It can be a challenge to accept that we are:

  • Sensitive
  • Forthright
  • Determined
  • Stubborn
  • Delicate
  • Creative
  • Dyslexic
  • Unhappy …  and so the list goes on

The fundamental beautiful truth is, you are not a robot or a Hollywood depiction of a perfect human being and you are certainly not the person that your mum and dad wanted themselves to be. You have character and personality traits that come together in a unique and wonderful way to make up your you’ness (yes I know it’s made up. It’s part of my happy self accepting dyslexic side).

The next paragraph I am about to type is arguably the most important or certainly in the top 5 most important avoiding burnout skills to develop and is freakily fantastic if you can do it:

Learn to accept who you are and where you are – in the meantime. Even if it is not a “good feeling” place.

Accept what you are feeling. Give it room.   Allow yourself to breath while you let yourself notice, with all your senses what is occurring, how you are feeling about it, how others are reacting or responding around you. Be still, give it space to be expressed. I promise you that underneath it is something wonderful and you can get creative with it.   Even if, in fact especially if, what is occurring feels like a big challenge.   By first accepting that it has pitched up you are in a much better place to creatively deal with it, learn from it and ultimately choose to change in ways that are good for you.

The truth is that where you are and who you are is perfect.

The truth is that where you are and who you are is perfect.

One more time …

The truth is that where you are and who you are is perfect.

It is the challenging jumping off point for an even happier and more fulfilled you.   If life has given you lemons there is no point in pretending that they are mango’s.

Therapy is not just for crisis. Don’t wait till things get really bad. I would be delighted to have a chat with you about how I can help you with your specific situation.