That super scary first step…

The first step is always the most daunting, isn’t it? This counts as much for coming to the first counseling session (so very scary!) as it does for the counselor starting a blog (also so very scary!).

During initial sessions, I like to remind my clients that I too, am human, that I too have life challenges and seasons and emotions and good and bad days. And moments where I feel unsure of myself, like right now writing my first blog post. These feelings are universal and actually quite appropriate and healthy, albeit uncomfortable.

Let me repeat this: Emotions are appropriate and healthy.

The key to progress is this: be aware of the feelings that come up, name them, if necessary, to let them sit at the table, thank them for being here, and then go about your business anyways.

Growth and joy happens outside of our comfort zone.