Dear Krachel: I care too much and it’s making me miserable!

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Welcome to another episode of Dear Krachel, a monthly advice segment where we answer listener questions about life, career, relationships, existential angst, and anything that helps you become a more whole, fulfilled version of yourself.

On this episode, we’re answering questions from:

  • Cassie, who can’t help but feel bad that she’s able to stay afloat right now, given how many people are struggling and suffering. How can she ease the guilt she feels for doing well when others aren’t?
  • Jamie, who is on her third job in a row where she’s putting too much into it and caring too much — to the point where it’s making her miserable. How can she care less in a healthy way?
  • Tracey, who just got laid off but says her immediate reaction was relief! Should she be concerned that she was relieved to lose her job in a time like this?

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  • Jacqui

    I was laid off last month too and can completely relate!!! I was trying to view/make my job a ‘bridge job’ and it was such a struggle every day, it was exhausting! I had no energy at the end of the day for the people in my life or things I enjoy… I was dying a slow spiritually painful death. So, when I was laid off, I was so grateful to the Universe for removing the burden of constantly trying to figure it out… adapt (mould myself into someone else),or find something new. After a month, I’m still relieved but I also feel somewhat guilty and don’t quite know where to go from here. Financially, I will eventually have to do some kind of work but for now, I’m still trying to detox from the misalignment of the past 4 years and just enjoy my days at home! Thank you so much for discussing this with us!!! ❤️

    • Kristen Walker

      So good to hear from you, Jacqui! 🙂 It makes total sense that you’re feeling lots of conflicting emotions about being laid off, and yet it’s kind of a relief when the Universe makes a very clear choice for you, right?? I’m glad you’re out of that place that drained your soul every day, and I trust this is making way for something that’s much more aligned. But it’s normal to feel a bit uncertain and nervous in the in-between. Glad this episode was so timely for you!

      • Jacqui

        Good to hear from you too Kristen… although truthfully I hear from you all the time, lol!

        Yes! I feel like being laid off was a huge gift, with a big red bow on it for me. This episode was great timing for me… like Jamie I also feel like I care too much, too much for the corporate world that’s for sure! My kids know, “I just feel a lot”! 🙂
        I also hope that Tracey will know that she is not alone. I think we can give ourselves permission to appreciate the gifts we receive from the Universe, even if they don’t ‘look normal’ on the outside. <3

        • Kristen Walker

          I love that multiple of the Dear Krachel questions were relevant for you this time! Perfect timing, indeed. 🙂

          As someone who “feels a lot” (I can relate!), I think you’ll also love the reminder about what it means to be a Highly Sensitive Person in the latest episode we just re-released! And yes, it’s definitely not always easy to be a sensitive person in corporate America!

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