Local News Is Stressful, So Here's Why Having A Therapist Can Help
Local News Is Stressful,
So Here's Why Having
A Therapist Can Help
Written by Lois Lane
🕒 January 10, 2020
News is tough!
It seems as though this statement goes right over the heads of many people who have not worked in the industry. They simply don’t understand your pain.
There’s tough news to report on, tough situations with your boss or coworkers, and tough financial situations (because, let’s face it, most of us are barely making enough to live off of). While many people don’t talk about it, working in television news can cause an overwhelming amount of anxiety when you’re dealing with either one or all of the situations I mentioned.
However, there are ways to combat it! The first thing to do is to get out of denial. I know you’ve heard this before pertaining to other hurdles in life, but seriously get out of denial and get help.
It’s also important to remember that everyone deals with and processes stress differently. No matter how you deal with it, investing in a great therapist is always worth your time and money!
So, how can a therapist help you?
Therapists are geniuses when it comes to helping you put everything in perspective.
Instead of hiding the way you truly feel about those stressful situations at work, they can help you take the mask off. You’re able to focus on what truly matters to you as a person.
Some people build their identities around their jobs. This is a mistake, especially when anxiety hits. Therapy helps you get back to the basics, to focus on who you really are (without your job) and what is important to you. More importantly, it helps you see things that are not worth hurting you mentally or physically.
Additionally, therapists are great listeners. Many of us news professionals are thousands of miles away from family and close friends, which can sometimes lead to loneliness, depression, or isolation. Having a therapist there face-to-face can help, especially during those mentally tough times.
Speaking of friends and family, therapy is helpful in restoring relationships that have been broken. Maybe you reacted a certain way after a bad week at work. You may not notice but those reactions could hurt your friends or family, when they are not at fault for anything.
At the end of the day, therapy is all about healing and restoration. It’s not anything to be ashamed of. It’s all about getting back to a better place in life!
If you’re searching for a therapist in your area, I would suggest visiting GoodTherapy.org they have a long list of great therapists all across the U.S. 💜