Skills To Make Life Better.
Whilst working on a new project I discovered some work I did to change my distorted thinking habits was actually only half the work I needed to do.
Something that has been bothering me lately is why my self soothing behaviours have increased when I expected them to decrease in line with my decreased levels of anxiety and stress.
I'm trying to write an anger management article for my site but I just can't compress such a big topic down to a simple article.
It's four in the morning and there's nothing to do so I decided to write about nothing.
Life is a never ending stream of wins and losses. I'm winning and losing too but, these days, I try to focus more on the wins than the losses and it makes for a happier life.
I'm very good at helping other people when they are depleted and in need of comfort but I'm very bad at every other aspect of relating to other people socially and personally.
The here and now can often hold a small, insignificant, gift that can make me really happy if I let it.
To commemorate my fiftieth birthday I have compiled a list of fifty things I have learned, often the hard way, about life and living.
Three weeks ago I called a free gambling help service and asked for a counsellor to help me with my gambling problem. Yesterday I rejected the counsellor they gave me without even seeing her. Today she called again and I had my first counselling session with her. Here is the three part story together with the life skills each part of the story required me to use.
There is an important life skill called "Help-seeking" and I am not very good at it. It has taken me 50 years but I am finally ready to use this skill and follow through with it.