Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Sunshine

Hello Everyone!


Sometimes in life you have to create your own sunshine.

Last week marked one year since I started going back to counseling. I mentioned back in May that I switched counselors earlier this year....which was the best decision that I've made in terms of my treatment. I'm not going to discredit all the progress I've made despite having to change counselors. A year is still a year right?

I titled this post sunshine because where there is light there is hope. Last year I felt like I was in such a dark place emotionally and thankfully I don't feel like that now. Sure I have days that I feel depressed or anxious but I don't feel like depression and anxiety is taking over my life like before. I have more clarity.


Brighter days lie ahead

Depression and anxiety are constantly battles for me. I've learned to cope better on the days that aren't so great. I've learned to let go of relationships with people that no longer serve a influential or meaningful purpose in my life. I've learned to stop feeling guilt for things beyond my control. Counseling has help me rediscover who I am.


A smile bright as the sun

I've been to counseling in the past when I was in college and just like my college days, I have to do the work in sorting out my feelings and things in my life. In life you have to step into the solution and not stay in the problem. I've done this in many areas in my life. Change takes dedication, time, and work, but in the end it's all worth it.

I think one of the misconceptions about counseling includes people go to counseling to complain about their problems or how bad their life is going etc. That's simply not always true. I've had counseling sessions where I talk about how things are going well in my life. I don't always have a problem or feel sad. Counselors are not supposed to fix your life. Counselors are there to help you find solutions to effectively live a healthy and fulfilling life. Will I stop going to counseling?...probably not. I like the progress that I've accomplished so far with taking control of my mental health. In speaking of mental health, don't forget to check out my prior post, Emotional Self Care



July 2019 Posts

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Emotional Self Care

Mental Health Related Posts

Counseling (July, 2018)

May is Mental Health Awareness Month

28 comments:

  1. I'm glad to hear that switching counselors has worked out so well for you. Sometimes one change can really make a difference in our lives. Good on your for putting in the work and seeing such positive progress Pilar!

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    1. Thanks Rowena! I'm glad with the recent positive progress I made. I also started seeing a positive change with counseling once I changed counselors.

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  2. How wonderful that counseling has helped you so much Pilar. I love that statement that you "have to step into the solution and not stay in the problem". Very powerful.

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  3. Great recap with your progress during counseling!

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  4. You are a sunshine with your pretty smile!

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  5. I'm glad you are doing well with the counseling, Pilar. It sounds like you are learning a lot. Yellow is a lovely color on you. And Hope is one of my favorite words. Remain in Hope, Pilar. : )

    ~Sheri

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    1. Thanks Sheri! I always remain hopeful :) I think yellow that's why I love the color yellow so much, it represents hope.

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  6. hope, everything goes well with you...
    have a wonderful summer

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  7. Oh yes... you're a sunshine Pilar, so so beautiful!
    Kisses, Paola.

    Expressyourself

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  8. This is a very inspiring post Pilar! That's wonderful you're making progress in counseling! Beautiful pictures!

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  9. Change doesn't happen overnight, babe. The good thing is that you did not give up on yourself.
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    1. Thanks Nerline! You're right change doesn't happen overnight. It's been a process, but the process has been worth it.

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  10. Im glad to hear you like your new counselor. Sunshine days are the best days.
    I love hearing good reports and good news.
    Hang in there sweet girl.
    Lisa

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  11. My best wishes to you darling
    xx

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  12. Awesome make up! I know sunshine can make better day :-)

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    1. Thanks Claire! Sunshine does make a better day!

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