Getting therapy is something most, if not all, people will need at one point in their lives. Whether it's for depression, coping with a loss, dealing with addiction, or just feeling confused, psychologists are a truly wonderful resource. But, not everyone can afford the cost. Plus, quite frankly, many therapists suck.
YOU can not only be your own therapist, but you are perhaps the best person for the job. No one knows you better than you. Here's how I did it:
My goal with this blog was to post every single week of 2014. I missed last week.
Getting up from a fall is tough. When you land on your ass, it can really bruise your tailbone. But there's a choice to be made. Are you going to get right back up again, if you can? Are you going to sit and seethe in the pain or are you going to take action to get some ice on the wound and get back to health as soon as you can?
Resiliency is a skill, not a trait. People settle for the excuse that you either have it or you don't. FALSE. It can be learned and developed. The quicker you get up after you fall, the quicker you'll be back on track. The more you get up right after falling, the easier it will be come to get moving again.
We get upset about being upset, and this is our most fatal error. Lately, I've been training myself in the ways of acceptance to allow myself to move forward instead of wallowing in sorrow or pain. Sadness and pain will inevitably come. What matters, is my resiliency, or my ability to bounce right back to a positive mindset.
Friendly Warrior is a Personal Development Blog abundant with wisdom and honesty — Ethan Small has been posting to Friendly Warrior since 2013 with the intent of inspiring others to improve their quality of life.
First time here? Start with these posts:
10 Reasons Pain is Good
5 Steps to Eliminate Worry
Persistence Makes Perfect