Daily living takes its toll on most people, there are chores to be done, errands to be run and things to be taken care of. Unless one is centred and focused on one’s inner being (the complex of thoughts-feelings-sensations and inner phenomena that define one’s internal world), one can easily lose oneself in extroverted activity.
When one realizes this loss of focus, one does indulge in a variety of Me-Time activity to pamper oneself: spas to cleanse and detoxify, beauty treatments, exercise, yoga and meditation. All these and maybe more are soothing and relaxed ways to focus on oneself, yet often these are restricted to our bodies alone. Some may touch the realm of emotions, but yet the inner being remains unexplored.
Psychotherapy is a wonderful process which I call a complete Me Time activity as it would encompass all that comprises your being, your life and all its activities. One could consult a trained counselor/therapist for one’s personal issues, which could range from work related stress, relationship woes, inability to achieve personal goals or even work on the development of one’s personhood. It can be preventive and proactive or damage control.
Emotional well being is the key to leading a happy, fulfilled life which is often a goal of personal therapy. We often carry deep, dark,
detrimental emotional debris and clutter from the various interactions with people and situations in our day to day life.
Therapy in such cases acts as a potent antivirus which insulates our mental system from crashing.
Therapy as Me Time also includes understanding one’s deeper aspirations and needs and working towards them. We are often discontent and disgruntled as we fritter valuable energy resources and reserves in unproductive ways which not only don’t take us towards our goals but also become impediments.
Therapy helps to examine this and re centre and re program ourselves.