Why start going to therapy early this year 2021
2020 was a different year, strange, unexpected. A year with a lot of learning, on a personal, family and professional level. A year in which you were forced to live without distractions, 24/7 with yourself and yours.
Given this, it is worth stand up if, among the ways to face the new year 2021, it would be good for you to have psychological support.
Why start a psychotherapy process at the beginning of 2021?
Your economy was affected, to a greater or lesser extent. You made decisions in a context of misinformation and uncertainty. Maybe you or someone in your family had COVID-19, maybe you knew someone who was seriously ill or died from that disease. You did the best you could and survived a 2020 with an uncertain prognosis.
Around the end of the year 2020 festive dates, you reflected and opened up to yourself. Maybe 2020 was a difficult year in which you did not pay attention to your emotional health. You had other priorities. You saved it for later. It’s understandable, it’s not your fault.
Now you can affirm that you have achieved some stability within this new reality. In principle, the online mode of work, study, shopping and even links is no longer a novelty for you. And you expect that you will live with the covid situation during 2021. That is, you have some experience and have learned to deal with a highly variable and uncertain environment.
If you identify with one or more of the following scenarios, It is time to prioritize and commit to that purpose of the beginning of the year without delay. A process of psychological therapy begins! These are several of the reasons to consider.
1. Your wishes and resolutions for the new year are still throbbing
In that New Year’s Eve toast, you seal an agreement with your Self, based on the idea of feeling better or achieving certain goals. That motivation will fade as the year progresses. As the days go by, you will put it off again. Now is the time. Your dreams and goals can come true, it depends on what you do from now on.
2. You are tired
This year you tried to get by without help. You tried different solutions, without achieving the change in your life that you need so much. That tiredness is a powerful motivation to ask for professional help right now. 2020 gave you this learning: it is always better to do, than to let yourself go with the flow. Finally you decide to stop waiting for things to improve on their own and seek psychological help to achieve what you want to change or improve.
Psychological therapy can help you solve problems in everyday life (relationships, work, study, life projects, etc.).
3. Going through 2020 left you a valuable learning of self-knowledge
That is an excellent starting point to advance your personal development., hand in hand with psychological therapy. Now you are very clear about what it costs you and what is easy for you. The strengths of your personality and those that you would like to work on to improve. What you like and what is definitely not for you. Therapy can help you analyze the different options, and move forward in making important decisions, and take action.
4. Anxiety, phobias and depression were the order of the day in 2020
If you have had psychological problems for years, surely during 2020, those symptoms that you got used to living with for years have increased in frequency and intensity and it has been difficult for you to manage them yourself. You know that you need to commit to a therapeutic process. Now is the best time to ask for help, before that situation continues to worsen.
5. The psychological exhaustion due to caring and supporting others is a reality
From the stress caused by the contingency of COVID-19 at the social level, one or more nonspecific or isolated symptoms are imposed such as insomnia, eating disorders, anguish, irritability, fear of being with many people or closed spaces, or guilt, among others.
These symptoms occur in health personnel and other essential workers. And inside every home, They occur in those people who fulfill fixed and central roles of care, administration or provider of the family itself, the triggering situations being one or more of the following:
- Disease with moderate or severe symptoms in yourself or others close to you.
- Loss of loved ones (without being able to see them or say goodbye).
- Preventive physical distancing with relatives.
- Prolonged isolation from frequent places, for prevention of contagion.
- Loss (or fear of loss) of job or family business.
- Suspension of a personal project for the exclusive care of a sick family member.
- Return to the parents’ home or postponement of financial independence.
This condition has been normalized at a social level and is minimized by the person himself. Of the five scenarios, it turns out to be the most dangerous, because it is silenced.
If you identify with one or more of the triggers and symptoms, please do not delay the consultation. Let the professional psychologist evaluate the severity of your symptoms and propose the steps to follow.