How to get through dark times.

By December 29, 2016depression, therapy

One lesson that I’ve learned myself, seen with clients and taught time and time again is that dark times almost always come to an end.

The thing is, though, when you’re in the thick of it, it feels like it’s never going to stop.

A great healthy reminder is to let yourself know that in a year from now, this issue will very likely not feel like a big deal anymore. It might be present, but less stressful. It might even be a blip on the radar.

I remember when I was pregnant with my second child, I had this deep fatigue that made me feel that I had taken a sedative most days. After a few months of this, I truly felt like I would never feel rested again. Of course I was working, taking care of a toddler and doing all of the other things that regular people do, but I just wanted to snuggle up under a blanket and sleep for a week. Ok a month.

It felt like it would never end. But of course it did.

There will be a light at the end of the tunnel.

Can you think of something that was a big deal to you a few years ago? It’s great if you keep journals and look through them to random times a few years back. You’ll find something that felt big at the time.

Should we buy that house? My child hasn’t got his first tooth! I can’t believe that X said that to me!

Not a big deal anymore, right? Remind yourself of this. Be easy about it. Let it work itself out over time.

What issue can you start to view differently? I’d love to hear about it in the comments below!

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