Sometimes in life you have to create your own sunshine.
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 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
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