Adjusting to a “new normal” can be very challenging and sometimes confusing. Routine is safe and secure, while change may be feel terrifying due to fear of the unknown. This may hit home for you as you especially considering the COVID-19 pandemic we are currently enduring. When have you ever experienced a pandemic? If it feels difficult, know that those feelings are completely valid and you are entitled to feel that way. Maybe before or even during this difficult time, other adjustments such as divorce, becoming a new parent, having to take care of elderly parents, changing jobs, relocating, starting a new program of study, retirement, or a medical diagnosis have emerged and this can be overwhelming and create difficult emotions. You may doubt yourself and wonder whether this is how you are meant to move in this next journey in your life. Let’s face it — it’s not easy adjusting to a new reality regardless of what that new change may be.
Even when the change is perceived as being for the better, such as the birth of a child, getting a promotion or moving to a new and exciting city, finding your feet in this difficult situation can be hard and these feelings are completely valid and justified. Sometimes change is not what we expect it to be.
Therapy can help you make sense of this new situation and provide a space where you can talk about your doubts and worries without the fear of being judged. We will work collaboratively to help you gain insight and determine what you need to adapt, thrive and cultivate joy while you maneuver this new stage in your life. Evolve into your best self today!