Life can be super busy – with work, study, socialising, relationships, and family commitments – it can often feel impossible to make time for yourself. When you are juggling multiple responsibilities, you may think there’s no room in your schedule to squeeze in therapy. However, if you are not careful, eventually you will become completely drained – leaving you with nothing left to cope with everyday life, and no energy to give to others.

Self-care is not selfish or self-indulgent. It is more than bubble baths and fancy food – self-care is prioritising your needs and seeking support when you need it. It is essential to make room in our busy lives to look after ourselves and our wellbeing. When we forget to leave time in our schedule for self-care, we become far more vulnerable to experiencing burn-out. This happens when our internal resources are depleted, leaving us physically and mentally exhausted.  As a result, we lack the energy we need to carry-out our hectic lifestyle. Hence, failing to take care of ourselves can hold us back and actually prevent us from achieving our goals.

It is important to balance our external commitments with our individual needs. Therapy is time for you to put aside your responsibilities and focus only on yourself. It is a place where you can be vulnerable. A place where you can talk about anything and everything without judgement.  If your schedule is too busy to travel to the clinic, online therapy may be for you. Studies show that conducting therapy via telehealth can be just as effective, especially if you are struggling to make time to come and see somebody face-to-face. If you have any questions or concerns about engaging in EMDR therapy online, feel free to check out THIS LINK on our website.

What if you are too stressed to attend therapy? Well, as you may know, there are many adverse side-effects of stress. Physical symptoms of stress may include headaches and fatigue, whilst mental symptoms can include anxiety and sadness. If we are feeling too stressed to attend our therapy session, that usually means we need it the most. Stress, worry and anxiety can significantly hinder our ability to cope with the events of our day-to-day lives. Seeing to our emotional needs by attending therapy sessions can help reduce the negative effects of these issues. In fact, therapy can help you minimise and manage your stress-levels, improve your mood, and provide you with the skills you need to cope with adversities.

Although therapy can be confronting, it is essential that we get the help we need. When you’re juggling multiple responsibilities, therapy is crucial, because it means taking time for you and only you.