Individual counseling Orlando supports happiness. Many people lose sight of what truly makes them happy. They spend much of the time in a “fog,” going through motions or activities that don’t actual fulfill their inner selves. Finding happiness can be an on-going quest for many people. Filling days with activities or planned events can become a state of survival. The search for finding happiness with these things becomes comfortable and routinely familiar, but often does not last for long. The moments bring happiness, but it is not sustainable. They might even be driven by the needs of others which can bring about feelings of emptiness or sadness.
Take a moment to look over this list. Sit down with yourself and ask yourself how many of these things you feel on a daily basis. If you come up with a high number, my advice is to seek help. Find a mental health counselor that can be your true support and help you find the meaning in your life and reach the authentic happiness you desperately deserve.
With daily practices you will begin to see that finding happiness even after events or stages of life are over, can be achieved by maintaining a sense of internal purpose and fulfillment.
Are you living by your own standards, values, goals? Are you continuing to make time for the things you enjoy? Do you take time to evaluate your life goals and if you have been putting effort into accomplishing them or have you put them on hold for while? If so, why? Staying on track with where you are in your own life journey, regardless of those around you, helps you maintain your sense of identity and individuality.
What moments bring you those feelings which are driven by you and not external influences? When do they happen now and when did they happen in the past? Find ways to incorporate more of those moments into your life.
Create a space in your life that gives you hope and purpose for your future. Are there places you want to travel, educational goals you’d like to achieve, self-care goals that you’re aiming for? Whatever the case may be, keep your eye on those steps you can implement regularly to achieve those goals. Most importantly, if you’re plan doesn’t seem to be working, then change it. Do not let failures cause you to retreat back into the fog.
Heather Oller is a licensed Orlando therapist at Orlando Thrive Therapy, Coaching & Counseling who specializes in counseling Orlando couples, individuals, and families who are seeking changes in their lives. She has been a mental health professional for over 17 years and is a practicing Orlando counselor that specializes in conflict resolution for couples. You can contact her for an appointment or call 407-592-8997 for more information.