“The only way out is through.”
While the process of healing, growth and change can feel good and be tremendously rewarding, it often involves hard work. Much like training one’s body for a marathon–emotional awareness, strength and resilience can be developed through sustained attention to self-care, consistency and dedication to the therapeutic process. This is sometimes surprising to people. It might even feel unfair or upsetting to realize that it will take concerted effort to make things different in your life. It is important to keep in mind that the more time, intention and commitment you are willing to put into the work of therapy, the more positive, fulfilling and lasting the results will be.