Well, in the spirit of full disclosure, I started seeing a therapist.
I don’t know why that feels so weird to type. No, I’m not ashamed. But for some reason, it feels a little…awkward? I guess that’s the word I’m looking for.
There’s definitely a stigma when you tell someone you’re seeing a therapist. But for me, it was a decision I made to help me pretty much be a healthier version of ME.
When you think of fitness or wellness, chances are you think of everything but the mental game. You go to the gym. You change your diet. You take vitamins. You drink more water. But guess what, your mental and emotional wellbeing is 100% a part of your health and it feels so good to start putting a larger focus on that, personally.
When I was recovering from my eating disorder a few years ago, therapy played a HUGE role. Probably the biggest. Having an unbiased person I could just unload everything on my mind to that also happened to be a professional who knew how to communicate and understand – how could it not help? Although I’m not struggling with something as major as I was back then, I still feel this need to work through any mental or emotional blocks that might be hindering my awesomeness from shining through. Does that make sense?
While there are some things I’ll always keep private, there’s a feeling of comfort when I get to share these parts of my life with you guys. Seeing a therapist to talk about all things relationships, sensitivity + emotions, career stress and everything in between – it’s helping me. It feels good. And it feels good to share that with all of you.
Some of my goals with therapy:
one. learn how to communicate better with my boyfriend and encourage better communication from him
two. understand my emotions and when/if to control my sensitivity in the wrong situations
three. talk through personal and career level goals and roadblocks, how to approach them
four. break down the last bit of negativity still lingering from my previous relationship
I’ll report back after I get a few more sessions under my belt. I’m already making some real revelations on the communication front – I think Brandon might agree 🙂 So stay tuned and if you have any questions, ask away in the comments or shoot me an email.