- Don’t allow yourself to fall victim to fear induced tunnel vision. Fear has a way of altering your perception, so it is important to make sure you stay grounded in your reality. Take a step back and do a realistic assessment of your predicament. What’s working well? What can be improved? Are things as bad as they may feel? The answers
- Focus on the things you can control. Avoid wasting your time and energy on things you have no power over. Alter what you can and watch the things around you fall in line.
- Do not be afraid to ask for help when you need it. Recognizing your limitations and asking for assistance is a sign of strength.
- Rely on your support system. Often times we feel alone even when we aren’t. Lean in on the people closest to you during low times. Sometime’s it’s just necessary to have people who care about you around.
Patience is essential throughout this process. Give it some time, things won’t feel “normal” immediately. If you’re still struggling to adjust to your new beginning, please do not hesitate to reach out to the therapists at Philadelphia MFT. We have embarked on a new journey as well! Come check us out at our new office: 100 S Broad St Suite 622, Philadelphia Pa, 19110.
This Topic of the Week was written by Malyka Cardwell, MFT.