Your Life, Your Way
Sometimes we reach a point in our lives when we feel we no longer recognize ourselves, that somehow along the way the core of who we are got lost, and that now we are living according the needs of others or the demands of family or work obligations. This can be confusing and anxiety producing. It is healthy to want to feel that our lives are in synch with who we are, what we believe in, and what feels right to us. Take a moment to reflect on the following questions:
Is your life peopled with individuals who you feel you've outgrown or don't have much to offer you?
Do you find yourself wishing you could "start all over" and find peace in imagining how you'd use this restart?
Are you satisfied with yourself, your life, your friends/family, and your work?
Do you know what your passion is, what brings you bliss, what makes you feel "in the zone"? If so, how often do you engage in this?
Do you like how you see yourself living your life at this point? Are you happy with how you see yourself handling your relationships, your time, your work, your free time?
Can you feel satisfied, at peace, happy, and "at home" in your life without the use of alcohol or substances?
Do you ever find yourself saying, "There's got to be more to life than just this"?
Have you ever worried that you won't get to do all the things you've always wanted to do before your life is over?
Your life lived your way is about becoming self aware and learning to live each moment authentically and not from the scripts or roles that society, family, or even we may have assigned ourselves. Increasing our self awareness can be a powerful process that liberates us from behaviors or lifestyles that are not right for us and replaces those with healthier ways of being. If you'd like to work on how you can regain your sense of who you are, therapy can be a way to explore this. Contact me today if you'd like to explore this further.