2020 has been an incredibly challenging year for all of us. But for one in six of us that suffer with depression, anxieties, fears and negative cognition, its been a test like no other. From not being able to access our support systems such as friends and family in the normal way, to being locked down with our thoughts to challenge and tempt us perhaps into darker places.
One of the main pieces of advice I give to my clients as one coping strategy is that of acceptance and gratefulness. Simply focus on accepting that the world, your neighbourhood and your life as it is right now. Really focus on just accepting it as so, wherever you are. We can only really control our own thoughts and behaviours, the rest is pretty much out of our control.
Secondly, if we place our attention on being grateful for what we have, rather than what we desire to have (even if you can't think of anything for being grateful for)...you are alive today, at this time! that in itself, if you really think on it, will be enough to make you feel like a survivor and a little more successful somewhere deep down.
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