One significant and often overlooked aspect of therapy is cultivating self-love and gaining clarity into your personal landscape. Maybe you’ve been through therapy for years and you’re managing stress better or cleared past trauma, but you’re still yearning to feel good in your mind, body, and relationships. All of the hard work you’ve put into healing and managing debilitating symptoms of anxiety or depression cannot be discounted, but how are you absorbing the rewards from that heavy labor? How are you nurturing the best version of yourself?
The pressures and strains of life, work, and circumstance can cause us to suppress our emotions, and this includes dissociating from good feelings too. In order to experience a paradigm shift, it’s essential to seek out and embrace the pleasures of joy, boundless energy, serenity, pride, inspiration, freedom, hope, and gratitude.
Connecting with yourself and exploring the depths of your humanity can grant access to possibilities beyond perceived limitations. This type of growth allows you to:
Life doesn’t have to be about constantly dodging pain and coping with hardship. Chase the bliss. Awaken your spirit. Grow into who you really are. You’re the author. You get to write the script for the life you want to live.