Leading a Double Life?
Many of my clients tell me that they feel they are ‘leading a double life‘.? They go to work everyday and whilst they say they enjoy it, they feel agitated and questioning of how little time they have to reflect on what their life is about or get involved in things they once were passionate about – because their time is literally spent in ‘surviving’.??? Their double life emerges within them in the form of unspoken values, dreams or perspectives, of a life that doesn’t leave them feeling like a robot on a conveyor belt of consumerism and pressures to conform to the demands of modern living.? Anxiety arises as they try to reconcile their responsibilities within the implications of them acting on their desires.
However this shows up in their life, the reality is that the person feels split between the demands of societal or family pressures to be a certain way and internal desires to live authentically in accordance with one’s dreams which for whatever reason, can’t be discussed with people in their life.?? If you find yourself in a situation where you feel you are not living in accordance with what is most important to you, it is essential to address what is happening and the implications of making some changes.? To avoid this and not stop living a double life only leads to increased anxiety, destructive behaviour or depression.