Sometimes life just gets us down. Some mornings we wake up on the wrong side of the bed and just feel rubbish. Sometimes there’s a perfectly understandable reason for this, like a recent break up, or being stuck in a dead-end job that we hate, but sometimes there isn’t. We feel depressed, demotivated, apathetic, unable to enjoy life – and we don’t know why. Our lives seem to lack meaning; we feel empty, stuck, without any sense at all of anything moving forward. We ask ourselves, “What’s the f*ing point?”
Ask yourself the following questions:
Do I keep repeating the same patterns in relationships?
Do I cling on to a future idea of happiness?
Do I express my emotions clearly?
Do I pretend to be okay all the time?
Am I like a duck – calm on the surface, but frantically paddling just to stay afloat?
Do I distract myself with work / drugs / food / sex / porn?
Do I want to please others all the time?
Do I look after myself properly – body, mind and soul?
Do I feel isolated and alone?
Am I willing to admit that I need help?
Am I willing to work hard to make a change in my life?
If you’ve answered, yes, to the last 2 questions, then perhaps you’re ready to challenge some of your beliefs about yourself – to examine your life objectively with fresh eyes.
Firstly, you’re definitely NOT alone. In fact, counselling enables us to look at all these things, and realise that many of the ways in which we suffer are not unique to us at all.
By getting to know ourselves better, we gain an understanding about why we are the way we are, and why we do the things we do. Once we have this knowledge, we can start the process of learning to fully accept ourselves as we are – maybe even to start to love ourselves.
Seeking help from someone is the first step in this process – and it takes a lot of COURAGE!
You’ve already found yourself here – so perhaps you’ll take one more courageous step and send me a message…