You may have struggled emotionally for some time – maybe for longer than you can remember.
You probably find it hard to imagine feeling better than you do today.
That’s okay. I’m used to hearing this when I first meet folks. I’m also used to hearing
“I can’t even imagine how I was back then”.
The way the brain is organized makes it hard for anyone to shift into a completely different state.
That’s why anxiety and depression can be so devastating…it feels like you’ll always be that way.
It’s also why I continue to be an optimist when it comes to my client’s emotional well being.
And by the way, I wouldn’t even recommend trying to find a shortcut (eg. imaging you’re a
lotto winner, thinking positive when you feel like crap, etc.).
You see, there’s an easier, faster way. What I would recommend is taking calculated baby steps
in the right direction, and building the momentum. In fact, that strategy is most compatible with
how the brain actually functions.
Remember the tortoise and the hare? You can get where you want faster when your first steps
are in keeping with where you are today.
“... and then the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful
than the risk it took to blossom.” Anais Nin