Oct 8

Stress or Balance?

 

Counsellors and psychologists know that finding balance in life is not easy. It’s often elusive and difficult to maintain even when you are able to establish it. Our lives can be so busy that we struggle to find the time to stop, reflect, and make a plan. Whether it be a psychologist or counsellor for individual counselling, couples counselling, family counselling, or child psychology, people in the helping professions recognize that the pace of our lives effects our level of stress. It also puts us at risk for the most common of mental health issues like anxiety and depression. Over this and the next few blogs we will discuss some of the ways to move toward the balanced lives we want to build as opposed to the ones we seem to be struggling to keep up with. As a start, you may want to ask yourself the following questions. These are just a few to begin thinking about goals for a more balanced, meaningful, and satisfying life. Think of them not only once, but many times, to help your mind refocus on what is import for you.

 

What matters most to me in this life?

What matters most to me in terms of my relationships/family/children?

In 10, 20, or 30 years what will I regret not doing more of now?

 

In the blogs to come we will discuss ways to increase balance in terms of personal wellness and the relationships that are important in our lives. The intent is to get you thinking more clearly about how to live the life you want and to help with ideas to make it happen. We will also include links to resources from couples and marital therapy experts, child psychologists, and family therapists.