It does happen to everybody to feel a down sometimes. Life is more and more quickly changing and stressful, and we feel more and more pressure within work, social duties, families, etc.
But what if you have a psychological problem that lives with you for years? It is so hard to talk about it, that many people decide to struggle with it themselves trying to figure it out and to overcome it. Some of them succeed and some others push it deeper and make it worse.
By time, the brain adapts itself to the sufferance and starts to ignore those critical issues to make your life still possible. You come then to the point that there are no solutions for your problem and the only possible way is to live with it. Some people live all their lives with a cane because they never thought that it might be a solution for their problem and they never asked for help. A good amount of your energy is then directed unconsciously to deal with your demons and that prevents you to focus fully on other things you would like to achieve.
Many people say that they can’t get ahead because their circumstance is ‘keeping them down’, when in fact they are keeping themselves down by not taking control of matters. In fact there are very few things in life that are so completely out of our control that we have no impact on the direction they take us.
Consulting a psychologist helps you to express yourself and see your problems from an exterior point of view. It also helps you to organize your ideas, understand your emotions, and clearly see a strategy to free yourself from sufferance. Investing your time and energy with a psychologist becomes then the best investment you could make, because it will help you to overcome those breaks that prevent you from fulfilling the life that you want.
Written by: Nadim. M.