I recently had the privilege to have a chat with a therapist who deals with a lot of broken hearts, specifically from relationships gone bad. I wanted to raise awareness on the importance of taking care of oneself during the holiday season (I also discussed this in my previous post – from a different angle). When I do these types of assignments, they’re usually very rewarding and this chat was no exception.
It should also be mentioned that it should a goal to turn a new page as we approach a new year. I’m not an advocate of New Year Resolutions, but this time of year is a good time to reflect on where you’re at and where you want to go.
If you’re in an unhealthy relationship and need guidance, you can always talk to a professional, but I also encourage you to examine your spiritual ground and take advantage of it. Having faith makes a world of difference when you’re trying to get out of something that’s not good for you.
Unhappy with your career? Now is the time to examine yourself and define where you want to go. I’ve been in this position many times and thank God, I’ve been able to go to a better place and grow every time I met myself in an unpleasant situation.
If you’re trying to finish or start an important project, now is the time more than ever to make that dive. Don’t worry about looking foolish. Don’t worry about fear. And definitely don’t worry about how it’s going to get accomplished. You’ll never know if you don’t start.
These different scenarios I just described are all tied to the awesome art of writing (you knew it was coming!). Writing will take you so far with whatever is going on with you. I’m not saying it for the sake of getting extra clicks on this blog, I’m saying it because I found myself in the same position over and over again – I felt stuck, frustrated or clueless about the next step to take. Once I wrote down my wish, plan or outline on paper – there was no stopping it from happening.
And now to the actual point of this post! Please take a moment to read my article at the Urban Sentinel. I included information on the therapist and resources available in dealing with crisis or other types of personal matters. Hope it helps!