Women in Early Adulthood
Are you stressed about your career path?
Is dating or finding a healthy relationship challenging for you?
Are you having a hard time becoming independent of your family?
So many things are up in the air during this stage of life which can cause a lot of stress, confusion and chaos. The good news is you don't have to stay in this state of exhaustion. Early adulthood for women can be extremely challenging because you have to make so many important decisions about your career, relationships and dating, living situation, independence and future. You may find yourself feeling asking yourself stress inducing questions every day. Working together, we can challenge negative thought patterns, fears or other factors that may be holding you back.
During this day and age, so much energy is placed on finding a person to begin a healthy and happy relationship with. Unlike other generations, we are not looking for the "good enough" relationship. We want that perfect mate and that perfect relationship. The issue is that it's still hard to find that one person even though there are so many avenues to find potential partners. Online dating? Tinder? Blind dates? How is one to chose?
Also, how can you ensure that relationship will be healthy once you get into it? Learning your poor relationship habits early on can save you so much time and energy in the future. Finding out more about yourself will help you determine what type of partner you want, what you require out of a relationship and what you are willing to give.
Career choices are a major decision made during this time. You are moving toward a more independent lifestyle which means spending a lot of time working and less time playing. In a perfect world, we could all have jobs we loved to go to everyday but unfortunately, financial restraints and responsibilities may not give you that option at this point in time. On the other hand, maybe you are having a hard time even deciding what field you want to work in. So many people have trouble choosing a career that will 1. pay the bills and 2. provide personal satisfaction.
How often do you find yourself looking at Instagram or Facebook comparing your life to others? Whether you are admiring friends, celebrities or bloggers - it can be difficult to see 'the life you want' everyday. Poor body image or self esteem is greatly affected by comparing ourselves to others. While it is easy to get lost in the bad habit, you can stop yourself and start appreciating the qualities you do have.
I want you to feel support and empathy during this stage of life. Counseling can provide so many tools to handle stress, difficult decision making and ultimately, help you learn about yourself; your needs, desires and areas for growth.