"Getting help with my anxiety and depression"
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Posted by Happy mind (as ),
Before I recieved talking therapy I just felt like I was not in control with my life, I was at a cross roads in life and relationships with my partner, family and friends seemed really strained. My head felt constantly fuzzy and was so cluttered. I felt as though no one understood me, that life stresses were a major struggle for me and that I did not have the necessary coping strategies to deal with day to day issues as well as juggling a young family.
However, the fuzziness is beginning to clear, I am feeling more and more confident about my own decisions and I feel as though I am no longer masking issues I have. I am aware that I am now facing my fears, learning who I am and what is important to me. Also, I am gaining a sense of inner happiness because I am taking the time to pause and enjoy life. Owing to this I am being less hard on myself and putting myself under more stress and pressure. I think that because I have opened up more I am really beginning to make sense of the decisions that I have made in life. Instead of trying to be a people pleaser I am listening to my inner voice and feeling more valued for having that strength.
The best advice I can give is being honest and not worrying about being judged. I think that knowing where to go for support is the first step to overcoming barriers and understanding what triggers the low moods is useful. I am feeling like I living my life rather than just existing. Ultimately, I have realised that happiness is the key to moving forward. I am enjoying my journey and starting to embrace what life can offer.
Thank you, Inclusion Matters.
The only bad bit is that I think that the CBT waiting time was too long.