In my experience, I have noticed two times of year that people are less likely to seek #therapy
; summer and the winter holiday season. The reasons for this, I believe, are that these are both times where the majority of people are surrounded by people they love, activities to keep them engaged, less #isolated
(potentially) and excitement built around what these times of year mean. However, the flip side of this is that I have also seen a spike in individuals seeking therapy in September/October and January as life begins to return ‘back to normal’
In the spirit of being proactive, I wrote a blog posting for my website to highlight the importance of self care and how to start being proactive with our #selfcare
as the seasons shift. Visit my website to read the full blog post where I outline how to identify what self care is, how to adapt seasonal self care strategies to other times of year, and a description of a self care activity that my parents engaged in before I knew what self care was. Link in my bio.
is something that I speak to in a majority of my #counselling
sessions. So much of our #anxiety
can be mitigated by being #proactive
as opposed to waiting and being #reactive
to the ‘what if’ questions that may come. Those ‘#whatif
’ questions can be completely paralyzing and keep us not only from being proactive, but from truly being able to be present and life your life to its fullest.
We tend to avoid anything that will answer the what if question as it often feels safer to not have an answer than to find some finality either way. But truly, this keeps us in a place of #suffering
as we sit and wait for the inevitable outcome to happen to us, rather than taking control and creating the outcome that we desire.