I have been pondering for quite some time about the kind of topics I want to blog about. I’ve discussed ideas with friends, put things out on Facebook, and polled Twitter. The primary concept that has been buzzing in my brain is that of “perform”. Per Merriam-Webster, to perform means to carry out an action/pattern of behavior or to give a performance. The key to this is that performing is a very broad term- it can encompass everything from a sporting event, to a business presentation, to an interview, and to everyday functioning. This is why I’m proposing the idea of having a “Perform” series on my blog.
This series is going to cover topics such as self-doubt, coping, control, emotions, and various tools and techniques provided in detail so you can immediately apply them in your everyday life. What I feel the great thing about these topics is that they are universal. I would venture to say that every one of you has experienced internal criticism, sadness, frustration, fear, and poor performance at some point in your life. I know that I have experienced all of these and more. I hope to give you both a first-hand look at my own experiences in addition to professional skills on how to manage each of those topics. I value myself as being a very transparent person and therapist, and this blog will be no different.
In addition to two Perform posts per week, I will also have some “Random Rambles” posts scattered in. These posts are going to be a wildcard, from experiences I encounter to arbitrary thoughts that pop into my head from week to week. In addition to that, this is a chance for you to ask for specific topics that I can address quickly instead of waiting for the series to end- anything from personal experiences of mine to a particular mental health topic! I encourage you to write me and let me know your needs and interests; this blog is really meant for you, not me.
As always, I appreciate each and every one of you who chooses to read my blog and visit my website. The support I’ve gotten so far is unreal to me and I couldn’t do it without you, thank you from the bottom of my heart. I look forward to chatting with you soon!