Whoever said that life was easy definitely had it wrong.
Most people, even those with good fortune can see how tough life is from time to time. What matters most, however, is that it’s overwhelmingly worth the ups and downs at times.
That said, sometimes the difficulties, unexpected situations and pressures of life can make us feel a little disconnected from ourselves. If you’ve ever gone through a period of weeks on seeming autopilot, then you’ll know what this can feel like.
From time to time, we just need to take a step back and figure out how to reconnect with ourselves. But figuring that out is the hard part. After all, resetting your mind isn’t like flipping a switch, and who could say that ‘resetting’ it is even desirable?
With all that in mind, it might seem as though there’s no way to feel refreshed and rejuvenated in who you are, living authentically once more.
Counselling is a great help to a huge number of people, especially when provided by a reputable and helpful provider like The Awareness Centre. Simply having a place to talk will help you realise just how much is going on in your mind, because constructing actual sentences has the power to organise your thinking. It’s very easy to deal with the vague emotional turbulence of a situation, it’s another to think about it and vocalise your perspective. Counselling can provide that space for you to do that safely.
It’s hard not to feel connected to yourself when in nature, because you’re quite literally in the most natural and raw environment you could be in. Sure, a park might not be as wild and intense as the middle of the jungle, but you don’t have to be thinking of your survival to reconnect to your feeling of appreciation for the fresh air, the trees around you, the flowers, and the wide-open space you can enjoy. Nature helps you feel free, and is proven to reduce stress through and through. The more you can experience nature, the better.
Writing down your thoughts is much more effective than you may think. It encourages you to take your impressions of your day, or about a certain subject, and write them down in a manner that makes sense to you. Bit by bit, you begin to think of considerations you may not have thought of. Just the art of reading what you’ve written can be quite revealing, especially if you leave it a week or two before coming back to it. You may not realise everything you have going on “under the bonnet” so to speak, but journaling allows you to construct your thoughts, and moreover, to express them. You don’t have to come across some deep and profound insight as a result of this, but a little pause for thought can help anyone.
DISCLAIMER: This is a collaborative post.