All of us have grown up facing some kind of problem or the other. Physical and emotional abuse, burnout, insecurities, trust issues, inferiority complex – the list is endless. The sour experiences in our lives turn our minds into some kind of tangled ball of wool which desperately needs to be untangled in order to live a healthy life.
One of the best ways to detangle the various thoughts in our heads is by visiting a therapist when we are unable to do it on our own. But many of us cannot afford to see a therapist, don’t have the time or are too scared of society. Trying to solve your problems by looking through advice online can be a risky game, but women on Reddit under the subreddit r/AskWomen have shared pearls of wisdom that will not disappoint.
The conversation began when one user posted, “What is something your therapist said that sticks with you to this day?”
Here’s a look at all that women revealed:
The importance of journalling.
“When someone tells you who they are, believe them.”
People tolerate a lot of nonsense because of familiarity and comfort.
Let go of the things you can’t control. Focus on what you can control.
Be kinder to yourself.
You always have the choice to tell or not tell your loved ones something.
Both situations can exist at once and they are valid.
When you set boundaries for yourself, be strict with it.
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“There’s no such thing as ‘should’.”
What you feel might not always be true.
Don’t give haters what they want.
Talk to yourself in a better tone.
You don’t always have to choose the rough path.
Unlearn the self-deprecating patterns you’ve grown up seeing.
A relationship should just be a part of your life and not your whole life.
Feel as much as you want.
Half the things you’re stressing about don’t matter in the long run.
I think the one piece of advice which has stayed with me is that how you treat yourself is a guidebook for others on how to treat you. So treat yourself with love, respect and adoration. 🙂