Choices Give Strength
There is something about making choices that bring out the sunshine for us people. To be in a situation that is difficult but to have choice in the details can bring about a feeling of well – being.
An example of this would be a person visiting hospital against their wishes. They are given a choice to see the doctor one, in the morning or two, in the afternoon. Another example would be they are given the choice to one, attend a medication group or two attend an occupational therapy group. By having some choice they are given the reins a little bit. This allows them to have some control.
Making choices in our daily lives while not in hospital can also lead to a state of satisfaction mind. Deciding to do chores in the morning or afternoon can lead to a feeling of confidence. Although it’s not always great to be controling it is especially satisfying to have a feeling of control in some areas of one’s life.
So if you’re feeling out of control. Take the reins and give yourself some choices. You may feel better off for it and get some things done in the process.
Posted on May 19, 2012, in Balance, Happiness, Self Esteem and Positivity, mental health, New Age Psychology, Relationships and tagged alternatives to medication, empowerment, forgiveness, identity, meaning, mental health, self-knowledge. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.