Foundations Family Therapy is a practice deeply routed in the mission to help our patients thrive instead of survive. You’ve probably heard us use the phrase before but what does it really mean to thrive instead of survive?
There’s a significant difference between the two ways of life. Maybe you’re stuck in survival mode because of habit or depression. Maybe it’s your mindset that holds you back each day. The good news is that anyone can thrive with the right support and guidance. Here’s a closer look at how…
A Surviving Life
When you live your life based on survival, you simply “continue to exist”. Life becomes a habitual routine. You go through the motions day after day but never really experience life. You might feel disconnected and detached from your relationships.
Sometimes, a surviving life can lead to depression, anxiety and a downward mental decline. Someone living their life in survival mode might also isolate in fear of self-expression.
You don’t speak your mind in fear of disagreement from others.
Are you listening only to provide an answer instead of really connecting and engaging in meaningful conversations?
Do you fear change and view adversity as an ‘end all’ situation?
Sound all too familiar?
If so, don’t fear! You can change your life so you can start to thrive. Here’s what you have to look forward to in a thriving life.
A Thriving Life
Have a sense that there is something bigger for you to do? Looking for a meaningful and fulfilling life? Start by changing your mindset. Do a little self-exploration! Identify negative behaviors and habits. Access your strengths and weaknesses for confidence and improvement. Surround yourself with others who are living a thriving life. After all, happiness is contagious!
Focus on the positive things in life and practice gratuity. Work on meeting adversity with an open mind and positive attitude. Those who thrive realize there’s a learning opportunity in every setback. Think about how you want to feel rather than what you want to have or do and you’ll thrive.
You don’t have to do it alone! We’re here to walk with you every step of the way on your transformation from surviving to thriving.