The beginning of July marks just over the mid-year point of 2017. It is a great time to assess how well you are doing and if you are on track with your goals. One area to appraise is your mental health. A mid-year check-in will tell you if you’re in good shape, or if you need a bit of help from our counseling center in Las Vegas.
Life can get hectic and it never seems to stop. With that frantic pace comes stress, which can wreak havoc on the mind and body. Stopping every once in a while, to assess where you are and what you need to do offers you the chance to manage your stress level and keep yourself mentally healthy.
Mid-year is the perfect time to check back on your New Year’s resolutions. You might have resolved to lose weight, get a new job, buy a new house, or just learn how to relax by taking a yoga class. Have you completed any of your resolutions or even started them? What is holding you back?
While you are assessing your resolution progress, ask yourself if you’re where you want to be in life. Yes, that is a deep subject, but an important one. Some areas to appraise:
It is a good idea to write down the areas where you might need help. This will allow you to see where you can make positive changes to get your life moving to where you want it to go.
For some reason, mid-year seems to put a lot of pressure on people. You have had six months to work on your resolutions, but have not made satisfactory progress. You are less than six months away from the holiday season. The kids are home from school and you don’t have as much time to spend with them as you would like. Time is flying and you cannot get everything done.
Seeing a therapist at our counseling center in Las Vegas can actually help you get back on track and moving forward. It offers you a safe place to express emotions, handle problems from the past, and deal with every day stress. The therapist can help you develop strategies to help you move forward.
Now, a single therapy session once or twice a year is not enough. If you want to make progress, you will need to commit to more sessions, perhaps once a week or once every other week for at least a few months. But, it’s time well spent when you are making progress.