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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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!ReplyDelete
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.Delete
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.ReplyDelete
Great recap with your progress during counseling!ReplyDelete
You are a sunshine with your pretty smile!ReplyDelete
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. : )ReplyDelete
Thanks Sheri! I always remain hopeful :) I think yellow that's why I love the color yellow so much, it represents hope.Delete
hope, everything goes well with you...ReplyDelete
have a wonderful summer
Thanks Tanza, and same to you!Delete
You look so pretty!!!ReplyDelete
Oh yes... you're a sunshine Pilar, so so beautiful!ReplyDelete
This is a very inspiring post Pilar! That's wonderful you're making progress in counseling! Beautiful pictures!ReplyDelete
Change doesn't happen overnight, babe. The good thing is that you did not give up on yourself.ReplyDelete
Thanks Nerline! You're right change doesn't happen overnight. It's been a process, but the process has been worth it.Delete
Im glad to hear you like your new counselor. Sunshine days are the best days.ReplyDelete
I love hearing good reports and good news.
Hang in there sweet girl.
My best wishes to you darlingReplyDelete
Awesome make up! I know sunshine can make better day :-)ReplyDelete
Thanks Claire! Sunshine does make a better day!Delete