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Take Action to Build the Life You Want

If you want something you have to Go Get It! Take the steps to make it happen. You have to focus, plan, work hard and be flexible in your approach. Who ever said good things come to those who wait lied!! Take control of your life and destiny!

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Develop Strength from your Painful Experiences

Life can knock us down when we least expect it. Sometimes our whole world, everything we had planned and set out before us can come to a crashing end. When this happens we have two choices;

1: Fall apart and be defeated?

2: Keep going day by day, minute by minute secure in the knowledge that nothing ever stays as it is.

Me, I like the following words of wisdom,
When you are going through hell, keep going!!

It is the most difficult and painful experiences in life that teach us about ourselves and how resilient we truly are. The lessons we learn serve us in the future by helping us to make wiser decisions.

If you are going through ‘hell’ right now understand that we have all been there and if you haven’t you more that likely will have an experience at some point that will knock you for six. (Sorry but it is true)

My point is you can choose not to let it destroy you but to use it to refocus and make you stronger than ever! Yes you will feel, hurt, lost, confused, angry and a million other feelings but you will get through it and be happy again.

Be Honest with Yourself

 

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Always be honest with yourself and trust your instincts. You may not like the truth but taking action will set you free!

Never Stop Believing in Yourself!

 

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Life is full of challenges that test us, knock us and at times take away our confidence. Get up and keep fighting! Believing you can succeed is half the battle.

Irish Living Abroad? Online Counselling Available Directly from Home!

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Irish Living Abroad?

Need to talk but would like a counsellor from home who can relate?

I’ve been there, living and working in another country is fun and exciting but it can also take a while to settle into a new routine, find a job, a place to live, make new friends, even set up a bank account! Sometimes we can feel isolated, anxious, lonely, and even homesick on top of our day to day problems!

If we are already feeling depressed, anxious or facing a difficult problem then being away from home can deflate us further especially if there is a language barrier preventing you from accessing counselling locally.

At Believe Counselling & Psychotherapy I understand the addition pressures that can come with living away from home. That is why I offer One to One Counselling and Personal Development sessions online via Skype for just 40 euro per session!!

No matter where you are in the world just email carol@believecounselling.ie or check out www.believecounselling.ie for more details on how to book your first session!

Destination Change, Last Stop Happiness

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Fear and bad habits can hold us back and keep us stuck. In order to change you need to be clear on what you really want. What is your goal? Your passion? Your reason for wanting to make a positive change? Knowing this will help you to remain focused.

Write it down somewhere you will see it every day. Really understand what changes you need to make in order to reach your goals.

Changes to your attitude, how you think and your behaviour will get you on the right path but you will need to embody these changes and create a manageable routine to keep you on track.  Again, write in down, make a plan. Perseverance and regularly checking your progress will help you to remain focused, allow you to see what does and does not work and what aditional changes can be made to continue moving forward. 

When we really want something in life we have to be prepared to give our all to ensure we succeed. WE have to take control. WE have to ‘drive the bus’ to our destination while allowing our loved ones to share and delight in our journey.

Never be afraid to take Risks!

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It can be difficult to take risks as there is the fear of the unknown starring us in the face! The voice in our head debating perhaps criticising our every thought? We feel anxiety, excitement and stomach churning indecision which can make us feel alive! 

Sometimes it is better to try and fail then never try at all because we learn so much from our failures that we win in a different way. 

 

The Truth About Depression BBC Documentary 2013

Depression is possibly one of the most common and spoken about mental illnesses experienced today. With reportedly a one in four risk of someone experiencing depression in their life time and yet there is still a massive stigma around it and mental health in general.

Thankfully mental illness, in particular depression, is being highlighted in the media on a regular basis which is helping to educate and encourage those who suffer to seek out treatment be that talk therapy, anti-depressants or a combination of both.

I wanted to post this BBC Documentary because I found it to be particularly interesting both from a medical understanding and from first hand accounts of people’s experiences of depression in how it affects them, their lives and the lives of people around them.

 

http://youtu.be/F5YubjEqbZ8

 

“A successful reinvention doesn’t happen when you hate the person you are. It happens when you love yourself enough to believe that you can do better and deserve better.”
— Dr. Phil

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How would focusing on the positive change your life?

If we are to simplify our lives by focusing on what is really important (family, friends, love, fun, a sense of belonging, helping others etc) and took the time to appreciate the little day to day things, how much of a difference do you think that would make to your life?

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Growth Yes Please!

If we are to grow we need to recognise where we have been, where we are now and where we want to go. Growth is achieved through making mistakes and learning from them. Perfection is an illusion, a standard not possible for anyone to reach. Be yourself, make mistakes and move forward on your journey for your mistakes will make you stronger and wiser enriching your your life.

 

Growth – Yes Please!

 

If we are to grow we need to recognise where we have been, where we are now and where we want to go. Growth is achieved through making mistakes and learning from them. Perfection is an illusion, a standard not possible for anyone to reach. Be yourself, make mistakes and move forward on your journey for your mistakes will make you stronger and wiser enriching your your life.