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A Rewarding Career

When I was a teenager, I couldn’t decide what career path I wanted to pursue after my high school graduation. While I wanted to earn a comfortable living, money wasn’t the only factor guiding my decision. I also desired to have a job that would allow me to help others in some way. If you’re searching for a rewarding career, consider counseling. Counselors have the opportunity to help people solve complicated problems on a daily basis. For instance, as a counselor, you might help a couple resolve marriage issues, aid a teenager battling an eating disorder, or assist an adult dealing with depression. I didn't end up becoming a counselor, but on this blog, I hope you will discover some of the most interesting aspects of being a counselor.

A Rewarding Career

Hey Moms – You Need A Break Too!

by Marie Reid

As a mother, you probably feel that the whole world rests on your shoulders. Without you, the household would fall apart, the kids would go unbathed and unfed, homework wouldn't get done, and the bills would pile up. It can all feel like an endless string of thankless responsibilities. Carrying this load can cause many mothers to feel overwhelmed – defeated even. Each night, you go to bed knowing that you're just going to have to do everything that you've done that day again the next day, and the next and the next. Well, moms, it's time to do something different: it's time to help yourself. Here, you'll find a few tips to help protect your mental health so that you can continue being the rock your family relies on you to be.

Go to a Therapist

Sure, you have your girlfriends to sit around and talk about all of your problems with, but chances are, they aren't providing you with the tools that you need to improve how you feel about situations and how you handle them. Working with a therapist is more than just going and talking about your feelings – it's being taught how to manage those feelings and improve how you react. Learning will not only help you, but it can help the entire family improve. When mom is run down and unhappy, the entire household will suffer.

Tip: If you think your schedule is too hectic to find an hour every other week to sit with a therapist, think about how it will be when you break-down emotionally and physically because you've been trying to carry the world on your shoulders. You must take care of yourself, or you won't be able to take care of your loves.

Me-Time Required

No, you do not have to dedicate your entire life to taking care of your home, family, and pets. Yes, you do have the right to spend some time by yourself doing anything that makes you feel good. This could be going for a walk, spending a day at the spa, or sitting at the library or coffee house. Whatever makes you feel refreshed, do it as often as you need it. Your family probably does whatever they want whenever they want without worrying about anything, and you should have that luxury as well. Get out of your house every week, or even more often if you can manage it.

Mental health is just as important as physical health. If you put treatment off too long, it could become something more than you can handle without seeking even more professional help.

To get started with taking care of yourself, contact a local therapist like Donald McEachran, PHD