Step four: How to help yourself

We often find it easier to help others, but when it comes to helping ourselves we can’t help but feel guilty.

Is it the guilt of self indulgence? Or is it just because we don’t think we need any help?
I thought I’d help myself by starting therapy. I have to say, I feel liberated after my first ever CBT review. I can’t believe I actually liked counselling. I can’t believe I actually booked an appointment for the review. But most importantly, I’m in shock that I took the second step in helping myself.

All it takes is a phone call. Whether you’ve been glaring at the phone for the past ten minutes, or you’re standing outside of the doctors, dubious to even open the door. It only takes thirty seconds of courage to taking that step. You shouldn’t feel like you don’t deserve thirty minutes of a doctors time, they are there to help you, not the other way round.

You can help yourself in other ways too, this is where the self-indulgence part comes in.
Fill up your bath with a cocktail of salts and radox, or whatever floats your boat. Then; relax, indulge and just be selfish for thirty minutes a day (at least). It is possible to put yourself above others and be selfless at the same time, it’s all about finding a reasonable balance between the two. Commit to what you are physically and mentally capable of doing, otherwise you’ll find that you’re helping everyone else but yourself.

You need looking after too!

To all you SAD (Seasonal Affecttive Disorder) sufferers

Buy yourself one of these bad boys!

Because we lack UV light in these long winter days, this portable light is specifically designed to keep you happier, need I say more?

I have found one online which has been discounted, click on the link below if you’re interested!

http://www.maplin.co.uk/p/sad-light-box-a20hw

Turn and face the strange.

 

“Don’t be afraid of change.  Change happens for a reason.  Roll with it.  It won’t be easy, but it will be worth it”

 

 

I found this quote from a fellow blogger on …
http://www.marcandangel.com/2013/11/20/50-quotes-to-help-you-let-go-and-live/

I think this quote embraces the fact that, something brilliant will come out of changing your old habits. We change for the better, not for the worst.