I’ve been in therapy for almost a year now, and it’s been helping me improve and become a happier person in so many ways. I’m happy I set my fears of being judged aside and took the step last year, and I think everyone should try therapy at some point in their life.
Getting to know yourself
I’ve learned a lot about myself the past few months, and every therapy session I discover something new. It’s so interesting to see how my mind works, to discover why I feel certain emotions and to learn why I react in certain ways. I feel like therapy can seriously help you figuring yourself out, and that’s such a great and important thing.
Learning how to deal with life
This is probably what people find the most useful about therapy. I’m learning how to deal with all the shit life throws at me, how to see things from a different angle, how to observe my thoughts and emotions better, and how to take care of myself. And I think there’s a lot to learn for other people as well. Whether it’s becoming more confident at work, becoming a better person or getting over anxiety, therapy can probably help you with it.
Having someone to talk to
One of the things that I value most about therapy is that I’m sure there will always be someone I can talk to. Once a week, I get an hour to talk about everything that’s going on in my life and everything that’s bothering me. And someone is there not only to listen but also to give advice and help me understand things better.
Creating a positive routine
I’m a big fan of self-care and doing things that positively impact your mental health. So obviously, I love therapy for that reason as well. As with any habit, the longer you’re doing it, the easier it is to keep doing it. And because you have to make appointments with a therapist (and often have to pay if you can’t show up), it’s hard to change your mind last minute.
Making time for yourself
I like having some time to focus only on improving myself. Before I enter my therapist’s office, I turn my phone on flight mode and disable the vibration of my smart watch. My hour of therapy is completely reserved for myself. No work, friends, parents, boyfriend or spam mail to disturb me.
Improving your mental health and wellbeing in the long run
There are so many seemingly small things that happened in the past that are having such a big negative impact on my life today. And I would have never discovered these things if it wasn’t for therapy, and I would definitely not be working towards fixing those issues.
Have you ever tried therapy? Would you ever try it?