What makes your life joyful this Stress Awareness Week

In this blog Fe asks how we can find joy in the small things when life is feeling tough

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This stress awareness week, take a moment to notice what it is that makes life joyful. It’s easy to think it’s the big stuff, you’ll feel better when you get the project finished, or when you get promoted, or when you’re in a relationship. Actually, that conditional kind of happiness may well lead you to keep needing to chase ‘bigger and better’ goals, with goalposts that keep moving out and a joyfulness that never arrives.
 
Instead, this week how about staying open to the little moments that make life worth living? To the sunlight in the morning sky. To the glorious autumn foliage. Or luscious hot chocolate. Or the smile of a young child. I don’t know what makes your heart sing, but I’m sure that you do, and that its not complicated stuff.
 
This stress awareness week, seek out the joyful right there amidst the normality of daily life. It may just reduce your stress levels!

Fe Robinson, Psychotherapist

Hi. I'm Fe, and I'm here to help you thrive, whatever life brings. I believe every client is unique, I work with you to help you explore, discover and grow in whatever ways are right for you. I work with a wide range of clients, both long and short term. I offer Psychotherapy, EMDR therapy and Couples Counselling to UK clients online and in Durham in North-East England. I am UKCP Accredited and an EMDR Europe Practitioner, and offer Clinical Supervision to counsellors and psychotherapists online and in person. Following a career in Organisation Development I became a therapist because it's my heart work. Before having my family and starting my private practice I worked in the NHS and mental health charities.

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