While most of us thrive on a challenge, some are greater than we can handle, or they just keep coming back.
Self-acceptance is important for psychological and spiritual wellbeing. But accepting yourself or your situation doesn't always go down well with others. I guess that's why they call it a 'personal journey'.
Most of us have something about ourselves that we'd like to change or improve on. Having a clear idea of where you'd like to end up is more important than worrying how you'll get there. But the vision needs to be more than just vague and wooly aspirations like "To be happier", or "To be comfortable in life". Sensible though such hankerings are, they don't contain enough detail to guide you.
There are approximately 282 reasons why someone would want to discuss a problem without necessarily wanting to do anything about it. Try 'sympathy-focused' rather than 'solution-focused'.
Experts are everywhere which is handy when you need one. The trouble is, it can tend to erode your confidence and lead you to underestimate your own abilities.
Some people make a habit of publicising what they see as their imperfections by making apologising in advance. It's not helpful to them, the situation, or the relationship. And false modesty is not attractive.
Motivation can be hard work if you expect to 'just let it happen'. There are different types of motivation, but maybe you just need 'inspiration'.
Difference is important, sometimes. But it can lead us to overlook shared interests, common goals and loads of things that psudo-science calls 'stuff'. Have fun with your language this weekend. Let me know how it goes.
In any treatment – psychological or medical – the practitioner's demeanour is a vital contributor to 'successful' therapeutic outcome.
Part of the problem with problems is how we think about fixing them. The rule here is to do something different, like these five easy steps.