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Article by: Brianna Reineke, LPC, LCDC

June 29, 2016

This August, we celebrate National Wellness Month!

National Wellness Month is an opportunity for all of us to establish healthy habits, such as stress management and remaining present – both for ourselves and others. Establishing practices for self-care and wellbeing is essential to enhancing our quality of life, both as individuals and members of our community. Focusing on topics such as nutrition, sleep patterns, and exercise could all enhance your well-being. The benefits of self-care patterns and wellness often result from a range of simpler changes, as it takes 21 days to create a habit. It is important for you to feel comfortable with the change you create for yourself as well!

Events related to the COVID-19 pandemic of the last two years may make establishing self-care habits overwhelming or even make them feel like daunting tasks. Reframing these habits to fit your needs can help them to feel less challenging. For example, If you want to set a goal to “drink more water,” but struggle to drink water or do not like the taste, you might consider changing the goal to, “stay well hydrated.” This also might allow you more room to drink fruit juices, or some sports drinks if those appeal more to your tastebuds.

Tori Olds, a therapist at Deep Eddy Psychotherapy in Austin, TX, talks about how therapy is not just about solving problems or working out issues—it’s about continually growing and reaching for more.

 

Therapy Is Doing Something That Is Growth Producing

I’m a therapist, and I’ll be in therapy my whole life. I think every therapist, but also every person, should be doing something that’s growth producing.

We are Never Fully Cooked

We can always grow, we are never fully cooked, we always have more to go, we always have more to learn. That’s something I’ve really discovered. The journey keeps continuing and continuing.

It might start with, how do I get from anxious to not anxious? But then what about to just being a better person? Someone more capable of compassion, or a little stronger? Maybe I’m looking to free up a little creativity.

Even Healthy People Can Continue to Grow

We all have lots of issues, so even pretty healthy people, who may feel they have a good handle on life, can still continue growing. It’s like growing a craft. If you’re a musician, you probably are always learning something new, or one way to improve it, or one way to expand your knowledge. You do something new in your next film or song or something like that because there’s always more to explore.

Exploring What It Means to Be Human in Therapy

I think there’s something more to explore in terms of what it is to be human, and how to be human, and how to have the most creative, fresh, in-the-moment and sort of capable inner state. That is something that can always keep going forever. I don’t know if there’s ever a time where we stop.

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