As springtime approaches, we are presented with new challenges and opportunities. Daylight lingers, which brings comfort to some, but to many of us, the longer days may bring on feelings of loneliness. When that happens, we may try to suppress our lonely thoughts by eating unhealthy foods. This can be a vicious cycle as we berate ourselves for overindulging. On top of that, we may have concerns of wearing warm weather clothing, exposing our bodies more than we like.
However, we still have the power to choose. Instead of allowing ourselves to be consumed by fear, we can embrace the milder temperatures and explore ways to kindle warmth in our hearts. Something as simple as the song of a sparrow or the smell of hyacinth can speak to us in a new way, encouraging us to love ourselves and our bodies and express kindness and empathy toward others.
We can break through old habits by nurturing loving relationships with supportive friends around us. Fortunately, there is no need to travel on this road alone. Joanne Gerr, L.C.S.W. offers therapy sessions that have helped many people move in a more positive direction. She offers group therapy as well in Manhattan, New York and Highland Park, New Jersey. To join group therapy or meet with an experienced therapist, contact us online or call us at 212-750-8130.