Addiction | Mental Health | Psychotherapy

When feeling overwhelmed around implementing lifestyle changes and doing something differently “forever” it can be helpful to break it down and just focus on doing it for today, or even just for now, in this moment.

So for someone struggling with the idea of lifelong abstinence from alcohol, cocaine, or whatever happens to be their “drug of choice” and feeling at a loss as to how they will be able to accomplish that, it can be helpful to just focus on today and when it feels really tough, to focus on just right now and to reach out to someone in recovery for help.

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Doing things despite feeling fear is essential. 

The more you avoid a situation, the greater the anxiety around it builds.

Anxiety can only thrive in avoidance.

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I am thinking of starting a new segment for my YouTube channel titled “Off-Label” where I would share my own observations and experiences regarding the dysfunction I encountered throughout my own medical training and talk about what it’s really like to become a doctor.

I could also share my thoughts on current events in healthcare, such as physician burnout and what I’ve observed as the undiscussed contributing factors.

This segment would largely serve as a more realistic counterpoint from an insider’s perspective to the often romanticized and idealized world of medicine as portrayed in the media.

Is this something that would be of interest?

Let me know what you think by dropping a like or leaving a comment!

I’m open to questions and topic suggestions.

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Often times we turn to avoidance when we experience uncomfortable feelings. 

Turning to alcohol, cannabis, food, video games, porn, or other things to numb, escape, or tune out.

But what if we paused to consider the following instead: 

What is the underlying message behind these feelings?

Sh*tty feelings are often just information that our life as it is currently constructed isn’t working for us or that there are certain things we are neglecting.

For example, not being assertive in communicating our needs, or not having boundaries and overextending ourselves in relationships in order to not hurt someone else while inconveniencing ourself in the process, etc.

What are your feelings trying to tell you?

What are your uncomfortable feelings trying to “nudge” you into doing that you’ve been putting off?

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A great quote to start the day.

Recovery is possible.

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