Life transitions can be a scary and unwanted time in your life, especially unforeseen change. They are sometimes things that you cannot plan and require dedication to be able to move past it. When these changes occur if you could find yourself getting stuck in trying to make things how they were before and you will never be able to see the positive things that could come. This is a very common trigger for anxiety and depression. Now you may be thinking, “But what if there are no positive things to come?” Then your Orlando anxiety counselors are here to tell you to read the title of this blog again and take a deep breath.
The first step into anything is always the most challenging and difficult one. Some may think it is the middle or the end of the journey, but it is often the first step because you know what is potentially coming down the road and that alone can lead to talking yourself out of doing something. That first step is like being in an empty white space with no direction around you. You stand there and think which direction I should go. It is scary because it is unknown, but also powerful because there is no overarching power holding you to go directly in a specific direction. You are the decision make and allow yourself the opportunity to make these choices on your own. Walking this individualized staircase of your life can be aided alongside a therapist in Orlando.
The first step is usually followed by the second step, and then the third and fourth steps until you start to accrue a pathway behind you full of success and triumph. A pathway that you have built. This pathway did not exist before you but putting yourself first, focusing on what it is that you need to succeed and thrive into your best life is giving you the motivation, determination, and push to achieve what you need to achieve. The first step is scary and overwhelming, but not as overwhelming as taking no steps. Think about it. As many anxiety counselors in Orlando point out, progress isn't always linear. Allowing yourself to take in each step, each success, and each failure leads a healthier journey.
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.