Therapy. Some people love it and some people are terrified to make that first appointment. Let’s have an honesty hour: what have you learned from your own experiences with therapy?
Today I said goodbye to a psychiatrist who pumped new wind into the mental health sailboat I’ve been chartering for the last 5 years.
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Here’s what I’ve learned: you cannot run your best race if you are always looking at how others are doing and comparing yourself. If you’re always entertaining the fear of missing out then that is exactly what will start to happen… you will miss out what is directly in front of you. You cannot do things for the sake of pleasing everyone around you. You’ll exhaust yourself trying. It might be time to take a step back, focus inward and make some much-needed adjustments.
In my own journey with social media, there have been two things I’ve done that actually help me. They empower me. They have (as dramatic as it sounds) given me my life and emotions back.
Instagram recently announced that it is trying out something new with some users in Canada. They’re experimenting with a like-free environment. What do you think?
Something is working up against your ability to create and you need to stare it in the face. The smartphone was designed with addictive habits in mind. The creators of apps want you to spend hours and hours on your phone, scrolling for satisfaction. That’s why it is so hard to tell yourself, “Just two more minutes” before you log off Instagram or X out the dating apps. The apps are designed to get you craving notifications while providing you with an endless scroll so your brain can keep devouring this feeling of being rewarded.
The research is all there (and has been there) for a long time that distractions are messing with our productivity and ability to meet a bottom line. We are preoccupied. Our emotions are wrapped up in too many things. We are going back and forth between the phone and the work. We are wondering why we cannot focus but the problem is right in front of us.
I need to step back and help you see what you might be missing. The following notes are of things I noticed going on in my spirit— shutting on and off sporadically like faulty lightbulbs— up until I made some changes.