Here's something that I feel is true: Filling up my living space with flowers, artwork, cat toys (and a cat) and glow in the dark skulls makes me smile. Unless chemicals are blocking that cozy little feeling of joy.
We love to surround ourselves with people and objects that make us feel good. But sometimes, we don't feel what we want to feel.
Here's something else I feel is true: People are a lot more willing to discuss having an allergist sort out their body's chemical responses than they are willing to discuss therapists doing the same.
I would like it if that were not true. And, honestly, I think that a shift is already starting to happen. This is fantastic!
But, just because I would like something to be true, doesn't mean it was instantly true for me. I've needed a lot of help from both allergists and therapists; both have honestly made my life richer- I'm better able to live the life I crave. However, for one of these professionals I needed to do some mental weeble wobbling before I saw things in a way that made sense to me.
Here's how I increased my comfort level. Will it do the same for you, or help you to smile? Well! I'd like that!
Obviously, the two don't actually have the same job. And only with playful oversimplification does it look like they do. It was just a new frame for the situation that helped ease my own anxiety.
Sometimes, I believe wellness needs a little bit of a tongue-in-cheek approach.
Take care, and be kind to yourself!
P.S. Are there any parts of either therapy or allergies (or both!) that make you laugh? Let me know in the comments!
Abigail, or AEE Miller, loves the following: art, Halloween, her family, learning, and so much more!