How are you doing? Are you struggling? If you’re not, how are you doing with that?
For some, doing well is just as scary as struggling. We seemingly sabotage our efforts to make sure we fail. Or we spend so much time worrying about when the other shoe will drop that we get no pleasure from life.
I’ve heard variations on that theme at least a couple of times a month for all the years I’ve been practicing as a therapist. The fear of struggling when you’re not struggling, or the fear of success. We even worry about being with people who are struggling, because we think it might rub off on us.
While it’s true that we’re influenced greatly by who we spend time with, there are also many benefits to supporting others in need. So boost yourself by hanging out with strong, healthy people who are doing well, but then take some of that energy and use it to help people who are struggling.
Here are some additional tips:
- Stay in today: And just for today. When your thoughts start to move toward worry and fear, bring yourself back to focusing on this very day.
- Change your scenery. Getting out into nature can help reset your thoughts. So can moving to another room, taking a water break, or even looking outside through the window.
- Journal your thoughts. If your journaling practice needs a boost, subscribe to my journal prompts that come directly via text three times per week. Type JOURNAL to 1-833-522-1088.
These strategies will keep you in the flow, and make it easier to nurture your health and wellness—instead of sabotaging it—and handle the challenges that pop up along the way, so you can get right back on your path of recovery.