Where have the Authentic posts been? All Things Emotional? Relationship Toolkit? Workplace Tips?
While I was working towards further clinical and professional qualifications last year, the posting had to pause. However, they will all be back next week, so stay tuned. Feel free to submit questions or favourite topics to me in the meantime (or anytime) on what you might like to see posted.
An inexpensive, easy and effective way to boost your mood is to engage in regular exercise. In addition, it has been shown that you get more from your session in terms of mood-boosting if you choose what you do in that session.
Now is a great time to re-evaluate New Year resolutions. Don't hold yourself accountable to a goal that you set at the new year if 2019 is presenting new circumstances and different challenges. It's okay to adjust your plan.
In considering 2018, choose your language carefully. Rather than "I hated" or "I loved" 2018, what actually happened? Articulating your challenges or successes, likes or dislikes, in your own voice is impactful and therapeutic.
If you are prone to being led by obligation over the holidays, you may wish to experiment with a little less of that this year. Try following your inner voice's wishes and requests. It is possible to do this and be respectful.
Not every person is going to like you and/or the things you choose to do. That does not mean there is anything wrong with you nor does it mean there is anything wrong with the other person. Be the self that you are happy being.
If you want a greater sense of emotional control, one thing that can help is to think of your reactions in terms of "I like" or "don't like". This can help you focus on what you need rather than express emotions without care.
You know that time when you were upset and someone ignored you or told you to get it together?-and how wrong and awful that felt? We can remember that experience next time we come across another who is upset and perhaps listen.
Healthy resilience is not about getting over upsetting misfortunes quickly. It involves staying in contact with something that is difficult and working through issues until they naturally resolve and fade into the background.
Talking openly about the sexual trauma you have experienced is extremely therapeutic. It can feel like the hardest thing to do and it can be tricky to find the right audience, but try to not to keep the horrible violation within yourself. It's not your fault.
The All Things Emotional Series is focused on emotional considerations and language development. All material is authored by Cori Lambert unless explicitly stated otherwise. Authentic Consulting and Counselling is located in West Perth, Greater Perth Area.