“Life is like a camera… Focus on what’s important, Capture the good times, Develop from the negatives and if things don’t work out – Take another shot”. Dorothy Spring
Everyone has an inbuilt need to grow and develop. This puts us in the realm of the creative and unknown and this by its very nature can often feel messy, chaotic, confusing, frustrating, and sometimes never ending. Therefore, the more we try to avoid the unknown and creative, the more likely we are to limit our ability to grow and develop.
Excessive negative thinking about situations that have happened in the past will feed depression and excessive negative imagining about events that might happen in the future will feed anxiety.
The FEAR OF UNCERTAINTY AND THE UNKNOWN often comes up in my work with clients. Uncertainty is a natural part of the process of life and once accepted and included, we can allow ourselves more freedom to; explore our creativity, develop our ability to go with the flow, increase our patience to wait and see and open up opportunities for growth and learning.
“To all those people who are finding it difficult at the moment: The sun will shine on you again and the clouds will go away.” Captain Sir Tom Moore
“Our greatest glory is not in never falling but in rising every time we fall.” Confucius
The New Year – a time to say goodbye and a time to say hello….
A final thought for 2020 and what a year it has been. Full of restrictions, losses and immense challenges; and yet there is hope for a better future if we can all continue to pull together to help create it.
As the strain of the restrictions due to COVID-19 roll on, help is still available through online or telephone counselling and whilst you may prefer face to face, these approaches can still allow you to explore your issues and find solutions.
“Pause yourself if you need to, care for yourself lovingly, do not ignore your rest, slow down so you can take a deep breath”. Yung Pueblo