Five Ways to Survive a Hard Time In Your Life
- Take a break from thinking about the problem for one hour. If you slip, gently return to the moment.
- Limit yourself to discussing the problem with only your therapist and one good friend who doesn’t advise.
- Give yourself healthy treats such as a nap, a movie, a walk, or time with people you love.
- Journal. No one will see it! Pour out everything on paper. Tear it up afterwards if you want to.
- Take shortcuts. Allow yourself to under-perform sometimes. Easy does it!
A breakup, loss of a job, parenting difficulties—these happen to us all at one time or another. Writing out problems and brainstorming solutions can start you on the road to problem solving instead of worrying. Exercise is essential as well. (Mental Health America)
Thoreau said, “no matter how bad things are, you can always make them worse.” Contrary to the popular saying, time does NOT heal all wounds. Without professional help, the wounds of our life can become chronic and cause us unnecessary, ongoing pain. My office is a warm, safe, nonjudgmental place for you to begin to heal your life. It is my privilege to help you in that process.