Dear Coach Randy,
Dear Sad and lonely,
One activity you may want to consider trying is the top three things that happened today list. Starting now, list the three best things that happened to you today. Start with anything and fill in the three slots. At any time during the day when something makes the list, place it in its proper order and remove the last item. Continue throughout the day looking for things to make the list. Try this for a week: keep a final top three each evening and then comparing them at the end. Make a game of it.
Once youve finished, you will likely realize just how many things are going well. Plus, there will be a list to prove it. Looking at the best things that happen to you each day will have a tremendous effect on both your physical and mental well-being. Good luck.
Dear Coach Randy,
The big question I have is why do you want to stop feeling this way? Why not embrace this with open arms and find out where it takes you? Some people feel that in order for a person to truly understand happiness, one must experience sadness. How does that resonate with you?
What about writing down your thoughts about leaving, about your parents and family, your future, your past, and anything that comes to mind? Just let your mind loose and discover an inner energy thats looking to come out of you. Once youve had a chance to understand why youre feeling this way, how about developing a good-bye strategy. This way you can share your thoughts and feelings with your parents, and they will be able to see you and your feelings in an entirely new perspective.
I imagine your parents would be very grateful for your honesty and candor regarding this issue. Good luck.
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