shelves by the end of June.