The snow has melted and the sun is shining. Getting out and about seems much more appealing.
As I was driving down a country lane and had to stop to let cars go past, I had an inquisitive face appear at my window.
Hello!! How can I help?
This horse was wanting to connect with me. After several days snow bound he was happy to see a human being. He stuck his head over the gate and right up to my window. What a beautiful sight!
That wanting to connect is often a main driver for people. As social animals we can struggle if we become isolated. Health issues, mood challenges and fears can limit us from from achieving our potential and feel positive in our lives.
I noticed in the snow an excitement from people as they trudged through the powder, feeling the different sensations in their boots, wrapped up but battling the cold. A great sense of being alive!! Smiles and and greetings were frequent. Was it the exhilaration of walking out in the snow and that connection to nature? Or was it the fear of being disconnected from others with the roads blocked, a pause in work days interrupting social interaction?
Battling through the snow is not dis similar to facing any life challenge.
Often people seek support with an issue because they feel isolated and unable to make progress through the connections they know. Making a change can be an exciting journey!
Seeing a therapist allows discussion with a person outside of their immediate social circle, enabling them to explore issues at their own pace and without fear of judgement.
So what are you waiting for?