Boundaries are an important part of life. They help us see where we end and others begin. They define and protect us. They let good things in and keep trouble away. In a way, they are like a fence around someone’s house or property. Sound pretty good, don’t they? Think about every person you care about. Do you want them to have boundaries?
Are you worried you’ve wanted multiple times to stop but just can’t seem to find the right time or reason? What is that thing or behavior?
I believe a negative pattern of worry is established in childhood, based upon life circumstances, experiences, and perceptions. So, in order to find a way out, you need to be able to backtrack along your way in, to where worry started in the first place.
We hold on to our excessities like they are golden leaves, but they were never meant to stay. Any comfort they produce cannot last.
What starts out as a way to “have fun” or check out of life and its problems can quickly become something devastating — drinking to excessity.
Only after seeking professional treatment did Brad and his parents rediscover optimism for his future – a future filled with hope and free of alcohol addiction.
Dan’s story of stressing for success continues — a journey through depression, alcohol abuse and nearly losing his business, marriage, and personal dreams.
Dan stressed for success, a common tendency among many. In this excerpt from How to De-Stress Your Life by Dr. Gregory Jantz, Dan shares his story — one of striving to achieve unrealistic goals at the expense of physical, mental, emotional and spiritual health.