We all have issues. Everyone needs therapy!
But most people’s self awareness is as scarce as therapist with free appointments, so WTF should we do?!
God knows, the internet is not the place to find remedy for your mental health struggle, especially not Instagram.
My aim is to make us more self aware that a lot of what we do, how and with who we spend our free time, is motivated by subconscious reasons which might not always be so apparent to us.
Looking back on my past year, on the surface it looked like I’m doing alright. I hit the gym everyday, I dated half of Berlin (lol 😕) and I partied A LOT. But knowing what I know now, it was all just a distraction from how hollow I felt.
Distractions that needed to stop in order for me to get better.
I still struggle but I’m mostly sober (counting out cigarettes, cause my therapist said that’s a “Genussmittel” so fu), I stopped dating random men for validation and I can’t even remember where my gym is. I could’ve never done all that without professional help, so if you need a push in that direction, I hope this post can be that. But if you’re not there yet, let me encourage you to look at your behaviour critically and try identifying patterns and ask yourself if they’re really serving you. Honestly, that’s as much as you can do on your own and it’s hard af.
So children, tell me, what unhealthy coping mechanism have you developed from distracting you from your feelings? Haha, Mom!