Just like tiny particles of pollen that impair our physical health each spring, one intrusive thought can undermine our mental health no matter the season. A negative thought or judgment can leave our mind a little fuzzy and have us feeling low and disengaged. Through Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), we can notice these unwanted thoughts and their effects on our mood or body. Then, we can choose to focus on another, more empowering idea to lift our mood and improve our mental clarity.
Wherever you are, and whatever you are going through I hope you find one of these ten quotes helpful as you journey through this moment and today.
Happiness can be found even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light. — Albus Dumbledore from “Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban”
There’s only us. There’s only this. Forget regret, or life is yours to miss. No other road. No other way, no day but today. — “No Day But Today,” Rent
Start by doing what’s necessary, then do what’s possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible. — Saint Francis of Assisi
Even if we don’t have the power to choose where we come from, we can still choose where we go from there. — Charlie from “The Perks of Being a Wallflower”
Just keep swimming. — Dory from “Finding Nemo”
Be not afraid of life. Believe that life is worth living, and your belief will help create the fact. — William James
Peace is the result of retraining your mind to process life as it is, rather than as you think it should be. — Wayne W. Dyer
“I wish it need not have happened in my time,” said Frodo.
“So do I,” said Gandalf, “and so do all who live to see such times. But that is not for them to decide. All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us.” — J.R.R. Tolkien from “The Fellowship of the Ring“
Smile, breathe and go slowly. — Thich Nhat Hanh
Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not. — Dr. Seuss from “The Lorax”
There are far, far better things ahead than anything we leave behind. — C. S. Lewis
The Summit has a team of counselors who can help you identify and dispute unrealistic or unhelpful thoughts and develop problem-solving skills. This type of treatment is beneficial for most people who suffer with depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, eating disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorders, and many others. To learn more or to schedule an appointment, call the front office at 678-893-5300 or visit us at www.summitcounseling.org.