- Your colleague has a habit of belittling you in front of your peers.
- Your friend calls again at 2 a.m. in distress.
- A family member insists on dropping in at inopportune times.
- Your partner has a habit of yelling at you.
Mood and anxiety disorders are among the most common types of mental disorders in Canada. In fact, according to the Canadian Mental Health Association, in any given year, 1 in 5 people in Canada will personally experience a mental health problem or illness.
I often coach people who are totally oriented to achievement. "Where is the joy or fun in your life?" I ask. "It feels good to accomplish", they say. Of course, it does; everyone would agree. The trouble is if you get stressed and out of balance in the process of accomplishing something. Worse yet? Burnt out.