I think we don't feel it or view it enough. Parents, Boomers, Students, Divorced and Married, call me asking, "How do I know what I want to do next?" Under the opening question is their doubt, disappointments, exhaustion, and lack of support. You can relate to those moments. Who hasn't been there?
I truly believe the practice of appreciation, daily, even hourly, on a blue day, can lift you. It sounds too simple so we don't do it. Not enough sparks and whistles. Not an end to the long journey of NOT KNOWING YET.
Don't you wish when you were in high school that someone taught a class called, "LIVING IN THE UNKNOWN?" At least there would be a memory as an adult that unknowns aren't monsters, mistakes, or something to fix. Believe me, I don't always like that seat, either, and yet, I do know, something of value comes from the emptiness.
When you leap, your head is often making the choice. Poor heart isn't getting any attention. For some they spin too long and the head and heart get foggy. Try a walk. Let your body give some clues and relief. Ask yourself, FIVE TIMES, yes five, not one, like most of you do, "WHAT MAKES ME HAPPY?"
When a client of mine truly had the blues, after getting to know her, we discovered that a walk to her local park, hearing children, seeing them play, listening to mothers and dads laugh and discipline, lifted her spirits. What might bring a moment of happiness to you?
Get support. No one wants to figure out or sit alone with pain. We endure too long.
Take good care,
Natalie Caine M.A.
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