HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!
If you are reading this, you made it through the holidays. That is awesome!!! It is a very difficult time of year. Stress increases, depression increases, and so does the rate of suicides. BUT YOU MADE IT!!!
Give yourself a pat on the back. Don’t worry about New Year’s Resolutions, you just accomplished one. Every day you push back the darkness and conquer those “thoughts”, you are a winner.
Holidays are not easy for me either. However, I believe this was my best year yet. This year I have decided to take a closer look at Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. It would take me forever to explain it. I am learning new skills to battle my “bad” recordings and replace them with positive ones. It is complicated and time-consuming. It is working on that “in the moment” stuff. It teaches you to rewire your brain when you are faced with difficult situations. I have read about it and even tried it before, however, it didn’t really hit me as the thing to do at that moment in my life.
Now, I want to attempt it. It is different than normal therapy. You take a more proactive role in improving yourself as a mom, dad, spouse, friend, co-worker, etc. I will keep you posted…in the meantime, take care of yourself and those around you.