Why everyone should try therapy at some point

why you should try therapy

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?

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22 Comments

  1. I have been to therapy before, it was nice having someone to talk to about what’s on my mind. I do think it’s important, especially because it had such a positive impact on my mental health.
    Really great post! xx

  2. I looked at getting CBT because I do have a lot of unresolved issues but its quite a big step to make. I am glad that you are so open about it because mental health is a big thing that affects many of us.

  3. I think therapy is brilliant and to be honest it about having conversations and talking through things and I definitely do that with my wife. Our relationship is very open and chatty but if it weren’t I would be keen to have a therapist x

  4. No, I’ve never tried therapy and I don’t think I ever will. I am fairly well adjusted and make my own changes to make my life happy but I do believe that therapy can be beneficial to people who really need it.

  5. Going to some form of therapy has so many positive benefits for people if they are open to giving it a go. I’m so pleased to hear that it has been helping you to be a happier person! x

  6. I love this, thank you so much for sharing! It’s so important to try new things and hat’s why I’ll be trying therapy in the new year. After all, if you don’t try it you won’t know if it’s beneficial!

  7. I so agree with all of them…it’s also important to build a support system when going through therapy so we are not just relying on one person to help us, see us through, etc etc…