1. What one thing did you do better today?
I went back to therapy. I realised I have not been feeling my best self lately and this small act goes well with my #100DaysofBetterMe project as although I am totally pro therapy in general, I still had to overcome my expectation I should do it all alone.
2. Has doing so made you or someone else feel better?
Definitely me as going back to therapy is a sign I am willing to work on things and make a change for the better. Besides, I believe anyone sharing therapy experience out loud has the potential to inspire someone else to open up on the mental health talk.
3. Has it brought any new realisations?
I think mental health is an important and often still (though less and less) a neglected topic and we should talk about it more often and more openly. My big wish is that some day discussing therapy sessions will be less of a taboo and that a therapist will be perceived as a dentist or a gynecologist. A specialised person, who you have regular check ups with and as long as everything is in place. However when you brake your tooth, you know who to call for help. Or even when just wishing your teeth was nicer, cleaner or more aligned, casually call a dentist or a dental hygienist and get it fixed. So why not when feeling stressed, out of control, or in a worse case depressed, call a therapist? My experience with therapy goes way back to when I was 16, dealing with an unexpected death of a close person and diagnosed with depression. At the moment I am nowhere near that dark state but I believe therapy is one of the best ways to invest in yourself. It sure doesn’t come easily writing and sharing this, however I am proud to have the courage and opportunity to do so. I do not think everybody should talk or open up about it on social media, but please do so with people close to you.