The Old College Try

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The Old College Try

Hi everyone and happy weekend! So this past Thursday I decided to give going to see a therapist a shot. Things in Lil Red’s world have been anything but perfect lately, so I thought I would try my hand at going to have a chat with a professional for the first time in years. Don’t get me wrong, I have friends that I can talk to when I’m feeling GLUM, but who wants to spend BFF time rehashing the most depressing stuff ever? Not me.

I saw a therapist all throughout high school and shortly after and it always seemed to help. And, I have to say, that it definitely felt good to be able to unload some major burdens onto someone who doesn’t know myself or my family a couple of days ago. I’ve been feeling incredibly overwhelmed and depressed as of late and I’m over it. I’m stressed out constantly and I need to just be able to vent to someone and then get up and walk away from it until next time.

I felt a little bit better after my first hour long session on Thursday, which is way better than feeling one hundred percent miserable. AND I have my appointments scheduled for the rest of September and all of October to work on getting these blues shaken away. I felt pretty proud of myself for actually attempting to do something instead of just wallowing in my own misery until things start to get better. I am definitely looking forward to next week’s session!

I’m giving therapy The Old College Try again and I’m excited to start making some improvements for myself. How do you deal with the major blahs? Has therapy helped you now or in the past? I want to hear from all of you, so leave me a comment and let’s chat! Much love. -Sarah

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  1. I’m sorry to hear that you’ve been feeling depressed but I’m glad to read that therapy is helping. In terms of what I find helps: writing down the negative stuff to get it out of my system and every day making a list of all the things, however small, that have made my day better in some way. With it there, directly in front of me, I find it easier to remind myself that there is good stuff going on and not just the crap. When my depression was at its worst I had one on one mindfulness classes and I found that helped a lot. Meditation is a great way of quietening our negative thoughts. x

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  2. I know that we don’t know each other, but I am so so proud of you for doing this, and sharing that you did!

    I went to my GP for help in…February (??) after ignoring my issues for a year and felt so much better for it. Yeah, I sometimes feel pretty down and hopeless, but at least I now have the correct tools to deal with it.

    I wish you so much luck with your journey x

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  3. First off, sorry I’m answering this so late. I’ve been super busy, but I wanted to share, since you asked us to. Getting stress out is vital! Your physical, mental, and emotional health depends on your ability to cope. Writing is my therapy. I’ve written about it before…ok, a lot. It’s my passion. It saved my life, literally. Talking things out is also a must. Getting it out, is essential for me. Anyway, loved the post. Thanks for asking for feedback!

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