if i could give you one life hack... good therapy would be it. there is WAY too much stigma around counseling when really, it's just a way of seeking wisdom and understanding. it’ll give you new tools to completely transform the way you process, communicate, relate, and live.
i believe every person on this planet can benefit from diving into their own story and processing with a professional. i'm not shy about my experience and am quick to suggest it. it doesn't need to be a big deal.
therapy is one of the best ways i invest in myself. it's hard to articulate all that it has given me. i've learned so, so much.
anyway, if you were waiting for a sign, let this be it. don't be discouraged if you don't know where to start or don't find fireworks with the first person you meet. i met with 3 counselors before finding "the one." ask around, see if anyone has a therapist they love. try em out, set up an introductory call. therapy can be expensive, but don't let that stop you... YOU are worth it. health insurance might make it more affordable and many therapists will even work with you on a sliding scale if you ask.
there is no appropriate price tag on healing and emotional health; we are stuck with ourselves for the rest of our lives and putting money towards making peace with the person in the mirror will never be a waste.
LAST THING! if you have had a positive experience with therapy and want to join me in encouraging others, please join the comments! raise your hands in solidarity 🙌🏽, share a story, or suggest an awesome therapist in your city! if you're looking for an awesome therapist in your town, ASK! please, please don't be shy- this is important. your words and experience might be someone else's tipping point. 💗 #worldmentalhealthday