We’re nicely settled into the New Year now. It’s already February. January with all its promise of new beginnings seems so long ago. And what are we left with? Ourselves, as always.
Motivational speakers seem to be everywhere at the moment. Around every corner I turn there’s another, and they are all wearing slightly different hats to promote new trends. It’s starting to feel exhausting trying to take on all these messages: be a winner, detoxify your life, get rid of those toxic friends, eat clean and so on. The subtext is always the same: there’s something wrong with what you are doing. Another reason to beat yourself up, if that’s how you find yourself spending your time. Watching a glossy webinar about how to get your life back on track doesn’t always cut the mustard. It can make you feel like ‘that’ lifestyle is so unattainable that you might as well crawl back under the duvet with a tub of ice-cream.
As you might have guessed, I’m not a motivational speaker. Although I hope that some of what I say might resonate with people who need some help and support and be encouraging. Encourage them to take a first step to try and step out of the dark spot they might find themselves in. My take on life is not that you are wrong or are doing the wrong things. My take is that if you’re feeling low or anxious, then maybe what you are doing isn’t working for you and maybe we could explore what’s going on so that you could connect to who you would like to be. If that sounds like meeting you where you are now, then please get in touch. Counselling could change your life.