Do you get blue during the holidays?
Do you have fears? Anxiety? Feel Stuck?
It's okay, it's normal, and you are not alone.
It's not about if, but when we feel this way that it is most important to reach out. Yet, even when we have a strong support system, and especially during the holidays, we feel more isolated than ever. Mental health issues are something EVERYONE deals with, but collectively we deny that in society. So, we hide our shortcomings. Ignoring our problems makes them worse. We go deeper into the abyss, and it becomes harder to reach for help, on and on and on like this. The shame starts in and eats a hole in our spirit.
I hope you can find the will to reach out for help.
Friends are the best life coaches. I am a huge advocate for seeing a professional counselor though. I can tell the counselor what I feel I can't tell anyone else. I think everyone should see a counselor. Now there is an online outlet to see a licensed counselor. The first 7 days are FREE too, so you can give it a try and see if it is for you. I think this is genius. I'd love to hear from you about what you think.
Here's a testimonial from the founder of BetterHelp.com:"Three years ago something happened in my life. I was facing significant challenges and I needed help. While searching for the right type of help for myself, I spoke with other people in similar situations. I noticed that many of them would greatly benefit from professional guidance, but they faced obstacles in getting the help they need. They felt that the current counseling solutions are too expensive, time-consuming, inconvenient, and inaccessible. Many people were also concerned by the lack of privacy and the stigma around it." -Alon Matas