When you have a bad day...don't join in!

In this blog I talk about the importance of self care when you are having a tough time.

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I was speaking to a wise colleague recently, and she shared an anecdote which made me smile.
She came home one night, with a big bunch of flowers in her arms, along with a bottle of champagne and some chocolates. Her daughter asked ‘Ooo, what is the occasion?’ My colleague replied ‘I had a REALLY bad day!’
I just loved it. How often do we join in when our day doesn’t got to plan? How often do you find yourself getting flat and feeling defeated, and allowing that to impact how you treat yourself? It’s in those moments of challenge when we need to really, really take care of ourselves.
I remember a Dalai Lama quote from many years ago, saying that he needs to meditate for an hour a day, except when he is busy and then he needs two hours. It’s the same principle, when things are tough, we need more resilience, and we need more nurturing and care to enable that.
Whatever you are living through at the moment, please take care to make sure your self-love practically and physically rises to the occasion. You are precious, and you are the person who most needs to recognise and respond to that.

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 Gainford, Co.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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8 months ago

Thank you so much Fe for another great blog! Reminding myself during challenging times that I need to focus even more so on self care during these times.