Have you ever heard of an Apology Language? I hadn't until recently and decided to do some investigating. I am a diehard Love Language fan and inevitably give the homework assignment to all of my couple’s counseling clients. Now I am all in on these Apology Languages. In relationships not only do we have a particular way we need to receive love, we also have a manner in which we need to receive an apology.
I can recall times leaving our appointments happy and holding hands, and other sessions walking out barely speaking to one another. It was a journey for sure, but one I feel was needed to build the strong foundation we have today, especially being a millennial married couple. One thing we both took from our time in counseling was the concept of love languages.
I find that if I don’t hold myself accountable I tend to fall off the self care band wagon real quick. Which is why this weekend I decided to scale back and practice what I preach! This weekend I indulged in some much needed self care time to avoid this dreaded, yet real experience.
What typically causes the disconnect is a lack of accountability and planning. “Well how can I hold myself accountable?”, I hear you asking. One of my favorite new year accountability tools is vision boards.
There is just not enough time in the day to do for myself at times. I don’t want to be seen as selfish when I declare I need a moment alone. I desire time to just cater to myself and shut everyone else off. Family, friends, and clients included! My body always reminds me when I need to slow down and have some me time and I always listen.
The holidays are approaching and I can’t help but think about all of my loved ones that have passed away. This is the toughest time of the year for me as a therapist because I have to help my clients through their grieving while I tackle mine as well.
“During the Fall and Winter months people who would normally rather be single or promiscuous find themselves along with the rest of the world desiring to be "Cuffed" or tied down by a serious relationship. The cold weather and prolonged indoor activity causes singles to become lonely and desperate to be cuffed.”
Question: How many people work in your practice?
Answer: Just me, for now.
Question: Then why does your website and postings say “we”? Who’s the we?
And here I was, subconsciously putting myself in timeout. On that day I declared that I was going to live my best life, even if I got “caught”. Yes, I am a professional therapist but I am also a person that likes to go out occasionally to have a good time and I was going to do just that.
You read it correctly, I don’t clean my house. Well, not anymore. Don’t judge me! A lot has changed in my life over the last few years and cleaning my house has fallen to the bottom of my to-do list.
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