So the holidays are over, the New Year has begun and now the feelings of “blah” have set in, since there are not so many “goings on” to distract us. This is a wonderful time to work on finding balance and resolving issues in your life that you now have, too much, time to think about. Start out small. Make a list of things you would like to work on, toward or accomplish and then, take one thing off the list and focus on that one thing. Sometimes we look at the whole big picture and it feels so overwhelming that we get paralyzed (metaphorically) with the feelings of being overwhelmed, and do nothing.
Breaking habits and changing thinking are awkward things to do, adjust and feel….take it slow…change happens slowly, sometimes so slow we don’t really notice until we reflect back. That is OK. That is how change happens not from one extreme to another, baby steps, one day at a time, sometimes one minute at a time. Be patient and loving to and with yourself, you can be your biggest critic or your biggest fan…you choose.
“Life is not about finding yourself…it is about creating yourself.” unknown author
Lisa Beilman is an Orlando Counselor who practices No Judgement Counseling and specializes in stress management, couples counseling, conflict resolution, family counseling, elder counseling, Facebook counseling and career counseling.