Reasoning can be considered one of the most important and fundamental principles a person can carry. This characteristic helps us daily to justify why we make certain decisions. Reasoning is a great skill to have, but it is even more important to understand how reasoning develops within oneself. This can lead to empowerment, as well as seeing the ability to foster self-growth. Expert individual therapists in Winter Park have noted that one’s reasoning can be tainted with the notion of doing something for someone else. The tendency to aim reasoning toward fulfilling another person’s needs, in order to make ourselves feel better, can be detrimental your own progress. Therefore, understanding the differences between the reasoning for doing something for yourself or for another person is imperative to build positive reasoning skills.
Taking care of yourself is something that still seems to be foreign in the world as noted by a recent trend of skilled therapists in Winter Park. Reasoning for doing something for yourself needs to be directed first with a “want” to do it. With the notion of “wanting” to do something, this is placing value on the thing you want to do and understanding that the meaning behind it has significant value towards yourself. Life counseling in Winter Park is geared towards true fulfillment of the “wants” you set forth in your life.
Doing something for the purpose of others has both a benefit and a downfall to it. It is a benefit to do something for others if there is a genuine want. The reasoning for doing something for others can stem from the want to see that person succeed and/or wanting to be a support system to that person. The negative side of doing something for others is when you become engulfed and submissive towards their fulfillment over yours. If this is the case, perhaps there is a deeper underlying issue presented that a therapist in Winter Park can unpack. Usually, this can stem from the drive and need to make others happy or feeling that it is your responsibility for others' happiness. You do not need to do anything unless you want to. Putting your happiness first is not meant to be placed second but first.
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.