2020 was a different, strange and unexpected year. A year with a lot of learning, on a personal, family and professional level. A year in which you were forced to live distraction-free, 24/7 with yourself and yours.
Faced with this, it’s worth it plant if, among the ways to face the new year 2021, it would be good if you had psychological support.
Why start a psychotherapy process in early 2021?
Your economy has been more or less affected. You have made decisions in a context of misinformation and uncertainty. Maybe you or a family member has had COVID-19, maybe you know someone who was serious or who died from this disease. You did your best and survived a 2020 with an uncertain prognosis.
Around the end of the year 2020 holidays, you have been thinking and being sincere with yourself. Maybe 2020 has been a tough year in which you haven’t paid attention to your emotional health.. You had other priorities. You left it for later. It’s understandable, it’s not your fault.
You can now say that you have achieved some stability in this new reality. In principle, the way of working online, studying, shopping and even making connections is no longer new to you. And you have accounts that you are going to coexist with the covid situation in 2021. In other words, you have some experience and have learned to manage yourself in a very variable and uncertain environment.
If you identify with one or more of the following scenarios, it’s time to prioritize and commit to that end-of-year goal without delay. Start a psychological therapy process! Here are some of the reasons to consider.
1. Your wishes and goals for the new year are always exciting
In this New Year’s toast, you seal a deal with yourself, based on the idea of feeling better or achieving certain goals. This motivation will be diluted over the year. As the days go by, you will postpone it again. The time has come. Your dreams and goals can come true, it depends on what you do from now on.
2. You are tired
This year you have tried to get by on your own. You have tried different solutions without getting the change in your life that you need so badly. This fatigue is a powerful motivation to seek professional help now.. In 2020, he gave you this learning: it is always better to do, let yourself go with the flow. You finally decide to stop waiting for things to improve on their own and seek psychological help to make it anxious to change or improve.
Psychotherapy can help you solve everyday problems (connections, work, studies, life projects, etc.).
3. Switching to 2020 has left you with a valuable learning curve for self-knowledge.
It is a great starting point to advance your personal development., From the hand of psychological therapy. Now you have a clear idea of what it costs you and what is easy for you. The strengths of your personality and those you would like to work on to improve yourself. What you like and what is definitely not for you. Therapy can help you analyze the different options, move forward already 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, probably in 2020, these symptoms that you lived with for years have increased in frequency and intensity and have been difficult to manage on your own. You know you have to engage in a therapeutic process. Now is the best time to ask for help, before this picture continues to get worse.
5. The psychological wear and tear of caring for and supporting others is a reality
Based on the stress caused by the contingency of VOCID-19 at the social level, one or more non-specific or isolated symptoms such as insomnia, eating disorders, anxiety, irritability, fear of being with many people or inside, or guilt, among others.
These symptoms occur in healthcare workers and other essential workers. And inside every house are presented in people who fulfill fixed and central roles of care, administration or provider of the own family, Being the triggering situations one or more of the following situations:
- Illness with moderate or severe symptoms in you or other people nearby.
- Loss of loved ones (inability to see or send them away).
- Preventive physical distancing with loved ones.
- Prolonged isolation of frequent places, to avoid infection.
- Loss (or fear of losing) a job or a family business.
- Suspension of a personal project for the exclusive care of a sick relative.
- Return to the parents’ home or postponement of economic independence.
This suffering has been socially normalized and is minimized by the person himself. Of the five scenarios, it turns out that the most dangerous is being silenced.
If you identify with one or more triggers and symptoms, please do not delay the consultation. Let the professional psychologist assess the severity of your symptoms and suggest next steps.