The End is the Beginning

October, the month of transition is over.  On the day of this post, it is a chilly 46 degrees in Chicago at 9:30AM with a bright sun shining.  We can’t expect any more of those glorious fall-summer days.  In Chicago, the weather is going to get worse before it gets better.  Lots of people complain about the weather in Chicago.  I figure if that’s all they can complain about, they’re in pretty good shape.

Many people experience more depression and anxiety in the winter months.  I believe this is because we hold onto the past and hold negative expectations about the future.  Warm – good!  Cold – bad!

Could dealing with depression and anxiety be as simple as letting go of the past and adjusting our expectations of the future?  Can happiness and enthusiasm be that simple?

Meditation on my expectation

I will let go of the past.  I will flow with life’s changes, as the seasons change, as I change, as others change around me.  I will create my expectations to embrace the ‘what may be’ rather than ‘what used to be’.

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About almondhead

I am a mental health counselor in private practice. One of the focuses of my practice is helping people with fear, anxiety and their ugly stepsister, depression. I became a counselor after a long career in the technology world, so naturally, I think of the brain as an engineering problem. It can help to understand something about how the brain works. I decided to start this blog as a way to help other people learn about fear, anxiety and relationship. (All our problems are really about relationships.) You can also find me at: www.virtuallyfearless.com www.PsychologyToday.com www.theravive.com http://www.marriagefriendlytherapists.com/
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