10 Best Advice From Therapists To Keep Yourself Mentally Healthy
Everyone knows that therapy is expensive. As much as most of us need it, not everyone is financially capable to have it every time we’re going through a rough time. At the same time, getting therapy can also be an intimidating idea and the stigma that surrounds this medical treatment can still hinder some people who might be needing it.
In light of the recent World Mental Health Day, we compiled different advice from therapists from a remarkable Reddit thread that asked for “the most helpful advice you’ve been given by a therapist”. These answers might just make you realize how helpful and enlightening therapy can be and finally motivate you to get the help you need.
“If you can’t control it, there’s no point worrying about it. Especially when it comes to other people and what they might/might not do,” – FenianCommunist
“Remove the word “should” from your vocabulary as much as possible. I would often be so concerned with what I “should” be doing I couldn’t enjoy anything I wanted to do.
Since I have tried to separate everything into things I want to do and things I need to do.” – CaptainBoozin
“Stop trying to solve an irrational problem with a rational solution.
I exhausted myself trying to fix my failed relationship by trying to fix my ex’s mental illnesses by myself. Those problems were not mine to fix, and even if they were, I did not have the tools to do it,” – InfernalWedgie
“Don’t compare your behind-the-scenes with someone else’s highlight reel,” —I_CAPE_RUNTS
“Strive for progress, not perfection.” —Thisiisi
“Where I’m at right now is not who I am… I’m depressed and angry today, but I am not a weak person. My car and house is dirty right now, but I am not a lazy person. It has become my life mantra and has helped me let go of a lot of the judgement I, and others, place on myself.” —mkhermanski
“You can’t change people, but you can change how you interact with them.” —Abogada77
“People do not have the right to have unlimited access to you. You are nobody’s emotional tampon. You are not obligated to help anyone. People do not get to trick you into being their therapist. People do not get to dump their problems on you without thinking of the affect it will have on you. You are allowed to say ‘no’ to anyone and everyone, and they will just have to deal with it.” —queen_of_queans
“Nothing in nature blooms all year. You wouldn’t be upset with trees for losing their leaves in the winter. Don’t be upset with yourself for an off season.” –missykinns
“Gratitude. When I’m really down, asking myself “What’s working well for you right now?” It helps with perspective,” – daytripjim
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