Sunday, 13 December 2015

Things I've Learned in Therapy

Eighteen months of therapy with someone who listens to me has taught me all these things:

You are allowed to be kind to yourself.

Feel your feelings. You are allowed to be angry. You are allowed to be sad. You are allowed to be happy.

Try not to let your feelings consume you. You are not those feelings. Those are just things running through you.

You are allowed to change.

No one has all the answers.

No one has all the control.

Try not to let your fear of failure stop you from doing the things you want to. You may fail. You may succeed. You can try again, either way.

You are allowed to be kind to yourself.

You are allowed to like yourself.

Try to like yourself.

Sometimes things go wrong. It is not the end of the world.

Try not to hide yourself too much. People deserve to see you, to know you.

You can't change people. You can only change yourself.

People don't make you feel anything. People don't make you angry, make you sad. They do things, and you feel about those things what you feel.

Try to be honest, if you can.

Other people are allowed to change. No one stays the same forever.

Life is trying things and failing and succeeding and making mistakes and hating those mistakes and learning from them and trying again and wondering and hoping and trying and and and.

You don't know what other people are thinking, feeling. Ask.

You are allowed to be kind to yourself.

You are allowed to be kind to yourself.

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