Feeling a Little Bit Off-Kilter? See Your Local Therapist for a Mental Health Tune Up

time for a mental health tune up

Many of us don’t think about the fact that we may need a mental health tune-up.

You take care of your car with regular maintenance and tune-ups. You also take care of your physical health with annual checkups. But many of us don’t think about the fact that we may need a mental health tune-up as well. If you feel like you’ve been out of sorts lately, it’s a good time to make an appointment with a local therapist. Here’s how a qualified counselor can help you get past life’s challenging periods.

Examine the Root Causes of Your Stress

It’s easy to slip into negative behavior patterns, especially when you’re under a lot of stress. Maybe you come home from work and have a drink to take the edge off the day. But before you know it, that one drink turns into two or three and you end up doing it most days of the week. While you might assume that it’s normal to have stressful days, unhealthy habits can cover up deeper issues. It may be that you’re unhappy in your job or your relationship and need to make a change. A conversation with a counselor can help you find the deeper motivations for your stress.

Boost Your Productivity

Do you feel like you’re in a bit of a slump? Maybe you notice that you’re just not getting as much done as you used to and you aren’t sure why. Seeing a local therapist can help you get a glimpse into what’s really going on. Maybe the daily commute into downtown Houston on the beltway is just getting you down. Or you might be suppressing unhappy memories that you don’t want to confront. Whatever the reason, you’re not as productive as you once were, a counselor can help you find and fix the issue.

Make Your Relationships Better

The health of your relationships has a great impact on the rest of your life. But you can unintentionally sabotage your relationships in several ways. You may use poor communication styles or sweep issues underneath the rug. Maybe you’re keeping important secrets from your spouse. Whatever it is that you’re doing that’s impacting your relationship, a local therapist can help.

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Help You Make Important Decisions

Sometimes you feel off-kilter because you need to make big decisions and can’t decide which way to go. You may be able to ask your friends or significant other for input, but ultimately, you’re the only one responsible for your choices. Often the people you ask for opinions are too close to the issue to be able to look at it objectively. Their advice may not be especially constructive or useful. The objective nature of a third party such as a counselor can help you to more appropriately evaluate all sides of the issue, including possible outcomes and consequences.

Experience More Joy

Do you feel like you’re going through life in a state of mere existence? You wake up, go to work, come home for a few hours, then do it all over again. In short, you can easily fall into a rut. When everyday’s the same, it can be easy to lose sight of all the joy life has to offer. Finding the joy in the mundane often requires training your mind to focus on the right things. You may not be able to achieve this on your own. A mental health tune-up with a local therapist can help you retrain your thought processes and shift your perspectives.

Life is good in Houston and beyond. Sometimes you just need a little help to see that for yourself. Learn about the talented therapists and counselors at Eddins Counseling Group.

Contact us at 832-559-2622 or schedule an appointment online.

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Rachel Eddins, M.Ed., LPC-S, CGP
Rachel’s passion is to help people discover their personal gifts and strengths to achieve self-acceptance, create a healthy relationship with food, mind and body, and find meaning and fulfillment in work and life roles. She helps people create nurturance and healing from within to restore balance and enoughness and overcome binge eating, emotional eating, anxiety, depression and lack of career fulfillment.

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