You made it! This is the time everyone has been talking about as when life truly begins. You are free to make your own choices: where to live, what to eat, where to work, who to socialize with, how to spend your money. Now that you are here you may be wondering, “What now?” The responsibilities of new found adulthood can be overwhelming, scary even. Some of the challenges that come with this phase of life may include:
- Choosing a career
- Choosing a college
- Ending relationships
- Beginning relationships
- Moving out of parents home
- Moving back home after college
- Deciding whether or not to start a family
- Managing money
- Discovering where you fit into the world
- Creating a new routine
With these challenges you may have a variety of reactions: anxiety, depression, stress, sadness, grief, excitement, joy, fear, difficulty making decisions, changes in sleep, and changes in eating.
Counseling can help you find and develop coping skills to adjust to all of the changes you are experiencing. You will have a place to share your hopes, dreams, mistakes and fears without judgement. The ability to express yourself freely is the first step to organizing your thoughts and clarifying what direction you would like to go.
Armed with new coping skills and clarity, you will feel better about moving forward and making choices. While, transitioning to adulthood can be frightening, it can also be exciting. Creating healthy habits now will give you a good start to living a fulfilling life. You don’t have to do this alone. Let’s work together to get you a good path.