So, this is where we get confused about it all. Just accept it already.
If you've found yourself stuck in negative thinking, I’m sure you’ve tried to think more positively. I’m also sure at least one friend, loved one, or maybe even your therapist, has advised you to do the same. But, it seems no matter how hard you try, you just can’t get your thinking to switch gears. If this sounds like you, or you are simply curious enough to read on, I want to talk to you about how to break through that barrier.
First, here comes your dose of validation. All humans have negative thoughts in their head about themselves, about others, about situations and circumstances. This is normal. It is also a mental prison with very thick bars!
So what can you do to free yourself all Shawshank style?! I thought you’d never ask.
"Let's talk about meds..."
...mental health meds to be precise. I find there is still so much stigma around mental health medications. Often, clients will arrive to my office and one of the first things they will say is they don’t want to take medication. So, let’s clear some things up.
Written by: Melena Postolowski, MA
Simple Ways of Helping Your Family Navigate Anxiety Amidst COVID-19
Anxiety can exist both in our heads and in our bodies.
We may notice that our brains ‘jump to conclusions’ and think of the worst possible outcome in situations or worry about things we have no control over.
It’s helpful to pause and pay attention to our thoughts to determine whether or not they are something worth listening to. Of course, there are plenty of things worthy of worry right now, but if you’re noticing yourself worrying about things you cannot control, or always assuming the worst, here are some basic practices that may offer help.