Be reminded that each of us experiences stress in our lives, it’s how we deal with it that counts in the Inspiring Quote for January 15th by Nick Holt.
Being an eager, determined, and active male within my personal and professional roles, I understand the inherent challenges when it comes to living and maintaining a balanced lifestyle.
It is also a frequent complaint encountered within my role as a CBT-certified mental health therapist. These conversations often start off like this:
“I’m functional. I have a good paying job, I’m dating, having sex, I’m happy. I’m close with my family and have quite a few close friends. I eat well, I exercise, take good care of my body, and I like myself. I maintain an active lifestyle and seek out new opportunities for growth and personal development. There’s nothing wrong with me, so why should I consider seeing a therapist?”
There are many ways to answer this question. For the purposes of this article, I focus on two responses …