Yes I’m a counsellor and help others with their emotions but I too am human and I know that one of my mental health defences is to ‘cope’. I’m always the one with the plan, the one who can be depended on to be ultimately responsible. It’s my comfort blanket, my way of getting approval. Has been for a long time.
This defence is mostly really helpful to me. I’ve spent most of my life leading, inspiring, motivating.
So this is a reminder for those optimistic, strong, coping ones like me that it’s ok to sometimes not cope and not have the solutions. Reaching out and showing this vulnerability is sometimes difficult but may just be the right thing to do at times.