Some of the biggest challenges we experience come from within. It’s an unnerving prospect to discover that your worst enemy is right here, within your head, in the form of your beliefs. Now, I’m not saying that this is the definitive list, but the items we’ve come up with represent some of the biggest blocks to self-improvement.
Self-help on prescription – isn’t that a contradiction? Not really. There’s only so far your doctor can go when you ask for help. The role of the doctor is often to advise and support. Sometimes a tablet will result in a cure but where mental health is concerned the tablet is more likely to offer some support for those who think meds may help.
In nearly all situations it is possible to see something good. Maybe it poured with rain when you went for a walk – but you still got some exercise and fresh air. Yes, the meal you paid for wasn’t that nice – but the company was good. OK, so you lost your job – but as one door closes another opens. You get the idea.
What would I say to my teenage self? It’s true that wisdom comes with age and this has proven to be true with every passing day. Looking back, there are a lot of things that I would have done differently to improve the quality of life that I’m living today. I’m sure if I met my older self I’d have lots of questions. But would I be able to take my own advice?