If you’re like most people, you brought in the new year with a list of resolutions. And if you’re like most people, all of those resolutions have one goal: to better your life in some way. This blog explores 4 Reasons to Start Therapy in 2023 so that you’ll be able to decide if therapy is right for you.
Whether that is through eating right, working out, learning a new language or decluttering your home office, resolutions are made to help us live our best lives.
However, fourty-four percent of people have abandoned them only 3 months into the new year. Working with a therapist can help you stay accountable in working towards these goals, identify roadblocks to success and learn new skills that will make you more able to reach your goals.
4 Reasons to Start Therapy
1) Therapy Can Boost Physical Health
Learning new skills for stress regulation can help decrease the level of stress you are experiencing and help your body to use cortisol more effectively. Decreasing stress has also shown to improve different physical symptoms associated with stress such as a reduction in migraines, digestive upset, better appetite and improved sleep. Therapy can improve your physical and mental health.
2) Builds Self-Awareness
Many of us think we are running our lives when really we are often making decisions and reacting based on our emotions in the moment. We also develop patterns of behaviour and coping in our early childhood which, if left unaddressed can cause us to have poor boundaries, chronically people please or distance ourselves from others without consciously being aware of these patterns. Therapy helps clients understand where feelings, beliefs and behaviours really come from and to find new, more adaptive ways to cope.
3) Reconnect With Your Values
Of course, self-awareness also means becoming aware of your values and the behaviour that would help you to feel like you are living in a more aligned way. Many people spend a majority of their life doing what others want or aimlessly going about their days. Getting a more clear sense of your values and there person you want to be will help you create a clearer plan for your life and relationships.
4) Therapy Helps You Reach Goals
It’s the new year and we all have new goals that we are hoping to reach. However, fourty-four percent of people have abandoned them only 3 months into the new year. Working with a therapist can help you stay accountable in working towards these goals, identify roadblocks to success and learn new skills that will make you more able to reach your goals.
A trained therapist can also act as coach and cheerleader, supporting your efforts to reach your goals.
Yes, therapy is something that you can turn to for depression, addiction, and help with your crumbling relationships. But therapy can help with so much more. If you’d like to explore treatment options in the new year, please get in touch with me.