Invisible is My Superpower–The Personal Side

Choice is powerful. Choosing to be invisible and just being invisible are completely different experiences.  If you are the person in your home that “signed up” to do all of the necessary yet mundane things to keep everyone going, you are much more likely to be okay with being largely invisible.

For the rest of the world, being invisible is often difficult. It can be discouraging to realize you are not getting a bonus or being promoted because you go to the grocery store each week and take every child in the family to all of their well-visits, specialists and dental check-ups each and every year.  Moreover, not only are you not promoted or given a bonus, oftentimes the tiny humans you are helping cry, scream and throw tantrums. Sometimes they even hit and kick you.

We live in a world where quiet, loyal hard work is rarely celebrated. And yet, this is the most important kind of work, especially when it comes to our homes. Without reliable care in our homes—the space that revives, protects and develops us—how can we thrive and contribute to the world and to others?

If you feel like the invisible work you are doing is unimportant, you are wrong. The work you do within the four walls of your home is perhaps the most important work you will ever do. And yet, it is normal to feel both invisible and discouraged as the “invisible superhero.” If you are struggling with negative feelings or need to learn how to ask for help from others in your home, we are here to help. Whether you need individual or couples’ counseling, we are here to support you. Please contact Life Enhancement Counseling Services today at 407-443-8862 to schedule an appointment with one of our knowledgeable mental health counselors. 


Yolanda Brailey