Life is a journey, like a pathway up a giant hill. Some days you stand on the top of the hill, feeling the sun on your face. Energised, connected, strong, confident, resilient, happy. On the top of the hill you feel like you can do anything and cope with everything. It feels great to be up there.
But you can’t always stay on the top of the hill.
Things happen; relationships, stress, worry, sleepless nights, problems at work, kids and without you even noticing, those things all pile up and you start to slip down the hill.
Those negative feelings start to build up. You don’t feel good enough, you’re bored, unhappy, lonely, snappy, angry, overwhelmed.
You want to speak to someone, but you don’t know how to explain how you feel. Maybe you’re surrounded by people, but maybe you feel totally alone and isolated from anyone who would understand.
You don’t feel like you, but you don’t know who you are any more or how you’re supposed to feel.
You feel off, lost, confused, exhausted, your thoughts are spiralling.
The more you notice these feelings, the more these feelings start to grow. The more they grow, the further down that slope you slip and the harder it is to know how to get up again.
Your mood grows darker and those feelings of sadness, unhappiness or that sense that something’s not right become larger and leave you wondering how you change things.
You want to feel confident again, connected with those around you, happy in your own skin, feel strong and resilient and about to enjoy every minute of your life, but how. You’re not sure where to go, but you just want someone you can offload all your thoughts and feelings to so that you can get some clarity & perspective.