By Alison Morogiello, MEd, NCC , Resident in Counseling
Upon viewing the new “Frozen II” movie with my two young nieces, there was a mantra throughout the film that allowed the characters to move forward when things felt hopeless. “Do the next right thing”. Sometimes in life, we are faced with overwhelming anxiety that paralyzes us from making any decisions. Or perhaps we are feeling detached and depressed, and are unable to look even 5 minutes into the future.
When we take a mindful, empowered approach to overcoming these negative experiences, sometimes just doing the “next right thing” will keep us going. The next right thing could be as simple as texting a friend when you feel lonely. Other steps could be just getting out of bed and stretching your body, making sure you eat a good meal, checking off just one thing on your to do list for work, or even taking a deep breath.
Whatever it may be, start small and move forward – one “right thing” at a time.
Alison is a resident in counseling providing counseling services at both the Woodbridge and Alexandria locations. She is a National Certified Counselor, and a recent graduate from William & Mary with a M.Ed. in Marriage & Family Counseling, following a B.S. in Psychology from William & Mary. Alison has completed rigorous internships working with individuals, couples, and families. Her goal in therapy is build trust and rapport so that her clients feel safe, comfortable, and heard throughout the therapeutic process. To learn more about Alison, visit HERE.