As human beings, we all have our own values, beliefs and attitudes that we have developed throughout the course of our lives. Our family, friends, community and the experiences we have had all contribute to our sense of who we are and how we view the world.
The first time I heard about mindfulness I was intrigued by the thought of it. The concept sounded like something I needed and something I wanted but how does one become mindful?
I spend my days as a therapist teaching people to be more present. To get their head out of the fears of the future, out of the depths and pains of their past - to be able to feel the peace in the now.
That makes this article a slight contradiction, but I felt to write it because it is something that I found helps, in particular, your future and the anxieties that our future can bring.
Anxiety is part of life for many people. We often feel anxious when we are faced with a problem or a stressful situation of some kind, and this is normal. However, many people feel more than just temporary anxiety. They have prolonged periods or intense bursts of anxiety on a regular basis.
WHAT ARE THE 3 COMMON THREADS WE'VE FOUND IN TREATING PEOPLE WITH ADDICTION, ALCOHOLISM, DEPRESSION & ANXIETY?
Is it being with friends? Working out at the gym? Maybe your job?
Not the typical substances you thought I was about to list off like alcohol, ice or marijuana hey?
That’s because an addiction can come in so many forms and half of them we seem to overlook.
Everything we do in life is ultimately in the pursuit of happiness. It’s a common goal we all share regardless of our age, sex, culture or background. But there is a common misconception about how to get there.
Whatever you have found that helps and relieves you ultimately has power over you until you know differently.
Let’s write a list of every single person that’s done you wrong in your life.
Every single person that’s fucked you over. Everyone that’s hurt you.
Now…...we’re going to forgive them….
He won’t be stewing on any negativity for hours, days or weeks. What a waste of energy that would be.
Holding onto unforgiving thoughts is a decision to suffer.
If you are around something long enough, you tend to take it for granted.
“Even after all this time, the sun never says to the earth, “You owe me.”